2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Top Comparisons

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2017 Mazda MX-5 MiataReview
Guru92F85W writes:
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Fun to drive. Quick moves. Good mechanic for convertible top— easy to put up and down. Beautiful metallic color between red and burgundy.

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Lindall writes:
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The Mx5 is a fun little car to drive. Its very small, light, and nimble. The steering is very tight and responsive, as is the throttle and transmission. Its not a car for someone who wants a lot of room. If youre over 6 , or have a large frame, I would advise a test fit, but at 510 -165lbs theres enough room for me to be comfortable, even on 4 hr + road trips. Its rated at 155 bhp, so its not going to keep up with a porsche boxster or a vette,, but it definitely isnt gutless. The sport mode is a little jumpy dor my taste as a daily drive, but I do use it in winding hills where Im not going to be needing 5th and 6th gear, as it rarely shifts above 4th in sport. The paddle shifters and manual mode console shift on the auto trans is quick to respond when you tell it to shift. Theres little to no lag. The gearing is low enough that it feels punchy and quick on takeoff, but the higher gears are very well suited to highway driving at 75-80mph setting in around 200-2200 rpm. He suspension os stiff enoughbto keep the car flat during spirited cornering, but soft enough to keep the ride from being bumpy. It reminds me of a racing gocart, but with a much nicer ride. Theres not a lot in the way of storage space with only 1 real compartment in the cabin thats situated between the seats on the back wall. There are 2 other small compartments, but you have to pull the seats forward to access them so they arent usable for anything you need without parking the car. The trunk is about what youd expect for a small 2 seater. Theres enough room for a duffel or overnight bag, if you want to take a weekend trip. The seats are comfortable, but not luxurious. I feel they could use a little more padding in the bottom and backrest, but it isnt hard by any stretch of the imagination. The engine is audible and the exhaust sporty sounding (for a 4 cyl) at higher rpms but not so much as to be annoying. You dont hear the engine at highway cruising speeds or when just easing around town, but when you throttle it, it says hello. On the highway all youll hear is the wind and your radio, as it should be. The little 2.0l 4 cylinder GDI engine with VVT is is extremely economical, coming in at nearly 40mpg on my highway trips, and I dont drive like your mother. It usually show me around 25-28mpg in town, too. The 11.9 gal fuel tank is cheap to fill and lasts a good bit longer than Ive been accustomed to in the past. All around I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars, only subtracting that .5 because i think it could stand a little more leg room and the cup holder situation is a bit odd.

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Phil writes:
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Great features, good value, its a stand alone model. The fiat has same body, but long term value significantly less

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Mike writes:
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just a good value, good quality toy and fun to drive.

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quickly writes:
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I bought the car, sight unseen for Christmas one day after finding.

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Guru9D8TKG writes:
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It has everything I’m looking I’m looking for: amazing design.

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Guru8LZBZ writes:
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A good car, hower, I prefer auto tranny. I haved owned two RF.

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GuruGGYL8 writes:
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Fun to drive, definitely a summer car. Well made But could use a backup camera

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Jeff writes:
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Great handling and feel, but needs more power in my opinion. Good thing that supercharger and turbocharger kits are available for it...

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Kent writes:
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FUN-FUN-FUN!!! Mazda has done such a great job with this very small car. Looks like a sports car should. Feels like a sports car should. Handles like a sports car should. Comfortable interior with plenty of modern amenities.

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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Review By Guru9RS993

Great car to drive! Quite fun! I was surprised the head lights do not come on automatically. I love this car!!! Beautifully designed! Read More

Review By Terry

Its the perfect everyday car, and the driving characteristics are phenomenal. Buy this car Read More

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Review By Rich33579

Love it so far! Happy with the car and glad I bought it. Read More

Review By dn325ci

Theres no higher FPD (fun per dollar) in the entire industry. If you need a secondary fun car that brings endless smiles, with the sweetest manual transmission for those who know, and surprising comf... Read More

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Review By Guru986L29

Beautiful to look at and exciting to drive! Plus Im getting even better has mileage than I expected, averaging 35 mpg/ City, 42/hwy. Such a great deal. Read More

Review By Guru9KD9LX

didnt like color and not manual transmission Same model just differs items on the car. Read More

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Review By Joel

Little tight for a 6 guy. It just got a power jump but still not enough for me to buy. 2.2L with about 200+ HP and I will be a buyer. Drove fantastic very predictable and nimble A+ on steering as wel... Read More

Review By GuruKKXWB

Perfect 30th anniversary miata is my dream car! Excited to trade in my miata polymetal gray with brembo bbs recaro seats Read More

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews

Review By Guru91MS8Z

Incredibly fun to drive. If youre over 6 foot tall it might be a bit cramped. Doesnt have a ton of power but it has enough get-up and go to be enjoyable. 33 mpg so its competitive with other combus... Read More

Review By Guru9B7W3Y

Fun car to drive. Good mpg, it isnt an every day driver and it does need premium fuel. The trunk is small but it would carry a few duffle bags for a long trip. The manual tranny is tight, fast shiftin... Read More

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