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Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 1.8i SE (2014)

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Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 1.8i SE (2014) review: 31 facts and highlights

Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 1.8i SE (2014)
Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 1.8i SE (2014)

Why is Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 1.8i SE (2014) better than the average?

  • Weight
    1.15tvs1.5t
  • better fuel economy (highway)
    5.6l/100 kmvs8.1l/100 km
  • shorter length
    4.02mvs4.53m
  • Width
    1.72mvs1.9m
  • Height
    1.25mvs1.36m
  • less CO2 emissions
    167g/kmvs196.35g/km
  • better fuel economy (city)
    9.8l/100 kmvs12.92l/100 km
  • better fuel economy (combined)
    7.1l/100 kmvs9.45l/100 km

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General info

1.Has rear-wheel drive
Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 1.8i SE (2014)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

2.Has fully independent suspension
Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 1.8i SE (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

3.Has air suspension
Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 1.8i SE (2014)

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

4. less CO2 emissions

167g/km

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.

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72g/km

5.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 1.8i SE (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

6. higher Euro NCAP rating

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The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.

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Dimensions

1.weight

1.15t

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2. greater cargo volume

150l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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3448l

3. shorter length

4.02m

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2.65m

4.width

1.72m

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1.21m

5.height

1.25m

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1.13m

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Speed

1. faster acceleration (0-100)

9.9s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

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2.5s

2. faster top speed

195km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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414km/h

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Engine

1. better fuel economy (highway)

5.6l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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0l/100 km

2. higher maximum torque

167Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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1250Nm

3. more horsepower

126hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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1001hp

4. larger fuel tank

48l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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100l

5. better fuel economy (city)

9.8l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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0l/100 km

6. better fuel economy (combined)

7.1l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3.1l/100 km

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Features

1.Has Bluetooth
Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 1.8i SE (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

2. more airbags

4

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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3.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 1.8i SE (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

4.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 1.8i SE (2014)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

5.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

6.Has in-car system
Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 1.8i SE (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

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