2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Save up to $5,665
MSRP range
$24,915 - $31,270

Pros

  • Extremely fun to drive around turns, even at low speeds
  • Available manual transmission is satisfying to shift
  • Manual soft top is easy to lower in no time at all
  • Prices are very reasonable

Cons

  • Noticeable body roll during aggressive cornering
  • Limited cargo space in the tiny trunk
  • Not much room inside for driver and passenger
  • Cabin gets fairly loud at highway speeds with the top up
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Top consumer reviews

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A Very Fun Car - BUT?
P Mac, 2/25/2017
I've own alot of Mazda's. They all have been very good to me. I also own a lot of cars in general. I purchase a NEW 2017 MX5 RF for my 18 Year old son as a Graduation Gift. Yes he is spoiled. Mazda did a good job keeping true to its roots. The RF Model grabs a lot of attention. Layout is great, design is great. No way will you fit if your over 6' , or if you are on the heavy side, you will not fit. You have to be 150 - 180lbs max at around 5'8 to enjoy the comfort. For my son, its perfect. My only con, and again its nothing new about this car,......The Power. my wife has a Mazda cx5 with the 2.5 Skyactiv and it has good torque, it moves the cx5 along great. The 2.0 in the Mx5 to me feels just like my 116HP 1992 miata I had. 200HP would be PERFECT! Overall it was well engineered and boy can you push it through turns. Out of five stars, I give it four. bump up the HP and it will receive a FIVE STARS.................another bullet proof Miata/MX5 that will run for the next 20years. Oh and don't let the Dealer sucker you into a 900.00 Nav sim card, I order one from eBay @ 125.00, it works GREAT!!!
Max-5...the last true "affordable" sports car
Dan Wells, 5/1/2018
I recently purchased a slightly used (1700 miles) MX-5 GT in Soul Red with black leather. I have owned 40+ cars in my life and the Miatas and Honda S2000s I've owned have been the most fun. The MX-5 is beautiful to look at and a hoot to drive, even with the automatic. It's hard to imagine a more fun car to drive. Before purchasing it I test drove a 2009 Porsche Cayman S and can honestly say I like driving the Miata more. It's like an eager puppy wanting you to play with it all the time. The Porsche is fairly pedestrian as were my 4 S2000s until you find a curvy road or nail the accelerator whereas the Mazda is fun at any speed on any road. This is my 3rd Miata and expect it to be as reliable as the others. I'm 6' and 210lbs. and I fit fine. It is more comfortable than all the aforementioned cars...and I'm 66 years old. If your thinking of buying a sports car you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't test drive this car. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Best car I have owned!!!!!!
Gauchegaucho, 4/23/2018
Briefly I have owned a 2000 Miata Club... I couldn't forget that "fun" experience with this car so I traded in my 2016 Camaro SS and sold my 2002 BMW M3 and got a Soul Red 17 Miata club (non BBS/Brembo pck)... i am in absolute love with this car. Yes, it's cramped inside but everything is laid out well, infotainment system is easy to use and nothing looks tacky or ugly in the cabin. Seats can be a bit uncomfortable and the cargo space is pretty much absent. But that's not why you drive this car... you drive this car because you enjoy driving. And with the top town that can be operated within 5 seconds!!!! It's a pure pleasure to be able to drive as enthusiastically and still stay within speed limit and stay out of trouble. You can take any corner anytime with full intention, the more you drive this car the more you will fall in love with.. i recommend installing anti-roll bars for reducing notorious body roll and lower the car a bit for better handling (and looks!) Those are the only 2 mods I think will transform this car into a better handling car.
Better than my MGB's ever were.
Carl Brygger, 5/19/2018
I do hope someone reads what I have to say about this sports car. Yes, it's a honest sports car, one that I thought would never live up to the word "Sports Car", but absolutely did it for me. I'm a lot older these days and not really looking for what I was interested in back in the 1960's as far as foreign sports cars go. I was young and had all the quick thinking reflexes back then. I owned 2 MGB's, a 1964 and a 1966 and ran the hell out of both of them. No, I didn't buy the 2016 Mazda Club for all that excitement, I bought the car due to the total feeling I received from a test drive I went on one day a few years ago. I made the mistake of buying the automatic transmission. Don't do that!!! If you've ever owned a real sports car in your life, get the manual trans. and you'll never regret it. I can't wait to drive the damn thing each and every day. Only GOD knows exactly how much I appreciate what Mazda has done for the sportscar world.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$28,800
MPG
26 city / 33 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$30,065
MPG
26 city / 33 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$31,270
MPG
26 city / 35 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$24,915
MPG
26 city / 33 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite MX-5 Miata safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitoring
Warns the driver of other vehicles in the Miata's blind spots with side-mirror-mounted lights.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Alerts the driver of cars approaching from the side of the Miata's rear end when in reverse.
Lane Departure Warning
Warns drivers when the car is allowed to drift out of its current lane.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible for Sale

Mazda MX-5 Miata 2017 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
New 2017
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Grand Touring
MSRP$31,220
Est.Loan: $531/mo
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Mazda MX-5 Miata 2017 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
New 2017
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Grand Touring
Sharrett Mazda
40.3 mi away
MSRP$31,770
Est.Loan: $540/mo
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Dealer Notes
This gas-saving MX-5 Miata will get you where you need to go... Look!! Look!! Look!! Want to stretch your purchasing power? Well take a look at this stirring Grand Touring!! Optional equipment includes: Rear Lip Spoiler - Body Color, Crystal White Pearl Mica Paint Charge, Stainless Steel Door Sill Trim Plates, Advanced Keyless Entry System...Standard features include: Leather seats, Bluetooth, Remote power door locks, Power windows with 2 one-touch, Heated drivers seat, Manual Transmission, Convertible roof - Manual, 4-wheel ABS brakes, Air conditioning with climate control, Cruise control, Audio controls on steering wheel, Universal remote transmitter, Traction control - ABS and driveline, Heated passenger seat, Passenger Airbag, 155 hp horsepower, 2 liter inline 4 cylinder DOHC engine, Tilt steering wheel, Multi-function remote - Trunk/hatch/door/tailgate, windows, Power heated mirrors, Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 33 and EPA city (mpg): 26, 2 Doors, Rear-wheel drive, Remote window operation, Tachometer, External temperature display, Tire pressure monitoring system, Self-leveling headlights - Self-leveling, Adaptive headlights, Daytime running lights, Dusk sensing headlights, Clock - In-radio display, Convertible Wind Blocker - Wind blocker, Auto-dimming mirrors - Electrochromatic, driver only, Satellite communications - MAZDA CONNECT, Speed-proportional power steering, Trip computer, Video Monitor Location - Front...
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2017 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
New 2017
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Grand Touring
MSRP$31,770
Est.Loan: $540/mo
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More about the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata is an entertaining and engaging convertible to drive and comes at an affordable price. The Miata was fully redesigned in 2016, and the new generation is lighter and quicker than the old one. Mazda's real trick, though, has been making the car lighter while adding more comfort, convenience and technology. There are only three trim levels for the MX-5, and all come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that drives the rear wheels through a standard six-speed manual or an optional automatic transmission. Choosing the right Miata for you just requires deciding what convertible experience you want.

The entry-level 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport is meant for bare-bones motoring fun. The cloth seats are comfortable, and the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob feel good in the hand, but beyond that you don't get many extras. The Sport comes with Bluetooth, a six-speaker stereo system and a single USB port.

Buyers looking to maximize the Miata's sporting character should seriously consider the Club trim, which adds not only a host of creature comforts, but plenty of mechanical upgrades. The 2017 MX-5 Miata Club gets sport-tuned Bilstein shocks, and a limited-slip differential. BBS wheels and Brembo brakes are available as an optional extra for the Club. Beyond that, the Club adds a 7-inch touchscreen and a nine-speaker Bose surround-sound system with app integration.

The Grand Touring trim is meant for more comfortable cruising. It loses the Club's mechanical upgrades in favor of a more comfortable ride and upgrades both interior comfort and technology. This top-of-the-line Miata gets leather upholstery and a handful of other interior trim upgrades, plus, automatic adaptive headlights, auto-dimming mirrors with exterior heating, automatic climate control and navigation.

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has always been a tremendous value in terms of fun per dollar, and the 2017 model just proves the rule. Even better, thanks to its light weight and efficient engine, it offers very good fuel economy for a sports car. You may already know which Miata is right for you, but be sure to check out our full review for more information. Edmunds also offers shopping tools to help you get the best deal on a tremendously fun 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Overview

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible is offered in the following styles: Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Sport 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), and Sport 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 MX-5 Miata Convertible 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 MX-5 Miata Convertible.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,220. The average price paid for a new 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is trending $5,665 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is18.1% below the MSRP.

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