Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,646 - $16,690
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
158-167
Seats
2
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,646 - $16,690
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
158-167
Seats
2

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 5.0 Comfort 3.4 Styling 4.0 Value 3.9

Editor's Overview

Drivers who live their lives one quarter-mile at a time -- and folks who aren't into cars at all -- often have a tough time appreciating Mazda's venerable Miata roadster. In other circle...

Mazda MX-5 Miata Models & Trims

2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Owner Reviews

4.8

10 Reviews

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It's not a truck, so little room to take items along.

It is a convertible and has an automatic retractable roof which takes about 30 sec and I don't have to do more than stay in the car and push a button, the car does everything itself. The trunk is large for the size on the vehicle, which is a plus since there is little room up front. The car handles very well especially corners. I have the option to drive it either manually (4 speed) or as an automatic. . The interior remains very comfortable (warm) with the top down, even cool days or evening. It's got a smart chip key, and doesn't require you to insert key into ignition to drive it. The fob just has to be in range, , like locked in the trunk. Built in safety allows you to flip a switch in the truck that prevent the trunk release latch from working when the top is down keeping your valuables safely locked in the trunk if you leave the top down. Nice Bose stereo but very little media or electronic amenities other than 1 USB plug in, and cruise control. It's a little hard to get in and out of because Its so low to the ground. Low profile tires completes the look.

- Debbie D

It is a very good day to day car and is very economical to run. Overall repairs are not too bad depending on your driving.

I have owned two MX-5/Miatas - one of the few issues is size. The trunk is small so a trip with two people is difficult. The 2000 lacked in performance which was corrected with my 2012. It has a lot of power, rides good. The 2000 handled better than the 2012. They added power steering which takes away from the fun of curves. I love the ability to drop the top and ride topless

- Glen N

Absolutely LOVE my used Miata! Great on gas mileage and fun to drive. The top is so easy to drop and raise, I can do it with one hand. If the rain sets in, I can close the top without having to pull off the road and get out of the car. No mechanical issues.

Fun, Fun, Fun to drive. If you have a tendency to be claustrophobic, this will not be the car for you. But, if you like to drive with the top down on a warm day, this is the right pick. It's a fun little sports car without the hefty price tag.

- Stacey G

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$9,646 - $11,475
$14,679 - $16,690

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 - 167 hp
158 - 167 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

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

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Seats

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
30.8 ft.
30.8 ft.

Length

Length
157.3 in.
157.3 in.

Width

Width
67.7 in.
67.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2447 - 2542 .lbs
2480 - 2562 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 - 167 hp
158 - 167 hp

Torque

Torque
140 ft. lbs.
140 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

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
11 - 14 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
28 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

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