When Mazda launched their 2018 MX-5 with the name “Miata” its tricky roof, immediately attracted even the critics and the popularity took no time to spread across the globe. As much as been heard from its owners, the 2018 Mazda MX-5 made them feel proud on the road with its performance, apart from the appearance that was never easy to ignore. Here’s a brief account on all those aspects on which the 2018 MX-5 owners had to say about this mid-sized coupe from Mazda.
What’s New in the 2018 Model
As described by the Phoenix Mazda dealer, the changes observed in the 2018 model is mainly the soft top and the newly revised rear suspension that came along with a latest power-steering system.
The 2018 MX-5 model from Mazda is built upon the strength of an aluminum power plant frame with a 2.0L L4 DOHC 16-valve engine that generates a 155 hp @ 6000 rpm when the 6-speed automatic with manual mode Transmission is paired with it.
The Miata or the Mazda MX-5 might not get counted as one of the power cars around has the ability to throw a tough challenge to its rivals just for being the lightest in its class. The engine delivers a smooth yet dynamic driving experience especially when the turbo engine in the 124 Spider squeezes out the maximum power from the engine and builds up a crisp driving style with precise throttle adjustments. The result is an effortless rev matched with the downshifts that are rare for manual-transmission cars.
Steering, Handling and Riding
Mazda MX-5 RF has earned the goodwill of its users for its firm rides. The handling is smoother with swift changes of direction. Thanks to the light steering that is so highly responsive while the latest driver assistance system keeps the driver aware of everything that can affect the driving including the front tires. The overall rides in this model has left no room for grumbles.
The 2018 Mazda MX-5 is well-known for its timely stop due to its firm and quick brake pedal response. Moreover, the position of the brake pedal would draw your attention when you would find it so convenient while driving as it is kept closer to the accelerator, so that you get an easy access to it during the heel-toe downshifts especially while driving the manual-transmission models.
The 900-year-old Japanese tradition called Jinba Ittai, is one of the major reasons behind the success of Mazda MX-5 in the automotive market. Engineered on the basis of the relationship between a horse and its rider in which the horse stabilizes itself while the archer pulls back his arrow, the MX-5, becomes the flagship vehicle for Mazda, and is named as “a true driver’s car”, that follows the same concept of Jinba Ittai with perfection.
The Bottom Line
According to the Mazda Phoenix dealer, the 2018 Mazda MX-5 establishes a sound connection between the driver and his vehicle and it continues with the smooth handling and its user friendly behavior while the travelers in its comfortable cabin enjoy the rides.