2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2016 Ford Mustang Convertible
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a thrilling ride that never ceases to put a smile on the faces of Palmetto and Memphis drivers. To demonstrate why, we’ve compared the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to a competitor, the 2016 Ford Mustang Convertible. We think it’s easy to see why we find the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to be a better choice. Read through it yourself, then stop by Cox Mazda and take a 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata out for a test drive today.
When it comes to advanced safety features, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata easily outclasses the 2016 Ford Mustang Convertible:
- 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata – The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata features standard daytime running lights which have been shown to reduce the chances of daytime accidents by as much as 11% in Canadian studies. Drivers also benefit from options like Lane Departure Warning on select models, a system which can notify drivers if they veer from their lane of traffic.
- 2016 Ford Mustang Convertible – The Mustang doesn’t offer daytime running lights, which could make it harder for other vehicles to see it in certain conditions. Ford also doesn’t offer a Lane Departure Warning system on the Mustang, making it easier for inattentive drivers to get in trouble on the road.
Performance and Efficiency
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata outperforms the Mustang in a number of key areas:
- 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata – The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is designed to perform well in tight spaces with a turning radius of just 30.8 feet, making it more maneuverable in city traffic. Mazda has also equipped the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata with a convenient upshift light signaling to drivers when it is time to shift the manual transmission into the next gear. This also helps to improve economy and enabled the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to achieve up to 27 mpg/city and 36 mpg/highway efficiency in EPA testing.
- 2016 Ford Mustang Convertible – The Mustang has a larger turning radius of as much as 40 feet when equipped with the Performance Package. The Ford isn’t equipped with an upshift light either and weighs as much as 1,200 pounds more than the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, making it more difficult to control and less fuel efficient, managing just 15 mpg/city and 24 mpg/highway with the GT package with automatic transmission.
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is equipped with a number of convenience features not found on the Mustang, including:
- 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata – The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers features such as auto-dimming headlights and adaptive headlights on select models, making it easier for drivers to prevent blinding oncoming traffic and see obstacles around corners at night. The Grand Touring trim also offers standard dimming side view mirrors to help prevent drivers from being blinded when being followed closely at night.
- 2016 Ford Mustang Convertible – Ford has failed to equip the Mustang with auto-dimming high-beams, or cornering lights making it more difficult to see potential obstacles. The Mustang convertible does not offer auto-dimming side view mirrors for driver convenience.
Get to Know the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata at Cox Mazda Near Palmetto and Memphis
To test drive the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata near Palmetto and Memphis, contact Cox Mazda at (888) 260-1691. To test drive one today, visit our showroom at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, FL.