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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport Manual

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Price with options: $24,915

MSRP: $24,915

Base Invoice: $23,562

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City: 26 - Hwy: 33

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The Mazda MX-5 received a ground-up redesign last year. For 2017, a new model the Miata RF, or Retractable Fastback, joins the fold. The RF features rear buttresses connected by a black spoiler, and the whole system lifts at the push of a button to allow the central hard top to retract down into a storage compartment. The buttresses then return to their previous position. The RF is otherwise mechanically identical to the Miata rag top, which is largely unchanged for 2017.

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Though the MX-5 is pretty quick, its primary purpose is not necessarily about speed. The Miata is all about agility, fun and engagement and as a result most of its performance is derived from its lightweight chassis rather than from a big, overpowered engine.

The current MX-5 convertible tips the scales at about 2,300 pounds, incredibly light by today's standards. That lightness combines with rear-wheel drive to make the Miata one of the best handling cars on the road.

The MX-5 Miata is offered as a soft-top convertible and, in the RF, as a retractable fastback, with a power activated hardtop supported by handsome rear buttresses. There is only one engine available on the MX-5, a 2.0L 4-cylinder that makes 155 horsepower. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission, though a 6-speed automatic optional. Thanks to the car's light weight, 155 horsepower is still be enough to get the Miata to 60 mph in under seven seconds. The most impressive result of the car's light curb weight might be the fuel economy though. The MX-5 convertible is rated at 27 mpg in the city, meaning that owners can really have their cake and eat it too.

The MX-5 convertible comes in three different trims -- Sport, Club and Grand Touring -- while the MX-5 RF is offered in Club, Grand Touring and Launch Edition.

The Sport trim aims for purity, stripping back most of the options and giving drivers a chance to really focus on the fun of driving. Standard features on the Sport trim include 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, sporty cloth-upholstered seats, air-conditioning, a 6-speaker stereo with USB input, Bluetooth connectivity, a leather shift knob and a manual folding soft top.

The Club trim is more about performance and should be the choice for anyone who wants to take their MX-5 to the track. The Club trim comes standard with 17-inch wheels, which are shod in wider rubber than those on the Sport trim. The Club trim also includes Bilstein shock absorbers, a limited-slip differential (manual transmission only) some additional aero parts and piano black exterior mirrors. Also included with the Club trim is a Bose 9-speaker stereo complete with 7inch touchscreen monitor. A set of lightweight, forged BBS wheels covering uprated Brembo brakes with red calipers are optional on the Club trim.

The Grand Touring trim adds just a dash of comfort to the otherwise very focused Miata. Leather seating is included as standard, as is automatic climate control, a built-in garage door opener and satellite radio. A host of safety options include a blind spot/lane departure warning system, rain sensing wipers and automatic high beams.

The RF Launch Edition, limited to 1,000 copies, offers a unique color combination of Machine Gray Metallic with a hand-painted roof in Piano Black. The interior features Auburn Nappa leather. The Launch Edition also comes with a special Tourneau chronograph watch.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Model News

The MX-5 appeals to so many buyers because of its relative attainability, and the bang-for-buck return it offers. With a base price starting below $25,000, the MX-5 Miata is one of the least expensive convertibles on the market, and it undercuts rivals such as the Subaru BR-Z. Meanwhile, the new offers stunning good looks with its revolutionary RF "retractable fastback" form, while still slotting in for under $32,000.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Value Writeup

Precise handling; sharp styling; affordability; good fuel economy; convertible; elegant retractable hardtop

Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Displacement 2.0 L/122
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 148 @ 4600
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 29
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.87
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.59
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.99
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 6
EPA Classification Two-Seaters
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2332
Fixed Antenna
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Steering Wheel Controls
Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/CD Player -inc: 6-speaker sound system w/driver headrest speakers, auxiliary-audio input jack, Bluetooth hands free phone and audio, USB input and speed-sensing automatic volume control
Auto Off Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps
Black Grille
Black Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
Black Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Black Rear Window Trim
Body-Colored Door Handles
Body-Colored Front Bumper
Body-Colored Rear Bumper
Clearcoat Paint
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
LED Brakelights
Light Tinted Glass
Manual Convertible Top w/Glass Rear Window and Windblocker Fixed Wind Blocker
Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Tires: P195/50R16 High Performance Summer
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Wheels: 16" x 6.5" Silver Aluminum Alloy
1 12V DC Power Outlet
1 Seatback Storage Pocket
Air Filtration
Analog Display
Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Cargo Space Lights
Carpet Floor Trim
Cloth Upholstery
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
Driver Foot Rest
Engine Immobilizer
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
Front Center Armrest
Front Cupholder
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front Floor Mats
Full Floor Console w/Locking Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Instrument Panel Bin
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Interior Accents
Leather Gear Shift Knob
Manual Air Conditioning
Manual Tilt Steering Column
Outside Temp Gauge
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Down
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
Reclining Front Bucket Seats -inc: forward/back slide feature, driver's seat front tilt, driver and passenger back panel covered storage and integrated headrests
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Cargo Access
Seats w/Cloth Back Material
Sport Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
Trip Computer
Vinyl Door Trim Insert
100 Amp Alternator
11.9 Gal. Fuel Tank
2.87 Axle Ratio
2745# Gvwr
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
Engine Oil Cooler
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Rear-Wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual -inc: short throw shifter
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Driver And Passenger Side Airbag Head Extension
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
Side Impact Beams