Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,556 - $10,866
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
158-166
Seats
2
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,556 - $10,866
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
158-166
Seats
2

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata If...

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2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Owner Reviews

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8 Reviews

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Power-retractable hardtop - zoom zoom! Can't possibly go wrong!

I haven't run into problems beyond a gasket that needed to be replaced - it is hands-down super-reliable (purchased it with over 100,000 miles on it and absolutely zero issues). The passenger seat holds two medium-sized dogs comfortably, which is awesome for a convertible. The grand touring model (which I own) has heated leather seats, an adjustable steering wheel, and the ability to adjust the seat up/down - comfortable driving 2500 miles in 4 days! . Features: tpms, anti lock brakes, security system, remote/keyless ignition, dsc. Really feels like a luxury car!

- Meg G

It is a convertible and in sunny Florida.

My main vehicle the Mazda Miata is a very fun vehicle to drive in south Florida being a convertible and it was relatively modestly priced and it has had an incredible maintenance record with only a few minor problems occurring in the 10-year-old car. It still looks brand new and I love the value for my money.

- Keith M

It's a fun car but it has constant tire pressure issues and you can't drive it when it snows. even if it is just a thin layer of snow you will skid all over the place.

i love the size and the sportiness. i love that It's a convertible and goes fast. i hate that i constantly have tire pressure issues. my tires constantly lose air. a dashboard light goes on all the time. it does not handle well in rain and i cannot drive it if it snows

- kel R

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,417 - $8,968
$6,556 - $8,111

Horsepower

Horsepower
166 hp
158 - 166 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC MPFI 16
2.0L DOHC MPFI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.
43.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.4 in.
37 - 37.4 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
5.3 cu. ft.
5.3 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
2
2
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
91.7 in.
91.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
15.4 ft.
15.4 ft.

Length

Length
157.3 in.
157.3 in.

Width

Width
67.7 in.
67.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2445 .lbs
2478 - 2555 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
166 hp
158 - 166 hp

Torque

Torque
140 ft. lbs.
140 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

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
11 - 14 mpg
10 - 14 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
27 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Tested

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Tested

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety