2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Release Date, News & Info

It has been five years since the third generation of the Miata car has been released and it is already due time for a 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata to be released. The vehicle has been rumored for a long time but also for a long time nothing came and Mazda kept quiet. Just when the news and speculations about this release has started to lose momentum we have been hit with a confirmation that an updated model is on its way.

The original Mazda MX-5 Miata was first showcased and released at the Chicago Auto Show of 1989 and was soon choose as one of the groundbreaking vehicles of the 80s. Its advantages were a small, lightweight build made with minimal mechanical complexity to it. It was immediately dubbed as the evolution of British roadster vehicles and it showed that with the future releases that came after the original. The second-gen came ten years after the original and was a redesigned version which debuted in 1999. Currently we have the third-generation model on our hands which has started to fade out so an appropriate update was necessary, and the 2017 model is supposed to bring back some life into the Miata brand.

There have been some rumors that beside the roadster vehicle fans are going to be in for a coupe version. This is something that people have been demanding for a long time but was never put into perspective. It appears that Mazda has decided to make the fans happy this time and will release a coupe version just a few months after the release of the roadster version. All in information and specs that have been given to the general public are here in this review and you can do yourself a favor and read it so you are informed when the new car hits the streets.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata exterior

There is going to be quite an interesting design to the newest 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata. The body is going to be made with steel which is going to adopt high-strength panels bolstered with some high-engineering solutions. The previous generation car had a distinctive swollen grille at the front, but the new-gen is going to make away with that and use a smaller version of it which is going to be a reminder of the old type of Miata models. The headlights have also been remodeled here as they carry an up-slanting teardrop shape with some LED lighting technology added as well. All in all, the new lighting configuration of the latest Miata is going to be reminiscent of the original and legendary models of the past.

The rear fascia sees a divorce from the traditional Miata layout that we had so far. It has been updated with a completely original and unique design which adds a tall bumper and a pointy trunklid spoiler and is going to be the new face, or actually the rear, of the newest Miata. The fascia is very crisp and clean designed and has some sharp turn signals which extend into the bumper combined with rounded taillights. Speaking about the profile, the 2017 model is going to have a sleeker and sportier design. The fenders are muscular while the hood is sloping and all in all give a GT-like appearance to the Miata vehicle. And finally the MX-5 Miata is going to be much lighter than the vehicle before it with a total weight of 2,332 pounds.

Interior

The interior of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata is going to be as likable as before. If you have enjoyed the previous interior design of the Miata, you are going to like the ND’s newest design. Mazda keeps the dashboard and the layout inside the cabin mostly unchanged. The shiny plastic inserts have been replaced with some soft-touch piece, but the AC vents and the circular design of the knobs is still present. But the biggest change and actually advancement is that everything has been kept clean and the layout is perfect on the dashboard, which also sees the inclusion of modern touchscreen technology instead of many buttons and switches.

The steering wheel is still going to utilize the three-spoke layout, which has become a trademark look of the Miata, and also keeps the same center stack. The door panels, on the other hand, have been completely redesigned and now include new body-colored panels on the top which make for a much more premium look. It is not as roomier on the inside as you would have expected it to be but the steering wheel is positioned lower than before as it combines with much more supportive and sets.

Engine

There have been different speculations about the engine of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata, but the bottom choice at the end came to a SkyActiv, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gasoline powerplant. This engine is going to be utilized inside the models which are aimed for the American market and is also the same engine choice which is featured inside the Mazda3, Mazda6, and CX-5 cars. The engine is ging to produce an output of 155 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque which provides a torque delivery of 7,000 and 4,800 rpm.

The Japanese model Miata is going to incorporate the 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 129 horsepower and 110 pound-feet of torque, and is going to combine with a six-speed manual  as the only transmission choice present.

Price and release date

The price of the latest 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata is going to come at $30,195, for the manual transmission choice, while the automatic one is priced at $31,270. The car is going to be offered by the end of this year, when its release date is set, and you will be able to get it early in 2017 and purchase it.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Release Date and News

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.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata side view,red color, alloy wheels, grille, headlights

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata interior, leather seats

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.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata trunk

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata engine

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.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata exterior, front view, headlights

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.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata engine

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.

Specifications

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.

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2017 Mazda 3 Release Date, News & Info

The redesigned 2017 Mazda 3 is one of the best all-rounded compact cars available, but you’ll have to hold on until it goes for sale sometime in March 2017. It promises a precise handling, many advanced features, intuitive controls, top crash test scores, a quick acceleration, and an impressive fuel economy rating.

2017 Mazda 3front and rear angle, taillights and headlights

These days if you are shopping for a compact sedan or hatchback, you’ll likely expect it to be safe, spacious, packed with some of the latest technology and features, and fuel-efficient. Well, not so many vehicles can be able to offer all of this features without jeopardizing either performance or comfort.

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Guess what! The new 2017 Mazda 3 is one of the few vehicles in the segment that can be able to offer everything discussed above without breaking a sweat. The bliss continues under its hood. With two powerful engines available, the Mazda 3 is arguably one of the fastest vehicles in the segment. Couple that with an upgraded suspension system and the result is a smooth and hush ride.

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Additionally, the Mazda 3 is a standout especially in terms of interior appointments. Lots of latest technologies and soft-touch materials are offered even for the base model. But despite the effort invested by Mazda engineers and designers, there are still some faults on the 3 such as wind and tire noise, and a choppy ride quality with the optional 18” wheels.

2017 Mazda 3 front view, exterior, headlights and grille

As such, it would be advisable to check out what the segment offers. The available competition includes the 2017 Honda Civic, the 2017 Ford Focus, and the updated 2017 Kia Forte. At the end of the day, you’ll need to be decisive but the bottom line remains the 2017 Mazda 3 is an appealing choice that will undoubtedly liven up your days.

Mazda 3 – Trims Available

The 5-door 2017 Mazda 3 will be offered in both sedan and hatchback body styles. Both body styles are offered in 3i and 3s models. The two models are further offered in more trims (detailed below). The grand Touring is covered under a separate review.

Interior Review & 2017 Mazda 3 Exterior Changes

2017 Mazda 3 steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen, dashboard

The base 3i Sport list of standard accessories and features includes a 7” touchscreen display, power-folding mirrors, 16-inch steel wheels, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, voice controls, adaptive cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. Others include an auxiliary audio jack, a six-speaker sound system, heated side mirrors, a rear-seat armrest, a blind-spot monitor, rear-cross traffic alert, automatic wipers, automatic headlights, premium cloth upholstery, and smartphone enabled Internet radio.

2017 Mazda 3 interior cabin, front and rear seats

Upgrading to the 3i Touring gets you a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a CD player, a nine-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system, an auto-dimming rearview camera, automatic dual-zone control, keyless entry and ignition, foglights, a rear lip spoiler, and a sunroof.

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The 3i Grand Touring model further adds a leatherette upholstery, a navigation system, heated front seats, a six-way power driver seat, and a tri-zone automatic climate control.

Getting the 3S Touring gets you a heads-up display, steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters, a more powerful engine, a digital speedometer, 18” wheels, and a gloss-black grille insert.

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The 3S Grand Touring bundles the i-Eloop regenerative braking system, daytime running lights, adaptive xenon headlights, a forward collision mitigation and warning system, LED taillights, active grille shutters, and automatic high-beam headlight control.

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2017 Mazda 3 Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Mazda 3i is a four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 155 hp and 150 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is routed to the front wheels via either the standard six-speed manual or the six-speed automatic.

2017 Mazda 3 engine

According to Mazda 3, a time of 8.3 seconds is what you require to get the Mazda 3i model past 60 mph. EPA says you should look forward to EPA ratings of 30/41/34 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the automatic, and 29/41/33 mpg with the manual.

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The Mazda 3s, on the other hand, get a four-cylinder 2.5L engine beneath their hoods. The power produced – 184 horsepower and 185 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the wheels via the six-speed auto. With this powerplant under the hood, you only require about 7.5 seconds to get from 0-60 mph.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 180.3 in
Width: 70.7 in
Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
Cargo volume: 12 cu ft
Curb weight: 2883 lb
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 7.5 sec
MPG: 29/41 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Reflex Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Jet Black Mica, Liquid Silver Metallic, Meteor Gray Mica, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Soul Red Metallic, Titanium Flash Mica
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price & 2017 Mazda 3 Release Date

Expect its release date sometime in March 2017, according to various online sources. As for its price, the 3 Hatchback will go for sale for an MSRP of $18,545, and $17,845 for the 3 Sedan.

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