The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata heads to dealerships January 2018 with more options for buyers.
Priced from $26,185 including destination, the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be available with a new Dark Cherry or Black soft top. In addition, Auburn-colored interior and Nappa leather seating surfaces are available on the Grand Touring models, which was previously exclusive to the MX-5 RF Launch Edition. While no major changes have been introduced for the 2018 model year, Mazda did say the soft top’s rear suspension and power steering have been retuned for an even more surefooted ride, while also helping suppress unwanted cabin noise.
New exterior colors for 2018 include Eternal Blue Mica, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, and Soul Red Crystal. Mazda has also added Machine Gray Metallic to the soft-top lineup, a color that was previously only available on the RF model.
The base MX-5 Sport model adds a newly standard Mazda Connect infotainment system with seven-inch full-color touchscreen display, multi-function Commander, and HD Radio connectivity. Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry has also been added as standard on all models, which was previously an option on manual transmission-equipped cars.
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The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Club, which has a starting price of $30,045, introduces newly heated cloth seats with red stitching. The model also comes standard with 17-inch dark gunmetal wheels, a Bose nine-speaker Premium audio system, including driver and passenger headrest speakers. Compared to the standard Sport model, the Club includes two USB ports and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Those getting the manual transmission also receive Bilstein shocks, a limited-slip differential, and a shock tower brace.
Manual transmission Club buyers can also opt for the Brembo/BBS package for $3,770 additional. The package adds heated, black leather-trimmed seats, aerodynamic side sill extensions, a rear bumper skirt, 17-inch BBS wheels, and front Brembo brakes. There’s also an upgrade to the package that costs $700 more, swapping out the leather-trimmed seats for Recaro sport seats.
At the top of the range is the MX-5 Grand Touring with a starting price of $31,085. That model includes heated leather-trimmed seats, automatic climate control, automatic on/off headlights, High Beam Control with Adaptive Front-lighting System, Lane Departure Warning, auto-dimming rearview mirror, navigation, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and additional sound absorption material in its cloth headliner.
Those wanting an automatic transmission will pay $1,350 additional on the Sport model, $600 more on the Club, and $1,075 on the Grand Touring trim.