2009 MX-5 Miata


         •        True Red
         •        Marble White (not available on PRHT)
         •        Liquid Silver Metallic
         •        Stormy Blue Mica
         •        Competition Yellow
         •        Copper Red Mica
         •        Brilliant Black Clearcoat

Interior Fabrics
         •        Black Cloth (SV, Sport and Touring)
         •        Leather; Black , Havana Brown or Dune Beige (Grand Touring only)

2009 Model designations & standard features,

for 2009 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:

         •        Available in Marble White 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

and Brake Assist

         •        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 V speed rated tires

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

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

         •        Glass rear window with defogger
         •        Dual body color power mirrors

         •        Manual day/night rearview mirror

         •        Driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors

         •        2-speed intermittent windshield wipers

         •        Rear fender mounted antenna

         •        Halogen headlights with projector type low beams

         •        Dual front and side impact air bags

         •        Black cloth-trimmed seats

         •        Black interior trim

         •        6-way adjustable driver’s seat, 4 way adjustable passenger’s seat

         •        Storage compartments behind seats, covered

         •        Lockable rear center console storage and glove compartment

         •        Door net pockets with bottle holders

         •        Center console storage/cup holder with sliding 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/CD/MP3 compatible stereo with 6 speakers

         •        Auxillary audio input jack
         •        3-spoke leather wrapped (urethane on SV) tilt steering wheel   

•        Heater/defroster with multispeed blower & side window demisters

•        AM/FM CD with 4 speakers and digital clock

• Engine-immobilizer security system

•       Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

•       Tire puncture repair kit (includes compressor, tire sealant, injection hose, spare valve core, valve core tool)


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

            •     Front shock tower brace

         •     Power windows with one-touch down feature (PRHT only)

         •     Power door locks with two stage unlocking feature (soft top with automatic

transmission and 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 and soft top with automatic transmission)

            •     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)

•      Body color Power Retractable Hard Top (PRHT only)

•      Trip computer with automatic transmission


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

(In 2006 the Touring was below the Sport in the model lineup, for 2007,’08 and ‘09 it is the model above the Sport.)

            •     Includes the following in addition to or in place of MX-5 SV and Sport features;

            •     6-speed manual transmission

            •     17” alloy wheels

            •     P205/45R17 W speed rated tires

            •     Leather wrapped gearshift knob

            •     Halogen fog lights

            •     Silver seatback bars

            •     Cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls

            •     Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls

            •     Power door locks with two stage unlocking feature

            •     Remote keyless entry with retractable key

            •     Trip computer

• In-dash 6-disc AM/FM/CD /MP3 compatible changer with 6 speakers

•     Passenger window one-touch down      

•     Auto-dimming rearview mirror with Home Link

•     Chrome grille surround


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

            •     Includes the following in addition to or in place of MX-5 SV, Sport andTouring features

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

            •     Leather trimmed seats – black beige or brown

            •     Heated seats with 5-level variable heat settings

            •     Leather-wrapped parking brake handle

            •     Bose audio system with AudioPilot AM/FM/ in-dash 6-disc CD /MP3 compatible changer with 7 speakers

•     Automatic climate control

•     Silver interior trim


Option Packages for MX-5 Miata:

Convenience Package; (standard on PRHT Sport with automatic transmission, all Touring

and Grand Touring models, not available on SV); power 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, trip computer, fog lights

Suspension Package; (not available on SV or Sport models); Sport-tuned suspension,

Bilstein shock absorbers, limited slip differential (manual transmission only)

Premium Package; (available on Grand Touring) Xenon HID low beam headlights,

Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry

& Start System, Antitheft alarm, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, Sirius

Satellite Radio

Appearance Package; (all models not available with splash guards) front air dam, rear

under skirt, side sill skirts

Interior Trim Package; (all models) Brushed-aluminum look instrument panel and door

panel trim; leather/aluminum shift knob (requires Convenience Package on Sport)

Additional Options;

• 6-speed sport automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Logic and steering wheel paddle shifters (not available on SV)

• Run flat tires (Grand Touring only)

• In-dash 6-disc CD /MP3 compatible Changer (SV)

• Detachable hardtop (all soft top models)

• Chrome fuel-filler door (all models)

• Anti-theft alarm with shock sensor (requires Convenience Package on Sport, not

available with Premium Package on GT)

• Cargo net (all models)

• Door edge guards (all models)

• All weather floor mats (all models)

• Carpet floor mats (all models)

• Splash guards, front and rear (all models, not available with appearance


• Sirius Satellite Radio with 6 month subscription (all models)

• Wheel locks (all models)


New for 2009 are the following changes (thanks to Mazda USA):

For 2009 the HP rating is up one, from 166 to 167 horsepower. The 2.0L four-cylinder engine, 2.0L four-cylinder engine is again mated to either a five speed manual, six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. On manual transmission models, the MZR 2.0-liter engine's redline has been bumped up 500 rpm, to 7200, this is made possible by a new forged steel crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods with floating wrist pins, revised pistons with stronger wrist pin bosses, stiffer valve springs, and an engine oil cooler. 6-speed manual models also get an Induction Sound Enhancer (ISE).  Made up of a series of tuned pipes and a passive resonance membrane, the ISE delivers the engine's natural induction sound to the cowl, just ahead of the windshield, so pleasing engine sounds can be delivered at a comfortable volume without resorting to simply being loud.


For 2009, the MX-5 Miata's 6-speed delivers quicker, lighter, more direct shift feel thanks to a new carbon coating on the 1st through 4th gear synchros and larger diameter syncrhos on 3rd and 4th gear.  6th gear is also slightly taller (0.787:1 vs. 0.832:1) for improved fuel economy and more relaxed highway cruising.


The front suspension still consists of lightweight forged aluminum double wishbones, but the outer ball joints have been repositioned slightly to lower the front roll center about an inch.  Damping has also been completely re-tuned on both the standard suspension and the Bilstein-equipped suspension package.

The optional traction control and stability control systems have also been thoroughly re-tuned to be less intrusive during sporty driving.


For 2009, the MX-5 gets a more aggressive face with re-shaped headlamps, a larger, 5-point grille and highly-sculpted triangular front fog lamp bezels.  The new design is functional as well.  The bulge below the front fog lamps, the wider air deflectors ahead of the front tires, the redesigned side sills, the reshaped lower corners of the rear bumper and even the taillights all contribute to a measurably lower coefficient of drag.


The seat shape has been refined for better lower-body comfort, while the backrest still delivers body-hugging lateral support for sporty driving.  The center console has been redesigned for more flexible storage and, and better comfort, with a padded armrest now residing behind the shifter.  Even the bottle holders in the doors were changed with driver comfort in mind.

Also new for 2009, the MX-5 adds standard features including an auxiliary-audio input jack and a CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability.  Touring models now include an auto dimming rearview mirror with HomelinkTM, premium finish on the instrument panel and a trip computer (average MPG and ambient temperature displays).  The top Grand Touring model adds automatic air conditioning, leather-wrapped hand brake and 5-way adjustable seat heaters.


Summary of 2009 models and accessories:

The SV model represents the least expensive way of getting into an MX-5.  It comes with a five-speed manual gearbox, lightweight 16-inch aluminum wheels, power-adjusted door mirrors, dual exhausts, power windows, cloth upholstery, AM/FM/CD player with six speakers, dual front airbags and side airbags. 

To this, the Sport model adds air conditioning and a leather-covered steering wheel. 

The Touring model, in addition, gets fog lamps, cruise control, Remote Keyless Entry with retractable key, steering wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomelinkTM, a trip computer and an in-dash six-disc CD changer.  The 5-speed is replaced with a six-speed manual gearbox with leather shift knob, and lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels are standard. 

The Grand Touring model gets heated leather seats, automatic climate control, faux leather door trim, cloth soft top, and a BOSE® audio system with seven speakers.

When upgrading to the Grand Touring with Premium Package, the vehicle gets Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry & Start System, DSC with Traction Control, Anti-theft alarm and HID headlights.  New features added to the Premium Package in 2009 are Bluetooth® hands-free phone and SIRIUS® satellite radio.


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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