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Everyman Driver: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata GT Review

Everyman Driver: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata GT Review

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has been named the Best Convertible to Buy for 2017 by the editors of The Car Connection. The editorial team at the automotive news and vehicle reviews website agreed that the lightweight MX-5 roadster is a standout in its class, outperforming its competitors with a driving experience that only the world’s best-selling roadster can deliver.

 

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“We’ve owned them, raced them, test-driven them. Year after year, the Mazda MX-5 Miata reminds us that less does indeed equal more,” said Marty Padgett, editorial director for Internet Brands Automotive, the parent company of The Car Connection. “It’s a welcome diversion from the horsepower arms race, with its light weight, sharp handling and stylish body. It’s the very essence of the classic two-seat sports car.”

Everyman Driver: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata GT ReviewThe MX-5 embodies Mazda’s commitment to pure driving enjoyment and its spirit lives in every vehicle it sells. Earlier this year, the 2016 MX-5 was awarded as the first vehicle to ever win World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year in the same year. Globally, there have been more than one-million MX-5s built, speaking to the loyal following it has earned throughout the past three decades from daily drivers, to weekend warriors to racers to parent-child project cars, alike.

With a starting MSRP[1] of $24,915, the 2016 MX-5 Miata adopts Mazda’s full suite of SKYACTIV Technology and KODO—Soul of Motion design language. The pricing and packaging on one of the torchbearers for the Mazda brand provides owners with superb value at every price point, keeping the MX-5 Miata top-of-mind as one of the world’s most beloved convertibles. In 2017, the MX-5 family will grow with the inclusion of the MX-5 RF retractable fastback convertible.

See my detailed review of the 2016 Miata below:

2017 MX-5 Miata Grand Touring MT

Starting MSRP: To be announced

·         SKYACTIV-G 2.0L four-cylinder engine

·         Six-speed manual transmission (short throw shifter)

·         Front & rear stabilizer bars

·         LED daytime running lights

·         Auto on/off headlights

·         Auto-dimming driver-side mirror

·         Auto-dimming rear view mirror with Homelink®

·         205/45R 17 tires and 17-inch wheels (dark silver)

·         Body-color front and rear bumpers, door handles

·         Body-color heated side mirrors

·         Body-color trim upper

·         Rain sensing windshield wipers

·         Dual power side mirrors (piano black)

·         Dual exhaust outlets (silver)

·         Automatic air conditioning

·         Power windows with one-touch down feature

·         Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry

·         BOSE® Audio System with nine speakers, including driver and passenger headrest speakers

·         Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio

·         Cruise control

·         Steering wheel mounted audio and speed controls

·         Leather steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake

·         Engine immobilizer anti-theft system

·         Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

·         Heated leather-trimmed seats

·         Cloth lining on convertible top

·         Mazda Connect™ infotainment system

·         Color touchscreen display

·         Multi-function commander control

·         Mazda navigation system

·         USB audio inputs (2)

·         Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert

·         Adaptive Front Lighting System

·         High Beam Control

·         Lane Departure Warning System

·         Anti-theft alarm

Available colors:
– Soul Red Metallic
– Jet Black
– Ceramic Metallic
– Crystal White Pearl
– Blue Reflex

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