2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Change year or car

Change year or car

$23,720

starting MSRP

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Handling
  • Six-speed manual
  • Quick top operation
  • Same trunk size with top up or down

The bad:

  • Confining cabin for taller drivers
  • Dwarfed by other vehicles

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Soft-top or power-retractable hardtop
  • Choice of three transmissions
  • Rear-wheel drive

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2014 MX-5 Miata?

The 2014 MX-5 Miata is a two-seat convertible, or roadster, that's available in three trim levels: Sport, Club and Grand Touring. Competitors include the Fiat 500C, Mini Cooper convertible, Volkswagen Beetle convertible and Nissan 370Z roadster.

What's New on the 2014 MX-5 Miata?

There are no significant changes.

How Does the 2014 MX-5 Miata Compare to Other Roadsters?

It's worth noting that the MX-5 Miata was named the best-selling sports car by Guinness World Records in 2011, breaking 900,000 units sold worldwide. It's a fun-to-drive sports car with few direct competitors. The Miata is competitively priced, and costs less than the Nissan 370Z roadster. It isn't as spacious as the Mini Cooper convertible but offers better rear visibility than the VW Beetle convertible.

What Features in the 2014 MX-5 Miata Are Most Important?

The MX-5 Miata is powered by a 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. For slightly more power, you can upgrade to a 167-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a five- or six-speed manual. Premium gas is recommended. The Miata has rear-wheel drive, an intake runner that's tuned for a sportier sound and an available Suspension Package that includes sport tuning, Bilstein shocks and a limited-slip differential (manual transmission only).

Significant standard features include a manual-folding soft-top with a glass rear window, 16-inch alloy wheels, foglights, dual chrome exhaust tips, seating for two, air conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cloth upholstery and a CD stereo with an MP3 jack. Available options include 17-inch wheels, a power-retractable hard top, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, a front air dam and rear diffuser, automatic air conditioning, a Bose stereo with a six-CD changer, heated seats, cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity.

Should I Buy the 2014 MX-5 Miata?

Smooth handling and maneuverability are among the 2014 MX-5 Miata's greatest strengths, along with responsive performance with the six-speed manual. Quick top operation means you can enjoy top-down cruising at will. Unlike some convertibles, trunk size is the same with the top up or down. All that said, the Miata is dwarfed by other vehicles, so taller drivers are likely to feel cramped inside the cabin.

Cars.com's Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with Cars.com's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of Cars.com's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Lexus features for Mazda money.

Love the upscale features. Could use more little interior bins. Love the quality of the interior fit and finish. Didn’t like paying extra for a popular color.

5.0

Best little car

I have the Club edition and it really is the best little roadster on the market. It?s fun to drive and inexpensive to maintain. For the simple joy of driving you can?t go wrong.

4.6

car is actually spelled FUN

Bought this little guy after much thought and comparisons to other choices, i.e., 4 door sedans, small pickups, etc. Took the plunge and bought- absolutely love it. Performance Is A1. My wife and I love to put the retractable hard top down and cruise - and I've never been much of a "car" guy. NO regrets!!

See all 9 consumer reviews

Compare the competitors

2017

FIAT 124 Spider

$24,995

starting MSRP

2018

MINI Clubman

$24,800

starting MSRP

2013

Porsche Boxster

$49,500

starting MSRP