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2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

$13,185 — $22,165 USED
Convertible
2 Seats
24-25 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 8 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

The two-seat Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster has been around for more than 20 years. Much has changed over the decades, but what hasn't changed is the formula: small, lightweight and affordable.

New for 2014
There are no significant changes.

Exterior Highlights

  • Manual-folding soft-top with glass rear window
  • 16-inch alloy wheels; 17-inch wheels available
  • Fog lights
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • Available power-retractable hardtop
  • Available xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available front air dam and rear diffuser

Interior Highlights

  • Seats two
  • Manual air conditioning; available automatic air conditioning
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Cloth upholstery; available leather
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack; Bose stereo with six-CD changer available
  • Available heated seats
  • Available cruise control
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity

Under the Hood

  • 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with six-speed automatic transmission
  • 167-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder with five- or six-speed manual
  • Engine prefers premium gas
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Intake runner tuned to provide a sporty sound
  • Available Suspension Package with sport tuning, Bilstein shocks and a limited-slip differential (manual transmission only)

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags
  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Passenger-side front airbag can be deactivated

 

Vehicle Overview

The two-seat Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster has been around for more than 20 years. Much has changed over the decades, but what hasn't changed is the formula: small, lightweight and affordable.

New for 2014
There are no significant changes.

Exterior Highlights

  • Manual-folding soft-top with glass rear window
  • 16-inch alloy wheels; 17-inch wheels available
  • Fog lights
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • Available power-retractable hardtop
  • Available xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available front air dam and rear diffuser

Interior Highlights

  • Seats two
  • Manual air conditioning; available automatic air conditioning
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Cloth upholstery; available leather
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack; Bose stereo with six-CD changer available
  • Available heated seats
  • Available cruise control
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity

Under the Hood

  • 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with six-speed automatic transmission
  • 167-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder with five- or six-speed manual
  • Engine prefers premium gas
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Intake runner tuned to provide a sporty sound
  • Available Suspension Package with sport tuning, Bilstein shocks and a limited-slip differential (manual transmission only)

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags
  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Passenger-side front airbag can be deactivated

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
8 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.9)
(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

(5.0)

car is actually spelled FUN

by RickLT from Kentucky on May 12, 2018

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 ... 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

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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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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