September ended up becoming a pretty killer month. First I visited Berlin for IFA, then I got to road trip from Los Angeles to Vegas for iHeartRadio in the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible. Not too shabby!

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in Red

Arriving at my doorstep just a day before I headed to Vegas was a Soul Red Metallic MX-5 Miata. In my personal opinion: the best MX-5 Mazda has ever made. I opted for an automatic transmission since I would be road tripping solo, and didn’t feel like shifting the entire way there and back. A decision I later regretted.

To breath new life into the MX-5, Mazda’s design team introduced a mean, muscular design that makes it look great from any angle, all-while accomplishing a near-perfect balance from front-to-back. No matter what road you take, the light weight, rear-wheel drive 2016 MX-5 Miata will get you where you need to be, and in style!

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Headlamp

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Backlight

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in Red

Just look at its backside. Dang!

Along with its bullish good looks, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata also has a pretty handsome interior, stocked with all the features you could want in a new sports car.

  • Standard Bluetooth streaming for easy hands-free calling, music, and more
  • Bose audio system that includes nine speakers, with two in each headrest.
  • Diamond-shaped stitching on the available leather-trimmed seats
  • Mazda Connect bringing you navigation, entertainment, social media, and more

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Interior

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Interior

For me, I’ve never really been the guy who focuses on a car’s engine, but more on its over all looks and what it features. During the road trip to Vegas I had the opportunity to test the MX-5 Miata on flat roads, dirt roads, and a pretty steep detour through the mountainside. Not surprisingly it handled itself well, thanks to its Sport mode. It was one of the first times I really took notice in the car’s engine and how well it performed. Especially going from flat to steep hills.

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport starts at $24,915; Club $28,600; and Grand Touring  $30,065. To learn more, visit