• Pure sports car bliss
  • Simple and straightforward
  • Well crafted
  • Small trunk space
  • Modest power
SUM UP A new face for one of our favorite sports cars.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for Miata in 2013

All models adopt a restyled front fascia and dark steering-wheel spokes. The leather seats and the soft top can now be finished in tan, and three new colors join the roster: sparkling black, dolphin gray, crystal white pearl. A new Club trim level replaces Touring and features seventeen-inch gunmetal wheels; black mirrors, roof, and headlight bezels; special “Club” decals; a new front air dam; red stitching on cloth seats; and a standard suspension package. Sport models gain foglights and chrome headlight surrounds, and Grand Touring versions score new wheels, chrome headlight surrounds, and a new shift knob...more

Overview

The Guinness Book of Records recognizes the Mazda MX-5 Miata as the world’s best-selling roadster, and it’s one of our favorite sports cars ever. The Miata is best enjoyed with a manual transmission bolted to its 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The engine produces only 167 hp, but it’s the way the power is delivered that makes the MX-5 so much fun: the sixteen-valver pulls hard all the way to its 7500-rpm fuel cutoff, with great induction noise piped directly into the cabin. The optional automatic transmission doesn’t kill the fun too severely, but it drops power to 158 hp and reduces the redline from 7200 rpm to a more pedestrian 6700 rpm. All-around independent suspension, disc brakes, and a finely tuned chassis further contribute to a pure and exhilarating driving experience. Even for nonenthusiasts, the MX-5 is one of the best cheap roadsters on the market. It offers a well-designed cabin made of high-quality materials, a small but usable trunk, and a soft top that you can flip up or down without getting out of the driver’s seat. In addition, an optional power retractable hardtop that can be raised or lowered in twelve seconds makes the MX-5 a livable companion in foul-weather states. Changes this year include a mild refresh and an equipment reshuffle. Expect an all-new MX-5 to debut in a year or two.

Safety

ABS, traction and stability control, front and side air bags, and a tire-pressure monitoring system are standard.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata

  • Audi TT
  • Fiat 500c
  • Mini Roadster
  • Volkswagen Eos

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2013 Miata Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Windows
  • Trip Computer

Interior

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Safety

  • Auto Day/Night Mirror
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control

Seats

  • Leather Seats

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc Changer
  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable

Technology

  • Homelink Universal Transmitter

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy Wheels
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