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2016 Mazda MX-5: Agility Redefined

2016 Mazda MX-5: Agility Redefined

There's a reason for the MX-5's popularity.

The MX-5 is one of the best-selling convertibles and for two good reasons: simplicity and sportiness. If you're looking for a fantastic sports car, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 will be your best bet. Especially with affordable prices to boot, with the base GX starting at $31,900, the mid-range GS at $35,300 and the top GT trim for $39,200.

The 2016 Mazda Mx-5 is Packed with Power

One of the most crucial point for a sports car is definitely what's underneath the hood. You get the SKYACTIV-G DOHC 16v 2.0 L 4 cylinder that drives the rear wheels. You can opt for the 6-speed automatic transmission, but the 6-speed manual is standard, with short and aggressive throws. Steering the wheel is a rack and pinion rpm sensitive variable power steering system while on the higher specs you get a limited slip differential and sport suspension with Blistein shocks for the manual transmission. Great safety features are offered as well, like airbags, side impact beams, theft deterrent system, electronic brake force distribution, ABS and plenty more. Finally, you get a great fuel economy rating of, 8.8 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 6.9 L/100 km for the 6 speed manual and 8.9 L/100 km city and 6.5 L/100 km for the automatic.

New and Improved

The 2016 MX-5 has its looks completely revamped this year. The front is completely new with a long swooping hood, and on the sides are body-coloured power folding mirrors. LED headlights, with matching LED rear combination lights are available as well. If you go for the higher specs, you can have a 17" alloys with gunmetal finish in place of the 16" silver-finished wheels, which beautifully finishes off the car on a high note.

The interior has everything a great sports car needs, with air conditioning, steering wheel mounted cruise control, push button start, keyless entry, wind blocker, adjustable seats, black cloth upholstery with black stitching, and the GT model nets you a leather-trimmed upholstery as standard. The interior is what has worked with Mazda ever since the dawn of the MX-5s, all the buttons and knobs are laid out where you need them and a simple AM/FM radio CD player with 6 speakers please your ears while you are attacking the country roads. However, by just stepping up one trim, you get a 7" colour touchscreen display and the GT will fetch you a 9-speaker Bose premium surround sound system.

There's a reason for the MX-5's popularity, especially if you have driven one before. It gives you so much, yet asks so little back, and that's why it's so highly regarded, with some race series even dedicated to it.

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