Mazda announced pricing and more details for the revised 2024 MX-5 Miata.
Changes include tweaked headlights and taillights, a new steering rack, a new "asymmetric" limited-slip differential, and newly available exterior and interior colors.
The MX-5 Miata will start at $30,150 for the Sport roadster and $38,115 for the RF retractable-hardtop model.
The endearingly persistent Mazda MX-5 Miata keeps chugging along, and 2024 brings several notable changes to the diminutive droptop. We had previously seen the updates applied to the Japan-spec model, but we now have details on the U.S.-spec 2024 MX-5 Miata, including pricing information and key changes that include revisions both visually and under the skin.
New LED headlights and taillights freshen up the Miata's look somewhat, and there are also new wheel designs and a newly available color called Aero Gray that costs $450 extra. A tan Nappa leather upholstery option is now a $300 option on the Grand Touring trim level, and the interior also receives a more clearly marked gauge cluster and a larger 8.8-inch infotainment screen. Mazda also says it added padding on the center console.
Mechanically, there's a new steering rack and revised software calibration for the steering's electric assist. For models equipped with the limited-slip differential, there's a new unit that Mazda calls an "Asymmetric LSD" that promises improved stability and sharper cornering with less unwanted oversteer and understeer. There's a new setting for the stability control called "DSC-Track" that raises the intervention threshhold for the system. We look forward to trying these new features out ourselves to see how they perform.
The powertrain is unchanged and remains a 181-hp 2.0-liter inline-four combined with rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission. There's still a six-speed automatic available on the Grand Touring trim, but we're not sure why anyone would want to pay extra for that.
Pricing is up slightly, with the base Sport softtop model rising $935 to a new starting price of $30,150. The Club softtop starts at $33,650 and the Grand Touring is $35,450. The RF retractable-hardtop version is more expensive, starting at $38,115 and only available in the upper trims. A Brembo/BBS/Recaro package with upgraded brakes, wheels, and seats, is available for $4800 on the Club softtop and comes standard on the Club RF. Mazda says the revised Miata will go on sale in the U.S. before spring has sprung.
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