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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review - Here's What's New VS 2018 Miata

Published on Jul 20, 2018 401,852 views

We go for a drive in the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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Our reviews give you two perspectives. Jakub takes the perspective of the car enthusiast, while Yuri represents the interests of the general consumer. You won't find details about engine compression ratios here, instead you'll have real world opinions on what it's like to drive and own cars.

  • harrismi7
    harrismi7 8 месяцев назад Amazing how quickly you guys got this video produced. Good Job!
  • Dr  Raymond Tan Suan-Kuo
    Dr Raymond Tan Suan-Kuo 8 месяцев назад harrismi7 Brutally fast!Kudos to Straight Pipes! Nobody came close. Nobody else has made a video about the 2019 MX-5! Shame on them! Maybe they felt so defeated they dont even bother trying.
  • Nick Nicky
    Nick Nicky 2 месяца назад Is this car reliable?? Compared to a Toyota?
  • Maticalise Music Master
    Maticalise Music Master 8 месяцев назад Miata is never the answer and I will continue to live in denial until Honda release a new s2000 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 jk, I love Honda but the miata is fricking awesome
  • DrewLSsix
    DrewLSsix 8 месяцев назад Maticalise Music Master if Honda releases another S2000 do you think they will go back to Mazda for their rule Drive engineering prowess?
  • Dan Wells
    Dan Wells 8 месяцев назад Maticalise Music Master, I've owned 4 S2000s and 3 Miatas. My current 2017 ND MX-5 is perhaps my favorite (although my '02 Spa Yellow S2k holds a special place in my heart). The ND is sooo much better than my '01 and '08 Miatas and a completely different car than an S2k. The ND is like an eager little puppy wanting to please it's master at all times. The S2k is more like a pitbull. Brutish and somewhat boring until you get its hackles up (VTEC) then it comes alive and puts a huge smile on its owner's face. Yes, the Miata is awesome...and from what I've heard Honda has nixed the idea of another S2000.
  • lessdeth69
    lessdeth69 8 месяцев назад I've owned two Miata's and now have an '06 S2K. The Honda feels like a true sports car, the Miata is a fun "sporty" runabout. Chassis dynamics, traction, power, and even style are so much better in the S2k.
  • S2kTi
    S2kTi 8 месяцев назад Currently own an ap2 s2000 and a Miata. They cannot replace each other. They both are amazing cars in thier own way
  • Dan Wells
    Dan Wells 8 месяцев назад S2kTi ..... So true! The love I have for my ND stems largely from the fact that I'm 66 years old, 6', 210lbs. and I'm supremely comfortable in that car. The S2ks were always a tight fit but the magic of VTEC was the siren song that called me to own 4 of them between 2003 to 2016. Now that I'm retired our day trips are longer and driving comfort is much appreciated. But you are correct. The S2k and the MX-5 are completely different cars. In the spirit of the British sports cars of old the Mazda is the rightful heir. The S2k carved its own path with its high revving 4 cyl. engines but IMO is more akin to the Boxster and Z3 as far as chassis dynamics and its larger size. Debating which lineage exemplifies what a "true sports car" is depends on ones own definition.
  • S2kTi
    S2kTi 8 месяцев назад Dan Wells exactly. The similarities and driving characteristics end at the fact that they're both 2 seat roadsters. The Miata is a better daily driver in my opinion. The S is my garage queen and only goes out when I really want to drive for the sake of driving. The Miata is plenty fun on back roads as well. The S feels more special to me.
  • Michael Godsey
    Michael Godsey 8 месяцев назад I love my MX-5 (2016 Club), but I do with Honda would make a new generation of S2000.  It was a great car and I feel there's DEF a market for it!  The world can only be better with a MX-5 and new S2K!!
  • S2kTi
    S2kTi 8 месяцев назад Michael Godsey sadly, Honda has stated last year they have no plans to reinstate a roadster into their lineup. They said something along the lines of "leaving the s2000 in it's place in time.." which I think is cool in a way, yet kinda sad lol I'm just glad Mazda has continued to make a phenomenal car for enthusiasts. They easily could make a very mediocre car with the lack of competition in the sector, but they keep giving us more.
  • Johnnyboy JDM
    Johnnyboy JDM 8 месяцев назад Maticalise Music Master what is a lion to a puppy s2k all day
  • Wade H
    Wade H 7 месяцев назад If Honda ever release the new S2000, It wont be the same as the previous model. It will be way too heavy plus a turbo charge engine probably minus the manual too.
  • Goofy Xz
    Goofy Xz 2 месяца назад @lessdeth69 If u are taller than 6'2 get the miata because you will want to kill yourself in a s2k .
  • Sergio Serra
    Sergio Serra 8 месяцев назад The 2018 sounded a little better to me, but I still love all the improvements
  • _窮
    _窮 8 месяцев назад 6:04 Loved the shift-points and redlines comparison, really helpful to illustrate the difference in HP in the 2019 version.
  • syntheticXstasy
    syntheticXstasy 8 месяцев назад Yes this! I watched it a couple times at 0.25x speed, really the best illustration possible of what the increased redline and HP mean for the car.
  • DumbDuck44
    DumbDuck44 8 месяцев назад Slow vs very slow! Miatas are about more than just horsepower, but there are so many lightweight high performance engines out now, I don't know why they can't jam something more impressive in there. My mom's GLA45 grocery getter hatchback is 400hp, and under the hood its not large at all, and it does 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds. And Mazda themselves have the much hyped Skyactive-X engine that they are putting in the non-sportscar Mazda 3, and yet the Miata that is supposed to be a sportcar stays on an old engine design that is just tweaked instead of replaced. Sad.
  • Tom Higgins
    Tom Higgins 8 месяцев назад I just want them to put their 2.5 turbo in it, my god what a car that would be. They did a turbo for the nb so why not now :P
  • Ryan
    Ryan 8 месяцев назад Dumbeduck's all over the video with comments! That pretty gay hatchback also costs multiples of the Miata's MSRP, as you probably know. Newsflash: the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk also blows the doors off the miata! The ND received the power it deserved. These are happy times. And the engine still remains very reliable, proven tech. Nothing wrong with that. Enjoy your mustang haha
  • Luc Lapierre
    Luc Lapierre 8 месяцев назад It's not supposed to be a straight-line car...
  • Luc Lapierre
    Luc Lapierre 5 месяцев назад @DumbDuck44 your mom's car would also get smoked in autocross by a miata. Can't have it all
  • DumbDuck44
    DumbDuck44 5 месяцев назад Unlikely. The Miata doesn't even do well on the skidpad, pulling only 0.9G. By contrast their Z06 Clubsport pulled 1.12. Heck, even their 1984 Pontiac Trans Am pulled 0.98G. But my primary point is that the MIata is underpowered, and it is.
  • Luc Lapierre
    Luc Lapierre 5 месяцев назад @DumbDuck44 miatas routinely beat c7s in autocross. Skidpad numbers aren't the tell all
  • DumbDuck44
    DumbDuck44 5 месяцев назад No they don't. Experienced drivers who happen to be in a Miata beat some new guy on his first time out. I beat a Lambos time in an old 1999 FWD Ford SVT Contour, but I am not so idiotic as to think I have the higher performance vehicle. C'mon honey.
  • Luc Lapierre
    Luc Lapierre 5 месяцев назад @DumbDuck44 relax. It was an objectively unheated exchange until your last comment. If such an exchange upsets you to the point that you need to call names and try to elevate yourself with diminutives then you need to have a look in the mirror.
  • DumbDuck44
    DumbDuck44 5 месяцев назад heated? lighten up buttercup, and whats with all the pomp... diminutives, lol! waves limp wrist
  • Luc Lapierre
    Luc Lapierre 5 месяцев назад @DumbDuck44 once again you should ask yourself why you got defensive and reactionary. Care to venture an explanation?
  • DumbDuck44
    DumbDuck44 5 месяцев назад Care to pass the gray poupon?
  • Luc Lapierre
    Luc Lapierre 5 месяцев назад @DumbDuck44 why are you evading the question?
  • DumbDuck44
    DumbDuck44 5 месяцев назад Why are you polishing your fingernails?
  • Luc Lapierre
    Luc Lapierre 5 месяцев назад @DumbDuck44 now now. I asked you first.
  • DumbDuck44
    DumbDuck44 5 месяцев назад Oh dahhhhrling, must we quibble so. waves handkerchief Grow some balls and buggeroff.
  • Luc Lapierre
    Luc Lapierre 5 месяцев назад @DumbDuck44 now we're getting somewhere.
  • Iñigo Zapata
    Iñigo Zapata 8 месяцев назад I still love my 1.5, I still love my 1.5, I still love my 1.5, I still love my 1.5, I still love my 1.5, I still love my 1.5, I still love my 1.5, I still love my 1.5, I still love my 1.5, I still love my 1.5, I still love my 1.5, (help me God).
    ALCLCF 8 месяцев назад the higher redline and and new happy rev nature of this "new" engine, really got us thinking..... :P
  • Daniel Thomas
    Daniel Thomas 8 месяцев назад Iñigo Zapata the 1.5 is the better mx5 I've driven both and I'd rather have the smaller engine anyday
  • Murray Sampson
    Murray Sampson 8 месяцев назад The 1.5 has the higher red line anyway. It’s a great engine.
  • Tom Higgins
    Tom Higgins 8 месяцев назад Bbr do a tune for the 1.5 that would be good, think flying miata deal for them in the states
  • Iñigo Zapata
    Iñigo Zapata 8 месяцев назад The only change that got me thinking really hard is the telescopic steering wheel... but hopefully that can be transplanted later ;)
  • Michael Cohen
    Michael Cohen 8 месяцев назад Tom Higgins the US doesn’t get the 1.5
  • Simon Liu
    Simon Liu 8 месяцев назад (изменено) Get the turbo kit. The fuel system is still the limit at 210hp for the 1.5. Same power as turbo/supercharged/na tuned 2.0
  • 囧雪
    囧雪 8 месяцев назад hahaha
  • MPC007_EXP
    MPC007_EXP 8 месяцев назад If it could, let me know. Very interested in it ;)
  • Fidel
    Fidel 6 месяцев назад Mad about 2.0 NC :)
  • Jane Evans
    Jane Evans 6 месяцев назад I love my MX5 RF 1.5
  • Ayobami Fakunle
    Ayobami Fakunle 5 месяцев назад You are doomed!!!!! 😁
  • ツLeon
    ツLeon 4 месяца назад Boost it
  • Slim Jim
    Slim Jim 8 месяцев назад Joke's on you. I subscribed just after you put the top up - and this isn't even my final form
  • TheStraightPipes
    TheStraightPipes 8 месяцев назад How dare you
  • скучаю по мне с этим прямым дерьмом
    скучаю по мне с этим прямым дерьмом 8 месяцев назад (изменено) 124 dislikes from the people who owns a 124 abarth
  • wiryawan setiadi
    wiryawan setiadi 2 месяца назад that's stupid, abbarth 124 spider is basically fiat version of miata, fiat collaborating with mazda to make that car
  • Christopher O'Grady
    Christopher O'Grady 8 месяцев назад (изменено) How on Earth is that door change a good thing? If you’re in a tight space you want it to lock in that first position, in the UK you have to open to that first notch and squeeze out all the time, the new first notch on the new car is wider than we have room for in a lot of situations. With what logic does this make it ‘easier to get in and out in tight spaces’?
  • Artie VanDelayo
    Artie VanDelayo 8 месяцев назад Agreed. That door logic baffled me.
  • strebrr
    strebrr 8 месяцев назад Thank you Christopher O'Grady. That doesn't make sense in any way. 3 locks are way more better than 2. Every manufacturer is saving money with just producing 2 locks and the most comfortable "middle lock" is missing now. Really nerve wrecking in tight spots.
  • Christopher O'Grady
    Christopher O'Grady 8 месяцев назад I’m on the verge of buying a cabrio with a key operated roof just so I can leave the doors shut and climb in and out in tight spaces 😂
  • Artie VanDelayo
    Artie VanDelayo 8 месяцев назад Christopher O'Grady Good enough for Batman!
  • hauptmann25
    hauptmann25 7 месяцев назад In situations where space is tight you put your hand between your car and whatever is constricting your space anyway and dont lock it in position. And for when space is not such an issue but still enough that the biggest opening level is too much the new 1st level is inbetween the 1st and 2nd on the 2018 which is perfect imo.
  • Christopher O'Grady
    Christopher O'Grady 7 месяцев назад hauptmann25 what a ridiculous solution
  • Ben Dunnigan
    Ben Dunnigan 7 месяцев назад hauptmann25 maybe next they'll get rid of one of the gears. Going from 6 to 5 is an improvement by the same logic.
  • hauptmann25
    hauptmann25 7 месяцев назад Ben Dunnigan apples to oranges.
  • Scott Walton
    Scott Walton 7 месяцев назад Exactly. I was stumped over this as well. Made no sense to me at all. Maybe it's counterintuitive but true nevertheless?
  • Jaeyoon Choi
    Jaeyoon Choi 6 месяцев назад (изменено) Not informed about the driving culture in Europe at all, but compared to Asian countries parking spots in NA are very wide. I’m guessing that the first position used to be too small for most people to get comfortably in and out, but the second position was too wide for some spots. The redesign is probably perfect for NA parking spots, being wide enough to get comfortably in and out but narrower than the old 2nd position, hence the “better for tighter spots”.
  • Brandon Ng
    Brandon Ng 8 месяцев назад 100% best car journalists! You guys are the first that I've seen to review the new Mazda Miata! Thank you for being so quick to review such a new car on the market!
  • Jeffrey Wayman
    Jeffrey Wayman 8 месяцев назад As a 6'2" lover of the Miata who has always been uncomfortable in the driver's seat, this seal of tall-guy approval has solidified the 2019 as my next (first new) car. Thank you, and keep up the great work!
  • TheStraightPipes
    TheStraightPipes 8 месяцев назад It's the most comfortable by far. Check one out at a dealer
  • Eduardo Boquin
    Eduardo Boquin 1 месяц назад I never thought been small had an advantage lol. I'm 5'7" and I fit perfect in this car. It's like it was made for short people.
  • James Ireland
    James Ireland 1 месяц назад How comfortable are you I'm 6ft 4
  • Omar Carrasquillo
    Omar Carrasquillo 8 месяцев назад You guys filled that void of 2019 MX-5 videos. God bless you both.
  • TheStraightPipes
    TheStraightPipes 8 месяцев назад I think we're the first video out?
  • Cheng Hoo Sew
    Cheng Hoo Sew 8 месяцев назад OMG! Are you guys the first to review it?! I'm both impress and happy for that. One day!! One day I'll get a MX5.
  • David Bourne
    David Bourne 8 месяцев назад You won't regret it mate! I've just gone 1 year in my 2017 RF and I still absolutely love it.
  • Doğukan Akçay
    Doğukan Akçay 8 месяцев назад David Bourne is it 1.5 or 2.0?
  • Cheng Hoo Sew
    Cheng Hoo Sew 8 месяцев назад David Bourne I gotta make it happen! But a quick question. I prefer the look of the soft top but I live in a tropical country and I constantly have to park my car under the sun. Is it a bad idea. Cause no one drive a convertible here in my place so I have no idea
  • David Bourne
    David Bourne 8 месяцев назад 2.0L. Here in Australia, we only get the 2L in RF form.
  • David Bourne
    David Bourne 8 месяцев назад I'm not 100%. If you jump on to the Miata Forum and pose the question I'm sure you'll get first hand information quickly. I'd say as long as you keep up with maintenance on the cloth roof you'd be fine.
  • Flat
    Flat 6 месяцев назад The best to review it
  • Ben Rogue
    Ben Rogue 8 месяцев назад Anyone who needs a reverse camera in an MX5 shouldn't be driving
  • Richard
    Richard 8 месяцев назад I think people used to say that about mirrors.
  • theironminecart47 rocks
    theironminecart47 rocks 7 месяцев назад Ben Rogue I agree
  • Travis Law
    Travis Law 7 месяцев назад Need and appreciate are different things...
  • GlassStatus
    GlassStatus 7 месяцев назад Ben Rogue "if you need power steering to drive then you shouldn't be driving" garuntee people used to say that. Stop complaining.
  • Flat
    Flat 7 месяцев назад Ben Rogue another use for the reverse camera isn't to assist you at parking but to also let you know that something coming. Have you ever been in a miata parked between these huge ass so called compact cars we have on the road. In my NA, most cars trunks are higher than my roof line.
  • Mr. Orange
    Mr. Orange 6 месяцев назад Agreed, but it’s federally mandated in the US in Canada for the 2019 model year.
  • jonny j
    jonny j 5 месяцев назад Richard Definatly not. As mirrors are a necessity which provides a function that the human body cannot easily do while driving, etc. People dont need reverse cameras in a car as small as a mx5. You still need mirrors in a car as small as a mx5. Thats the fucking difference...
  • Banter Bin
    Banter Bin 3 месяца назад @jonny j definitely*
  • Forrest's Auto Reviews
    Forrest's Auto Reviews 8 месяцев назад So jealous of you guys! Wish I had the money for good quality equipment. I literally only use my IPhone to film and edit plus a GoPro.... 😭😩 Huge fan though! Greetings from Texas!
  • Pierre Argubi
    Pierre Argubi 8 месяцев назад Forrest's Auto Reviews youtuber doug demuro with 1m+ subscribers only uses iPhones without gopro and stuff. just keep it up man, content matters more than gear
  • GroovyMotion
    GroovyMotion 8 месяцев назад Exactly! Some use a Red camera and have very little audience and some use cheap gear and have tons of subscribers.
  • Forrest's Auto Reviews
    Forrest's Auto Reviews 8 месяцев назад Pierre Argubi Very True!
  • Johnny S
    Johnny S 7 месяцев назад iPhone nowadays has AWESOME image quality man. Many of the videos which I was blown away by the image quality, after checking what gear was used, it was an iPhone. And also the Samsung S8 has incredible image quality
  • GroovyMotion
    GroovyMotion 7 месяцев назад Johnny S I have a Pixel 2 XL and it blows away my 4k action Cam and my Canon EOS M3! IS is incredible too!
  • Johnny S
    Johnny S 7 месяцев назад Yeah man for sure, nowadays many of the high end smartphones have cameras with incredible video quality!
  • Riccardo Spadano
    Riccardo Spadano 8 месяцев назад MORE MODEL YEAR COMPARISONS. This was actually pretty cool
  • Albert Caval
    Albert Caval 8 месяцев назад You guys are the best keep it up guys
  • Beef Wellington
    Beef Wellington 8 месяцев назад These guys and Savage Geese are always much watch videos
  • Naroot Pitisongswat
    Naroot Pitisongswat 8 месяцев назад I watched your ND MX-5 review since the first one (also watched them so many times, I loved the first one the most) It really help my decision making. Now I owned the RF for a month with no regret at all. I’m not a car guy and I normally don’t like to drive but since I got the RF I want to drive it everyday, no kidding, I really feel excited when I get through turns and corners. The car is indeed not fast but the agility, engine sound also a bit of wind noise make it feels fast. For me, it is quite practical as well, I drive it to work everyday, the trunk is enough for my bags and grocery for two to three people. Anyway, I think the best part of this car is the looks. The surface design was beautifully crafted, the color is gorgeous (soul red crystal) I can feel that it is really a head-turner car. I don’t put the top down that much because I lived in really hot climate (now is about 30-40c) but it still feels fine, I really look forward to the winter (which is about 23c and yes, this is probably the coldest we can have here). I really admired your work and please keep on doing it. Your fan from Bangkok, Thailand.
  • TheStraightPipes
    TheStraightPipes 8 месяцев назад Amazing
  • eatwithmao
    eatwithmao 8 месяцев назад Wow! Didn't know the 2019 version received so many updates! Good to know! I got to test drive the 2017 and 2018. Definitely looking forward to trying this version out!
  • ElectronikReviews
    ElectronikReviews 8 месяцев назад And mine is a yellow NA! The paint is called sunburst yellow btw :)
  • Arman Talwar
    Arman Talwar 8 месяцев назад Off topic, for a non watch guy, Jacob wears a “watch guy’s” watch.. enthusiasts choice rather . 🤔 I see that skx 😋
  • Steven Pham
    Steven Pham 8 месяцев назад I was scrolling through the comments to find something. I have the 007
  • Arman Talwar
    Arman Talwar 8 месяцев назад Steven Pham I have the 009! 😁
  • hawwk57
    hawwk57 8 месяцев назад 013 owner here
  • TheStraightPipes
    TheStraightPipes 8 месяцев назад I'm a watch guy
  • Faisal Rahman
    Faisal Rahman 8 месяцев назад 👍
  • Ryan M
    Ryan M 8 месяцев назад Tragically lost my 007K to a swamp and replaced it with a 007J. Truly the Miata of the watch world.
  • AnnualLotus
    AnnualLotus 7 месяцев назад Haha, yes