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Mazda Releases the 2017 MX-5 With a Few Safety Tweaks

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Mazda Releases the 2017 MX-5 With a Few Safety Tweaks

The Mazda MX-5 had a huge year in 2016, getting a new look, a new powertrain and gaining a lot of fans in the process. Now, with a year under its belt, Mazda is being careful not to mess too much with success.

The 2017 MX-5 is due to hit dealers this month, and Mazda has announced some mild changes and pricing for its resident drop-top.

As for changes… well, they are understandably very minor. Looks-wise, there will be absolutely zero changes. Where the updates will be is in its safety equipment. In the 2017 model year, the Club trim will gain standard rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring, which were previously reserved for the Grand Touring trim.

In 2017, all else will remain the same, including its three trim levels: Sport, Club and Grand Touring. Also remaining the same is its only engine: a 2.0-lter four-cylinder with 155 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque.

Pricing for the soft-top models starts from $24,915 for the Sport trim with the six-speed manual transmission and tops out at $31,270 in the Grand Touring trim with the six-speed auto transmission. For buyers looking for the retractable fastback model, it starts from $31,555 for the Club trim with the six-speed manual and tops out at $34,925 for the Launch Edition with the auto transmission.

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