The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata in Chatham
If you were to imagine the impossible and then somehow develop a sports car with more advanced equipment AND a lighter weight to it, then you’d be as smart as Mazda is. The renowned Mazda MX-5, or Mazda Miata, is proof of concept here. Fully redesigned in 2016, the new 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata in Chatham is about as fun as fun-to-drive gets, and we’ve got it here at Chatham Mazda, ready for a test drive.
If you like the idea of fun in the sun at a reasonable price, then a Mazda MX-5 is for you. This is Mazda’s iconic roadster, and despite it absolutely being more advanced than its predecessor, the 2017 MX-5 is actually 200 pounds lighter. What this means for consumers is that the vehicle is even more fun on two fronts: it has more tech and advanced equipment to enjoy, as well as a lighter frame to help it maneuver more easily. Upon further inspection…
2017 Mazda MX-5 Performance
Lightweight and nimbler than just about anything else on the road, the MX-5 Soft Top is truly a delight to drive. It takes turns with ease, maintaining both momentum and your heart rate. With rear-wheel drive and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine offering 155 hp and 148 pound-feet of torque, this lightweight roadster has a good amount of kick to it. We’re looking at 0-60 in 6.3 seconds–a half second quicker than the previous generation.
For a truly authentic experience, six-speed manual transmission comes standard, but the six-speed automatic is an option for you, along with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles.
2017 Mazda MX-5 Efficiency
Lightweight also means light on fuel, and the MX-5 delivers here as well. You can expect 7.8 L/100km combined fuel efficiency with the manual drive, and about 7.9L/100km with the automatic.
If you do the math, taking into account the vehicle’s weight, power and fuel efficiency, you’ll see that the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata in Chatham is one of the most efficient vehicles on the road. And then when you remind yourself of all the equipment packed inside, you realize Mazda has pulled off a miracle.
2017 Mazda MX-5 Interior
With amazingly comfortable seating, the drivers will truly be content driving their MX-5 Soft Top. To further cut down on weight, Mazda has replaced the typical seat springs with a mesh-suspension design. Adorning the interior are luxury-quality materials and trim panels you’ll love to touch and feel, and as you trim up, things get even nicer inside. USB connectivity and Bluetooth are standard offerings with the MX-5 Soft Top, connecting you to the vehicle and the world outside it.
2017 Mazda MX-5 Safety
Yes, there’s a lot of equipment included in your new 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata in Chatham! Standard safety features with the MX-5 include Dynamic Stability Control, a Traction Control System, Hill Launch Assist, dual front and side air bags, side-impact door beams, an engine immobilizer theft-deterrent system, and driver’s and passenger’s seat-belt pretensioners with force limiters. Advanced safety features like the Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Lane Departure Warning are available should you like them.