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2016 Mazda MX-5 Curb Weight in Perspective
Weighing 2,332 lbs with a manual transmission, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 is poised to be one of the lightest and most affordable sports cars available today.
The MX-5 has always been a lightweight, with the first 1990 MX-5 Miata weighing in at 2,092 lbs. Of course, that was back in 1989 when safety standards werenít as tough as they are today. The first-gen Miata is 240 lbs lighter than its modern counterpart while offering modern safety features like stability control, ABS and one airbag for the driver. In 1994 Mazda added an optional passenger airbag.
For a more direct comparison, the current 2015 Mazda MX-5 weighs 2,480 lbs with a manual transmission, which makes it 148 lbs heavier than the new model.
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