The Mazda Miata is the International Best-Selling Two-Seat Roadster

August 27th, 2013 by

2013 Mazda MX-5 MiataThe Mazda Miata has been a bit hit since it arrived on the auto market almost 25 years ago as a 1990 model. Drivers everywhere were allured by its sharp, unique styling, its dynamic attitude, and its affordable price. Imitating the design of the sexy 1960s and 1970s Lotus Elans, the Miata immediately proved itself to be a car with attitude that wasn’t out of most people’s price range. Biggers Mazda in Elgin is pleased to announce that it’s now the best-selling vehicle of its kind.

Record-Breaking Sales

Now that we’ve reached 2013, the Mazda Miata has become the most popular two-seat roadster in the world, with over 900,000 units produced. Let’s take a look at how the latest Miata model is living up to its legacy and helping to strengthen its status as the top-selling vehicle in its class.

How Far It’s Come 

The original Miata sold itself as a kind of bare bones two-seat roadster that was fun to drive and incredibly affordable. Today, the Miata is more sophisticated than ever before, both under the hood and inside the cabin. Still, it’s maintained its reputation as an attractive and fun sports car for the working man, with a starting price of just $23,270. Here’s a look at what the current model has to offer:

  • Competitive Powertrain: The Miata comes with a standard 1.6L four-cylinder engine that makes a zippy 167 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. That’s more than enough power to produce a serious thrill inside this tiny roadster, which only weighs between 2,447 and 2,619 pounds.
  • Sharp Handling: While the powertrain has plenty to offer, the real fun with the Miata is the handling. While American sports car drivers look for heavy metal under the hood, the Miata has all the sophistication of a European sports car. That means a sophisticated all-independent sports suspension and handling that is supremely precise, with features like dynamic stability and traction controls.
  • Inside the Cabin: While it remains affordable for a vehicle in its class, the minimalistic feel of the old Mazda Miata is gone. Drivers and passengers will enjoy standard and available features like the premium 7-speaker stereo system, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, power windows and locks, air conditioning, and an array of other new technologies.

Where to Find the Miata 

If you want to test drive the 2013 Mazda Miata or find a great financing rate on the trim of your choice, stop by Biggers Mazda. Our dealership is located at 1320 East Chicago Street in Elgin and you can give us a call at (888) 638-7855. Come see why the Mazda Miata is the best-selling vehicle of its kind!