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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible - Overview

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$23,470 – $30,050 MSRP

$21,719 – $27,802 Invoice

21 / 28 MPG City/Hwy

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Overall Quality 5.0

Overall Performance and Design 3.0

Predicted Reliability 4.5

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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

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Overview

What's New for 2012:

  • Stability and traction control are standard on all models

    Exterior Features
    The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a 2-seat roadster offered in three trim levels. All come standard with a manually operated vinyl soft top that includes a glass rear window, while a power-retractable hardtop is available on the two upper trim levels. Standard equipment includes 16-inch cast-aluminum wheels.

    Interior Features
    Standard features on the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata include a 6-speaker sound system, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and power windows and mirrors.

    Optional Features
    The 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers a number of options in packages for the upper trim levels, including 17-inch wheels, fog lights, cruise control, power door locks, keyless entry, auto-dimming rearview mirror, trip computer, leather-wrapped shift knob, leather upholstery, heated seats, 7-speaker Bose audio system, Xenon headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, and satellite radio. The Appearance package includes many of those options plus a unique front spoiler and rocker sills.

    Under the Hood
    The 2012 MX-5 Miata is powered by a 2.0-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 167 horsepower and mated with a standard 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 6-speed transmission. A 6-speed automatic transmission is available, but reduces power to 158 horsepower.

    Fuel Economy
    EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata are:
    • MX-5 Miata with 5-speed manual transmission: 22/28/24 mpg (city/highway/combined)
      • MX-5 Miata with either 6-speed manual or automatic transmission: 21/28/24 mpg

        Safety
        Standard safety equipment on the 2012 MX-5 Miata includes side air bags and stability and traction control.

        To date, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have tested the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

        Available Trims for the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

          Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
        Sport (M5) 5 speed manual $23,470 167-hp / 2.0L 4-cyl 22/28
        Touring (M6) 6 speed manual $25,830 167-hp / 2.0L 4-cyl 21/28
        Grand Touring (M6) 6 speed manual $27,100 167-hp / 2.0L 4-cyl 21/28

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