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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
Club RWD
MSRP
$30,290
Invoice
$28,628
Average Price Paid
$28,508
66 listings nationwide

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2 Dr S Convertible
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Club RWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,694
1998 Saab 900
2 Dr S Convertible
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,945
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club 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...

1998 Saab 900
2 Dr S Convertible
No Expert Reviews

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

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
5
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. "
1998 Saab 900
2 Dr S Convertible
75
Janey 1998 Saab 900 2 Dr S ConvertibleReview:

You Either Love It Or Hate It! — Well firstly it's not a convertible, it's a Talladega, this application didn't have my trim on the o...

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

Specs

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
1998 Saab 900
2 Dr S Convertible
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
26 MPG
20 MPG
--
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
35 MPG
26 MPG
--
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
150 hp @ 5,700 RPM
150 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
155 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM
155 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
9.3:1
9.3:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,300 cc
2,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.39 in x 3.82 in
3.39 in x 3.82 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
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Cassette Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom -- 33 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4.6 cu ft 12.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 386 lbs --
Standard Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 154.1 in 182.6 in
Width 68.3 in 67.4 in
Height 48.8 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 90.9 in 102.4 in

Available Options

2020 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
1998 Saab 900
2 Dr S Convertible

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