2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Curb Weight Figures Revealed

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
2016 mazda mx 5 miata curb weight figures revealed

Wanting to know how much the curb weight of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be? Wonder no more.

AutoGuide says the icon’s curb weight with the manual transmission comes to 2,332 lbs, while the automatic takes the weight up to 2,381 lbs. In comparison, the outgoing Miata weighs 2,480 lbs with the manual, 2,542 lbs with the auto.

As a result of the ~150-pound weight reduction, the 2016 Miata has a power-to-weight ratio of 0.066 horsepower per pound. It also is lighter than the Scion FR-S, which tips the scales at 2,758 lbs.

Power for the new roadster in North America will be a 2-liter Skyactiv four-pot delivering 155 horses and 148 lb-ft of torque to the back, while the rest of the world also receives a 1.5-liter four with 129 horses and 110 lb-ft of torque.

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  • APaGttH APaGttH on Mar 13, 2015

    Really impressive weight management. Especially considering they weighed this much 20 years ago with far less safety requirements and likely less creature comforts. It's 426 pounds lighter than an FR-S.

  • Mnm4ever Mnm4ever on Mar 14, 2015

    I think this is very impressive, especially considering it meets current safety regulations as well. My MR2 Spyder, which is basically a tin can in a crash test with no useable storage space, is about 2300 lbs as well. This should be a very fun car to drive.

  • DeadWeight DeadWeight on Mar 14, 2015

    So, it has more power, torsional rigidity (by far), creature comforts, safety equipment, technology & other features than the original, in spades, yet weighs less, and is less expensive in inflation adjusted terms. Of any non-niche automaker (Mazda, like VW, holds just over 2% market share in the U.S., but does better in other parts of the world, such as Canada, Australia, Japan, etc.), only Mazda has the sheer competence and technical expertise to achieve this type of engineering feat.

  • Chan Chan on Mar 16, 2015

    Can't wait to test drive this. I hope headroom is improved over the NC, because that is a deal-breaker for me in a lot of cars (I'm 6'1).