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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata


City 26 MPG Hwy 33 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.6
Exterior 4.9
Interior 4.6
Comfort 4.4
Performance 4.8
Reliability 4.7
True Convertible sports car

by David sporty spice from Los Angeles, California | September 19, 2019

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

by TDogCA from Santa Clara, CA | July 07, 2019

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.

Great To Drive, Lacking Elsewhere

by yeoyeo06 from Seattle WA | June 18, 2019

I owned a 2016 drop top, so this is better in many ways. Easy automated convertible, handles beautifully. Drawbacks: no glove box, horrible cup holder placement, no interior grab handles, sun visors fixed, storage BEHIND seats??, car leaks like a sieve. HVAC issues less than 2 years in.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview


The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a two-seat convertible that was redesigned last year. This year, it remains largely unchanged, but the new MX-5 Miata RF with a retractable rooftop makes its debut. It will be covered in a separate overview.

Three trims are available: the Sport, Club, and Grand Touring.

Also known as the “ND,” the fourth generation MX-5 Miata adheres to Mazda’s current “Kodo” design direction. Overall, it has more aggressive, sporty styling than its “cute” predecessors. Fluid, organic bodylines taper sharply at the ends for a more agile appearance. Circular taillights and a dual-exhaust tip at the rear-end are fun and sporty. LED headlights, LED taillights, daytime running lamps, power side mirrors, and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels come standard. Larger 17-inch aluminum wheels are available as well.

Under the hood, the MX-5 Miata is powered by a standard 155-hp, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder SKYACTIV engine mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. The EPA estimates fuel economy for the MX-5 Miata at 27/34 mpg city/highway with the manual, while the automatic version has a higher rating of 27/36 mpg. It also achieves a nearly perfect 50/50 weight distribution.

Inside, the MX-5 Miata has a sporty interior with circular air vents. The Miata also gets the same 7-inch LCD display mounted high up on the dash that is found in the Mazda3, which is operated with a rotary knob and buttons located between the two seats. Standard features include air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, push button start, a 3-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a USB port. Also available are navigation, a Bose premium audio system, heated seats, and leather upholstery.

Standard safety features include front and side impact airbags, antilock brakes, and electronic stability control. For those who want them, more safety technology is optional, including a blind spot warning system, rear cross traffic alerts, adaptive front lighting, lane departure warnings, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.