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Photos of the Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata front view winding road

An excellent road for the new Mazda Miata. I wish I lived closer to southeastern Ohio.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: Mazda MX-5 Miatas, ND and NA, front view

ND Miata has a fiercer face, fuller curves, and a smaller windshield. Looks much larger than NA.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata front quarter view

Long, voluptuous front end recalls the BMW Z3. And the current Jaguar F-Type. Too curvy?

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata front quarter view

The NC Miata had less dramatic yet also less timeless styling.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2013 MINI Cooper S Roadster front quarter view

The MINI is its own thing. A far different look than the Miata.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata front quarter view top up

The new Miata also looks good with the top up.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club front quarter

Club includes black wheels and aero bits. The new curves are most evident in Soul Red ($200).

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: Mazda RX-8 and MX-5 Miata nose to nose

Compared to my RX-8, the Miata has fuller fenders and a much shorter wheelbase.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata side view

The new body appears thickest when viewed directly from the side.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata side view top up

The top, though easy to operate, still appears stylish.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata rear quarter view

The car's curves look best from its rear quarter. Note how front fender falls away from its peak.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata rear quarter view top up

No quarter windows. Good for style, not so good for rearward visibility.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata interior

Attractively styled and trimmed new interior.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata interior

The NC Miata was also less stylish inside. No modern infotainment, either.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2013 MINI Cooper S Roadster interior

The MINI's controls are far less easy to use.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata instrument panel full width

The upholstered lower face of the instrument panel is an upscale detail.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata instrument panel

Most of the controls can be easily operated without looking away from the road.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata driver seat

Some people will wish the driver seat was more adjustable.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata trunk

Small but usefully shaped trunk.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata engine

SKYACTIV engine is torquey and efficient, but doesn't stir the soul.