For 2021, the Mazda Miata starts at just under $28K. Load up an RF and the price is still many thousands under $40K. The Mazda Mista convertible isn't just the best sports car you can own (in our humble opinion), it is also the most affordable. For 2021, Mazda updates the legend's pricing. Here is the full breakdown of pricing by trim and option:
To the above prices, be sure to add in the required destination and delivery feel Mazda's dealer will charge you. It is $945 in all states except Alaska, where the Mazda fee is $900.
New features for 2021 are limited. Wireless Apple CarPlay is now available and Deep Crystal Blue and White Nappa leather are new color options.
Regardless of which trim and packages you select, all Miatas are front-mid-engine cars with a perfect balance of weight. All Miatas come with the same engine capable of producing 181 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. Your powertrain can be configured with a Skyactiv-MT six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. We'd choose a manual Grand Touring soft-top with Soul Red Crystal paint for under $34K. Which will be your choice?
Author Note: John Goreham is a past and future Miata owner. Any bias shown to this vehicle is strictly intentional.
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