Mazda MX-5 Miata vs Mazda MX-6 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
MSRP
$30,290
Invoice
$28,628
Average Price Paid
$29,955
82 listings nationwide

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1997 Mazda MX-6
2 Dr LS Coupe
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Club RWD
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2 Dr LS Coupe
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,870
5 listings nationwide

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1997 Mazda MX-6
2 Dr LS Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,400

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Mazda MX-5 Miata carries over its upgrades from the 2020 model year into 2021 with few additional changes. The rear-wheel-drive (RWD) sports car continues to be unique, not just fo...

1997 Mazda MX-6
2 Dr LS Coupe

For its final year in production, Mazda's MX-6 sport coupe was available in two versions. The base (or standard) MX-6 was equipped with a 118-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 4
  • Technology 4
  • Safety 5
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
No User Reviews
1997 Mazda MX-6
2 Dr LS Coupe
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Amanda 1997 Mazda MX-6 2 Dr LS CoupeReview:

It's Amazing Inside And Out. — It's a Mazda.. What's not to love? It's fun to drive in the city or on the highway, it handles great...

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

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Cameron 1997 Mazda MX-6 2 Dr LS CoupeReview:

If You Want A Fun, Small Fwd Sports-compact, Buy One Of These. If You Want This One, Contact Me. — --Performance: awesome acceleration, shocks a lot of guys in their Civics. Brakes are pretty good, ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jon 1997 Mazda MX-6 2 Dr LS CoupeReview:

Its A Great All Around Car, Dependable, Durable. Quick. Good Looking. — Performance -Acceleration 6 -10. Small v6 packs a punch, but small engine lacks urgency. Build Qual...

Specs

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
1997 Mazda MX-6
2 Dr LS Coupe
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
26 MPG
18 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
35 MPG
34 MPG
24 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 15 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
164 hp @ 5,600 RPM
164 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
160 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
160 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
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Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 5 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Cassette Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 44 in
Back Legroom -- 27.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4.6 cu ft 12.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 404 lbs --
Exterior
Length 154.1 in 181.5 in
Width 68.3 in 68.9 in
Height 48.8 in 51.6 in
Wheelbase 90.9 in 102.8 in

Available Options

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Machine Gray Paint Charge
  • POLYMETAL Gray
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic

Option Packages

  • Appearance Package
  • BREMBO/BBS RECARO Package
  • Soul Red Crystal Paint Charge
1997 Mazda MX-6
2 Dr LS Coupe

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