2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Release Date, Specs – With affordable character, lightweight body, a sublime manual transmission, spirited performance, and a user-friendly manual soft top, the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata will arguably be a top contender for the top spot in its segment. Its date of release should be expected sometime in January 2017 if online reports are anything to go by.
The new Mazda MX-5 Miata starts off in a rather unusual fashion. Typically, vehicles coming off a full redesign pack on some added weight due to the changes effected, but contrary to what most could expect, the new model has actually shed about 200 lbs. the diet notwithstanding, the new model has packed some new added technologies and materials relative to its predecessor.
And staying true to the its nameplate, the new MX-5 Miata zips and twists around with some sporty athleticism very few cars in its class can match. Interior wise, you will find lots of appealing features and equipment such as the 7-inch touchscreen that offers an intuitive and effortless way of controlling some of its creature features liken climate control, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Naturally, some sacrifices are often required in order to produce a vehicle as good as the MX-5 Miata. That said, you should expect a noisy performance regardless of the transmission, tiny trunk, and a snug cabin. Otherwise, if you want an authentic roadster experience for the money, the redesigned 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata is an appealing choice. But if you can’t live with its faults here are some of the alternatives you will love.
The closest rival to the “A” rated 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the Mini Cooper convertible – outstanding features include a British charm and a turbocharged power. Other than that, the 2017 Nissan 370Z is the other option that will get you creature comforts, eye-popping 330 horsepower and safety features but costs relatively more.
Trims Available – Mazda MX-5 Miata
It comes in Sport, Club Edition, and Grand Touring trims.
Interior Changes & Exterior Pictures – 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata
The Sport trim offers standard air-conditioning, LED headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a glass rear window, a six-speaker sound system, cruise control, full power accessories, height-adjustable driver seat, a USB port, a CD player, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a manually-retractable black soft top, push-button ignition, 16-inch alloy wheels, and cruise control.
Stepping up to the Club trim gets you an engine sound enhancer, a sport-tuned suspension system, a rear lip spoiler, Bilstein shock absorbers, a 9-speaker Bose audio system, red interior stitching, a shock-tower brace, a sport front fascia, a limited-slip differential, summer performance tires, HD and satellite radio, an auxiliary control knob, dual USB ports, Pandora/Aha/Stitcher Internet radio, upgraded interior trim panels, roll hoops, voice controls, piano-black mirror covers, 17-inch wheels, and a 7-inch touchscreen interface.
Getting the Grand Touring gives you automatic high-beam control, adaptive headlights, lane-departure warning, rear-cross traffic alert, body-color mirror covers, exterior and auto-dimming heated mirrors, a cloth-lined top, a blind-spot monitor, a navigation system , a leather upholstery, automatic climate control, automatic wipers, and upgraded brakes.
Factory options available for the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata include keyless entry and ignition, Brembo front brakes, 17-inch forged BBS wheels, an aero body kit, and four-zone automatic climate control.
Exterior colors to expect from the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata include Jet Black Mica, Ceramic Metallic, Artic White, and Soul Red Metallic.
The new model just like its predecessor doesn’t offer easier ingress and egress particularly for six footers as the interior is snug, with limited leg-and headroom. But you find its seats very comfortable and the coziness is taken a notch higher with the nifty mesh-suspension system.
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 155 horsepower and 148 lbs. ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a six speed manual transmission system that sends power to the rear wheels. Various tests conducted on the MX-5 Miata revealed it requires only 6.3 seconds to zoom from0-60 mph.
With the manual transmission system, the vehicle returns 34/27/30 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 36/27/30 mpg with the automatic.
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: 5,8 sec
MPG: 27/34 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic White, Ceramic Metallic, Jet Black Mica, Soul Red Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Price & Release Date
An asking price of $24,915 is what you’ll need to get the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata once it is available for sale. Its release date should be expected in early 2017 – January to be specific.