2020 Miata Performance Specs and Model Year Updates
The Mazda MX-5 Miata is one of the most popular sports cars around. Unlike its luxury brand counterparts, the Miata keeps its creature comforts and eminent drivability while simultaneously being affordable. When it comes to having a wide fanbase, being affordable is kind of a big deal. Despite its low price point, the Miata is still a performance vehicle.
How powerful is the 2020 MX-5 Miata?
2020 Miata Performance Specs
The 2020 MX-5 Miata comes with a 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine that produces 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. This is true for each trim, whether you pick the Sport, Club, or Grand Touring. While the 2020 Miata comes standard with a buttery smooth six-speed manual with short-throw shifter, it can be switched out for a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. Either way, it delivers that legendary Miata driving experience all while retaining excellent fuel economy. Those with the manual can expect 26-city/34-highway mpg; the automatic has almost identical numbers, with 26-city /35-highway mpg.
2020 Miata Updates
It wouldn’t be a new model year if there wasn’t some upgrades. The 2020 Miata has the i-Activsense safety suite standard. That means every 2020 Miata will now have forward-collision warning, automated emergency brkaing, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-departure warning. The cosmetics get a small update with a new keyfob, updated badging font, and new colors, both interior and exterior. Perhaps our favorite update is that Grand Touring trim will now inherit the sport suspension and limited-slip rear differential from the Club trim. Previous models required you to choose between driver experience and luxury. That’s no longer necessary.