2008 MX-5 Miata

Model line-up: SV, Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Limited Edition


         •        True Red
         •        Marble White (not available on PRHT)
         •        Sunlight Silver Metallic
         •        Stormy Blue Mica
         •        Highland Green
         •        Copper Red Mica
         •        Brilliant Black Clearcoat
         •        Galaxy Gray
         •        Icy Blue Metallic (Special Edition only)

Interior Fabrics
         •        Black Cloth (SV, Sport and Touring)
         •        Black or Tan Leather (Grand Touring only)
         •        Saddle Brown Leather (Special Edition only)

2008 Model designations & standard features,

for 2008 the MX-5 Miata was offered as either a Soft Top or as the Power Retractable Hard Top (PRHT);


MX-5 Miata SV, available as Soft Top only:

         •        2.0L 4-cylinder engine, VVT

         •        5-speed manual overdrive transmission (SV and Sport only)

         •        Power 4 wheel disc brakes with ABS and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution

         •        Double wishbone front suspension with aluminum control arms

         •        Independent multilink rear suspension with aluminum bearing support

         •        Front and rear stabilizer bars, gas charged shock absorbers

         •        Sport tuned exhaust with dual outlets

         •        16-inch 5 spoke Alloy Wheels

         •        P205/50R16 high performance tires

         •        Rack-and-pinion steering with engine rpm sensing variable assist
         •        Lightweight aluminum hood and trunk lid

         •        Black vinyl “Z-Fold” top, (Soft Top only)

•        Body color Power Retractable Hard Top (PRHT only)

         •        Glass rear window with defogger
         •        Dual body color Power Mirrors

         •        2-speed intermittent windshield wipers

         •        Rear fender mounted antenna

         •        Clear lens halogen headlights with projector type low beams

         •        Dual front and side impact air bags

         •        Black cloth upholstery and carpet floor mats

         •        Driver’s seat height lifter

         •        Open storage compartments behind seats

         •        Lockable rear center console storage and glove compartment

         •        Door mounted bottle holders

         •        Dual cup holders with cover

         •        Remote trunk lid and fuel door release

         •        Courtesy light on windshield header, ignition keyhole light

         •        White on Black gauges with red nighttime illumination, full instrumentation,

including tachometer, coolant temperature and oil pressure gauges
         •        Black Seatback Bars and aero mesh screen
         •        Power Windows with driver’s one-touch-down feature
         •        AM/FM stereo with 1 disc CD player and 2 speaker sound
         •        3-spoke leather wrapped (urethane on SV) tilt steering wheel   

•        Heater/defroster with multispeed blower & side window demisters, CFC free air

conditioning (except SV model)

•        AM/FM CD with 4 speakers and digital clock

• Engine-immobilizer security system

            •     Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)


MX-5 Miata Sport, available as Soft Top or PRHT;

The Sport includes all of the SV features plus the following.

            •     Leather wrapped steering wheel

            •     Air conditioning

            •     passenger one-touch down window (PRHT only)

            •     power door locks (PRHT only)

            •     Remote keyless entry with retractable key (PRHT only)

            •     Steering wheel mounted audio controls (PRHT only)

            •     Cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls (PRHT only)

            •     Halogen fog lights (PRHT only)

            •     Floor tunnel net pocket (PRHT only)

            •     Silver trimmed seatback bars (PRHT only)

            •     Chrome outer door handle trim, headlight bezels and front grille surround (PRHT only)


MX-5 Miata Touring, available as Soft Top or PRHT;

(In 2006 the Touring was below the Sport in the model lineup, for 2007 it is now the model above the Sport.)

            •     Includes the following in addition to or in place of MX-5 Touring;

            •     6-speed manual transmission

            •     Front shock tower brace

            •     17” alloy wheels

            •     P205/45R17 high performance tires

            •     Leather wrapped gearshift knob

            •     Halogen fog lights

            •     Silver seatback bars

            •     Cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls

            •     Steering wheel mounted audio controls

            •     Power door locks

            •     Remote keyless entry with retractable key

            •     Covered rear storage compartments behind seats (not available on PRHT)

            •     Floor tunnel net pocket

            •     6 speaker sound system

• In-dash 6-disc CD /MP3 Changer

•      Passenger one-touch down window



MX-5 Miata Grand Touring, available as Soft Top or PRHT;

            •     Includes the following in addition to or in place of MX-5 Touring

            •     Black or tan cloth convertible top (Soft Top only)

            •     Leather trimmed heated seats

            •     200 watt Bose 7 speaker audio system with AudioPilot noise compensation


MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Special Edition (Soft Top only, includes all GT features plus the following, not available as PRHT in the United States);

• Exclusive Icy Blue paint

• Saddle Brown cloth top, leather seats and interior trim

• Unique design 17” aluminum alloy wheels

• Stainless steel scuff plates

• Aluminum-tone instrument panel trim & chrome gauge rings

• Premium package 1 (limited slip differential not included with AT)

Option Packages for MX-5 Miata:

Convenience Package; (standard on PRHT Sport, all Touring and GT models, not

available on SV models); power door locks, remote keyless entry with retractable

key, silver trimmed seatback bars, cruise control with steering wheel mounted

cruise and audio controls, passenger one-touch down window, floor tunnel net

pocket, covered rear storage compartments behind seats (except PRHT)
Suspension Package; with manual transmission only (not available on SV or Sport

models); Sport tuned suspension, Bilstein shock absorbers, limited slip differential

Premium Package 1; (available on Grand Touring with 6-speed manual without

suspension package, standard on Special Edition) Xenon HID headlights, Dynamic

Stability Control with Traction Control, limited slip differential, Mazda

Advanced Keyless Entry & Start System, antitheft alarm

Premium Package 2; (available on Soft Top and PRHT Grand Touring with 6-speed

manual with suspension package or 6-speed Sport Automatic Transmission,

standard on Special Edition) Xenon HID headlights, Dynamic Stability Control

with Traction Control, Mazda Entry & Start System, antitheft alarm

Appearance Package; (all models) Front and rear air dam, side sill extensions

Interior Trim Package; (all models) Brushed-aluminum look instrument panel and door panel trim; leather/aluminum shift knob

Additional Options;

• 6-speed sport automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters (not available on SV and Sport PRHT)

• Run flat tires (Touring Soft Top and all GT and Special Edition)

• In-dash 6-disc CD /MP3 Changer (all models)

• Detachable hardtop (all soft top models)

• Chrome fuel-filler door (all models)

• Rear lip spoiler (all models)

• Perimeter shock sensor alarm with shock sensor (all models except SV)

• Cargo net (all models)

• Door edge guards, color keyed (all models)

• All weather floor mats (all models)

• Front and rear splash guards (all models, not available with appearance


• Sirius Radio receiver kit (all models)

• Wheel locks (all models)


For 2007 the 2006 HP rating of 170 was downrated to166 horsepower due to governmental testing procedures. The 2.0L four-cylinder engine, mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, transmission remains as it was when introduced in 2006.


166 horsepower 2.0L four-cylinder engine mated to either a five speed manual, six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.


For 2007 Mazda introduced the amazing Power Retractable Hard Top, referred to as the PRHT. The PRHT featured an aluminum top that retracts into the same space occupied by the soft top with no loss of trunk space and with only an 80 pound weight penalty. With the PRHT though, the behind the seat storage compartments are not available as the top mechanisms take up the space needed for the compartments. The rear of the PRHT featured unique rear fenders and trunk lid so Soft Top rear lip spoilers, fuel lids and such do not fit., PRHT specific parts are required.

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