Consumer Reviews Summary
11 of 11 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview
Still the standard for lightweight, affordable motoring the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata just might have the best fun-to-money ratio of any car on the road today.
The Miata name has long been associated with the words “driver’s car” over its 20+ year run in the United States. Not a lot has changed from its formula of lightness, cheapness, and rear-wheel drive, something that we definitely appreciate. For 2013, the front end has been restyled and fog lights are standard on all trims now. A new Club model replaces the Touring trim, adding various body parts like a front diffuser and 17-inch dark finish alloy wheels, as well as a new suspension package for manual equipped models.
The two-seat Miata is only offered as a convertible. A manual operation soft-top is standard, but for those who want a more substantial covering a power hardtop is also offered.
Under the hood, the MX-5 Miata has a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that outputs 158-horsepower when mated to the optional six-speed automatic and 167-horsepower if the five- or six-speed manual is selected. Go with the manual. Fuel economy is 21-22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Inside, the 2013 Miata is a small car; there’s not a lot of room in there but you do get the expected amenities of a modern car. Air conditioning and a leather wrapped steering wheel are standard, while accoutrements like leather/heated seats, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth connectivity, and automatic climate control are optional.
Safety features include side-impact and front airbags, antilock disc brakes at all four corners, and an electronic stability system with traction control.
If you’re looking to have fun in a car at a reasonable price, with the added bonus of letting in the rays on sunny days, the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata has no peer.