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Why Mazda did so well and Volvo so poorly in Consumer Reports survey

Buick saw the biggest drop of 29 brands

Buick saw the biggest drop of 29 brands.

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Mitsuoka Rock Star is a Miata in a Chevy Corvette Sting Ray disguise

The most efficient C2 Corvette ever

The most efficient C2 Corvette ever.

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata's more horsepower will cost less money

Starting price is $915 lower than the outgoing model year

The starting price is $915 lower than the outgoing model year.

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Mazda hands over first factory-restored Miata

The first customer car in Mazda's Miata restoration program is done

Mazda has finished work on the first factory-restored Miata.

Podcast
Driving the Chevy Corvette Z06 and Porsche 911 Carrera T | Autoblog Podcast #551

Plus Mazda Miata, Honda Ridgeline, Hyundai Ioniq and Pebble Beach

Plus Mazda Miata, Honda Ridgeline, Hyundai Ioniq and Pebble Beach.

First Drive
6 best cars for $5,000

Looking for a good used car on a budget? We've got you covered.

Looking for a good used car on a budget? We've got you covered.

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More powerful 2019 Mazda MX-5 also more efficient

They're small gains, but gains nonetheless

They're small gains, but gains nonetheless.

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2019 Mazda Miata officially announced with 181 horsepower

There's a small bump to torque and some interior updates

There's a small bump to torque and some interior updates.

Report
Confirmed: Mazda Miata gets more power, higher redline, telescoping wheel

A Japanese car magazine has all the details

A Japanese car magazine has all the details

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Mazda Hot Lap Challenge will put simulator drivers in real Miatas

Events take place at select Mazda races

Using a video game as a feeder racing series is nothing new. Sony and Nissan have run the GT Academy for years now, rewarding the best Gran Turismo players with the chance to drive a real car. It seems Mazda wants a piece of the action. This year, it will host an iRacing Hot Lap Challenge, giving the best players a trip to the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona. The two fastest drivers will race head-to-head, with the winner earning a test drive in a Mazda MX-5 Miata Cup car.

Followup
What a 181-horsepower 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata means for us, and you

Leaked documents seem to confirm earlier hunches of a power bump

Last month, we reported on a VIN filing dug up by Road & Track that showed that the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata's 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G engine would get a power bump, from 155 to 181 net horsepower. As for how the 2019 Miata would make that extra power, we heard rumors it'd utilize a new cylinder head allowing higher revs, accounting for that extra power. Now we have what appears to be a leaked document from Mazda Canada showing exactly where that extra power comes from.

Opinion
2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata finally has a great pair of seats

Praise be to Recaro, bringer of bolsters and thigh support

We all know the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a truly wonderful car. It takes everything delightful about cars and driving and distills it into a compact and lightweight package. It's a car anyone can enjoy. My wife, who until recently has shown no real interest in sports cars beyond their design, wants one. I want one, too, but I couldn't get past the Miata's terrible seats. For 2018, there's finally an alternative.

Report
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata may be getting 181 hp

A power increase was shown in a NHTSA filing

We're excited, even if we don't think more power is necessary.

Chicago
2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata and MX-5 Miata RF pricing announced

Trick-roof RF increases by $355. Here's how models and prices compare.

It's even closer to a Miata Coupe than the earlier PRHT.

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2018 Mazda Miata adds a cherry on top

Heated Recaro seats are also an option now

The first 2018 models will arrive at dealers in December.

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