The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata will come this year with small changes, but exterior colors list will be the same. For that reason, its price tag will remain the same also. It will be available with either soft- or hard-top and in three trim levels: Sport, Club and Grand Touring.
Some folks call Miata timeless roadster, but we can only say that you cannot be indifferent in front of this car. It was presented for the first time in 1989, at the Chicago Auto Show, and since then it has its fans on the whole globe. Among other things, today it is lighter, quicker with better handling. When it comes to design, Miata comes with Mazda’s KODO-Soul of Motion design. There are just few competitors of the new 2018 Miata on the US market: Fiat 124 Spider, Mini Convertible and maybe Toyota 86.
Is there any colors changes on the new 2018 Miata?
The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a lightweight roadster and it comes in two body versions: standard with soft top and RF with hard top. Front fascia is recognizable by Mazda KODO style with LED daytime running lights implemented into lower side of the bumper. LED headlights and taillights are standard and it runs on 17-inch alloy wheels.
|Length||154.1 in. (3,915 mm)|
|Width||68.3 in. (1,735 mm)|
|Height||48.8 in. (1,240 mm)|
|Wheelbase||90.9 in. (2,310 mm)|
|Ground clearance||5.32 in. (135.1 mm))|
|Curb weight (lbs.)||2,332 / RF 2,445 (1,058 / RF 1,110 kg)|
|Trim levels||Sport, Club, Grand Touring|
|Colors||Blue Reflex Mica, Ceramic Metallic, Crystal White Pearl Mica, Jet Black Mica, Meteor Gray Mica and Soul Red Metallic|
There are three trim levels to choose from: base Sport, Grand Touring and Club. Just like its predecessor, RF model with hard top is going to be available only in two trims: Club and Grand Touring but there are a 1,000-unit Launch Edition model which is built on the MX-5 Grand Touring. It will be available in six exterior colors: Blue Reflex Mica, Ceramic Metallic, Crystal White Pearl Mica, Jet Black Mica, Meteor Gray Mica and Soul Red Metallic. The RF 1,000 unit model gets one special paint more – Machine Gray Metallic.
Interior changes will bring more technology
Inside the cabin there will be space for two passengers with Japanese simple and modern design. Just like Mazda3 it will be equipped with plenty of soft-touch materials, with 7-inch color touch screen display on the center console. Standard equipment will be air conditioning, Mazda Connect infotainment system with voice commands. There is also 9-speaker Boose audio system with HD Radio and USB audio input. Higher models comes with leather upholstery, heated seats, rain sensors and integrated navigation.
Beside strong chassis, there are also some safety features that help driver during the ride. Safety features for all models include front and side airbags, side-impact door beams and Tire pressure Monitoring system. Depending on chosen model there are also available Blind Spot Monitoring system Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning system, Adaptive Front Lightning system and High Beam control.
2018 Mazda Miata specs
Just like 2017-year model, the new 2018 Mazda Miata will be available only with one engine option. That means that under the hood we will find a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine. This powerplant will be able to deliver 155 horses and 148 lb-ft of torque. 6-speed manual transmission is standard for all models and according to previous owners experience it brings more fun in drive than its option – 6-speed automatic gearbox. There are small differences in fuel economy and it is rated around 26 mpg in the city and 33 and 35 mpg on the highway.
|SPECIFICATIONS||SPORT, CLUB, GRAND TOURING|
|Engine type||SKYACTIV-G 2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT|
|Horsepower||155 HP @ 6,000 rpm|
|Torque||148 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm|
|Transmission type||6-speed manual|
6-speed sport AT with steering-wheel mounted manual shift paddles
This roadster is a front mounted engine with rear-wheel-drive system. When it comes to suspension, on the front there will be a double-wishbone which brings better handling. Rear multilink suspension is a highly rigid and another thing that is important for this kind of car – it is lightweight. It is equipped with a double-pinion electronic power assist steering stand with better feeling of the road but it also reduces steering “kickback”.
2018 Mazda Miata release date and price
When it comes to these facts, there are just some rumors. We expect that the new Mazda Miata 2018 will come to the US market in the fall of 2017 with small technology changes. That means that its price will be as its predecessor. For that reason we believe that the 2018 Miata with soft top in Sport trim with manual transmission will start around $25,000 price tag while base RF with hard top should start around $31,500. Top models, Grand Touring with soft top and RF Launch edition, will come with the higher price tags – $31,000 and $35,000 respectively.
|2017 MIATA MSRP||Soft top||RF – hard top|
|Sport – 6MT||$24,915||/|
|Sport – 6AT||$26,395||/|
|Club – 6MT||$28,800||$31,555|
|Club – 6AT||$29,530||$32,285|
|Grand Touring – 6MT||$30,065||$32,620|
|Grand Touring – 6AT||$31,270||$33,825|
|RF LAUNCH EDITION SV – 6MT||/||$33,720|
|RF LAUNCH EDITION SV – 6AT||/||$34,925|