2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2019 Toyota 86

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2019 Toyota 86

SUVs may be becoming increasingly popular with audiences, but the best builds for pure fun and performance will always be those of sedans and roadsters. Trimming the fat, creating a far lighter and driver-centric build, the focus of sports sedans, roadsters, and other such models, is on enjoyment! Today, our aim is to find out which model provides the most rewarding experience when behind the wheel.

That brings us to our selection of vehicles today. In one corner we have the popular 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster with its lightweight build and responsive driving dynamics. On the other hand, we have the 2019 Toyota 86 sports car, focusing more on power and performance features. Let’s see how they match up!

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata


2019 Toyota 86

2L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2L Flat 4
181 hp / 151 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 205 hp / 156 lb-ft
26 City MPG / 34 Highway MPG Fuel Economy 21 City MPG / 28 Highway MPG
2,339 lbs Curb Weight 2,776 lbs
$25,730 Starting MSRP $26,505

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Wilson, NC

As you can see above, we wanted to be upfront about the differences between each model. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata comes with less engine power than the 2019 Toyota 86, but to dismiss it on that one point alone would be foolhardy. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata has always been more about fun than about a measured quantity of power. Compared to the 2019 Toyota 86, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata provides a lighter, more reactive and responsive driving experience that additionally triumphs in terms of efficiency and affordability.

Furthermore, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata excels in the features department, once again focusing beyond only power to offer style, comfort, convenience, and safety. Available features include:

  • Bose® 9-Speaker Audio System
  • Aluminum Hood and Trunk Lid
  • Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • LED Headlights, Taillights, and DRL
  • Mesh Aero Board Wind Blocker
  • Leather-Trimmed Seating
  • MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment
  • High Beam Control
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • And More!

For more information on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, or to try it out for yourself with a test drive, please contact us. The Medlin Mazda staff can be reached online, by phone, or in person. Our dealership is located in Wilson, North Carolina and serves the residents of the surrounding area. Feel free to bother us with all of your Mazda needs!