The 2023 Mazda MX-5 Miata is getting a value bump over the outgoing mannequin, however Mazda is including a brand new colour choice borrowed from the Mazda CX-50 as a comfort prize. The brand new Miata will begin at $28,050 not together with $1,275 for vacation spot. That’s a rise of $750 in comparison with the 2022 Mazda MX-5, which began at $27,300 and in addition had a less expensive vacation spot cost of $1,015.
All informed, the newest Mazda Miata will begin at $29,325 for a Sport mannequin that sits on the backside of the MX-5 lineup. That’s not a dig, as a result of a base mannequin Miata continues to be the reply to, properly, lots of questions automotive lovers ask themselves, and it stays one of many greatest pound-for-pound values on the brand new automotive market.
However regardless of the mechanical bits staying the identical, the Miata is steadily getting costlier as the brand new pricing reveals. The most recent mannequin will nonetheless include a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv engine, making 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Right here’s this 12 months’s breakdown of MX-5 Miata pricing, minus vacation spot:
- MX-5 Miata Sport – $28,050
- MX-5 Miata Membership – $31,550
- MX-5 Miata Membership, Brembo BBS Recaro Package deal – $36,050
- MX-5 Miata Grand Touring – $ 33,050
These are the beginning costs for every mannequin, nonetheless, and costs can go up relying on whether or not patrons desire a onerous prime as a substitute of sentimental. The retractable fastback (RF), as Mazda refers back to the onerous prime, provides between $2,300 to $2,500 to the MSRP. The RF is an choice on the Miata Grand Touring and Miata Membership with the Brembo, BBS and Recaro bundle. Humorous sufficient, that particular mannequin prices greater than the highest trim Grand Touring mannequin, topping out at $38,500 not together with supply. That’s fairly steep for an MX-5 Miata even with the farkles.
The costs quoted above are all for stick-shift Miatas. Mazda’s roadster continues to be the uncommon mannequin that makes an computerized transmission the “different” choice, and it comes with a six-speed guide transmission by default. Solely the MX-5 Miata Grand Touring will include an choice for a six-speed auto. That computerized transmission provides a minimum of one other $500 to the value, and whereas we’re at it, so does the paint: the priciest paint finishes can be Soul Purple and Machine Grey Metallic, which are available at $595. The brand new Zircon Sand Metallic will value $395.
The Zircon Sand paint is all-new for the MX-5 Miata, and it appears like Mazda borrowed the darkish tan colour from its off-road impressed CX-50. It’s in all probability the perfect new end of the lot, so it’s a superb factor Mazda priced it beneath the others. It provides me hope that intrepid Miata followers will run with it, and give you gnarly Miata Safari mods. Why ought to Lamborghini and Porsche have all of the enjoyable?
Whereas the Miata stays a superb worth, and the brand new colour provides to that, the value bump shouldn’t be nice. Carmakers and numerous different corporations are tacking on larger costs below the guise of inflation. However the Miata is creeping in the direction of the edge of thirty massive within the U.S., which places it ready that would pressure Mazda to rethink the thought of the little roadster as being each enjoyable and low-cost.