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ReviewsThe 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Has a Little More Mean to Go with Its Lean

08:31  11 march  2019
08:31  11 march  2019 Source:   automobilemag.com

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Mazda MX-5 Miata Recall More than 14,000 cars are affected . Mazda says it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this issue. The Details Vehicles recalled: Approximately 14,370 model year 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata sports cars with automatic transmissions. The problem: A software problem in the transmission can cause an unexpected downshift, which may cause the vehicle to slow abruptly. The fix: Dealers will update the transmission software in affected vehicles at no charge to owners, a Mazda spokesperson told CR. How to contact the manufacturer: Owners can call Mazda at 800-222-5500.

The Miata has more power this year, and a retractable-hardtop RF represented the iconic roadster at our 2019 All-Stars testing. Its most controversial quality is unchanged, however. “So much body lean that I thought I was driving a Mercedes G-class,” senior editor Aaron Gold said after a few laps at

The 2019 Mazda MX - 5 Miata : the evolution of the roadster that started it all. More power at your command More power at your command. Improving upon the MX - 5 Legacy, the 2019 MX - 5 Miata Over its four generations, the MX - 5 Miata has remained an authentic, lightweight sports car.

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Has a Little More Mean to Go with Its Lean© Andrew Trahan 2019 Mazda MX 5 RF All Stars Contender 01

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More important than the 26-hp boost from the MX-5 Miata's new-for-2019 2.0-liter engine is the 700-rpm hike in its redline, to 7,500 rpm. This helps on tight circuits like Streets of Willow, which hosted the track portion of our 2019 All-Stars evaluation, as you don't have to upshift at the end of a long straight only to immediately heel-and-toe downshift again into the turn.

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For 2019 , Mazda has given its traditionally peppy-but-not-quick MX - 5 Miata 17 percent more horsepower, its engine output So the 2019 Miata is not light years faster stoplight to stoplight. It ' s a tenth here and there (but for you weekend racers, it was 2 full seconds quicker around WeatherTech

The new Miata has 26 more reasons to love it. For 2019 , the Miata produces 181 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. If that sounds like a significant amount of grunt in such a small car – it is. But even with extra power, the 2,400-pound Miata still relies on its lightweight laurels above all else.

The more flexible engine is the biggest part of a midcycle update to the back-to-basics sports car we've loved and named an All-Star several times during its 30 years on the market. Its most controversial quality is unchanged, however. "So much body lean that I thought I was driving a Mercedes G-class," senior editor Aaron Gold said after a few laps at Willow. But once on public roads: "All is forgiven! This is a great road car, if not the greatest road car. The body lean I sneered at on track isn't an issue out on the road."

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Has a Little More Mean to Go with Its Lean© Andrew Trahan

Contributor Jethro Bovingdon had a different take. "For me, it's the same old problem," he said. "The suspension is so soft and allows for so much body roll, squat, and dive that this lithe, light car takes too long to rediscover its poise between direction changes. On the track, it's much better because the chassis is fully loaded and settled nearly all the time. Then you can enjoy the gorgeous manual gearbox, the engine's eagerness to rev, and the chassis's inherent balance."

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The Mazda MX - 5 Miata is synonymous with driving fun—I should know because I owned a 2016 model (the ND). However, my time with it was cut short When the replacement gearbox also had issues, I decided to part with the car after a little over a year. I miss that little roadster even more now that I've

The Mazda MX - 5 Miata has never been about gobs of power that enable it to drag-race. After three generations of much of the same, Mazda ’s designers had a little bit more fun with the styling of It was a selfish purchase for me with it being a two seater and so small, so I just use it for going to work

The midcycle refresh also adds a telescoping steering wheel, and for the second model year you can get the Club with heated seats or the Grand Touring with the Club's sport suspension. "The Miata's engine is better than ever with enough power to feel lively and a rev-happy nature with the higher redline," features editor Rory Jurnecka said. "The six-speed is still near perfect, and with a telescoping wheel I can finally get comfortable in the car, at 5-foot-11. The Miata is one car I'd lap happily for hours on end."

Although the '19 Miata didn't garner sufficient votes for an All-Stars nod this year, the judges lauded its ability to reflect individual skills and preferences. "The cool thing about the Miata is how it makes you an honest driver," contributing writer Ronald Ahrens said. "The car is fun in every circumstance."

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Specifications

PRICE $33,240/$38,635 (base/as tested)
ENGINE 2.0L 16-valve DOHC I-4; 181 hp @ 7,000 rpm, 
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
TRANSMISSION 6-speed manual
LAYOUT 2-door, 2-passenger, 
RWD convertible
EPA MILEAGE 26/34 mpg (city/hwy)
L x W x H 154.1 x 68.3 x 48.8 in
WHEELBASE 90.9 in
WEIGHT 2,453 lb
0-60 MPH 5.9 sec (est)
TOP SPEED 135 mph

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