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2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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$11,902 — $21,762 USED
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Convertible
2 Seats
24-25 MPG
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 9 reviews

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
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • Soft-top or power-retractable hardtop
  • Choice of three transmissions
  • Rear-wheel drive

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2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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.

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
9 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.9)
(5.0)

Lexus features for Mazda money.

by Martiniglassz from Evanston, Il on January 19, 2019

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. Read full review

(5.0)

Best little car

by GNDC from Maryland on July 23, 2018

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. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Mazda

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The MX-5 Miata received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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