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2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo Convertible
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,140
2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$16,581
31 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo Convertible

When MAZDASPEED, Mazda's in-house motorsports and specialty-car tuning division, set out to create a high-performance Miata, it focused on five areas -- the Miata's performance, handli...

2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring
Michael Perkins Preview:

One of the joys of writing about the automobile industry is typing out some of the ridiculous names manufacturers dream up. Start with some ridiculous letter/number combo from Infiniti...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo Convertible
40
Gary-Martha writes:
Awesome car to drive is the only description
GuruSC45R writes:
Amazing under appreciated classic. Invest a small amount in easy to install upgrades, and it will amaze you e...
55
drjasa 2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata 2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo ConvertibleReview:

Funonwheels — these mazdaspeeds are an underappreciated treasure, only made for 2 years, makes my previous miata l...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring
65
Jose writes:
Alot of power and very fun to drive. The only thing is when u put ur foot down, hold on to that steering wheel
BakkaChi writes:
I love it. Fantastic car
Handling Ranked 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe worse.
"LSD and elctronic assisted steering rack"
Back Seats Ranked 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe worse.
"More space and 4 doors. More comfy too"
JSparkles writes:
Quick nice drive around town. I have only had my Speed3 for about 2 weeks, but I get great power and gas milea...
Handling Ranked 2017 Ford Focus SE Hatchback worse.
"The steering is tighter as well as the suspension. "
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Ford Focus SE Hatchback worse.
"They are better fit to keep you in the seat on corners than the ford."

Specs

2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo Convertible
2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
178 hp @ 6,000 RPM
263 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
166 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
9.5:1
Displacement
1,800 cc
2,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.44 in x 3.7 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 3 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 2 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 3 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard --
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.8 in 42 in
Back Legroom -- 36.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 5.1 cu ft 17 cu ft
Maximum Payload 419 lbs --
Exterior
Length 155.7 in 177.6 in
Width 66.1 in 69.7 in
Height 48 in 57.5 in
Wheelbase 89.2 in 103.9 in

Available Options

2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo Convertible
2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring

Exterior Colors

  • Black Mica
  • Crystal White Pearl Mica/Black
  • Liquid Silver Metallic/Black
  • Velocity Red Mica/Black

Option Packages

  • MAZDASPEED Tech PKG

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