2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport (M5)

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport (M5) Convertible
  • MSRP$23,970 Invoice$22,671
    • 22 City
    • 28 Hwy
  • Seating2
  • Roof TypeSoft top
  • Horsepower167 hp
  • Engine2.0 L / I-4

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $1,052 $718 $552 $452 $386 $339

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Buyer's Guide

Some notable rivals have come and gone in the past 25 years since the original Miata debuted, but the current entry—the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata—remains in a class by itself. After all, it’s the only high-affordability roadster still on the market today, and it still provides a priceless open-air driving experience despite its practical starting point. The Miata touts plenty of track-day cred, too, as one of the most popular choices for grassroots racers, but not without catering to more premium purchasers as well. Those drivers, for example, can opt for a power-retractable hardtop that maintains the same easy-open operation as the standard soft-top but while enabling a more climate-proof cabin. And although the 2015 Miata does represent the last of the line, that’s only because a brand-new, 2016 model is right on the horizon.

What's the difference between trims?

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Power retractable hard top
  • Upgraded leather upholstery
  • Satellite radio
  • HID headlights
2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club
  • 17-inch wheels
  • Unique exterior trim
  • Keyless entry
  • Cruise control
2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring
  • Automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated seats
  • Upgraded audio system
2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport
  • 16-inch wheels
  • Cloth top
  • Air conditioning
  • CD player

What makes it move?

Relying on a sports-car’s traditional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive powertrain setup, the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport trim puts together a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with a standard five-speed manual transmission, providing owners with 167 hp and 140 lb.-ft of torque. Moving up to the Club or Grand Touring models brings a six-speed manual, while a paddle-shifting six-speed automatic also is available throughout the lineup (although it saps some 9 hp from the engine’s output). Owners further see fairly decent EPA grades of up to 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway/25 mpg combined.

Why buy the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata?

While gearheads are no doubt hungry for the next-gen 2016 edition to arrive, the 2015 Mazda Miata MX-5 can still satisfy their appetite for a classic, driver-focused roadster that puts open-air excitement at the top of its priority list—along with three tops in total, including standard and premium cloth covers and the retractable metal one. The Club model can then deliver an exclusive performance upgrade with a sport-tuned suspension—highlighted by Bilstein shock absorbers—a limited-slip differential, aero enhancements, and a wheel/tire upgrade to 17-inch Dark Metal alloy wheels and Bridgestone Potenza rubber. But it’s not all go and no show here: The 2015 Miata also delivers drop-top driving thrills with a more lux approach to the package, complete with leather-trimmed seats with multi-stage heating, Bose audio, and advanced keyless entry.

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