2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

154.1” x 48.8”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Styling
  • Handling
  • Easy top operation
  • Drivetrain
  • Price

The bad:

  • Trunk slightly smaller than previous version
  • Steering feedback could be better
  • Seats don't hold you in place
  • Steering wheel doesn't telescope
  • Passenger's legs cramped

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Six-speed-manual or automatic
  • Electric power steering
  • Extensive use of aluminum

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews


Fun car to drive

I find this car fun to drive. I belong to a Miata Club and we take rides into the rural areas of NJ where there are many winding roads and this car performs really well.The suspension is a little stiff but you have to expect that in a little sports car. The only complaint is that it could use a little more horsepower, it's about 150 but the newer cars are now 180


True Convertible sports car

Perfectly Balanced , handled is the best, drop top can be accessed with one hand, power is more than sufficient for highway and city streets.


The Most Fun You Can Have Under 30K

The ND Miata is an amazing car. It’s responsive, fuel efficient, and the handling is otherworldly. Seriously, my other car is a Porsche and the Miata’s handling still blows me away. They say the true test of how much you love a car is whether you look back at it when you leave it. I’ve had it about 1 month and look back every single time. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to realize that...yes, Miata Is Always The Answer.

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New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles

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