Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club

Surprising grip

For many, rear wheel drive isn’t the right choice for winter driving. Let the MX-5 alleviate those fears, with its 50/50 weight distribution and limited slip differential that ensures power gets to the ground as you need it. There’s plenty of grip, as long as the snow doesn’t get too deep.

Our little Mazda also had a some help from impressive Michelin Primacy Alpine Winter Tires, which helped to maintain the responsive steering, and make sure we stayed out of trouble. With sports cars like the MX-5 it’s absolutely imperative that the right tires are equipped, and the pairing of the MX-5’s light, 2,500 lb. weight with grippy winter tires meant that the vehicle wasn’t stuck once during our test.

GALLERY: 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club:

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  • ScubaSteve

    Sell the FR-S. Buy a Miata. Do it!