2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,222 - $8,529
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
22 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
142
Seats
2

How 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata Ranks In Its Class

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Mazda MX-5 Miata Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Cloth $5,222 - $7,363
Horsepower: 142 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Alloy
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chevronDown icon LS $5,807 - $8,306
Horsepower: 142 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Alloy
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chevronDown icon SE $5,874 - $8,529
Horsepower: 142 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Alloy
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chevronDown icon Shinsen $5,747 - $8,170
Horsepower: 142 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Alloy
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Owner Reviews

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That it has great gas mileage.

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It's fun to drive. Has great gas mileage for fun trips. It's a convertible love it in the summer months. Only two seater so. Can't take extra people.

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it's fun to drive and you get lots of compliments. zoom zoom

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wish it was standard and not auto. wish it was a different color. wish i'd bought one sooner.

c H
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,222 - $7,363
$5,807 - $8,306

Horsepower

Horsepower
142 (hp)
142 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC MPFI 16
1.8L DOHC MPFI 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Not Available
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Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.8 (in.)
42.8 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.1 (in.)
37.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Second Head Room

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
5.1 (cu. ft.)
5.1 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
2
2

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/45WR16
P205/45WR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
89.2 (in.)
89.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
30.2 (ft.)
30.2 (ft.)

Length

Length
155.3 (in.)
155.3 (in.)

Width

Width
66.1 (in.)
66.1 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2387 - 2429 (.lbs)
2387 - 2447 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
142 (hp)
142 (hp)

Torque

Torque
125 (ft. lbs.)
125 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
N/A (.lbs)
N/A (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.7 (gal.)
12.7 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
26 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

City

City
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
28 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
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Standard
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Standard

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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Safety Features

  • Driver/front passenger airbag
  • Passenger-side airbag deactivation switch
  • 3-point safety belts-inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • Child seat anchor
  • 5-MPH bumpers
  • Front side-impact door beams
  • Internal trunk release system

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

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Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
03V206
Summary:
On certain minivans and passenger vehicles, the socket holder in the fog lights is installed in the lamp casing using pressure. During operation of the fog light, the heat from the bulb can expand the socket holder. The expansion can force the socket holder rearward. After repeatedly being subject to this expansion, if the fog light is also subjected to vibration during vehicle operation, the socket holder with the bulb holder and the wiring harness may separate from the fog light casing. Should this occur, the bulb socket and the harness can drop inside the bumper, and the heat generated by the bulb can cause the bumper to burn.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will install a spring to prevent the socket holder from separating from the lamp case. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began July 7, 2003. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

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