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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
MSRP
$32,670
Invoice
$30,879
Average Price Paid
$31,309
82 listings nationwide

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2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,724
2009 Honda S2000
CR
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,795

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

The Mazda MX-5 Miata endures because it fills a need for simple and affordable driving enjoyment. It’s one of the most affordable sports cars on the road, and one of the most fun, desp...

2009 Honda S2000
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Honda does sleek and sexy with its S2000 convertible coupe. Set for an overhaul in 2010, the 2009 S2000 sees no changes to either trim. The rear-wheel-drive convertible features amazin...

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

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
15
pjgaecke writes:
While lacking in power, this car makes up for it in spades with personality. The first time you take it around...
Power Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD better.
"V8 with 420hp vs I4 with 181hp. The Mustang has lots of low end torque while the Miata requires you to wind it out to get to the power."
Handling Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD worse.
"Miata has better engineered front and rear independent suspension. The car is also designed to have neutral stability causing it to rotate around the driver and be easily controllable. Mustang has rental car spec suspension and a live rear axle. The weight distribution is not evenly split front to rear. It also lacks the chassis stiffness of the Miata."
Looks/Style Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD worse.
"It is designed as a convertible. The Mustang is modified from a coupe and has a set of rear seats stretching it out."
Front Seats Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD worse.
"Much more supportive and designed around a smaller person."
Back Seats Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD better.
"There are no rear seats in the Miata."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD better.
"It has rear seats in addition to a trunk."
Family Car Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD better.
"There are no rear seats in the Miata."
Value Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD worse.
"Better suspension. Better Chassis. Excellent engine characteristics (free revving, no rev hang, easy to rev match downshift, great power delivery) despite lack of power. Neutral handling. Better shifter. Easier to operate convertible top. Incredible gas mileage compared to the V8 (35 average vs 14 average)."
Would Buy Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD worse.
"Better drivers car. Cheaper insurance. Cheaper gas. "
2009 Honda S2000
CR
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Angel'Eduardo 2009 Honda S2000 CRReview:

Original — fast comodo tiene suspension es agradable tiene un gran perfomance hace vuenos drift tine un buen as...

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

Specs

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
2009 Honda S2000
CR
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
26 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
35 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
237 hp @ 7,800 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 6,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
11.1:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.42 in x 3.6 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 4 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 44.3 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4.6 cu ft 5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 404 lbs --
Exterior
Length 154.1 in 162.2 in
Width 68.3 in 68.9 in
Height 48.8 in 50 in
Wheelbase 90.9 in 94.5 in

Available Options

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
2009 Honda S2000
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