Mazda is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Mazda MX-5, a good excuse, any excuse is a good one in fact, to get back behind the wheel of a Mazda MX-5. Those who know me know that I am a faithful advocate of this model and in fact I had time ago the pleasure of owning one Mazda MX-5 Na, the Miata first generation, but why is still the Mazda MX-5 a purchase as recommended?
The Mazda MX-5 is thanks to its simplicity and the fun that provides one of the cars most interesting market
The Mazda MX-5 is able to combine perfectly, as few cars can do, fun and simplicity, a simplicity which brings to view it as a purchase rational despite being a sports car two-seater, with the boot fair, a room not very large, and all the eyebrows raised and the prejudice that leads to the simple echo of driving a convertible car seat. A lot of people have trouble understanding that if you do not need to square the rear to buy a car two-seater is a good idea.
Of that simplicity that distills the Mazda MX-5 is extracted several virtues, and is that we are talking about a car that is extremely docile, which makes it easy to accept mistakes and at the same time will set a smile on your face, by the way, which slides on the curve, by the touch of the address, for as you all arrive, without filters.
In addition to this simplicity also brings out another important fact is that the Mazda MX-5 is a car that enjoys a good reliability and that maintenance is required that is restrained, in fact, until your consumption is content, with an average consumption during our test of 6.7 l/100 km, not bad for a car of vocation playful. And speaking of vocation in a playful…
The motor of the unit that we tested is the new Skyactiv-G 2.0 184 HP
Its engine offers us an exquisite personality, asks you to stretch, play with your change and realize that you’re driving one of the cars with the best touch of the change and all that will goes with a natural sound, without artifices, metal, and flirting with the acute of the most beautiful. Natural is a good word to add to those adjectives simple and fun that we have already hung.
The block maximum torque of 2 liters allows you to perform a sporty driving yes, but the benefits of the Miata are in another type of driving. Lively yes, but flirt with the ride and not with the leg with the knife between the teeth.
Lower the roof, something that is done in a few seconds, and again with the simplicity by flag, changes everything and what seconds before was a murmur aerodynamic now becomes a breeze asked you to lift a little walk to enjoy the views, smells to disconnect everything, except driving.
It is easy to become quickly in tune with the car, putting you in easy to have fun joyride without the need of reaching rhythms outside of the law
It is easy to feel in tune with the Mazda MX-5, it is easy to start thinking that you want one, you need one, how have you been able to live without a car, so in the garage and then that is when you come from the cabal, budgets and justifications to oneself in order to end up with one in the garage.
What if it feels quicker than the Miata 160 HP that has happened this new version of 184 HP? Yeah, it feels that the engine wheel something more alive, and that in general you makes driving more lively but in both cases, with 160 HP or 184 HP prevail over other feelings, and you should look for on this car other things beyond performance, for that reason, a compact, sporty front-wheel-drive and 100 HP more, for the same price, you worth it, but believe me, this car is offering other very interesting things.
Your cabin has a really nice layout, a dashboard narrow with a screen floating, a steering wheel, with the diameter just and a instrumentation clear. The main drawbacks that I can put it is that there are certain areas with adjustments for improvement, as the sides of the centre tunnel and that there are few gaps slides, two details that are quickly forgotten when you press the button start and that metallic sound that I mentioned starts to flood into the passenger compartment from its maximum torque of the engine of 2 litres of cubicaje.
Does your trunk? It has space for two suitcases cabin for a getaway a couple of weekends. Ideally, if you purchase a Mazda MX-5, is that you get used to use gym bags instead of suitcases stiff, you’ll get much more space and you’ll be able to upload more things.
In the case of the unit we have been testing we have to add to all the charms before mentioned an upholstery brown reciprocated by a canopy also maron, although of a different tone. It is a Nappa Edition and it seems to me one of those finishes more successful if you’re looking for a Mazda MX-5 with the price more restrained, with the finish of access.
Price and equipment of the Mazda MX-5 Nappa Edition
The Mazda MX-5 ND, the fourth generation of the Mazda MX-5, has a starting price in Spain 25.520 euros for the version of canvas roof and 29.620 € par to the version with hard top, the Mazda MX-5 RF. The decision between a body or otherwise should be based on the design that you like best because both offer a level of acoustic isolation even, as well as a safety next.
The price of the game, 25.520 euros, is with the small engine, the 1.5 132 HP. If we want a version of 184 HP we have to go to the finish, Zenith and pay 30.320 euros. A Nappa Edition as the one I tested, with the engine of 184 HP, has a price 30.920 euros.
Like equipment of series the Nappa Edition has a multimedia system with color screen 7-inch, browser, sound system, Bose 9 speakers, connectivity with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, headlights Full LED adaptive entry and start with smart key, light sensors and rain, rear parking sensors, upholstery in nappa leather brown, hood brown and wheels of 16 inches with a black finish.