The 2010 Mazda Miata maintains its position as one of the all-time greatest roadsters, mixing refinement and excitement in a compact, affordable package.
The 2010 Mazda Miata is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 167 hp (158 with the automatic transmission) and 140 pound-feet of torque. Grand Touring models come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission. In testing the 2010 Miata, we found the car could sprint from a standstill to 60 mph in a reasonably quick 6.9 seconds. Fuel economy is also impressive at an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway and 24 mpg in combined.
One of the Miata's greatest attributes continues to be its ability to bound from corner to corner on a tight and winding road. This ability is due in no small part to a suspension and steering feel that are as communicative as a political pundit in an election year. The seat-of-the-pants feel and feedback from the wheel give the Miata the goods to satisfy nearly any driving enthusiast
It is offered in three trim levels, from the base Sport model to the Touring and range-topping Grand Touring variants. The Grand Touring, like the one listed, qualifies for the Premium package that features stability control, keyless ignition/entry, xenon HID headlights, Bluetooth and satellite radio. Also standard are 17-inch alloy wheels, a front suspension tower brace, fog lights, cruise control, power door locks, keyless entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a trip computer, a six-CD changer, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, a leather-wrapped shift knob, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated seats, a seven-speaker Bose audio system and silver interior accents.
As with previous Miata cockpits, the latest version features simple and legible gauges along with user-friendly and well-placed controls. The power retractable-hardtop transforms from coupe to roadster, and the added security and noise isolation make it a good choice as a daily driver.