Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Ford Mustang

The 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. The 2013 Ford Mustang

There’s nothing quite like cruising the Bradenton area beaches with the engine purring, the top down, cranking out your favorite tunes, and enjoying the salty breeze on your way over to Tampa on the Skyway with a stellar panoramic view of a gorgeous Florida sunset. Here at Cox Mazda in Bradenton there is no hotter ride to travel in than the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata. One of the most popular two-seater sports cars in the world, the legendary MX-5 Miata is a stellar roadster packed with seriously fun-to-drive performance. Although there are other high-performance sports cars to check out, such as the 2013 Ford Mustang, we have three awesome reasons why the MX-5 Miata beats out the competition.

Three Reasons The MX-5 Miata Wins

  1. Cruise with the hard top down: The Club and Grand Touring trim levels of the MX-5 Miata offer the blissful opportunity to seamlessly transition from a sealed ride to a completely open ride with a retractable hardtop. The Mustang doesn’t offer such an experience, as it doesn’t have a retractable hardtop.
  2. Handles like a dream: MX-5 Miata is perfectly balanced on a chassis that is approximately 1050 to 1150 lbs lighter than the Mustang, and is also 2 ft. 6.8 inches shorter and 6.2 inches more narrow as well. The MX-5 Miata also employs a turning circle that is 2.6 ft tighter than the Mustang. Mate these features with the fully independent front and rear suspension and you have yourself a smooth yet comfortable ride that is easy to maneuver, park in small spaces, zip in and out of traffic, and overall handle like a dream. The larger Mustang offers only a solid rear axle with a non-independent rear suspension.
  3. Latest techie treats: A new favorite is the Advanced Keyless Entry and Start option on the MX-5 Miata Grand Touring that allows the driver to start the engine, unlock the doors, and open the trunk without even removing the keys from your pocket or bag. For beachgoers everywhere, this means no more skipping across hot blacktop with your bare feet and struggling to unlock your car before your toes fry! Unlock the doors and start the car as you approach it instead. The Mustang doesn’t offer such an innovation.

Test Drive the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Highlighted are only a few of the many reasons we know you will fall in love with the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata. For the rest of the scoop and to experience the legendary roadster, visit Cox Mazda today, located just an hour south of Tampa!