close up on 2021 Miata front end

Is the 2021 Mazda Miata RWD?

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Powertrain Options and Specs

The Miata is iconic. And here at Hall Mazda near Milwaukee, we love it. It is one of the most recognizable sports cars around, with top-notch handling, perfect balance, and a classic style. It’s one of few vehicles that can call itself a truly affordable driver’s car.

Today, we’ll give you a tour of the 2021 Miata powertrain. For instance, does it still have a manual transmission? Is it still RWD? Keep reading to find out.



2021 Miata gear shifter

Powertrain Options

Every 2021 MX-5 Miata and 2021 MX-5 Miata RF model is RWD and sports a 2.0L four-cylinder engine. It produces 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. All models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. However, a six-speed automatic transmission is available on all trims.

2021 Miata Fuel Economy by Trim

The soft top Miata comes in three different trims: Sport, Club, and Grand Touring. The fuel economy of both transmissions for each trim have been listed below.

  • Sport 6MT – 26/34/29 mpg
  • Sport 6AT – 26/35/30 mpg
  • Club 6MT – 26/34/29 mpg
  • Club 6AT – 26/35/30 mpg
  • Grand Touring 6MT – 26/34/29 mpg
  • Grand Touring 6AT – 26/35/30 mpg

2021 Miata RF Fuel Economy by Trim

The hardtop Miata is available in two trims: Club and Grand Touring. As before, all transmission variants have been listed.

  • Club 6MT – 26/34/29 mpg
  • Club 6AT – 26/35/30 mpg
  • Grand Touring 6MT – 26/34/29 mpg
  • Grand Touring 6AT – 26/35/30 mpg

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