When You Have a Mazda MX-5 Miata, Driving Matters!
Hitting the road on Long Island can be done in any car, but no car does it quite like a roadster. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 was redesigned last year with a slick style, incredible power, high fuel economy, and advanced technology and safety features. Taking in the spring air from behind the wheel of this roadster is an experience you’ll never forget. Starting at just under $25,000, it doesn’t carry the price of its competitors, not by a long shot.
Taking it from the top, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata comes in six exterior colors. That said, the Miata is designed to grab the attention of those on the road. Expressive details, like the LED daytime running lamps that are angled outward, put the focus on the car’s wide stance and motion-like design.
Only on the first year of the fourth generation, the MX-5 is shorter, lower, and lighter than any of its predecessors, giving it a more athletic look. Carrying the same round rear tail lamps reminiscent of the first generation, the Mazda MX-5 Miata wears its heritage proudly.
Under the hood of this slick roadster is a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder engine that’s rated at a respectable 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. That engine comes mated to a six-speed manual or automatic sport AT transmission. Weighing in at just 2,381 pounds with an automatic transmission, 148 pounds lighter than the last generation, that engine packs a punch. There’s a reason the MX-5 has remained the name for lightweight sports cars for over four generations.
As expected for such a light car, the Mazda MX-5 Miata earns an EPA-estimated 27 city/36 hwy mpg. That’s pretty impressive for such a sporty roadster. With its high fuel economy, aerodynamic design, and powerful engine, cruising Long Island is a great way to spend the day!
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is designed for both comfort and convenience. Bucket seats fill out the majority of the car while a steering wheel with audio and speed controls completes the driver’s side. The open-air cabin puts your front and center for the spring time air while the roadster’s advanced technology keeps you connected.
Inside, the high-quality craftsmanship puts the MX-5 above any other competitor. With details like diamond-shaped stitching on leather-trimmed seats, it’s no wonder the Mazda MX-5 offers such an enjoyable ride!
This roadster isn’t without a technological touch. The MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system gives you access to entertainment, social media, navigation, and much more. Everything is available at the touch of the screen. With a commander control knob at your fingertips as well, hitting the road doesn’t mean saying goodbye.
Ensuring you can listen to your music on the road is a priority which is why the designers at Mazda included an available Bose Audio system. That system throws nine speakers into your ride. Better yet, there are two speakers in each headrest, allowing you to listen to your music even with the top down. With the standard steering-wheel-incorporated Bluetooth hands-free system, you can stream your own music, make phone calls, and more, all without taking your eyes off the road.
Engineering, design, comfort, and technology all come together to create the award-winning Mazda MX-5 Miata. The sports car took home two awards from the World Car Awards: World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year. Caranddriver.com also named it a 2016 10Best Car. Those are some pretty hefty awards and, with a heritage in racing, the Miata lives up to its legacy.
The new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is available in Sport, Club, and Grand Touring trims. See which one you’d like to drive on Long Island with a test drive.