Used 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sports Coupe Review & Ratings

Review & Ratings of the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sports Coupe

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The 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sports Coupe proves that you do not need to invest in a high-dollar sports car to enjoy spirited performance. In fact, despite the fact that only 450 of these special edition vehicles are available to be purchased in the United States, MSRP is still amazingly affordable, starting at $32,020. When the Miata debuted more than 20 years ago, it quickly established itself as a driver's car that was comfortable, responsive, peppy and affordable to own. The little roadster is now in its third generation, and it remains just as appealing, if not more than it was back when it was first launched.

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Comfort
  • Currently 3.89/5
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  • Currently 4.02/5
 
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If you want a car that focuses on performance you will definitely enjoy the Mazda MX-5 Miata Sports Coupe. There is nothing new about its build and while its look is an expansion on the Lotus vehicles that influenced it, there are not many cars that offer so much fun and affordability. The lines are sporty yet elegant and the cabin is luxurious, yet not overdone.

The Mazda MX-5 Miata Sports Coupe5 is a two-seat car that offers an impressive value. It is a big name in the world of inexpensive sports cars. There is a distribution of only 51 percent at the front of the car and also with 49 percent at the rear. This MX-5 offers strong agility and great handling, taking corners with fierce aggression and hugging every inch of them.

The 2012 MX-5 Miata is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 167 horsepower. This is certainly not a ton of power, but it has enough get up and go to not complain too much about power. It comes with a six-speed manual transmission, but a six-speed automatic is also available. Despite its sport handling, the ride is surprisingly smooth due to its fantastic suspension.

There are three trims available, including Sport, Touring and Grand Touring, all with their own lists of standard features and available options. For 2012, this two-seater vehicle is only available in two colors, including Velocity Red and Crystal White Pearl. The cabin offers a nice blend of sporty and luxurious style. The Grand Touring is embellished with leather, but even the fabric options are warm and comfortable.

There are not any crash test or braking results available for the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sports Coupe, but you can count on it having standard safety features that the line is known for.

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