The Mazda Miata Is An Icon Of The Sports Car Industry

A naturally aspirated 1.6L inline four-cylinder engine with 116 HP and 100 lb-ft of torque powers the Miata's initial model year.  

The Miata's 0-60 time was reduced from 9.0 seconds to 8.5 seconds starting with the 1994 model year thanks to Mazda's ability to raise

the Miata's displacement to 1.8L and, as a result, its output to about 130 HP.

The Miata gets 30 miles per gallon combined, which is respectable, but with a typical small-car

fuel tank of 12 gallons, or around 46 L, you'll need to stop for gas every 350 miles or so.

Despite its lack of being the newest sports car, the Miata boasts some intriguing features and gimmicks. For instance,

the speakers are mounted on the headrest.