2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Videos: Performance
Our 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata performance video review highlights engine options and critic sentiment regarding driving dynamics such as acceleration, handling and braking.
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Video Transcript
The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata earns high praise from reviewers for its simple and well constructed interior. But how is the Miata out on the road? Hi! I am Jim Sharifi with U.S. News Best Cars. In this video we will take a closer look at the Miata's performance.
The 2014 Mazda Miata comes standard with a 5-speed manual transmission and a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that produces 167 horsepower. Upper trim levels have a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters is available on all models. The base Miata gets an EPA estimated 22 miles per gallon in the city and 28 on the highway which is better than many rivals in the affordable sports car class. Test drivers agree that for the Miata isn't the fastest car in the class it's still remarkably quick thanks to its light weight and a responsive engine. They have nothing but praise for this 6-speed manual transmission, noting that it short throws and precise feel make it one of the best on the market. Reviewers say the Mazda Miata excels at carving corners, commenting that its nimble handling and accurate steering make it an absolute joy behind the wheel.
They also say that the steering is precise and the brakes are strong. Because it's so easy to drive, auto writers point out that the Miata is well suited to both the Sunday drivers and the race-track efficient items. To learn more about the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata check out our videos on its interior and other important features and consider competing cars like the Ford Mustang and the Scion FR-S.Read more
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