Used 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Convertible Review
Most helpful consumer reviews
Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
Was looking for a summer fun car and this more than fits the bill. It handles very well and acceleration is great considering the engine size and fuel economy. It is stored during the winter months so I cannot say how it functions in the winter. At my height, 5'10", it fits me very well and is comfortable for hours when driving any distance. My only complaint is the navigation system is not as user friendly as I would like., but then I drove for a lot of years without any navigation system using only road maps so it is not a deal breaker for me. Overall I have to say I honestly love driving this car and hope to put many miles over each summer on it. 2020 Now entering my 3rd summer with this car and I still love driving it. it's great for road trips and weekend drives, and once restrictions end my MX-5 and i will be back on the roads.
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Convertible
Pros & Cons
- 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
- Cabin gets fairly loud at highway speeds with the top up
- Not much room inside for driver and passenger
- Limited cargo space in the tiny trunk
- Noticeable body roll during aggressive cornering
Which MX-5 Miata does Edmunds recommend?
The 2017 Miata is a great value at any trim level. But if you're having a hard time choosing, go with the Club trim. It's the purest distillation of the car and still offers a good mix of modern conveniences. The Club offers upgraded suspension dampers and more aggressive styling than the Sport, plus a limited-slip differential. It also includes the infotainment system with smartphone connectivity from the Grand Touring, without the added cost of leather and added weight of extra sound-deadening. Upgraded brakes and keyless entry and start are available as add-ons for the Club.
Full Edmunds Review: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible
The Miata may not boast big power numbers, but it's small and light so it always feels exceedingly nimble. You won't find many cars that put the driver more in touch with the driving experience or that are more entertaining to drive on public roads — especially the twisty ones.
Two-seat roadsters aren't known for being comfortable, but the Miata bucks that trend with compliant suspension tuning and seating for the long haul. There's a noticeable amount of noise, but for some, that's part of the allure.
The Miata's interior is well-crafted with a pleasing design. But the driving position isn't the best, and there's the typical drawbacks inherent with a small car like this.
A tiny trunk, no backseat and limited cabin space mean that this isn't the best if you need to haul larger items. Small items are more easily accommodated.
In Club and Grand Touring trims, the Miata comes with an easy-to-use infotainment interface. There's also a respectable amount of advanced driver safety aids. The sound system's quality, however, is unimpressive.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata in Virginia is:$63.83 per month*