Once again, the new 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata is here with us and not only does it continue to preserve the model’s longstanding character in terms of affordable character, lightweight, and laudable technology list, the newest model also tacks along features such as a sublime manual transmission system, user-friendly manual soft top, spirited performance, and reasonable pricing. The Mazda MX-5 Miata 2017 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
The new 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata redesigns offered by the newest kid on the block are meant to offer the vehicle the much-needed invigoration especially considering its rivals have changed in leaps and bounds this year. In fact it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out.
Added complexities, by and large, often lead to additional weight. In stark contrast, however, the new model actually sheds some weight over the previous model thanks to clever engineering and extensive use of lightweight materials like aluminum and carbon fiber during its construction. The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata interior facet also gains some few new technologies as well. In fact, the new model now boasts of a modernized technology roster than includes features such as an upgraded seven-inch touchscreen display, adaptive cruise control, 360-degree camera, and a slew of safety features.
It isn’t just hype with the Miata, it’s a seamless symbiotic working relationship between genius minds and technology resulting in a performance car worth your while in most respects. It turns and zips effortlessly around corners. Road, tire, and wind noise are minimal in the cabin. Performance wise, it comes with a four-cylinder engine that makes adequate power to keep the good times rolling.
Whenever you’re behind the wheel of the Miata or any other high-performance vehicle, compromises are typically abound. In the case of the new 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata, expect a rough ride quality past 6,000 rpm. Furthermore, the cabin and cargo space are minimal relative to what the competition offers.
Otherwise, the new Mazda MX-5 Miata is a great choice for anyone looking for a spirited performance with a time tested and re-known nameplate. Rivals giving the 2017 Miata a run for its money include the Nissan 370Z, and the British-inspired Mini Cooper Convertible.
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review of Trims
Three trims should be expected to be offered for the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Roadster: Club, Sport, and the Grand Touring.
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard accessories available for the MX-Miata Sport trim include a six-speaker sound system, adaptive LED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, a manually-retractable black soft top, an auxiliary audio jack, dual USB ports, a height-adjustable driver seat, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, LED foglights and taillights, adaptive cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club model adds a seventeen-inch wheels, Bilstein shock absorbers, a sport front fascia, voice controls, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, a limited-slip differential, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, an auxiliary audio jack, a shock tower brace, a sport-tuned suspension system, red interior stitching, piano-black mirror covers, summer performance tires, additional USB ports, HD and satellite radio.
Lastly, the Grand Touring adds automatic high-beam headlight control, rear-cross traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, heated seats, full leather upholstery, a navigation system, a cloth-lined top, auto-dimming mirrors, and an engine sound enhancer.
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a 2.0L inline-4 engine rated at 148 lbs. ft. of torque and 155 horsepower. Transmission pairing is done with the either a six-speed manual or automatic.
Miata 0-60 mph with the manual takes around 6.2 seconds.
EPA estimates the automatic will check in at 27/36/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 27/34/30 mpg with the manual.
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata USA Release Date & Price
Rumors in the segment allege the new model will most likely go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata price starts from an MSRP of around $24,915.