2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Save up to $6,138
MSRP range
$25,295 - $31,270

Pros

  • Extremely fun and engaging to drive, even at low speeds
  • One of the most fuel-efficient sports cars you can buy
  • Manual soft top is easy to lower or close quickly
  • Prices are quite reasonable

Cons

  • Noticeable body roll during aggressive cornering
  • Limited cargo space in a tiny trunk
  • Not much stretch room inside, even for average-size occupants
  • Cabin gets fairly loud at highway speeds even with the top up
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Test drove both this and the Fiat 124
Brian, 3/19/2018
I test drove both the Fiat and the Miata. The Miata delivers its power in a more linear fashion. The Fiat needs to get up in the Revs before it really goes. So, it feels slower off the line. A little more like a Honda S2000. So it is really down to which one appeals to you more. I would rate the Fiat at a 4 and the Mazda at a 4.5 from an everyday driving standpoint. However, I am considering this purchase for weekend pleasure drives and I find the Fiat is more exciting to me. I like the bit of quirkiness that it has over the Miata. To me this gives the Fiat a bit more excitement. If you are deciding between the Mazda and the Fiat you really need to spend some drive time in both. The interior is similar in most ways. It's really about do you fit and are you comfortable enough to enjoy the car. Also, I would mention that the edmunds review of the Fiat is a 3 and the Mazda a 4.5. This seems to me to be because of different editors approach to the car and because the Fiat review, I believe, is for the automatic which I agree is not very good with this engine. If you want an auto the Mazda is the better choice. I took a brief drive of each car with the auto but for me the manual is the way to go. I would recommend reading each edmunds review with the mindset that it applies to both cars outside of the engine. I am disappointed that Edmunds editors seem to have written these reviews in a vacuum ignoring the relation of the cars to each other.
Mazda Miata 2017
James Couch, 5/26/2018
Fun fun fun till daddy takes the Mazda away! The Miata is greatly enhanced over the pre-2016 in fuel economy and sporty feel and appearance! My first sports car! Love it but it is a pain to get in/out of the car. That’s my only real gripe. Otherwise, the Miata is fabulous.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$30,195
MPG
26 city / 33 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$29,155
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
$26,645
MPG
26 city / 35 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite MX-5 Miata safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitoring
Alerts the driver of other vehicles in the Miata's blind spots with indicators mounted on the side mirrors.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Alerts the driver of cars approaching from either side of the Miata's rear bumper when in reverse.
Lane Departure Warning
Warns you when you unintentionally drift out of your lane without activating a turn signal.

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible for Sale

Mazda MX-5 Miata 2018 Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
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Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club
MSRP$34,670
Est.Loan: $609/mo
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Mazda MX-5 Miata 2018 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
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Grand Touring
MSRP$32,360
Est.Loan: $571/mo
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Mazda MX-5 Miata 2018 Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
New 2018
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Club
MSRP$30,495
Est.Loan: $537/mo
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More about the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The 2018 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 2018 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 keyless entry and ignition, 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 also plenty of mechanical upgrades. The 2018 MX-5 Miata Club gets sport-tuned Bilstein shocks and a limited-slip differential. BBS wheels, Brembo brakes and Recaro sport seats are available as optional extras for the Club. Beyond that, the Club adds a 7-inch touchscreen and a nine-speaker Bose surround-sound system with smartphone 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 steps up 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 2018 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 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Overview

The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible is offered in the following styles: Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Sport 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Sport 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), and Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 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 2018 MX-5 Miata Convertible.

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Read our full review of the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible here.
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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,145. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is trending $6,050 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is18.8% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)

The 2018 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 $31,070. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is trending $6,138 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,138 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$24,932.

The average savings for the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is19.8% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)

The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,030. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is trending $5,622 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is18.7% below the MSRP.

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