Latest Review On 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Car
The 2012 model of the iconic Mazda MX-5 Miata is in its third generation with very slight changes and more sporting fun. This new Mazda MX-5 Miata has two main models with a soft-top convertible and a Power Retractable Hard Top, which packages the hard roof very neatly and turns the MX-5 into a coupe when required. The exterior style of the car is more like the classic roadster. The interior is simple with easy to use controls and impressive chrome and silver accents to give a bright feel to the cabin.
The range of variants offers option of 5-speed and 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed auto transmission. The entire range of trims is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 167 horsepower. This Mazda car is very responsive and can be revved hard. This car is the perfect match for the carefully-honed chassis. The low weight that is less than 2,600 pounds in all guises, quick response from the steering as well as the car as a whole and the equal distribution of the weight brings predictability, stability and balanced handling in this convertible car.
You can choose the manual soft top or the power hard top. In case of soft top, the noise filters through the cabin, while the hard top does not allow any filtration of noise or sound at speed. The MX is a sports car and so it offers standard balanced features and skips some high-end features. The standard features include the power accessories like CD player and tilt steering. And with the touring model you get keyless entry, trip computer and cruise control. The Grand Touring models get more features like the heated leather seats, automatic climate control and other convenient features.
Some of the safety features in the MX includes traction control, standard ABS, front and seat-mounted side airbags. Albeit Mazda MX-5 Miata has some of the standard safety features, it has not been crash tested by NHTSA or IIHS.