2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Liquid Silver Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,173 - $17,109
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
21 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
158-167
Seats
2

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 5.0Comfort 3.4Styling 4.0Value 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 circles, this affordable, reliable, unassuming little drop-top is regarded as one of the great driver's cars of all time.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Models & Trims

Sport $11,173 - $13,784
Horsepower: 158 hp - 167 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Touring $13,858 - $17,109
Horsepower: 158 hp - 167 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Grand Touring $12,463 - $15,238
Horsepower: 158 hp - 167 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Special Edition $13,621 - $16,984
Horsepower: 158 hp - 167 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.8
4 star
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2 star
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1 star
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Sporty and fast roadster with good gas mileage.

My Miata is a really cool car! It looks good on the road, has great acceleration, and gas mileage is good. The only problem is my tall boyfriend has trouble getting into the front seat easily.

Susan M
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It's a Very Good Car, doesn't give me any trouble, just keeps on going.

So far no repairs just normal maintenance, good gas mileage, fun to drive, over all a very good car. It just keeps going, no problems at all.

Royce W
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This is such a fun�and fast�sports car and I definitely recommend it to put some zip in your driving life.

This is a really fun and reliable convertible to own. The main drawback is that tall drivers will have problems feeling comfortable.

susan s
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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$11,173 - $13,784
$13,858 - $17,109

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 - 167 (hp)
158 - 167 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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.)

Rear Leg Room

Second Head Room

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
5.3 (cu. ft.)
5.3 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

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

Exterior Features

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
P205/50R16
P205/45R17

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 (hp)
158 (hp)

Torque

Torque
140 (ft. lbs.)
140 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
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
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
28 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

Crash Test Ratings Currently Not Available

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Dynamic stability control w/traction control
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Dual front airbags w/passenger deactivation switch
  • Side-impact airbags
  • 3-point seat belts -inc: pretensioners & force limiters
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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