2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata review: Young, adult and (still) novel

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2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring PRHT, price and key specifications

Body style/layout: 2-door Retractable Hardtop, front engine/rear-wheel drive

Base price: $29,450 plus $795 destination

Price as tested: $32,285 with destination

Engine

* Type: 2.0 liter 16-valve DOHC inline 4

* Displacement, cc: 1999

* Block/head material: aluminum/aluminum

* Compression ratio: 10.8:1

* Horsepower: 167 @ 7000 rpm

* Torque: 140 @ 5000 rpm

* Recommended fuel: premium unleaded (recommended)

* Fuel economy, EPA est.: 21/28/24 mpg city/highway/combined

* Fuel economy, observed:  22.7 miles per gallon in combination of (quick) in-town and drive-it-like-you-stole-it freeway driving

Transmission: 6-speed manual

Chassis/Suspension

* Suspension, front/rear: Double wishbone / multilink

* Wheels: 17 x 7-inch cast aluminum

* Tires: 205/45R17 Summer

* Brakes: 4-wheel disc; 11.4-inch dia. front/11.0-inch dia. rear

* Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist Steering (HPAS), rack-and-pinion

* Turning circle: 30.8 ft.

Dimensions

* Wheelbase: 91.7 in.

* Length: 157.3 in.

* Height: 49.0 in.

* Width: 67.7 in.

* Curb weight: 2,511 lbs

* Trunk volume: 5.3 cu. ft.

* Fuel tank: 12.7 gal.

Safety

* Airbags: Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Dual-Stage Airbags, Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Side Airbags

* Anti-lock brakes: Yes  Traction control: Yes  Stability control: Yes  Electronic brake-force distribution: Yes

Warranty: 3-year/36,000 mile ‘bumper-to-bumper’ warranty and 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain limited warranty. 24-hour roadside assistance for 3-years/36,000 miles is also included.