You can look around every car dealership and consider every vehicle brand you can find in Martinsville, Danville, Rocky Mount, and Greensboro, but you’re not going to find anything to rival what the 2024 Mazda MX-5 Miata and MX-5 Miata RF have to offer and deliver. The MX-5 is the world’s best-selling roadster, and it’s easy to see why. The combination of stunning sports car styling, soft and retractable hard tops, and a driving experience that puts cars cost twice as much and more to shame means the MX-5 is in a class all its own.
It’s fair to say you’ll need help to make a case for the 2024 Mazda MX-5 in terms of sheer practicality. But as long as two seats are all you need, it’s hard to make a case against the MX-5, especially for the price. The mission of the 2024 MX-5 is to reacquaint us with the true joys of driving and make every journey as thrilling and enjoyable as you could want it to be, and it’s a mission the little Mazda fulfills every time you get behind the wheel.
Five versions of the MX-5 are available now, which breaks down into three versions of the MX-5 Miata soft top and two versions of the MX-5 RF with the retractable roof. The most affordable version of this fantastic driver’s car is the 2024 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport. The mid-range trim of the soft-top Miata is the Club, and the Grand Touring is the top-of-the-line trim level. You won’t find a Sport trim level for the 2024 Miata RF retractable hardtop, but you can choose between Club and Grand Touring trim levels.
The long nose, snug trunk, and graceful curves of the 2024 Mazda MX-5 Miata are classic sports car styling cues, which could easily lead many to imagine the Miata costs far more than it does. The excellent driving experience it delivers comes down to getting the basics right. The lightweight platform, rear-wheel drive, ultra-low stance, perfect 50/50 weight distribution, and stunning response and handling connect you with the road like nothing else in its class.
Every 2024 MX-5 is powered by a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV four-cylinder engine that provides the Miata with 181 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque. The power goes to the rear wheels through a standard 6-speed manual transmission with a short-throw shifter that involves the driver in a much more engaging way than any automatic. But if an automatic transmission is essential for you, the Grand Touring versions of the Miata and Miata RF are available with the option of a six-speed auto.
The 2024 Mazda MX-5 Miata features a manually operated soft top, while the 2024 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF upgrades you to an electrically operated retractable hard top. The MX-5 is all about the driving experience, but it certainly doesn’t lack modern creature comforts either. Standard features across the range include LED headlights, LED taillights, daytime running lights, alloy wheels, air conditioning, push-button start, cruise control, keyless entry, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Beyond the entry-level Miata Sport trim, a 9-speaker Bose audio system, wireless Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM Satellite radio, heated seats, sport-tuned 4-wheel independent suspension, and Bilstein dampers get added to the standard spec. The Grand Touring versions of both body styles live up to their top-billing status with standard navigation and black leather upholstery that you can upgrade to Terracotta Nappa leather if a black interior isn’t to your liking.
You don’t have to spend long behind the wheel of the 2024 Mazda MX-5 Miata to find out what all the fuss is about, and the sensational exterior styling is plain for all to see. Fall in love with driving for the sake of driving by coming for a test drive in the Miata with Nelson Mazda at 201 Commonwealth Boulevard W, Martinsville, Virginia, or call us at (276) 638-2331 for more information and book an appointment that fits your schedule.