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The 12 Best Mazda Cars of All Time

The 12 Best Mazda Cars of All Time

The latest and greatest version of Mazda’s best-selling sports car, the current ND generation of the MX-5 Miata went on sale in 2016† When it first debuted, Road & Track called it “a pretty serious little sports car,” with a sharper, more athletic setup than the previous model. SlashGear’s own Chris Davies confirmed that sentiment in a review of the 2021 Miata RF, calling it the “epitome of the modern, attainable sports car.” With such praise, it’s easy to see why the car is a hit with buyers, with reported sales surpassing 10,400 units in the US alone last year.

One of the biggest reasons for the car’s success is probably its low starting price, like the 2022 car starts at about $28,000† At that price, there’s simply nothing quite as good as the Miata on the market, especially for running costs are also very low for a sports car. With the ND, it seems like Mazda has found the combination of affordability and performance just right, delivering a versatile car that is just as happy on a track day as it is on the commute.