2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$23,470-$31,675
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21 /CITY / 28 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:

  • Stability and traction control are standard on all models

    Exterior Features
    The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a 2-seat roadster offered in three trim levels. All come standard with a manually operated vinyl soft top that includes a glass rear window, while a power-retractable hardtop is available on the two upper trim levels. Standard equipment includes 16-inch cast-aluminum wheels.

    Interior Features
    Standard features on the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata include a 6-speaker sound system, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and power windows and mirrors.

    Optional Features
    The 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers a number of options in packages for the upper trim levels, including 17-inch wheels, fog lights, cruise control, power door locks, keyless entry, auto-dimming rearview mirror, trip computer, leather-wrapped shift knob, leather upholstery, heated seats, 7-speaker Bose audio system, Xenon headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, and satellite radio. The Appearance package includes many of those options plus a unique front spoiler and rocker sills.

    Under the Hood
    The 2012 MX-5 Miata is powered by a 2.0-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 167 horsepower and mated with a standard 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 6-speed transmission. A 6-speed automatic transmission is available, but reduces power to 158 horsepower.

    Fuel Economy
    EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata are:
    • MX-5 Miata with 5-speed manual transmission: 22/28/24 mpg (city/highway/combined)
      • MX-5 Miata with either 6-speed manual or automatic transmission: 21/28/24 mpg

        Safety
        Standard safety equipment on the 2012 MX-5 Miata includes side air bags and stability and traction control.

        To date, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have tested the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

What's New for 2012:

  • Stability and traction control are standard on all models

    Exterior Features
    The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a 2-seat roadster offered in three trim levels. All come standard with a manually operated vinyl soft top that includes a glass rear window, while a power-retractable hardtop is available on the two upper trim levels. Standard equipment includes 16-inch cast-aluminum wheels.

    Interior Features
    Standard features on the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata include a 6-speaker sound system, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and power windows and mirrors.

    Optional Features
    The 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers a number of options in packages for the upper trim levels, including 17-inch wheels, fog lights, cruise control, power door locks, keyless entry, auto-dimming rearview mirror, trip computer, leather-wrapped shift knob, leather upholstery, heated seats, 7-speaker Bose audio system, Xenon headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, and satellite radio. The Appearance package includes many of those options plus a unique front spoiler and rocker sills.

    Under the Hood
    The 2012 MX-5 Miata is powered by a 2.0-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 167 horsepower and mated with a standard 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 6-speed transmission. A 6-speed automatic transmission is available, but reduces power to 158 horsepower.

    Fuel Economy
    EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata are:
    • MX-5 Miata with 5-speed manual transmission: 22/28/24 mpg (city/highway/combined)
      • MX-5 Miata with either 6-speed manual or automatic transmission: 21/28/24 mpg

        Safety
        Standard safety equipment on the 2012 MX-5 Miata includes side air bags and stability and traction control.

        To date, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have tested the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Available Trims for the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Sport (2dr Conv Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 23470.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name Sport (2dr Conv Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25730.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Touring (2dr Conv Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 25830.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Touring (2dr Conv Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26930.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Grand Touring (2dr Conv Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27100.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Grand Touring (2dr Conv Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28200.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Touring (2dr Conv Hard Top Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27540.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Touring (2dr Conv Hard Top Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28640.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Grand Touring (2dr Conv Hard Top Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 28950.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Grand Touring (2dr Conv Hard Top Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 30050.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Special Edition (2dr Conv Hard Top Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 31225.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Special Edition (2dr Conv Hard Top Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31675.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
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INTERIOR
  • Cloth bucket seats
  • Padded center console armrest
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Driver foot rest
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel
  • Black gauges -inc: white lettering, silver trim rings, red nighttime illumination
  • Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, coolant temp, oil pressure, fuel level
  • Warning lamps -inc: airbags, battery, brake, engine, fuel, high-beam, oil, seat belt
  • Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch down feature
  • Remote releases -inc: trunk lid, fuel door, hood
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Rear fender antenna
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defogger
  • Lockable glove box
  • Coin holder
  • (2) cup holders
  • 12V pwr outlet
  • Black vinyl door trim inserts w/silver door handles
  • Padded door armrests
  • Front door net pockets w/bottle holders
  • Visors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • Overhead courtesy lamp w/dimming
  • Ignition key illumination
  • Trunk light
  • Locking rear center console
  • Driver & passenger side covered back panel storage
  • Urethane shift knob
  • Driver seatback storage pocket
  • Black seatback bar trim
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel -inc: audio & cruise controls
  • Trip computer -inc: average mpg & ambient temp
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch down feature
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/retractable key
  • Cruise control
  • Silver seatback bar trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/HomeLink
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Leather bucket seats
  • Heated seats
  • Automatic climate control
  • Faux leather door trim inserts w/silver door handles
  • Silver door speaker rings
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob w/silver ring
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake
  • Aluminum pedals -inc: accelerator, brake, clutch
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel -inc: audio & cruise controls, accent stitching
  • Mazda advanced keyless entry & start system
  • Anti-theft alarm
  • Faux leather door trim inserts w/silver door handles -inc: accent stitching
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake -inc: accent stitching
  • Aluminum pedals -inc: accelerator, brake
EXTERIOR
  • 16" x 6.5" aluminum alloy wheels
  • P205/50R16 high performance tires
  • Tire puncture repair kit
  • Aluminum hood
  • Aluminum trunk lid
  • Black vinyl manual z-shape folding convertible soft top w/glass rear window
  • Mesh aero board windblocker
  • Front/rear body-color bumpers
  • Halogen headlights
  • Solar-control green-tinted windshield
  • Body-color pwr mirrors
  • 2-speed fixed-intermittent wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • Clear-lens halogen fog lights
  • 17" x 7" aluminum alloy wheels
  • P205/45R17 high performance tires
  • Chrome grille surround
  • Cloth manual z-shape folding convertible soft top w/glass rear window
  • Body-color pwr retractable hard top
  • Mesh aero board windblocker w/air guide
  • Chrome door handles
  • 17" x 7" gunmetal aluminum wheels
  • Black pwr retractable hard top
  • Black grille surround
  • Xenon headlights
  • Clear-lens halogen fog lights -inc: black surround
  • Black pwr mirrors
MECHANICAL
  • 2.0L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine -inc: variable valve timing
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD -inc: short-throw shifter
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Aluminum pwr plant frame (PPF)
  • Front aluminum double-wishbone suspension
  • Rear multi-link suspension w/aluminum bearing support
  • Front/rear gas-filled mono-tube dampers
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Hydraulic engine-speed-sensitive variable pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Front ventilated/solid rear pwr disc brakes w/rear aluminum calipers
  • Sport-tuned single exhaust w/dual silver outlets
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD -inc: paddle shifters
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD -inc: short-throw shifter
  • Front aluminum double-wishbone suspension -inc: shock tower brace
  • Limited slip differential
  • Sport tuned suspension w/Bilstein shocks
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
    • Dynamic stability control w/traction control
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Dual front airbags w/passenger deactivation switch
    • Side-impact airbags
    • 3-point seat belts -inc: pretensioners & force limiters
    • Emergency trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: speed-sensing auto volume control, (6) speakers, digital clock, aux input jack
    • AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD/MP3/WMA changer -inc: (6) speakers, speed-sensing auto volume control, digital clock, aux input jack
    • AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD/MP3/WMA changer -inc: (7) speakers, Bose sound system w/AudioPilot, digital clock, aux input jack
    • SIRIUS satellite radio compatible audio system
    • SIRIUS satellite radio w/4-month subscription
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone system

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