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All About the Performance and Reliability of the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Last updated 5 years ago

What if you could be the owner of an affordable two-door convertible with a fuel-efficient engine and agile driving dynamics? If this sounds appealing and you’re car shopping in Alexandria, find out why the new Mazda MX-5 Miata deserves to be your weekend car.

Rock-Solid Dependability

Mazda’s sterling reputation for building high-quality cars is evident in the 2012 Mazda Miata. J.D. Power and Associates gave the Mazda Miata a five-star rating for overall quality—the highest possible score. If you want a car that will last you for many years and many miles, consider the new Miata.

Potent Inline-4

The engine under the hood of the Mazda MX-5 Miata is a 167-horsepower inline-four with an aluminum block and head. This engine is bolted to a five-speed manual transmission in the Sport trim and a six-speed manual transmission in the Touring model and Grand Touring trims. If you prefer an automatic transmission, your Mazda Miata will have paddle shifters on the steering wheel and feature a 158-horsepower engine instead.

Lightweight Design

Mazda believes that one of the most important influences on a car’s driving dynamics is its overall weight. Because it features a compact parts and a lightweight frame, the Mazda MX-5 Miata weighs in at just 2,450 pounds. In addition to great handling, this gives the car a number of other performance advantages, such as a 0-60 mph time of roughly seven seconds, an impressive 60-0 mph stopping distance of approximately 115 feet, and 28-mpg highway fuel economy.

Responsive Steering

The Mazda MX-5 Miata comes standard with a suspension that’s tuned to provide nimble steering. But if you want to enhance handling performance even more, equip your Miata with the Suspension package, which offers an upgraded sports suspension, Bilstein shocks, and a limited-slip differential.

To test out the 2012 Mazda Miata to see if it’s an ideal convertible for you, visit Brown’s Alexandria Mazda. Call us at (888) 842-2790 for more information about the Miata, and visit us on the web to see which Miata convertibles we have to offer at our dealership.


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