2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Exterior and Dimensions

Mazda MX-5 Miata Exterior Design Rating

2022 MX-5 Miata Exterior

Our favorite view of the Miata's exterior is dead-on from the side. It tells you everything you need to know about the car. There's a small wheelbase with minimal overhangs. The steering wheel is located precisely in the middle of the vehicle, while the seats are located mere inches from the center of the rear wheels. You take one glance at this car, and you just know it's going to be fun. LED headlights and taillights are standard on all models, as is a lightweight black cloth convertible top, unlike the Miata hardtop used for the previous-gen NC model. The base variant has 16-inch alloys and the top two trims have 17s.

2022 MX-5 Miata Exterior Photos

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The new Miata Convertible is a petite car, both in its appearance and when you consider its dimensions. It's just 154.1 inches long, 68.3 inches wide, and 48.6 inches tall. The top two trims with the larger wheels are slightly taller at 48.8 inches. The wheelbase is just 90.9 inches. Size-wise, it's no bigger than it has to be. There's no excess fat or unnecessary design features, something we've always celebrated in Mazda MX-5 reviews. The result is a curb weight of just 2,341 pounds, increasing to 2,403 lbs if you opt for the automatic transmission.

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Exterior Dimensions:

Mazda MX-5 Miata TrimsSportClubGrand Touring
Max Width68.3 in.68.3 in.68.3 in.
Length154.1 in.154.1 in.154.1 in.
Height48.6 in.48.8 in.48.8 in.
Wheelbase90.9 in.90.9 in.90.9 in.

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Weight Information:

Mazda MX-5 Miata TrimsCurb Weight
Sport2,341 lbs.
Club2,341 lbs.
Grand Touring2,341 - 2,403 lbs.

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Tires:

Front TireP195/50VR16
Rear TireP195/50VR16

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size16" x 6"
Rear Wheel Size16" x 6"

Exterior Colors

Although there are seven exterior colors, the base model has access to just two, which is a raw deal if all you wanted was a no-frills MX-5. These are Jet Black Mica and Soul Red Crystal Metallic ($595). The mid-range Club is much better and gains access to Platinum Quartz Metallic, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Machine Gray Metallic ($595), Snowflake White Pearl Mica ($395), and Polymetal Gray Metallic ($395). For the top-spec Grand Touring, Polymetal Grey Metallic and and Deep Crystal Blue Metallic fall away.

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