2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata – A Review
2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the new open air styled luxury sports car that will give you an enjoyable drive. The exterior is stunning and the interior is lavish. The engine is powerful and is capable of giving outstanding performance. Let’s have a look at some of its spectacular features.
The new MX-5 Miata exhibits a spectacular exterior with a bold grille and front fascia. Smooth lines and taillight design add to the elegant exterior. The 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels are standard on the Sport trim while 17-inch wheels with a 10-spoke design standard on Touring and Grand Touring adds more style to the vehicle. The Z-fold soft top is a unique feature that adds very little weight to the body.
The interior of this two seater car is comfortable. The standard 6-way adjustable driver’s seat and premium heated leather seats are comfy and relaxing to sit in. The dashboard is designed with backlit silver trimmed tachometer, coolant temperature and oil pressure gauges. The leather-wrapped steering wheel gives you more control over the car. The interior is also roomy and there is a 5.3 cubic feet of storage capacity in the trunk area. Bottle holder, large glove box and a lockable compartment between seats allows you to put your necessary stuff.
The 2.0 liter DOHC 16- valve 4- cylinder engine is robust and can generate 167 HP of output power. The transmission choices include 5-speed manual transmission on the Sport version while 6-sped manual transmission on Touring and Grand Touring models. Also, 6-speed Sport AT automatic transmission is available on all the three models. The Variable valve timing control enhances acceleration. The new Mazda is lightweight and is built using ‘gram’ strategy. The efficient fuel economic engine gives more mileage. An EPA rating of 22mpg is achieved in the city and 22 mpg on highway.
For a racing car, safety is of much more importance. The new Mazda is loaded with advanced safety features. They include
- Front Airbags
- Side Impact Airbags
- Standard Dynamic Stability Control
- 4- Wheel Antilock brake System
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- This sports car is equipped with innovative technology features. They include
- Remote Keyless Entry with retractable key
- Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System
- Bluetooth Hands Free Phone capability
- AM/ FM/ CD/ MP3- compatible stereo with 6- speakers
- Bose Audio System with Audio Pilot 2
- Sirius XM Satellite Radio with 4- months subscription
- Auxiliary Audio Input jack to connect devices such as iPod
Pricing and availability
It is available at a starting price of $23, 470.
So, get ready to cruise in the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata and enjoy the true racing experience.