Does the 2016 Miata Come In Automatic
The Miata delivers driving purity like no other, and the best way to experience this is with a manual transmission. Manual transmission allows you to better connect with and control the roadster, and it provides a driving enjoyment that you’ll never forget. But we understand that not everyone knows how to drive with a manual transmission, and those looking to get behind the wheel of a Miata often ask, does the 2016 Miata come in automatic?
Indeed, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata does come available with an automatic transmission. Though many Miata drivers will prefer the 6-speed manual, the Miata can come with a 6-speed sport automatic transmission. This transmission also features steering-wheel mounted manual shift paddles for drivers who want a little more control.
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Benefits of Driving the 2016 Miata with Automatic Transmission
Many know of the advantages to driving the Miata with a manual transmission, and some drivers would never drive one without it. But drivers who prefer automatic transmission do have some advantages that they can look forward to.
One of the biggest benefits is fuel economy. The 2016 Miata’s gas mileage has improved greatly compared to its predecessor. The manual transmission model posts figures of 27 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. That’s plenty impressive, but the automatic transmission gets just that little bit better with 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. Of course, the lightweight Miata does get just a slight bit heavier with automatic, weighing in at 2,381 lbs. compared to the manual Miata’s 2,332 lbs.
The 2016 Miata does come in an automatic transmission model that combines with the Miata’s affordable pricing to help ensure that no one has to miss out on the Miata’s unique driving purity. So, choose the transmission you prefer in the Miata and get behind the wheel. Contact us at Mazda of Lodi.
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