Standard equipment, at least in terms of comforts, is about on par with that of budget-conscious small cars; features on all models include power windows, power mirrors, a CD player, and tilt steering. Touring models include upgraded wheels and tires, a trip computer, keyless entry, and cruise control, while Grand Touring models add leather trim, heated seats, and automatic climate control, among other features. Options include the six-speed automatic, Sirius Satellite Radio, steering-wheel audio controls, and a sport suspension.
Even for 2011, Mazda Miata continues to lack some popular (and, some would argue, safety-oriented) features such as a Bluetooth hands-free interface, as well as tech features like a navigation system.
One of the most clever features available on the Miata line continues to be the Power Retractable Hard Top (PRHT), a separate model that weighs just 80 pounds more than the standard soft-top roadster. The top takes just 12 seconds to fold away, so the effect on performance is minimal.
The optional Bose audio system available on the MX-5 actually adjusts its equalization and settings depending on whether the top is up or down.