2020 Mazda Miata MX-5: Highlights of This Model Series


The release of the 2020 edition of Mazda Miata MX-5 enriched the segment of sports car, that not only drives better than what’s expected but also looks as good as it drives.

Atthe showroom floor of Santa Cruz Mazda dealership, we found this car as an ideally crafted artefact that has the ability to gather a decent crowd of driving enthusiasts and then converting them into buyers. The 2020 Mazda Miata MX-5 hence comes under the umbrella of a few affordable models in the sector of sports cars that keepsthe heart racing, if you can manage the speedometer reach its maximum speed.

Points Most Appreciated

Before we go into the details of feature counts, figures, and options to own them, we must start with the points that drew us closer to the 2020 Mazda Miata MX-5 model lineup.

Undoubtfully, it was the dazzling design that caught our fancy the moment we saw it. Once we were there and got an opportunity to observe it from a closer view, it grew our curiosity more and more, and to that extent that we couldn’t but book a test drive with it.

The 2020 Mazda Miata MX-5 that at first grabbed our attention to its exterior now made us even more allured to explore its interior cabin. It is a cozy place for two, like every sports car does. But where it felt unique was its lightweight disposition, that felt almost like floating on the air, when we raised our speed to a higher level. Even operating all its functionalities were a breeze as the automaker has crafted it based on simplicity which also helped it stay more affordable.

Trim Configurations

The 2020 Mazda Miata MX-5 queues up as Sport, Club, Grand Touring trims that adds more and more layers of comfort, convenience and luxury in the same ascending order justifying the increasing price amounts.

But this year Mazda has been more lenient with its buyers offering all of them blind-spot monitors as a standard equipment, except the base model buyers. But to compensate and encourage even the base model buyers, Mazda installed automatic emergency braking on all trim models as a standard configuration.

On the infotainment section integrity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are listed as standard equipment as well, for the Club and the higher Grand Touring Miata models.the most interesting trim configuration in all these is keeping the manual-shifting transmission as a standard setting for the range topping Grand Touring models to allure buyers who are passionate about driving. For this, Mazda has even installed the highest quality sport suspension, tower braces for the front shock absorbers, limited-slip differential, and Bilstein shocks.

Power and Performance

Where Mazda didn’t want to deprive any of the trim buyers is the under the hood configurations. All trims of the 2020 Mazda Miata MX-5 hence are given a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine which is known for itsfree-revving drives. But to bring enough variation in the choices of powertrain, Mazda allows the buyers to choose either between a 6-speed manual transmission or a  6-speed automatic one. So, the showroom staff of the Mazda Seaside dealership recommended us to choose the one depending upon our driving skills and interests.