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2012 Mazda Miata Grand Touring Hardtop

2012 Mazda Miata Review

(0 Stars)  Still one of the world's best sports cars.

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Overview
The Miata is best enjoyed with a manual transmission bolted to its 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The engine produces only 167 hp and redlines at 7200 rpm, but it's the way the power is delivered that makes the Miata so much fun: the sixteen-valver pulls hard all the way to its 7500-rpm fuel cutoff, with great induction noise piped directly into the cabin. The optional automatic transmission doesn't kill the fun too severely, but it does drop power to 158 hp and reduces the redline to a more pedestrian 6700 rpm. The Miata offers a well-designed cabin made of high-quality materials, a usable--although not exactly spacious--trunk, and a soft top that you can flip up or down without getting out of the driver's seat. In addition, an optional power retractable hard top that can be raised or lowered in twelve seconds makes the Miata a livable companion in foul-weather states. The Miata is a lot of fun to drive, despite the fact that its engine puts out a relatively modest amount of power. All-around independent suspension, disc brakes, and a finely tuned chassis further contribute to a pure and exhilarating driving experience. With the disappearance this year of the more hard-core RX-8, the Miata carries on as the only sports car in the Mazda lineup. We expect an all-new Miata next year. Would that stop us from buying a 2012? Most definitely not.

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2012 Miata Grand Touring Hardtop Convertible Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 21 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, 24 MPG combined and 304 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
12.7gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 167 hp @ 7,000 rpm; 140 ft lb of torque @ 5,000 rpm

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'12 Mazda Grand Touring Hardtop Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Technology  
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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