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2013 Mazda Miata Sport

2013 Mazda Miata Review

(0 Stars)  A new face for one of our favorite sports cars.

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New For 2013
All models adopt a restyled front fascia and dark steering-wheel spokes. The leather seats and the soft top can now be finished in tan, and three new colors join the roster: sparkling black, dolphin gray, crystal white pearl. A new Club trim level replaces Touring and features seventeen-inch gunmetal wheels; black mirrors, roof, and headlight bezels; special “Club” decals; a new front air dam; red stitching on cloth seats; and a standard suspension package. Sport models gain foglights and chrome headlight surrounds, and Grand Touring versions score new wheels, chrome headlight surrounds, and a new shift knob.
Overview
The Guinness Book of Records recognizes the Mazda MX-5 Miata as the world’s best-selling roadster, and it’s one of our favorite sports cars ever. The Miata is best enjoyed with a manual transmission bolted to its 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The engine produces only 167 hp, but it’s the way the power is delivered that makes the MX-5 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 drops power to 158 hp and reduces the redline from 7200 rpm to a more pedestrian 6700 rpm. All-around independent suspension, disc brakes, and a finely tuned chassis further contribute to a pure and exhilarating driving experience. Even for nonenthusiasts, the MX-5 is one of the best cheap roadsters on the market. It offers a well-designed cabin made of high-quality materials, a small but usable 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 hardtop that can be raised or lowered in twelve seconds makes the MX-5 a livable companion in foul-weather states. Changes this year include a mild refresh and an equipment reshuffle. Expect an all-new MX-5 to debut in a year or two.

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2013 Miata Sport Convertible Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 22 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, 25 MPG combined and 317 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

'13 Mazda Sport Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  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 Windows
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Trip Computer
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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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
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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