What’s New and Changed for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata?
The Mazda MX-5 is one of the most affordable sports cars ever made, and partially because of this, it is also one of the most beloved cars ever made as well. Since its introduction in 1989, however, it has gone through many changes, and now in 2019, it’s delivering some new capabilities and features that just might make this your favorite Miata yet.
This current generation of the MX-5 Miata was unveiled a few years ago, and although it has had a few previous generations to contend with, it has been highly successful.
As great as the Miata has been, it just keeps getting better. The changes for 2019 make that clear, as Mazda has decided to increase the power output for this thrilling sports car. In fact, horsepower has been increased by 17 percent, meaning you’ll enjoy an extra 26 horsepower than the previous model year (along with a light 3 lb-ft of torque increase as well).
But the Miata has never been solely about power. Whether working with the 181 horsepower the 2019 model delivers or slightly less, the MX-5 has always provided a thrilling driving experience thanks to excellent driving dynamics and a perfect power-to-weight ratio.
But, design is also important, and new for 2019 is the option for an available brown-colored soft top for Grand Touring trim levels. Beyond that, a few other new changes include some standard equipment like a rearview camera and tilt/telescoping steering column (which is also now aluminum to save weight).
New Packages for the 2019 MX-5 Miata
If you like hand-selecting some of the features you’ll find in your car, you’ll love some of the newly available packages for the 2019 model as well. Let’s walk you through them, some of which are new for 2019:
- Low-speed Smart City Brake Support automatic emergency braking
- Lane-Departure Warning
- Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
i-ACTIVSENSE® Club Package
- Smart City Brake Support
- Lane-Departure Warning
- Front Brembo rotors and calipers
- Red brake calipers
- 17-inch, dark gunmetal BBS alloy wheels
- Side sill extensions
- Rear bumper skirt
- Heated leather seats
- New for the MX-5 RF (retractable fastback model with a hard-top)
- Swaps out leather-trimmed seats for heated Recaro bucket seats
- For Grand Touring models equipped with a manual transmission
- Front shock tower brace
- Limited-slip rear differential
- Bilstein dampers
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There is more to learn about the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, whether you’re interested in the soft-top of hard-top RF model. So, to learn all about it, or better yet, take it for a spin, contact us at Maple Shade Mazda.