For many drivers, the only thing stopping them from purchasing a new, high-performance car is deciding between the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs the 2019 Toyota 86. Both vehicles can be found at similar price points and offer similar performance ratings. But which vehicle provides drivers with the most value? We’ve broken down everything drivers should know about these two cars.
Both the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata and the 2019 Toyota 86 are available in three trim levels: Sport, Club and Grand Touring for the 2019 MX-5 Miata and 86, 86 GT and TRD Special Edition for the 2019 Toyota 86. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is available for a starting MSRP of $25,730, while the 2019 Toyota 86 is offered at a less-accessible starting MSRP of $26,655.
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata’s fuel economy ratings are preferable over the 2019 Toyota 86’s ratings. The 2019 MX-5 Miata receives 26 miles per gallon and 34 miles per gallon in the city and on the highway respectively, or 29 miles per gallon combined. The 2019 Toyota 86 received lower ratings, getting only 24 miles per gallon in the city, 32 miles per gallon on the highway and 27 miles per gallon combined.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata comfort and convenience features: An electrochromatic inside rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, climate control, keyless ignition, front cupholders, cruise control, audio and cruise controls mounted to the steering wheel, a rearview camera, electric power steering, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, front door pockets and dual vanity mirrors.