2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews and Awards
We knew the MX-5 Miata was unique for its incredibly responsive handling, lightweight body and ultra-sporty good looks—and leading automotive journalists seem to agree. Read some of the MX-5 Miata accolades below and find out what people are saying about this award-winning roadster.


Mazda has the most affordable five-year cost of ownership of all automotive manufacturers according to Kelley Blue Book's

— | February 2013

2013 model-year vehicle's projected cost to own for the initial five-year ownership period is based on the average Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own data which considers depreciation and costs such as fuel and insurance. For more information, visit

Top 10 Sports Car

"...The Miata still is one of the most pure motoring experiences that you can buy...."

Autobytel® | September 2012

2012 MX-5 Miata was named best Total Cost of Ownership in its class by Kelley Blue Book's

Kelley Blue Book | February 2012

2012 model-year vehicle's projected ownership costs are based on the average Kelley Blue Book Total Cost of Ownership data for the initial five-year ownership period. For more information, visit

2012's 10Best Cars

A 2012 Car and Driver's 10Best. 7th year in a row and 13th overall since its debut.

— Car and Driver | December 2011

Mazda North American Operations and Skip Barber Racing School LLC announced a new, long-term partnership agreement that promises to reshape the world of competitive motorsports.

Best Sports Car for $25K

"Arguably the world's best sports car for under $25k."

Motor Trend | May 2010


Confident Driver's Car

"The car can be driven amazingly hard without loss of confidence."

—, Long-Term Test: Mazda MX-5 Miata PRHT | August 2010

Smiles Last Longer in the MX-5

"Every convertible should bring a smile to its owner's face. With the Mazda MX-5 Miata, that smile will be wider and last longer."

Motor Trend | May 2010

One of the Most Enjoyable Cars

"... one of the most balanced, rewarding, and enjoyable cars on the road."

— | May 2010

MX-5 Miata Bests Bentley Continental Supersports

"The window of opportunity had opened—a window that only a small car could fit through, so I calmed my nerves and steadied my inputs on my last run. Pow! The Bentley was dead."

"At the end of the day I believe we can all walk away with some truths; that 'light' can overpower 'might,'..."

—, Mazda's MX-5 vs. Bentley Continental Supersports Comparison Test | April 2010


One of the Best

"Ask any weekend racer and they'll most likely say that one of the best—and cheapest — cars to throw around the bends is the Miata."

Motor Trend | May 2010


"One of Our Favorite Top-Down Sportsters"

"A true performance car in every way, the MX-5 is one of our favorite top-down sportsters, and at only $23,560, it's not that far out of reach, either."

Winding Road | February 2010


"Easy-to-Access Controls"

"As a driver's car, the Miata has controls that are easy to access and use with clear and concise gauges that allow for quick glances while driving."

—, Long-Term Test: Mazda MX-5 Miata PRHT | August 2010 is the official U.S. site for the latest information on current and upcoming Mazda vehicles. View photos, videos, specs and features information on Mazda sports cars, compact cars, sports sedans, SUVs and minivans, or configure your own vehicle, estimate payments, search inventory or get a quote request from your Mazda dealer.