When you buy a car, you are certainly checking out all info available – starting with your friends, colleagues, car enthusiasts, searching on web, reading articles in car magazines, etc. Miata fans know what they are choosing, but let’s find out how good or bad our favorite and check out 2015 model year Mazda MX-5 Miata ratings in terms of safety, reliability, fuel consumption, and power.
Mazda Miata safety rating
In case of Mazda Miata MX-5 safety ratings, the situation is very complicated. In some reason, there are no crash test ratings for 3rd generation of the car, neither made by US agencies nor by EuroNCAP. Even in Japan there was no crash testing of any Miatas.
The only Mazda Miata that underwent crash test was the second generation NB-series, in 2002, by EuroNCAP method. Both frontal and side impact safety was rated 4 stars.
Despite this, modern Mazda MX-5 Miata has driver and passenger air bags, side air bag, traction control and electronic stability control. So, add to this a very rigid body and you make sure that the most popular roadster by Mazda is a pretty safe.
There are certain speculations that next generation 2016 model year Mazda MX-5 Miata will undergo all necessary crash test by different methods.
Mazda Miata reliability rating
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata ratings in terms of reliability (most of 2015 model year car ratings are not available yet) are overall better than most in comparison with another compact convertible sportcars, J.D. Power even rates the car top for overall quality. The only weak spot mentioned is the interior quality.
Mazda Miata fuel efficiency
Fuel efficiency rating for the car is 22 mpg for city, 28 mpg for highway and 25 combined for the car with 2.0L engine and manual 5-speed transmission. MX-5 with 6-speed manual has less mpgs in city and combined mode – 21 and 24 correspondingly. 6-speed automatic modification has lower mileage in combined mode – 23 miles per gallon.
Mazda Miata horsepower ratings
For US market, the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata is available in two engine variants producing 170 bhp (brake horsepower) or 172 PS (126,8 kW) and 158 bhp (118 kW). The second option is the only one for Australia customers, while in Europe Mazda MX-5 is available with 1.8L engine producing 126 bhp.
You could get your actual horsepower rating by dyno test – the results may vary depending on your car engine state, tuning parts and other factors.
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