(4.6) 7 reviews
MSRP: $5,886$16,186
Body Style: Convertible
Engine: 178-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
Seats: 2
2005 Mazda MazdaSpeed Miata MX-5

Our Take on the 2005 Mazda MazdaSpeed Miata MX-5

Our Take

Mazda is the automaker most responsible for the sports-car revolution of the 1990s, and the MX-5 Miata continues to provide driving entertainment at a moderate price. For 2005, Mazda's rear-wheel-drive two-seat sports car remains available in base and LS trim levels, and a six-speed-manual t... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort on rough surfaces
  • Engine noise
  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Snug cockpit

Notable Features

  • Turbocharged 178-hp four-cylinder
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Convertible body style
  • RWD


Consumer Reviews


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by Roadster nut from Columbus, OH on February 8, 2009

I have a 2005 MX-5 Mazdaspeed GT in Mica Lava Orange. One of only 1423 made in 2005. This car has amazing handling, torque sensing limited slip dif, double-wishbones, double overhead cam, and is real... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2005 Mazda MazdaSpeed Miata MX-5.

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