2023 Mazda MX-5 Gets New Paint, New Price

mazda-mx-5-miata-soft-top-convertible-2020-oem.jpg 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata | Manufacturer image

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has always followed an established path when it comes to delivering fun at a value-friendly price. The 2023 model is no different, carrying over with minimal changes at a refreshed starting price of $29,325 (all pricing includes destination), up $750 over 2022.

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Updates Keep It Simple

The MX-5 Miata enters the new model year largely unchanged. All variants are still powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 181 horsepower and 151 pounds-feet of torque and can be mated to either a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission. The automaker chose to make only one change for 2023: the addition of Zircon Sand Metallic to the MX-5’s color portfolio. The paint color has been gradually trickling its way through Mazda’s vehicle lineup since we first saw it on the CX-50 SUV.

In addition, Mazda confirmed the Kinematic Posture Control system will continue to be offered on the Miata moving forward given positive feedback from customers. The system applies a small amount of braking at the inner rear wheel to help improve high-speed cornering behavior.


The 2023 Mazda MX-5 will go on sale over the winter. RF variants with retractable roofs are available for the Club and Grand Touring trims. Sport and Club trims are paired exclusively with the six-speed manual transmission; the Grand Touring gets the optional six-speed automatic for $500 and $550 for RF variants, respectively. The Club offers a Brembo BBS Recaro Package that features red-painted front and rear brake calipers, dark-gunmetal 17-inch wheels, heated sport seats and an aero kit for $4,500.

Full pricing for the trim lineup is below and includes the $1,275 destination fee, up $260 over 2022:

  • Sport: $29,325
  • Club: $32,825
  • Club RF: $39,825
  • Grand Touring: $34,325
  • Grand Touring RF: $36,625

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