The third-generation Miata might be our least favorite, but that doesn't mean it isn't great.
Officially, the NC Miata was just called the "Mazda MX-5."
Power came from a new 2.0-liter engine, with 170 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque.
In addition to five- and six-speed manual transmissions, buyers could opt for a six-speed automatic.
The NC Miata was the heaviest of all the MX-5s, weighing over 2,400 pounds.
The 2009 model year facelift brought smiley style.
The NC Miata got a power retractable hardtop option.
A few special edition models were introduced throughout the NC's life, including a Club package.
The NC is arguably our least-favorite Miata, but it's still a joy to drive.
Another facelift in 2013 brought the addition of a lip spoiler.
Keep scrolling for more photos of the third-generation Mazda Miata.
Mazda MX-5, 2009
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