The fully redesigned 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata continues to preserve the model’s heritage with its lightweight, new technology features, and affordable character. Other features include a reasonable pricing, a spirited performance, user-friendly manual soft top, and a sublime manual transmission system. The MX-5 Miata release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017.
The new Miata for 2017 perhaps starts a new page for this iconic Mazda’s roadster, and does so wittingly. Atypical for a fully redesigned vehicle, the Miata sheds some few weight, about 200 pounds, relative to the outgoing model. Most of the time, a vehicle adds some more weight due to the added complexities.
Despite this, the new model offers one of the most modernized technologies and features relative to other vehicles in its class. The infotainment system, for instance, comes with a seven-inch touchscreen display that’s crisp, more advance, and offers a better response time than the outgoing model.
The seats are well-bolstered and provide impressive comfort and lateral support. And similar to other models before it, the Miata still offers laudable handling and steering and this is best manifested when the road gets twisty. Very few cars can manage to offer the kind of enthusiasm it offers whenever it zips and turns around.
Under the hood, the vehicle is offered with a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine that offers it a decent output that can keep up with the rest of its competition. It comes matched to either a manual or an automatic transmission depending on your selection. Throw in a dizzying list of safety technologies and creature comforts and you’ve got yourself a compelling two-seater sports car that appeals both to the digital-age denizens and sports car purists alike.
In the natural, driving a car like the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata often requires some compromises to be made. At speed, the wind noise can drive you crazy. Past 6,000 rpm, the ride quality is noticeably rough, and, as is always the case for most sports cars, the trunk capacity is minimal. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for a two-seat convertible that’s not only fun to drive and stylish but also affordable, the “A” rated MX-5 Miata is practically the only game in town.
Other alternatives you can also check out include the 2017 Nissan 370Z and the Mini Cooper convertible.
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Trims
The new 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata is available in Club, Sport, and Grand Touring trim model.
Exterior Changes 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Interior Review
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport model’s list of accessories and features include cruise control, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, a USB port, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, push-button ignition, a manually retractable black soft top, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-speaker sound system, power accessories, LED headlights and taillights, a USB port, auxiliary audio jack, keyless entry and ignition.
Upgrading to the MX-5 Miata Club roadster gets you a limited-slip differential, a sport-tuned suspension system, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, a rear lip spoiler, an engine sound enhancer, seventeen-inch wheels, auxiliary control knob, Internet radio, red interior stitching, a sport front fascia, a shock-tower brace, Bilstein shock absorbers, upgraded trim panels, voice controls, piano-black mirror covers, and a seven-inch touchscreen interface.
Finally, opting for the MX-5 Miata Grand Touring trim model adds you heated seats, lane-departure warning and mitigation, blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, automatic wipers, adaptive headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, retractable hard-top, automatic high-beam control, a navigation system, a cloth-lined top, and a leather upholstery.
Exterior 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata colors include Jet Black Mica, Ceramic Metallic, Arctic White, and Soul Red Metallic. Expect more surprises on its release date.
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Motivation for the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata if offered by a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine good for 155 horsepower and 148 lbs. ft. of torque. It comes matched to either a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission system depending on your preferred selection.
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata 0-60 mph only takes 6.3 seconds with the manual-equipped Club model.
Expect the automatic transmission system to check in at 27/36/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 27/34/30 mpg with the manual.
Wheelbase: 7 ft. 6.9 in. (90.9 in.)
Length: 12 ft. 10.1 in. (154.1 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 8.3 in. (68.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 49 cu ft
Cargo volume: 5 cu ft
Curb weight: 2309 lb
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 6.3 sec
MPG: 27/36 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic White, Ceramic Metallic, Jet Black Mica, Soul Red Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Release Date & Price
Word on the street has it that the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata price starts from an MSRP of 24,915. As for when it will be offered for sale, news is rife, it will be offered in the second half of 2017, although this is debatable. The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata prht review is offered elsewhere on the blog.
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