Fits Anywhere - 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Long-Term Road Test

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Fits Anywhere

by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on January 6, 2016

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

One of the best cases for buying a 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is its size. Big Cadillac over the line in the Whole Foods parking lot? No problem. Only open spot is between a bush and a Prius? Easy. Tandem parking with an eighteen-wheeler? Room to spare.

Compare it to almost anything else on the road (excluding micro cars like the Smart, which are more like Power Wheels, really) and the new Miata is tiny. It's lighter and shorter, in both height and length, than the previous-generation MX-5 and it's extremely nimble at slow speeds, so it can fit in almost any parking spot you come across.

At least a dozen times this week, I saw a parking spot that would've been too small for any other vehicle in our fleet, but there was plenty of space for the Miata. The turning radius is tiny, the hood is low and easy to see over, and steering is light. It's fun to drive on the open road, no doubt, but it's almost as rewarding for a grocery run, when you don't have to drive around for 20 minutes looking for a spot.  

Travis Langness, Social Media Editor

 

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