Mazda MX-5 Miata

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

88
Priced From $23,470
MPG 25.0
Styles Reviewed
ConvertibleConvertible

New Car Test Drive

06/26/12
2012-06-26
91
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Tom Lankard Tom Lankard 6.4 out of 10 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

This Mazda MX-5 Miata remains a car to love, delivering a delightful, capable, well-engineered driving experience in a vehicle that starts every time and runs seemingly forever, with near-faultless quality and reliability.

LeftLane News

08/18/11
2011-08-18
88
100

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz 5.5 out of 10 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

The Mazda MX-5 Miata remains unbeatable for its accessible performance and personality. It’s the kind of car that will make anyone feel like a great driver and it rewards the over-confident with its utterly unflappable nature.

AutoGuide.com

06/30/11
2011-06-30
88
100

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Derek Kreindler Derek Kreindler Score Pending 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

We can unequivocally say that the MX-5 is a triumph, and is a rightful heir to the Miata’s lineage. Rather than being a diluted, super-sized caricature of its former self, the MX-5 takes all of the old car’s weaknesses and buttresses them.

About.com

06/17/11
2011-06-17
88
100

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Aaron Gold Aaron Gold 7.1 out of 10 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is back-to-basics motoring at its best: Cheap to buy, cheap to run, and a lot of fun to drive. No other vehicle I can think of offers open-top sports-car thrills for such a cheap price.

Edmunds.com

12/06/11
2011-12-06
88
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

The 2012 Mazda Miata maintains its position as one of the all-time great roadsters, mixing refinement and excitement in an affordable, compact package.

MotorAuthority.com

02/23/12
2012-02-23
88
100

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Kurt Ernst Kurt Ernst Score Pending 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

While its price is part of the appeal, the MX-5’s fun-factor is hard to ignore. If there’s a better blend of performance and value in the automotive world, we’d have a hard time naming it.

CNET.com

06/05/12
2012-06-05
87
100

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Antuan Goodwin Antuan Goodwin 7.2 out of 10 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

The 2012 Mazda Miata Special Edition offers one of the purest driving experiences available in a new car today, but the omission of the most basic cabin-tech options severely hurts its score.

Cars.com

01/04/11
2011-01-04
86
100

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Mike Hanley Mike Hanley 6.7 out of 10 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

The Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster is like a favorite pair of worn jeans; everything just feels right. Few cars offer as much everyday driving fun as the Miata, and even fewer do it as inexpensively.

Business Week

07/14/11
2011-07-14
85
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

There’s nothing with the Miata’s 24-grand base price that can compete with its sportiness. It zips around like a hyperactive water bug. This is a great little second or third car for shoppers on a tight budget.

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