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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2019 Toyota 86

Red 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata and white 2019 Toyota 86

This lightweight roadster puts the fun back in being on the road. The redesigned 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is an automotive masterpiece that makes every drive an experience. With three impressively-sleek trims and an equally-impressive engine, this two-seater from Bert Ogden Edinburg Mazda is the complete package.

The 2019 MX-5 Miata is offered in three performance ready trim options – Sport, Club, and Grand Touring – while wearing an affordable starting price tag of $25,730. Drivers looking to slide into the driver’s seat of this indulgent track-ready roadster may wonder how it stacks up against the competition. This 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2019 Toyota 86 comparison from Bert Odgen Edinburg Mazda is here to show you why the MX-5 Miata is at the top of its class.

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2019 Toyota 86
SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with VVT Standard Engine 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine
181 horsepower at 7,000 rpm Horsepower 205 horsepower at 7,000 rpm

SKYACTIV®-MT 6-speed manual transmission with short-throw shifter

6-speed Sport automatic transmission with paddle shifters

Available Transmission Short-throw 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission

Manual: 26 city / 34 highway mpg

Automatic: 26 city / 35 highway mpg

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy 21 city / 28 highway mpg

What are the differences between the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata and 2019 Toyota 86?

Powered by 2.0-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV®-G engine, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata produces 181 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 pounds-foot of torque. MX-5 Miata drivers have the option of choosing a SKYACTIV®-MT 6-speed manual transmission with short-throw shifter to give them more control of their vehicle or a 6-speed Sport automatic transmission with paddle shifters to let their vehicle do the heavy lifting. No matter which transmission sits in this roadster, drivers are guaranteed to enjoy every drive. The competing 2019 Toyota 86 features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a Short-throw 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission. The Toyota 86 offers drivers a comparable 205 horsepower at a starting price of $26,455.

Once you slip into the driver’s seat of the MX-5 Miata you’ll be surrounded with the crystal-clear sound of the integrated BOSE® 9-speaker audio system that features headrest speakers, so you never miss a beat. The vehicle’s 4.6-inch LCD display can show you an array of travel information from speed limits to restricted areas, so you stay in tune with your surroundings throughout every drive. The competing Toyota 86 features a smaller 4.2-inch display to keep drivers informed.

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata lets you craft your perfect vehicle, from the transmission down to the color of its soft top. With the option of a black or brown top and seven different available exterior colors, your MX-5 Miata can be customized to be a perfect reflection of your personal style.

Rear View of 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Closeup of shifter in 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Closeup of headlight on 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Interior View of 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata