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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
MSRP
$29,155
Invoice
$27,568
Average Price Paid
$28,029
344 listings nationwide

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Club RWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,861
2016 Porsche Boxster
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$50,791
13 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Mazda MX-5 Miata was an instant hit as soon as it hit the market in 1990, combining the classic British roadster layout with Japanese reliability. Now in its fourth generation, it ...

2016 Porsche Boxster
Base
John Goreham Preview:

This year the Porsche Boxster will turn 20. It was back in 1996 that a new, midengine, convertible-only roadster joined the Porsche lineup with a starting price under $40K. At the time...

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

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
No User Reviews
2016 Porsche Boxster
Base
writes:
Over priced summer car. Handles great but the pricing is crazy.
Handling Ranked 2016 BMW Z4 worse.
"Mid engine car."
Value Ranked 2016 BMW Z4 better.
"All year round hard top cabrio. Faster with a tune. Heated steering wheel with winter package. Much less expensive with Italian styling."

Specs

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
2016 Porsche Boxster
Base
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
26 MPG
20 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
35 MPG
30 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 16.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
155 hp @ 6,000 RPM
155 hp @ 6,000 RPM
265 hp @ 6,700 RPM
265 hp @ 6,700 RPM
Torque
148 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
148 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
206 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
206 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
12.5:1
12.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,700 cc
2,700 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 Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 41.6 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4.6 cu ft 9.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 408 lbs 739 lbs
Exterior
Length 154.1 in 172.2 in
Width 68.3 in 70.9 in
Height 48.8 in 50.5 in
Wheelbase 90.9 in 97.4 in

Available Options

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Ceramic Metallic
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray
  • Soul Red Crystal

Option Packages

  • Appearance Package
  • Brembo/BBS Package
  • Brembo/BBS Recaro Package
  • Soul Red Crystal Paint Charge
2016 Porsche Boxster
Base

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Gray Metallic
  • Black
  • Carmine Red
  • Carrera White Metallic
  • Custom Color Metallic
  • Custom Color Uni
  • Dark Blue Metallic
  • GT Silver Metallic
  • Guards Red
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Lime Gold Metallic
  • Mahogany Metallic
  • Racing Yellow
  • Rhodium Silver Metallic
  • Sapphire Blue Metallic
  • White

Option Packages

  • 6-Disc CD Changer
  • 6-Disc CD/DVD Changer
  • Bose Surround Sound System
  • CDR Plus Audio System
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio Receiver
  • Convenience Package
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)
  • Sport Suspension
  • Sports Exhaust System
  • Exterior Package Painted
  • Illuminated Door-Sill Guards in Carbon Fiber
  • Illuminated Stainless Steel Door-Sill Guards
  • Personalized Illuminated Carbon Door-Sill Guards
  • Rear Fascia Painted
  • Rear Side Air Intakes Painted
  • Side Mirror Painted (Lower Trim)
  • Sports Tailpipe
  • Infotainment Package
  • Infotainment Package with BURMESTER Surround Sound System
  • Infotainment Package with Bose Surround Sound System
  • Instrument Dials in Guards Red
  • Instrument Dials in Luxor Beige
  • Instrument Dials in Racing Yellow
  • Instrument Dials in White
  • Painted Interior Package (EER)
  • Sport CHRONO Clock Dial In Luxor Beige
  • Sport CHRONO Clock Dial In Racing Yellow
  • Sport Chrono Clock Dial in Guards Red
  • Sport Chrono Clock Dial in White
  • Sport Chrono Package with PCM
  • Aluminum Gear Selector
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package with Leather Interior
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package with Leather and PDK
  • Carbon Center Console Trim
  • Carbon Interior Package
  • Carbon Interior Package with Leather Interior
  • Carbon Interior Package with PDK
  • Customization Package Gear Lever
  • Customization Package Gear Selector
  • Door Sill Guards In Carbon Fiber
  • Extended Interior Package, Dashboard Trim In Leather
  • Extended Interior Package, Door Panel In Leather
  • Inner Door-Sill Guards in Leather
  • Leather Air Vent Slats
  • Leather Interior Package
  • Leather Interior Package (EES)
  • Leather PCM Display Surround
  • Leather Rear View Mirror
  • Mahogany Center Console Trim
  • Mahogany Interior Package
  • Mahogany Interior Package with Leather Interior
  • Mahogany Interior Package with PDK
  • Painted PCM Display Surround
  • Pedals & Footrest In Aluminum
  • Personalized Illuminated Stainless Steel Door Sill Guards
  • Platinum Gray Full Leather Seat/Interior Trim
  • Sport Chrono Package
  • Standard Carpeting in Deviating Color
  • Steering Wheel Rim with Deviating Stitching
  • Sun Visors in Alcantara
  • Sun Visors in Leather
  • Extended Interior Package Plus
  • Mahogany Interior Package with Leather Interior/PDK
  • Premium Package Plus with Adaptive Sport Seats
  • Premium Package Plus with Sport Seats
  • Premium Package with Adaptive Sport Seats
  • SportDesign Package
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Porsche Active Safe
  • Automatically Dimming Mirrors
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights with PDLS Plus
  • Bluetooth Handset For Telephone Module
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package with PDK
  • Carbon Interior Package with Leather Interior and PDK
  • Carbon Multifunction Heated Steering Wheel
  • Electronic Logbook
  • Mahogany Multifunction Heated Steering Wheel
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
  • PARKASSIST Front & Rear
  • PARKASSIST Front & Rear with Reversing Camera
  • PARKASSIST Rear
  • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
  • Premium Package with Sport Seats
  • Tinted Taillights
  • Voice Control
  • Wheels Painted In Black
  • Wheels Painted In Black Satin
  • Z-Option Color: Oryx White Metallic
  • Supplemental Safety Bars in Aluminum Look
  • Supplemental Safety Bars in Exterior Color
  • Agate Gray Special Leather Seat/Interior Trim
  • Agate Gray/Amber Orange Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim
  • Agate Gray/Lime Gold Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim
  • Agate Gray/Pebble Gray Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim
  • Amber Orange/Agate Gray Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Black Full Leather Seat/Interior Trim
  • Black Partial Leather Seat Trim with Leather Package
  • Espresso Natural Leather Seat Trim
  • Garnet Red Natural Leather Seat Trim
  • Leather In Custom Color (Color To Sample) Leather Seat Trim
  • Lime Gold/Agate Gray Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Luxor Beige Full Leather Seat/Interior Trim
  • Luxor Beige Partial Leather Seat Trim with Leather Package
  • Luxor Beige/Black Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Pebble Gray/Agate Gray Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Platinum Gray Partial Leather Seat Trim with Leather Package
  • Seat Centers In Deviated Standard Leather
  • Seat Centers in Leather to Sample
  • Seat Stitching in Deviating Thread
  • Yachting Blue Full Leather Seat/Interior Trim
  • Yachting Blue Partial Leather Seat Trim with Leather Package
  • 14-Way Power Sport Seats with Memory Package
  • 18-Way Adaptive Sport Seats Plus
  • 2-Way Sport Seats Plus
  • Seat Ventilation
  • Transmission: 7-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
  • Wheels Painted in Black (High-Gloss)
  • Wheels Painted in Exterior Color
  • Wheels Painted In Platinum Satin
  • Wheels: 20" 911 Turbo
  • Wheels: Front 8.5J X 20 & Rear 10J X 20 SportTechno
  • Wheels: Front 8J X 19 & Rear 9.5J X 19 Boxter S Alloy
  • Wheels: Front 8J X 19 & Rear 9.5J X 19 Cayman S Alloy
  • Wheels: Front 8J X 20 & Rear 9.5J X 20 Carrera Classic
  • Wheels: Front 8J X 20 & Rear 9.5J X 20 Carrera S Alloy

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