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2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Available Price Range $13,843-$23,323 Trims5 Combined MPG 24-25 Seats 2

Our Take on the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Our Take

The two-seat Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster has been around for more than 20 years. Much has changed over the decades, including the disappearance of the Miata name from the car's exterior in 2006 as part of a redesign. The Miata name has since returned, but what hasn't changed is the formu... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Confining cabin for taller drivers
  • Dwarfed by other vehicles

Notable Features

  • Restyled front end
  • Soft-top or power-retractable hardtop
  • Choice of three transmissions
  • Rear-wheel drive
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Our Expert Reviews

Sometimes change is overrated. Take Mazda's roadster, for example. Aside from a few styling updates, it's retained the same formula for the past 20-plus years: compact + affordable + uncomplicated = fun. Although the Mazda MX-5 Miata hasn't changed much since its debut as a 1990 model, it still delivers the joy and excitement of a new toy. As a daily driver, though, it might leav... Read full review for the 2013 Mazda MX 5 Miata

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Spending time with my therapist

by OC Car Guy from South Orange County, CA on February 22, 2016

Maybe not the best car but an excellent overall value: Fun to drive, cheap to own and reliable. Nothing fancy but everything works as designed. Had a 2006 model with a 6-speed manual; what a blast. Li... Read Full Review

5 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.


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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.