Mazda MX-5 Miata gets higher starting price for 2019 upgrade

A more powerful engine is complemented by a tilt/telescoping steering column and new package options.

Following the arrival of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, the upgraded soft-top edition has now landed in showrooms.

Both share a revised 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G engine with 26 additional horsepower and a few extra pound-feet of torque. A tilt/telescoping steering column is now standard, along with a rearview camera.

The 2019 MX-5 now starts at $26,625 (including $895 freight), bumping the price up by a few hundred dollars over the 2018 edition.

Buyers can now choose a brown soft-top for the Grand Touring trim. Automatic emergency braking and traffic sign recognition are also available.

The 2019 MX-5 is currently available nationwide.

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