Mazda’s most recognizable road car is harking back to its roots. With its more recent versions, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 has gotten a little bit bigger and a little bit more complex. Now, however, Mazda has decided to go back to what made this car so special to start with; simplicity and above all, fun. The new MX-5 brings both of these in a new, and yet old package called the Miata.
While most new versions of cars always get bigger and heavier, the new MX-5 is actually substantially lighter than its predecessor as well as trimmer.
It also replaced a lot of electronic parts and gizmos with simple, yet refined mechanical engineering. The smaller of your two engine choices produces a 0 to 60 time of 8.3 seconds with a top speed of 126 mph and, wait for it, 47.1 mpg. The gear changes are all incredibly smooth and the steering is knife-like precise.
So mechanically, it marches to the tune of its grandfather’s drum. While this may be true there are some critical areas that differ from the old to the new. For instance, we think the looks of this new version are simply stunning. And at the end of the day, looks are a huge part of buying a sports car.
Overall, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata’s features and its performance make it one of the coolest cars in the market and here at El Dorado Mazda, we couldn’t be more excited.