2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata | Denver Colorado

How are legends made in the automotive industry? Well, it's not easy. That's why so few vehicles have truly reached iconic status. But in the roadster segment, there is no vehicle more celebrated than the Mazda MX-5 Miata. With more than 25 years of excellence, the Miata has captured the hearts of casual drivers and enthusiasts alike through the years, and with a complete redesign for 2016, the latest Miata continues a legacy of brilliance.

Anytime a model of this caliber gets a redesign, there is certainly some pressure to ensure it lives up to the billing of its predecessors. But in this case, that pressure helped create a diamond-caliber roadster. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata features a harmonious blend of fun-loving thrills, practicality, and stunning design. The result? A roadster that is not only fun to drive in the heart of summer, but also plenty capable of serving as your daily driver year round.

What's it like to drive the next-generation Miata?

Driving the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a lot like driving previous-generation models, but even better. The handling is sharper and the accelerations are quicker, making each and every drive enjoyable. At the heart of the 2016 Miata is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 155 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. While manual transmissions are becoming far less common, the Miata puts control in the hands of the driver with a standard six-speed manual gearbox and an optional six-speed automatic with paddle shifters.

The lightweight build of the 2016 Miata not only helps the Miata deliver ts energetic performance, it also helps enhance fuel economy. With EPA ratings of 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway (36 with the automatic), you'll have no problem making the Miata your companion on daily commutes.

More to love in the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata near Denver CO

The performance and fun-loving spirit of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 would be enough to convince most drivers that this is the roadster for them, but a look at the interior will put any lingering doubts to rest. In its base configuration, the Miata comes with features such as push-button ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system that fills the cabin with crisp sound, even with the top down.

See how the legend has evolved for 2016 with the all-new Mazda MX-5 Miata near Denver CO and Shortline Mazda.