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2016-2019 Mazda Miata: A return to form

The ND Miata is one of the finest sports cars you can buy today.

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Steven Ewing

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The current Miata is one of the best sports cars you can buy today.

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The ND Miata was a real return to form for Mazda, and the Miata lost a lot of weight in this generation.

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The biggest update for the ND Miata was the addition of the RF model, with its folding hardtop.

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Sharp styling and LED lighting elements help make this Miata look awesome.

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The 2.0-liter engine underhood initially offered 155 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.

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A 2019 model year update brought an increase in power, to 181 horsepower.

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This generation of Miata will be around for a few more years.

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Mazda will even introduce a new 30th Anniversary Edition at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

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We love the Miata, and you should, too.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the ND-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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Internal modifications to the 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G engine help it breathe better and rev higher.

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