2018 Mazda MX-5 Updated With Some Tasty New Features


Including a cherry-colored soft top.

Mazda is currently nearing the end of a product cycle. So we can expect to see some new models from Mazda in the coming years. Not all of Mazda's cars are ready to be radically updated, so some are getting minor facelifts, like the Mazda 6 which recently gained a turbocharged engine option. While the MX-5 won't be getting a turbocharged engine, it will get a bunch of small updates for the 2018 model year. All of these small updates add up to make the MX-5 Miata an even better car.

Starting off with the most recognizable change, the 2018 MX-5 will have a variety of new color choices as well as an optional cherry red soft top color and Auburn Nappa leather interior (which was previously only available on the RF Launch Edition). We quite like the red roof when paired with the new Machine Grey paint color. The base-level Sport model will now come standard with a seven-inch infotainment system instead of the base stereo controls that it had previously. The base model also adds keyless entry, LED headlights and taillights, a leather-wrapped gear knob, and Bluetooth.

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The Club model gets heated cloth seats, that are upgraded to leather with the Brembo/BBS package for $3,770. There is also an additional $700 option that rolls in Recaro seats. Unfortunately, all of these nice upgrades do come at a small cost. The base MX-5 now starts at $26,185, an increase of $395. The Club is now $370 more expensive at $30,045, and the Grand Touring has the smallest increase of $145 to $31,085. The 2018 models are expected to hit dealerships and be available by January.