2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Is World's Most Affordable Sports Car? See Details

May 22, 2017 04:16 AM EDT | Paul Urban

Does one have to spend $100,000 to have a sports car to impress and to hear its engines roar? Apparently not! The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata is considered as the world's most affordable sports car. Sports car aficionados need not empty their bank accounts for an adequately performing sports car.

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata has a loud cabin. It also has a very small trunk which may not even fit two pieces of luggage. It lacks almost everything which translates to its affordable price tag. It actually worked to its advantage so don't expect anything fancy. It comes as basic as it can ever be.

The 2017 Miata has its RF or Retractable Fastback that joins the soft top roadster. It does have a power-operated roof that lowers in an area behind the rear seats. Its manual transmission engine is relatively more quiet, retuned steering, and has a slew of other enhancements.

Note that the Miata is not a fast car even if it sure looks like it is. Driving experience, however, is highly satisfying. The handling limits are higher than many average cars. It comes powered by 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which is capable of producing 155-horsepower.

It can go at a top speed of 135mph. Yes, it is a small sports car so it is perceived to go even faster. Not the Miata. Mazda likes it this way as the car manufacturer does not even plan to have it compete with other cars.

Consider the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata as an introductory sports car. It is a good sports car if one is just starting to know the world of speed and Nurburgring-smashing record supercars. It can also simply considered for its reasonable price tag- plain and simple.

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata is designed around the stick shift. Mazda's interior design begins with the perfect placement of the driver's right hand to the stick shift. For its price, it comes in as good option for a sports car. It may lack the necessary attributes of a supercar, however, many easily still consider it as a favorite.

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