With summer upon us the roads are clean and clear — it’s the perfect time to take a performance car for a spin! The highways are beckoning, so put down the roof and feel the wind breeze through your hair as you cruise.
Lots of car aficionados spend years pining for their dream vehicle, but now’s the time to finally get that new car and turn your fantasies into reality. The Mazda Miata is one of the all-time classic convertibles, but today’s version has new technologies and features that will win over fans of older models.
Keep reading to learn more about the modern Mazda Miata.
MX-5 By the Numbers
As with all sports cars, the numbers underlying the driving performance speak for themselves. With 181 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 pound-per-foot of torque at 4,000 rpm, the MX-5 Miata has thrilling horsepower and punch.
It’s also a nearly totally balanced vehicle, with almost perfect 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution to provide a smooth responsive drive. When you consider these numbers against the affordable price tag, the Mazda MX-5 offers a truly incredible value.
Advanced Safety Features
Convertibles are fun, punchy vehicles to drive, but safety is essential too. The MX-5 is loaded with Mazda’s advanced safety features such as Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
BSM warns you if another car enters your blind spot, while RCTA alerts you if a vehicle is behind you while backing up. Whether you’re emerging from a parking spot or you’re cruising on the highway, it’s easier for you and everybody on the road to be safe.
Style and Fun
Of course the heart and soul of a convertible is the style. The MX-5’s interior is designed to be beautiful and functional. The gauge cluster is gorgeous, as is the finely stitched, perforated and sound-absorbent leather seats.
To see it zoom past is to admire its curves, which are so fluid that the car looks like it’s in motion even when it’s parked. The MX-5 exudes the swag of a sprightly convertible, inside and out.
But it’s smart, too. The responsive touchscreen and hands-free smartphone connectivity makes it extremely easy for drivers to safely keep in touch with their contact list, listen to music or access navigation tools.
Whether you opt for the GS, GS-P, or the GT trim, everybody you pass on the road will know how much fun you’re having behind the wheel. But the GS-P’s BBS wheels, red painted front and rear brake calipers, and sport seats with Nappa Leather is something a little extra.
Convertibles are a car lover’s dream, but even people who don’t get particularly excited over cars love a muscly convertible. Gearheads may talk about what’s going on under the hood of a car, but you don’t need to understand a thing about a combustion engine to appreciate the excitement of driving with the top down. If this has always been your dream, make it a reality this summer with the Mazda Miata.