2015 Mazda MX-5 Review – It’s Not Just About Brute Force

The engine of the 2015 Mazda MX-5 will only generate 96kW, but this car is not just about the brute-force. This vehicle is akin to a puppy that just wants to play. It is available in either a 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter engine. This is the first time the car manufacturer gives their buyers a choice between two engine types. The following content will focus on the 2.0-liter variant.

2015 Mazda MX-5 Review - It's Not Just About Brute Force

The 2015 Mazda MX-5 Can Tear the Side of Mountains Like it Was Nothing

The 2015 Mazda MX-5 has a 2.0-liter engine that delivers 118kW of power with 200Nm of torque. It is the same engine found in the Mazda 3, CX-3, and CX-5. However, in the MX-5, it is been tuned by a smidgen to produce a slightly bit more power.

Mazda has focused this 4th generation MX-5 to be a bit lighter and stronger at the same time. It has a manual gearbox that is mated to its 2.0-liter engine which will tip the scales at just 1,033-kilograms. It has a power to weight ratio that is the same as the Lotus Elise.

Another major focus of the car manufacturer is they have made the 2015 MX-5 to retain its fun driving experience that can be seen in previous generation models. There is a communication between car and driver which is seen to be quite responsive. This creates a more relaxed and comfy riding experience overall.

There are newer, more rigid front and rear suspensions and a sharper steering mechanism has been implemented in the MX-5. Another new aspect of this vehicle is that the engine has been moved 15-millimeters rearward. These are just some steps to retain the aspect of fun for the vehicle.

Those who like the roar of the engine of the previous generation models will be severely disappointed with this one. When you sit onto the driver seat, hit the ignition button, then tap on the accelerator, the engine will purr like a quiet kitten. The roar can be found in the 1.5-liter model but surprisingly not in the 2.0-liter variant.

However, when you drive the vehicle along the side of the mountains, then your disappointment with the engine sound will vanish. It can climb through mountains with its extra heft in its brute force. The 2.0-liter model has 23-percent more power and 33-percent more torque than the 1.5-liter one.

With the 2015 Mazda MX-5, more specifically the 2.0-liter model, the bigger engine can be better; that is, if you don’t mind the sound of the engine. The 1.5-liter engine variant can have its way, but the 2.0-liter one expresses more of the fun and power for this vehicle.


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