The MX-5 Miata is fun to drive, with extraordinary handling and a slick powertrain. The interior is nicely finished and the manual convertible top is simple to operate from behind the wheel. The ride is comfortable for a sports car, although noise levels and cramped quarters make long trips tiresome.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Excellent response time and great handling. All time favorite car"

Anonymous, HI (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"Very satisfied with handling, overall looks and driving experience."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"It's a Mazda. Read your own reports. It is everything a sports car is supposed to be, and also reliable. It makes me feel like I did when I was 10 years old and took my first ride in a go-cart. After driving for over 40 years, I actually enjoy driving again (when in this car)."

JAMES B., PA (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"This car is always a fun and satisfying drive. we have taken a 3 week 7,500 mile trek in our Miata and were never bored. It's now 9 years old and still looks and drives like new. if your perspective on driving is, "Its not how fast your driving, its how you drive fast." the Miata will reward you with years of reliability an fun"

DOMINICK L., IN (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"It's a blast to drive with the top down. Top up, it drives just as well but it's very noisy."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"It's by far the coolest lowest price true sport car on the planet!"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"It is not a dragster, however, the engine is very responsive and controllable. I've driven several sports cars, and this MX-5 is the best handling vehicle of all. It's fun to drive."

LAWRENCE S., TX (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"I have to take Advil when I drive my Miata because my jaws hurt from grinning!"

RICHARD C., SC (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"Fun to drive."

D D., MN (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"fun car"

JOHN K., WV (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"Good acceleration and terrific handling. Drives like it is on rails. PURE FUN."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"I own the grand touring MX-5. It is designed as a drivers car. The road feel, balance and handling in general are superb. I totally agree with every review I have ever seen of the Miata line, they are fun to drive."

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"Just a fun car"

RICHARD T., MI (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"Enough acceleration and superb handling"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"seats are hard, not enough padding in the seat bottom"

MARK D., CA (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"Good support from seats. Many strange noises. The passenger seat spring rattle, the dash squeaks and the suspension make funny noises when backing up."

BRUCE S., BC (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"In cool/cold weather, the hard top squeaks and crackles. I haven't found a way to stop it. (It can be annoying, but it isn't a real problem.)"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"This car is really loud on the road and it gets tiring."

KELLEY M., CA (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"electric heating element in drivers seat would not turn off. Mazda dealer could not solve the problem and recommended a new seat. I took the seat out and cut the wire. no more hot seat."

WALLACE C., FL (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"With the top up this is a noisy car."

JEANNETTE H., NB (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say


PAUL B., NY (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"Buying Mazdas seems to be very difficult. We ordered this car with a different color and interior, put down our money, and waited. Then they said it would be a couple more months. Then a couple MORE months. Then they said, "Good news, you have to wait a couple more months, but it will be next year's model. Instead, we drove from Dayton to Indianapolis and bought the car in a different color. The car being replaced was dying too fast for us to wait any longer. But since we've had it, we love the"

JEANETTE W., OH (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"Best value for dollar of any car I have ever owned. Totally fun."

Anonymous, AB (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Great car for the money!"

KEN H., AZ (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"It is a convertible hardtop."

Anonymous, MO (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"I love the overall look of the car inside and out."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"The coolest looking car on the road!"

ROBERT G., NH (2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata)
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