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2016 Mazda MX-5 begins US production. How much will it cost?

Th 2016 Mazda MX-5 will  have three different price  points, depending on trim level. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 just began production and will hit US dealers—and the first lucky buyers—later this summer.

While we’re still waiting for our U.S.-spec configurator, we now know exactly how much each trim level of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 will cost to start, as well as the features that come with each.

At $25,735 (including the $820 destination charge), the MX-5 Sport is the most affordable of the ND’s offerings, and it packs more features than ever before, including: Bluetooth phone and audio; LED headlights and tail lights; cruise control; 16-inch wheels; a six-speed manual transmission; USB input; and more. An automatic transmission is available as a $1,075 extra. Keyless entry can be added for $130 (but are included with the automatic).

The MX-5 Club, launched at the 2015 New York Auto Show, starts from $29,220 (including the $820 destination charge), and promises a sportier but also more luxurious configuration, with Mazda Connection seven-inch touchscreen-based infotainment; nine-speaker Bose audio; 17-inch gunmetal alloy wheels; front and rear aerodynamic upgrades; and, for manual-transmission cars, a limited-slip rear differential, Bilstein shocks, and front brace.

The MX-5 Grand Touring takes the luxury up a notch, adding leather-trimmed heated seats, Brembo front brakes, and functional aerodynamic upgrades to the side skirts are rear bumper.

At prices like these, the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ will certainly have to take notice--especially with the MX-5 weighing in nearly 400 pounds lighter than the Febreze twins.

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 will hit U.S. dealers—and the first lucky buyers—later this summer.

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