2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Features

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When it comes to features, 'no frills' is the operative term with respect to the 2011 MX-5 Miata. That's true in its lower Sport or Touring forms, but the Miata can feel well-equipped, if not luxurious, in top Grand Touring trims.

Standard equipment, at least in terms of comforts, is about on par with that of budget-conscious small cars; features on all models include power windows, power mirrors, a CD player, and tilt steering. Touring models include upgraded wheels and tires, a trip computer, keyless entry, and cruise control, while Grand Touring models add leather trim, heated seats, and automatic climate control, among other features. Options include the six-speed automatic, Sirius Satellite Radio, steering-wheel audio controls, and a sport suspension.

Even for 2011, Mazda Miata continues to lack some popular (and, some would argue, safety-oriented) features such as a Bluetooth hands-free interface, as well as tech features like a navigation system.

The 2011 Mazda MX-5 embodies a keep-it-simple ethic, though some will be put off by the lack of some essentials like Bluetooth.

One of the most clever features available on the Miata line continues to be the Power Retractable Hard Top (PRHT), a separate model that weighs just 80 pounds more than the standard soft-top roadster. The top takes just 12 seconds to fold away, so the effect on performance is minimal.

The optional Bose audio system available on the MX-5 actually adjusts its equalization and settings depending on whether the top is up or down.

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