The Miata is a fun-to-drive, low-slung little roadster, with pinpoint handling, instant power delivery, and a crisp manual gearbox. Excellent fuel economy is an extra bonus. While it remains very tight, the cabin has grown a little more livable over the years. The ride is surprisingly tolerable, but cabin noise can grow wearying on long cruises.

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

"most fun to be had with your clothes on"

Anonymous, SK (2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"Great British roadster-type car which handles great in all situations as well as very good acceleration."

VAN M., NC (2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"The engine sound, the slick shifting of the manual transmission, and cornering on mountain roads it exhilarating."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"What a pleasure to drive! Throttle response, handling and braking are as good as it gets."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"fun to drive"

GARY A., MD (2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"handles extremely well, downshifting is perfect, great when cornering. acceleration is as expected. love this car."

JEANNE M., IL (2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seats are not comfortable for long drives. Don't plan on any long days while in this car. A/C has to work overtime on hot days and does not keep car very cool, even with top up."

MIKE M., FL (2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"It's a Mazda - Zoom, Zoom (Soft top) and small enough to fit most anywhere autos are allowed to park"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"Very nice ride but could use a little more leg space. My husband and son are both over 6 feet tall."

DONNA R., NY (2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata)


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

What Owners Say

"I paid $23,000 for a brand new hard top convertible that drives and corners like a Porsche, what else is there to say?"

Anonymous, OR (2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Sports styling and very good looks"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata)

"The retractable hardtop is really ideal for all weather conditions, plus eliminating moisture during rains and reducing noise when the top is up. It drives like a real roadster. This is the 2nd MX-5 Miata Grand Touring hardtop I have owned, and have been pleased with both. Previously had 2009 and 2004 Honda S2000's which were high-calibre roadsters with unbelievable acceleration for a naturally aspirated 2.0 / 2.2 liter engines, but too bad Honda discontinued the S2000 in 2009."

VAN M., NC (2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata)
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