There’s something for every kind of driver in the Mazda family – if you’re a sophisticated and budding young professional, you might be drawn to sedans like the Mazda3 and Mazda6; if you’re the head of a growing family, an SUV like the CX-5 or CX-9 might be more your speed; if you’re like many and just need to let loose on the road every once in a while, look no further than the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata. The Miata name is synonymous with adrenaline-infused, fun-to-drive experiences, characteristics that are further exemplified in the current model year.
The 2018 MX-5 Miata starts at $25,295, and for this price you’re in line for some of the best performance and innovation that the fastback sports car industry has to offer. Keep reading to find out more about the MX-5 Miata and its capabilities!
The trademark of the Miata family has long been the bright and punchy engine that lies under the hood; in this case, the 2018 MX-5 Miata offers a SKYACTIV®-G DOHC 16-Valve Inline 4 that can produce 155 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. Combine this with a 6-speed Sport automatic transmission (which, by the way, can achieve 35 highway miles per gallon), and you’re left with a roadster that can provide one of the most responsive – and fun – driving experiences out there!
When it comes to its exterior, the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata is nothing short of exhilarating. It features a one-touch soft-top roof, heritage lights, and sleek, muscular body styling that is sure to awaken senses that you didn’t realize you had. Combine this with the Miata’s 2,332-pound curb weight, and you’re able to race down straightaways and around corners with ease.
The MX-5 becomes nearly perfectly balanced when you are sitting in the driver’s seat. Distributing the car’s weight evenly between the front and rear helps to enhance directional control and cornering stability.