Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport Vs Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS Sport

The 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport vs. the 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS Sport

The 2012 Mazda Miata MX-5 has captivated drivers in Tampa and the rest of Florida, and with good reason. Available with either a soft or hard top, featuring an impressively low price, and ultimately being one of the top roadsters available. What could be better than driving the Florida roadways in the summer with the top down? That said, drivers who are seeking a sports car have plenty of options, and one of the Miata’s top competitors is the 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS Sport — so how do the two models compare?

The Miata is a Premier Sports Car

We’ve no qualms with acknowledging that the 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS Sport is a good vehicle, but drivers who are unsure about which convertible sports car to purchase would be better served by the 2012 Mazda Miata MX-5. Here are just a few reasons why:

  • Before you even consider purchasing a vehicle, you should be aware of its price, and the Miata comes in at a cool $23,470, besting the Spyder’s $27,999.
  • The savings extend to gas pump, too. The 2012 Miata is capable of achieving 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway/25 mpg combined, while the 2012 Spyder lags behind, managing 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway/23 mpg combined. The difference may be small, but amounts to huge savings over the course of years of driving.
  • A wind deflector — a must for a convertible — is standard on the new Miata MX-5, while this is optional equipment on the Spyder GS. Mazda’s roadster features standard halogen headlamps too, a feature that’s not even available on Mitsubishi’s entry.

Cox Mazda has the 2012 Miata MX-5

It’s easy to get behind the wheel of a 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata near Tampa, since Cox Mazda is conveniently located in nearby Bradenton. You’ll find our dealership at 3101 Cortez Road West, and we’re confident that you’ll be pleased with what you find on our lot. Sure, we’ve got all of the latest Mazda models, but we’ve also got an impressive pre-owned selection that includes models from a variety of automakers, and you’ll find it all for affordable prices. Visit us today to take a test drive and see everything that we have to offer!