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Mazda MX-5 Miata Named Best Sports Car from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports - Best Sports Car - 2016 Mazda MX-5 MiataConsumer Reports named the best cars on the market in America across ten popular categories. What does it take to be named the best by Consumer Reports? Consumer Reports puts each vehicle through extensive tests, as well as shines for reliability, safety, and owner satisfaction.

What it Takes to Be Tops:

  • Performance – each model must rank at or near the top of its class in Consumer Reports road-test scores to qualify.
  • Safety – top picks must perform effectively in a rollover and crash tests that the government conducts, or the IIHS.
  • Owner Satisfaction – Consumer Reports surveyed their subscribers about their happiness level regarding the vehicles in their garages. One question they ask is if they would buy the car again.
  • Reliability – in order to be named the Best in one of the categories, models must have an average or better predicted reliability rating based on problems reported.

The Mazda MX-5 Miata received an overall score of 79. Mazda really packs in the fun into the two-seater sports car. The MX-5 Miata combines lithe, precise handling with a crisp manual stick shift and zoomy engine that creates the ultimate driving experience.

Stop in Steet Ponte Mazda today and experience the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata for yourself!

New Miata Club Edition Makes Waves at New York Auto Show

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has made its reputation as the world’s best and most iconic two-door roadster—not as a throaty and angry muscle car. At the New York Auto Show, however, Mazda just revealed the Miata Club Edition, which the automaker touts as the “most aggressive” Miata ever. While it still doesn’t have a crazy huge engine, the styling of the new Club Edition hits much harder.

Miata Club EditionBasically, if you want a Miata but you want it to look just a little leaner and meaner, the new Club Edition is the way to go. It still features a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine—good for 155 horsepower and 144 lb-ft of torque—so it won’t guzzle gas like an angry muscle car, but it might just look a little more like one.

The new Miata does come with a bevy of performance improvements in other areas like suspension, handling, and more—so the Club Edition definitely ups the driving experience for those lucky enough to get their hands on one. Come see us at Steet Ponte Mazda to learn more about the 2016 Miata or the Club Edition specifically. And check out all Mazda’s stuff at the New York Auto Show right now!

Mazda Bio-Based Material Expected in Upcoming MX-5

Mazda Bio-Based Material The Mazda Miata is elevating its status to an even more innovative level, with Mazda establishing its 2016 model as the first to incorporate parts made from an all-new bioplastic, made directly by Mazda.

The bio-based engineering plastic is suitable for many automobile parts on the exterior of cars, allowing the company to lower its environmental impact significantly. This comes in handy not only for the environment, but also for Mazda, at a time when environmentally friendly cars are more popular than ever.

Little is known about the new material, but allegedly, it’s easy to mold, remarkably durable, and able to achieve a mirror-like finish that looks to be even higher quality than classic plastic.

The Mazda bio-based material can be used for interior parts as well, as it will be utilized for the upcoming 2016 Mazda MX-5.

No official release date has been announced for any Mazda models with the new material, so in the meantime, head on down to Steet Ponte Mazda to explore our available models.

2015 Mazda Miata Continues Award-Winning Tradition

2015 Mazda MiataThe Mazda MX-5 Miata is probably one of the most recognizable sports cars on the road.  It’s low-profile, succinct convertible design is very much part of its trademark.  Sporting a design that harkens back to the fun and snappy European sports cars of yore, it’s also a magnet for awards. About two hundred of them, to be exact.  That comes as no surprise when one takes a good long gander at the 2015 Mazda Miata.

A peek under the hood quickly explains the Miata’s reputation for quickness.  This year, you’ll see a 2.0-liter four-cylinder motor in there. The 2015 Mazda Miata’s engine yields 158 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque.  Considering it’s light design, those ponies will undoubtedly get you cooking in no time!

The new Miata still features the classic drop-top.  Just like the original model released in 1990, it can be folded back with one hand.  This time around though, you can get it with a retractable hard-top.

Other fantastic amenities abound: The Miata is outfitted with heated leather seats.  There’s keyless entry and a 7-speaker stereo by Bose. The trunk is unbelievably sizey, with 5.3 cubic feet of room.

These and other awesome features are what helped the Miata win the Guinness World Record for “best-selling two-seat roadster!” If you would like to be a small part of that world record, stop by Steet Pointe Mazda, where you can test drive the new 2015 Mazda Miata.