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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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Pricing

  • MSRP*:Not Available
  • Invoice Price*:Not Available
  • Internet Price:Not Available

EPA Fuel Economy (MPG)

  • City: 21 - 22
  • Highway: 28

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.8/5
Value:
4.9/5
Exterior:
4.9/5
Interior:
4.4/5
Comfort:
4.2/5
Performance:
4.7/5
Reliability:
4.9/5

11 of 11 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview

As one of the most recognizable roadsters over the past 20 years, the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata is an affordable option if you’re looking for top-down fun.

Other than making the electronic stability system standard for 2012, the Miata carries on virtually unchanged. Available in three trims: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring, the Miata features a standard manually operated vinyl soft top with an optional power-retractable hard top. The soft vinyl top is quite easy to operate and can stow in a snap. The power hard top reduces noise, better protects against the elements and provides better security. Yes, it’s a convertible, but you’ll hear the term ‘roadster’ mentioned often here, which refers to two-seat convertibles. The MX-5 competes with the Mini Cooper and the Fiat 500c in the affordable compact convertible segment.

Not known for its power, the 2012 Mazda Miata features a capable 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder when teamed with an optional six-speed automatic transmission. When equipped with the five- or six-speed manual, it produces 167 horsepower. The Miata sends power through the rear wheels and the intake runner is tuned to provide a sporty sound. An available Suspension package features a sport-tuned suspension, Bilstein shocks and a limited-slip differential. EPA-estimated fuel ratings are a decent 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

The tiny Miata rests on 16-inch cast-aluminum wheels, while 17-inch wheels, fog lights and high-intensity-discharge headlights are optional. The soft top has a glass rear window and can be had in black or beige. A leather-wrapped steering wheel, air conditioning, a six-speaker sound system, an auxiliary input jack and height-adjustable driver’s seat are all standard. Automatic climate control, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, leather-trimmed seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a seven-speaker Bose sound system are optional.

Safety features are pretty basic and include front airbags, side-impact airbags, antilock brakes and the aforementioned electronic stability control with traction control.

Enjoy top-down driving in the sporty and versatile 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster.

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