2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Release Date, MSRP Price, MPG, Price – Below is a review about the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata which encompasses all you need to know about it including its release date. But first things first, with quite a long history that spans slightly over 25 years, the Mazda MX-5 is among the hottest-selling convertibles on the market today. The MX-5 has seen three different generations, many engine designs and numerous design updates.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata 
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

In spite of the design changes, the most impressive upgrade was announced for the 4th generation model that debut last year on September. That will now be the brand new MX-5 model that is expected to be released next year.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata side angle, red color, exterior, alloy wheels

The forthcoming new model will remain as a RWD, compact sports roadster with an amazing design language that derives its inspiration from the Shinari Concept which was unmasked in 2010.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata side view, tailpipe, taillights

The new concept will be responsible for shedding up to 2,400 lbs. which will result in better handling and enhanced fuel economy ratings. It will also make use of SkyActive technology that has already been used across the entire line-up with resounding success.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata exterior, front angle, headlights and grille

Furthermore, the new Miata is now shorter than its outgoing model and comes with a new exterior design, which will make it a unique nameplate within its nameplate despite featuring some carryover cues from the trending KODO language. This model is a class leading vehicle and manages to beat all the opponents to the punch by leading in front of Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ and Hyundai Genesis, in that order.

Exterior – 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Despite the fact that the vehicle’s body is made in steel, it features ingenious structural solutions and high strength panels, such as twin-backbone frame – it will come handy in solving the problem of open-top rigidity.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata front
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata  front

Another unmistakable characteristic attributed to the outgoing generation of the Miata is the massive grille that seems as if it was on a perpetual caffeine fix. The good news though is the new 4th generation of the MX-5 is going to do away with that in favor of an essential grille that looks somehow similar to the 1st generation Miata.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata exterior,blue color, front view, headlighs, alloy wheels

The headlights have also received a makeover and will now carry a distinct up-slanting teardrop design with LED technology integration. Mazda will also be ditching Miata’a traditional layout design in favor of a trendy design that will feature a pointy trunk lid spoiler and tall bumper.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata back
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata  back

The front fascia, in overall terms, looks crisp and clean with sharp turn signals extending into the bumper at either side or rounded taillights. Furthermore, the Miata’s new profile is sportier and sleeker than before.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata side angle, white color, alloy wheels

The muscular fenders and sloping hood will give it a GT-like appearance that will be difficult to obtain on a sports car such as the Miata. Most importantly, the new vehicle will now be lighter than its outgoing model and will tip the scales at 2,330 lbs.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Interior Photos

In case you loved the outgoing Miata’s Spartan and purposeful interior, then you will find the ND’s layout particularly inspiring. Mazda has retained the dashboard’s configuration just as before.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata interior, leather seats

However, the designers ditched the shiny plastic insert which ran the entire length of the instrument panel for a softer piece, but is conspicuously present on the A/C vents and circular knobs.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata  interior
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata  interior

Despite the alterations, Mazda will be retaining some features untouched such as the three-spoke steering wheel – a trademark of the Miata – whilst still keeping the center console intact. On the flip side, the door panels have been totally redesigned from top to bottom, as they will now incorporate body-colored panels at the top for a more classy and premium outlook.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata trunk

Engine Specs – Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016

Despite initial rumors alleging that the vehicle will come with either a 1.3L or a 2.0L four cylinder powertrains, the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will now come with a SkyActiv 2L 4-cylinder petrol engine for the U.S market.

The engines will be similar in size to the SkyActiv engines found on the Mazda 6, Mazda3, and CX-5 models, but specifically tweaked for the Miata. The four banger will be able to generate up to 155 hp and 148 pounds of torque.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata engine

The mill will be paired to a either a 6-speed manual transmission system or a 6-speed auto gearbox, but it’s still oblique as to when the units will feature a bespoke setups from the MX-5. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2.0l, 4-cylinder will give you a fuel return of 27/36/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined and will sprint from 0-60 mph in seven sec.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 7 ft. 6.9 in. (90.9 in.)
Length: 12 ft. 10.1 in. (154.1 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 8.3 in. (68.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 49 cu ft
Cargo volume: 5 cu ft
Curb weight: 2309 lb
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 7 sec
MPG: 27/36 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic White, Ceramic Metallic, Jet Black Mica, Soul Red Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

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Price & Release Date for the New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is going to be released towards the end of next year with a base MSRP of around $20,000. This will undoubtedly make its more expensive than the current model in the market today.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata  release date
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata  release date

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2016 Mazda CX-3 Release Date and Review

2016 Mazda CX-3 Release Date, Price, MPG, Specs – Read the following review for a comprehensive examination of what the new 2016 Mazda CX-3 is about to offer its ever growing fanatic following. Despite Mazda being among the smallest automakers, it has still managed to crank out excellent automobiles that stand toe-to-toe with the best in the segment. A case in point is the all-new Mazda CX-3 for 2016. It comes a subcompact SUV which combines the extra height of a crossover and the maneuverability of a small hatchback.

2016 Mazda CX-3
2016 Mazda CX-3

Also, it features an available AWD system, which is Mazda’s trademark known for its handling and sleek cabin. All told, it rates among the mighty and is a fun-to-drive vehicle in its class. Another praised trait is its thrifty fuel economy, whilst using the FWD, you will bear witness to the impressive 31 mpg of combined highway/city driving, as EPA says. And unlike many fuel misers, the new Mazda CX-3 2016 is able to go out of its way in order to provide a respectable acceleration.

2016 Mazda CX-3 front view, red color, grille

We can attest to the fact that subcompact crossovers haven’t been around for long, however, there is already a substantial amount of rivals jostling for a stake of the segment. Top on the list of sub compacts is the 2016 Honda HR-V, which despite its lack of agility and quickness rates well in terms of fuel economy and respectable cargo capacity.

2016 Mazda CX-3 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Also, there is the 2016 Jeep Renegade and 2016 Fiat 500X, with the latter offering Italian flair and the former taking pride in in real off-road agility. Another worthy competitor is the Nissan Juke, which is the quickest in the entire bunch, but scores poorly in terms of interior space. All of the vehicles are worthy contenders, but the new and improved 2016 Mazda CX-3 manages to keep them honest through a strong performance throughout.

Exterior Review & Interior Colors – Mazda CX-3 2016

To start with, the new 2016 Mazda CX-3 is a 5-passenger subcompact crossover Sports Utility Vehicle available in three trim levels: Sport, Touring, and range-topping Grand Touring trim models.

2016 Mazda CX-3 interior, leather seats and steering wheel

The base Sport model starts off with 16-inch steel wheels, dual exhaust outlets, automatic headlights, a rear roof spoiler, cloth upholstery, variable intermittent wipers, push-button ignition, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, air-conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth (phone and audio), a six-speaker audio system (with a CD player, Aha/Pandora/Stitcher Internet radio, a USB port, and an auxiliary audio jack), and a rearview camera.

2016 Mazda CX-3 front
2016 Mazda CX-3 front

The Touring adds a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, heated mirrors, a front-row center armrest, keyless entry and ignition, leatherette (premium vinyl) and cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and heated front seats.

2016 Mazda CX-3 back
2016 Mazda CX-3 back

The top-of-the-line Grand Touring adds 18-inch alloy wheels, LED foglights and taillights, adaptive LED headlights, a sunroof, a head-up display, upgraded instrumentation, leather and synthetic suede upholstery, automatic climate control, a navigation system, a rear cargo cover, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and a 7-speaker Bose audio system with satellite radio and HD radio. If you want a CX-3 Touring with a little hype on luxury, you have the option of adding a Premium package that includes the Grand Touring’s sunroof, Bose audio system and rear cargo cover.

2016 Mazda CX-3 interior
2016 Mazda CX-3 interior

Offered solely on the Grand Touring is an i-Activsense package that includes automatic wipers, automatic high beam headlight control, lane departure warning, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking, and adaptive cruise control.

2016 Mazda CX-3 trunk

Engine Specs for the New 2016 Mazda CX-3

The upcoming new vehicle is equipped with a 2L 4-cylinder engine that is rated at 146 hp and 146 pounds of torque. A 6-speed auto will be the only available transmission system available. FWD comes standard, while the AWD will be offered as an option for all the trim levels.

In our own testing, a FWD CX-3 Grand Touring was able to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 8.5 sec, an impressive feat within its segment. According to EPA, the FWD has a fuel return of 29/35/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined, while with the AWD system expect 27/32/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2016 Mazda CX-3 engine

Every 2016 Mazda CX-3 comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock brakes, front side airbags, a rearview camera, and side curtain airbags.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 5.2 in. (101.2 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 0.3 in. (168.3 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.6 in. (69.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 87 ft³
Cargo volume: 12 ft³
Curb weight: 2809 lbs
Top Speed: 121 mph
0-60: 8,5 sec
MPG: 29/35 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Ceramic Metallic, Crystal White Pearl Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Dynamic Blue Mica, Jet Black Mica, Meteor Gray Mica, Soul Red Metallic and Titanium Flash Mica
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price & Release Date – 2016 Mazda CX-3

The new 2016 Mazda CX-3 is expected to go on sale during this summer for the U.S market. Expect to pay an average of around $20,718 for the base model. One of its closest competitors is the 2016 Honda HR-V model which has also been released recently with the latest model.

2016 Mazda 3 – Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Mazda Release Date, Review, Interior, Price – If at all you view yourself as a car enthusiast, you should ready yourself to take a 2016 Mazda 3 test drive once it is released. The vehicle is known for its reliability, fuel economy and overall value. This compact sedan is built purposely for those who love to drive hard and fast. Although, most modern compact cars meet those standards. However, if you hope for some extra personality, you’ll certainly want to consider checking out the new 2016 Mazda 3.

2016 Mazda 3 front view, exterior, headlights and grille

First, the fresh Mazda 3 has consistently been a great choice for any compact-car shopper who loves the art of driving dynamics. Sharp steering, well-tuned suspension, strong acceleration and well-appointed interior make the 3 a truly come-alive whenever you desire it to, even if it’s simply zipping around the city for errands.

2016 Mazda 3 view
2016 Mazda 3 view

The Mazda 3 can also seem special in other ways as well. The exterior design has a distinctive yet stylish look to it, and Mazda offers plenty of advanced features that lack on other small cars, including but not limited to collision-mitigation technology, cruise control and heads-up display.

2016 Mazda 3 side view, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

What I personally like about the Mazda 3, though, is that it is able to do all this while having favorable fuel efficient ratings and being inexpensive at the same time. Despite the company concealing crucial info, we look forward to a great car that lacks most of the 2015 Mazda 3 flaws, which included bumpy and noisy highway speeds, and inadequate interior space.

In overall, the 2016 Mazda 3 should be a great vehicle going by what is being speculated within the industry. Close competitors include Ford Focus, which comes with plenty of high-tech options. Others include Kia Forte, Honda Civic and Volkswagen Golf.

Exterior Colors & Interior Photos – 2016 Mazda 3

The new 2016 Mazda 3 will certainly be available in either a 4-door sedan or hatchback body configuration. Both models should be available in 3i and 3s trims that are broken into sub-trims.

2016 Mazda 3 front
2016 Mazda 3 front

The standard SV, should among other things come fitted with a height-adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, Bluetooth audio connectivity, voice controls, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a folding rear seat, and a four-speaker sound system with iPod and USB intergrations.

2016 Mazda 3 back
2016 Mazda 3 back

All other Mazda 3 variants should be available on both the sedan and hatchback body styles. The 3i Sport should come fiited with a 7-inch touchscreen display with a knob-based controller interface, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and smartphone-enabled Internet radio.

2016 Mazda 3 side angle, red color, exterior, alloy wheels

The 3i Touring models minuses the CD player but should add foglights, a rear spoiler, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 16″ wheela, a blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alerts, a rear-seat center armrest, and a rearview camera. The optional Touring Technology package adds dual-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, and a navigation system.

2016 Mazda 3 interior
2016 Mazda 3 interior

Those features should come standard on the 3i Grand Touring, along with heated front seats, leather upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The 3s Touring should come fitted like the 3i Grand Touring but adds 18-inch alloy wheels, more powerful engine, and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

2016 Mazda 3 interior cabin, front and rear seats

The 3s Grand Touring should add automatic wipers, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, leather upholstery and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Technology package for the 3s Grand Touring includes active grille shutters, a forward collision/mitigation warning, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, the i-ELOOP regenerative braking system, and a lane-departure warning system.

2016 Mazda 3 trunk

Engine Specs – 2016 Mazda 3

The 2016 Mazda 3, just like the previous model, will be powered by a 2L 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 155 hp and 150 pounds of torque. The power will be responsible for driving the front wheels via the 6-speed manual transmission system or an optional 6-speed auto.

2016 Mazda 3 engine

The other engine speculated to be provided, will be a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine capable of cranking out 184 horsepower and 185 pounds of torque. Similarly, it will be provided with a choice of either a 6-speed auto or manual transmission system. In both the sedan and hatchback, a 2.5L engine paired to a manual transmission will be availed. The 2015 Mazda 3 model was capable of generating 25/37/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2016 Mazda 3 engine view

Specifications

Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 180.3 in
Width: 70.7 in
Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
Cargo volume: 12 cu ft
Curb weight: 2883 lb
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 7.5 sec
MPG: 25/37 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Reflex Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Jet Black Mica, Liquid Silver Metallic, Meteor Gray Mica, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Soul Red Metallic, Titanium Flash Mica
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price & Release Date – 2016 Mazda 3

The forthcoming new 2016 Mazda 3 should be expected to hit showrooms sometime mid-next year. The base price for the vehicle should be around $18,000, which isn’t a significant increase from the previous model.

2016 Mazda 3 release date
2016 Mazda 3 release date

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