Mazda
MX-5 Miata
1996
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1996 Mazda MX-5 Miata Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1996 Mazda MX-5 Miata specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1996 Mazda MX-5 Miata warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$18,750
Invoice *
$16,894
Engine
1.8L I-4 133 HP 114.0 ft.lbs. @ 5,500 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
23.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
29.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/50,000
Engine
1.8L I-4 133 HP 114.0 ft.lbs. @ 5,500 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
60 amp / 65 amp
Battery
23 amp
Axle Ratio
4.10
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
12.7 gal.
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Ride
sport
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Shocks
brand name
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Shocks
brand name
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Front Tires
P185/60HR14.0
Front Seat Type
bucket
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Seat Trim
cloth / leather
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear
Convertible Roof
with hard top
Floor Console
full
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
AM/FM stereo / premium AM/FM stereo
CD
single
Antenna
power
Cruise Control
cruise control
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
mechanical
Remote Fuel Flap Release
mechanical
Tachometer
tachometer
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Steering Wheel Material
leather
Front Windows
power
Front Windshield Wipers
fixed interval
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Length
155.4 "
Exterior Width
65.9 "
Exterior Height
48.2 "
Wheelbase
89 "
Curb Weight
2,293 lbs.
Rear Spoiler
wing
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual remote / dual power remote
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/50,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1996 Mazda MX-5 Miata safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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