Today I’m reviewing this NC Mazda Miata, and I’ll show you all the many quirks and features. I’m also going to get behind the wheel of the NC Mazda Miata and show you what it’s like to drive. Is the answer always Miata?
source.image: Doug DeMuro
The NC is the first MX-5 generation to feature a retractable hardtop variant, with its roof being able to fold and unfold in 12 seconds without sacrificing trunk space.Powering all 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miatas is a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produces 167 horsepower 158 with the automatic transmission and 140 pound-feet of torque.
Sport models come standard with a five-speed manual transmission, while Club and Grand Touring models come with a six-speed manual transmission. On the outside, the MX-5 Club is fairly simple, as it features 17-inch aluminum alloys, halogen headlights with projector low beams, keyless entry, the aforementioned graphics, front air dam, black mirrors, rear diffuser and a cool club decal on the front fender.
The interior is simple, effective, easy to figure out, and never distracts you from driving, and that’s the entire point of the Miata.The seats are thin at best, as they lack any real padding to keep you comfortable, but they do wrap you up in a tight embrace that makes you feel confident in the corners. The steering wheel is leather wrapped, but unpadded so you get plenty of feedback despite the typically numb electric-assist steering.