The Mazda MX-5 Miata Boasts Reduced Weight

May 23rd, 2016 by

2016 Mazda MX-5 MiataThe 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata comes to Stockton and Modesto drivers boasting a feather-light weight as low as 2,332 pounds. That makes it one of the lightest cars you can get your hands on, and it’s all thanks to a range of innovative design touches and features. See what they are and how they improve the Miata today!

Weight Over Power

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata retains the excellent performance of past models, and its light-weight status improves that performance even more. Other companies might have simply opted for a larger engine, but the increased output doesn’t necessarily yield the expected results—a sentiment that’s been expressed by no less an authority than David Coleman, lead development engineer for the U.S-spec Mazda MX-5 Miata. More power means having to fit larger tires and brakes, which then necessitates a heavier, more rigid body.

Mazda does things differently; instead of making superficial changes, they go right back to basics to reduce weight and improve performance. Excessive horsepower and torque might sound nice, but it’s the body that makes the car.

Thanks to its brilliantly sculpted body and innovations like SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, the 2,332 lb. 2017 MX-5 Miata lets you feel every ounce of the 155-hp, 148 lb.-ft. of torque powertrain. Small wonder its such a popular choice for thrill seekers all across Stockton and Modesto.

Experience the Sophisticated Engineering of the Mazda MX-5 Miata For Yourself

The modest weight and high-end engineering of the Mazda MX-5 Miata create a drive that is pure and unmistakable. To experience it for yourself near Stockton and Modesto, or to find out more about the vehicle, don’t hesitate to visit the showroom at Tracy Mazda today.