The New Mazda MX-5 Miata: A Masterpiece of Simplicity

In 2000, the Mazda Miata gained the recognition and honor of officially becoming the world's best-selling two-seat sports car. This announcement came ten years after the MX-5 Miata was first introduced to North America and also came as no surprise to anyone in touch with the automotive world. The original MX-5 Miata had a rare dual nature, being marketed as a fun and economical sports car, but quickly being regarded as a legit purist sports car.


Fast-forward to 2020 and the MX-5 Miata remains one of the most exciting driving experiences available in New Haven thanks to its strict adherence to elemental roadster design concepts. While the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata features a potent inline four-cylinder engine with 181-horsepower, its biggest strength is its minimal weight. The Miata has a curb weight of just over 2,300-pounds; almost half the average new car weight of 4,500-pounds.


This makes the Miata one of the lightest cars in production in the US. This lightweight design is responsible for the Miata's crisp and quick handling and, as any enthusiast will agree, is the primary source of the fun-to-drive factor for which the Miata is known. The lightweight design has the added benefit of providing world-class fuel economy, offering up to an EPA-estimated 35 miles-per-gallon on the highways in Hamden.

While many iconic sports cars are designed to appeal to Fairfield owners that love cars, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is a car that is designed to appeal to owners that love the drive. The thrill of affordable, perfectly balanced, top-down everyday driving has made the Miata a 17-time recipient of Car and Driver's "10 Best Award". The Miata follows a simple but effective recipe with very few exceptions or departures.

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What do you get when you combine lightweight, low center of gravity, balanced front-engine rear-drive layout, and a responsive high-revving engine? The result is a masterpiece of simplistic and harmonious engineering. As attractive as the MX-5 Miata is sitting parked in your driveway in Bridgeport, it is the type of car that has to be driven to appreciate truly. The professionals at Mazda of Milford can set you up with a test drive that will change your life. We look forward to meeting you!

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