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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

$25,730 | U.S. News Score: 9.1/10

The MX-5 has remained popular for nearly three decades, and for good reason. This two-seater has built a reputation for precise handling, eager engine performance, and sound reliability. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata carries on this legacy well.

Mazda offers the 2019 Miata with a manual soft top or a power-operated hardtop (Miata RF). Both models pack a zippy 181-horsepower four-cylinder engine (up 26 horsepower from 2018) and a choice of two transmissions: a slick six-speed manual or a responsive six-speed automatic.

The Miata’s cabin has a premium appearance, and its infotainment system is user-friendly. Fuel economy is also high at 26/35 mpg city/highway with the automatic transmission. If there’s one area where the Miata is deficient, it’s trunk space. Smaller luggage and a few grocery bags will fit. Any more than that, and you’re out of luck.

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