2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Pricing, Specs & Reviews

J.D. Power Award Recipient
Find Another Mazda MX-5 Miata
$23,720-$30,350
$22,424-$28,687
21 /CITY / 28 /HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability

What's New for 2013:

  • Restyled front end
  • Standard fog lights
  • Dark gray interior trim for Sport and Grand Touring trim levels
  • Redesigned 17-inch wheels for Grand Touring trim
  • Spicy Mocha soft top and leather color for Grand Touring trim
  • New Club trim level replaces former Touring trim level

Exterior Features
The 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a 2-seat roadster equipped with a soft convertible top or a power-retractable hardtop. It is offered in Sport, Club and Grand Touring trim levels. Standard equipment for the MX-5 Miata Sport includes 16-inch aluminum wheels, 205/50 Yokohama Advan A11A tires, black vinyl top, dual exhaust outlets, and power exterior mirrors.

Interior Features
The 2013 Mazda MX-5 Sport is equipped with air conditioning, power windows, 6-speaker stereo with a CD player and an auxiliary audio input jack, leather-wrapped steering wheel, black cloth upholstery, and a height-adjustable driver's seat.

Optional Features
A Convenience package is optional for the 2013 MX-5 Miata Sport, available only on models equipped with an automatic transmission. It includes power door locks with remote keyless entry, cruise control, steering wheel with audio and cruise control buttons, trip computer, and silver seatback trim. This version also offers the ability to lower the car's windows from a distance using the remote keyless entry fob.

The new-for-2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club replaces the former Touring trim level. It has a unique appearance due to black side mirrors, darkened headlight bezels, dark gray seatback trim, black front air dam, and a black rear diffuser panel. A black cloth soft top is standard, and Club models with the optional power-retractable hardtop feature a black-painted roof. The standard 17-inch gunmetal-finish wheels are wrapped with 205/45 Bridgestone Potenza RE050A performance tires.

Inside, the new MX-5 Miata Club model includes the Sport model's Convenience package plus body-color interior trim, dark gray gauge surround, leather-wrapped shift knob, and black cloth seats with red contrast stitching.

The 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring builds on the Sport model with a standard Convenience package, heated leather seats, leatherette door panel inserts, Bose premium audio system, CD changer, auto-dimming rearview mirror, universal garage door opener, and a leather-wrapped parking brake handle.

Options for the Grand Touring trim level include a sport suspension with a limited-slip differential, and a Premium package with Bluetooth hands-free calling, xenon HID headlights, keyless entry and push-button ignition system, anti-theft alarm system, and a 4-month subscription to satellite radio.

Any MX-5 Miata can be painted in an optional Crystal White Pearl Mica paint color. Mazda also offers satellite radio, cargo net, all-weather floor mats, and clear film front and rear paint protection.

Under the Hood
Every MX-5 Miata is equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mounted just behind the front axle. When paired with either the 5-speed or 6-speed manual gearbox, the engine generates 167 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 140 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm. Choose the optional 6-speed automatic transmission and the engine's power rating drops to 158 horsepower at 6,700 rpm.

Club models are equipped with a shock tower brace and, with the standard 6-speed manual transmission, include a standard sport suspension and a limited-slip rear differential. The latter two features are optional for the Grand Touring model.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata are:

  • MX-5 Miata with 5-speed manual transmission: 22/28/25 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • MX-5 Miata with 6-speed manual transmission: 21/28/24 mpg
  • MX-5 Miata with automatic transmission: 21/28/23 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata is equipped with 4 air bags, traction and stability control system, and 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the MX-5 Miata as this overview is written.

What's New for 2013:

  • Restyled front end
  • Standard fog lights
  • Dark gray interior trim for Sport and Grand Touring trim levels
  • Redesigned 17-inch wheels for Grand Touring trim
  • Spicy Mocha soft top and leather color for Grand Touring trim
  • New Club trim level replaces former Touring trim level

Exterior Features
The 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a 2-seat roadster equipped with a soft convertible top or a power-retractable hardtop. It is offered in Sport, Club and Grand Touring trim levels. Standard equipment for the MX-5 Miata Sport includes 16-inch aluminum wheels, 205/50 Yokohama Advan A11A tires, black vinyl top, dual exhaust outlets, and power exterior mirrors.

Interior Features
The 2013 Mazda MX-5 Sport is equipped with air conditioning, power windows, 6-speaker stereo with a CD player and an auxiliary audio input jack, leather-wrapped steering wheel, black cloth upholstery, and a height-adjustable driver's seat.

Optional Features
A Convenience package is optional for the 2013 MX-5 Miata Sport, available only on models equipped with an automatic transmission. It includes power door locks with remote keyless entry, cruise control, steering wheel with audio and cruise control buttons, trip computer, and silver seatback trim. This version also offers the ability to lower the car's windows from a distance using the remote keyless entry fob.

The new-for-2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club replaces the former Touring trim level. It has a unique appearance due to black side mirrors, darkened headlight bezels, dark gray seatback trim, black front air dam, and a black rear diffuser panel. A black cloth soft top is standard, and Club models with the optional power-retractable hardtop feature a black-painted roof. The standard 17-inch gunmetal-finish wheels are wrapped with 205/45 Bridgestone Potenza RE050A performance tires.

Inside, the new MX-5 Miata Club model includes the Sport model's Convenience package plus body-color interior trim, dark gray gauge surround, leather-wrapped shift knob, and black cloth seats with red contrast stitching.

The 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring builds on the Sport model with a standard Convenience package, heated leather seats, leatherette door panel inserts, Bose premium audio system, CD changer, auto-dimming rearview mirror, universal garage door opener, and a leather-wrapped parking brake handle.

Options for the Grand Touring trim level include a sport suspension with a limited-slip differential, and a Premium package with Bluetooth hands-free calling, xenon HID headlights, keyless entry and push-button ignition system, anti-theft alarm system, and a 4-month subscription to satellite radio.

Any MX-5 Miata can be painted in an optional Crystal White Pearl Mica paint color. Mazda also offers satellite radio, cargo net, all-weather floor mats, and clear film front and rear paint protection.

Under the Hood
Every MX-5 Miata is equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mounted just behind the front axle. When paired with either the 5-speed or 6-speed manual gearbox, the engine generates 167 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 140 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm. Choose the optional 6-speed automatic transmission and the engine's power rating drops to 158 horsepower at 6,700 rpm.

Club models are equipped with a shock tower brace and, with the standard 6-speed manual transmission, include a standard sport suspension and a limited-slip rear differential. The latter two features are optional for the Grand Touring model.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata are:

  • MX-5 Miata with 5-speed manual transmission: 22/28/25 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • MX-5 Miata with 6-speed manual transmission: 21/28/24 mpg
  • MX-5 Miata with automatic transmission: 21/28/23 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata is equipped with 4 air bags, traction and stability control system, and 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the MX-5 Miata as this overview is written.

Available Trims for the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Sport (2dr Conv Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 23720.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name Sport (2dr Conv Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 25980.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Club (2dr Conv Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 26705.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Club (2dr Conv Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 27305.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Grand Touring (2dr Conv Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 27350.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Grand Touring (2dr Conv Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 28450.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Club (2dr Conv Hard Top Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 28465.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Club (2dr Conv Hard Top Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 29065.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Grand Touring (2dr Conv Hard Top Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 29250.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Grand Touring (2dr Conv Hard Top Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 30350.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Automotive Performance Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study by Category
Style
Comfort
Overall Performance and Design
Features and Instrument Panel
Performance
Initial Quality Study (IQS) by Category
Powertrain Quality - Design
Powertrain Quality - Mechanical
Body & Interior Quality - Design
Features & Accessories Quality - Design
Overall Quality - Mechanical
Overall Quality
Features & Accessories Quality - Mechanical
Body & Interior Quality - Mechanical
Overall Quality - Design

Power Circle Scoring Legend:

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest
*Please note that JDPower.com Power Circle Ratings may not include all information used to determine J.D. Power awards. Learn more about how J.D. Power Ratings are calculated.
INTERIOR
  • Reclining cloth bucket seats -inc: driver seat height adjustment, forward/back slide, integrated headrests
  • 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
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defogger
  • Dark gray decoration panel
  • 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
  • Reclining cloth bucket seats -inc: driver seat height adjustment, forward/back slide, integrated headrests. red contrast stitching
  • Black gauges -inc: white lettering, dark gray trim rings, red nighttime illumination
  • Body color decoration panel w/graphic
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Glossy dark grey seatback bar trim
  • Reclining heated leather bucket seats -inc: driver seat height adjustment, forward/back slide, integrated headrests
  • Automatic climate control
  • Faux leather door trim inserts w/silver door handles
  • Silver door speaker rings
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/HomeLink
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake
EXTERIOR
  • 16" 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
  • Chrome head lamp bezel
  • Fog lights
  • Solar-control green-tinted windshield
  • Body-color pwr mirrors
  • 2-speed fixed-intermittent wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • 17" dark gun metal aluminum alloy wheels
  • P205/45R17 high performance tires
  • Cloth manual z-shape folding convertible soft top w/glass rear window
  • Front air dam
  • Rear diffuser
  • Black head lamp bezel
  • Black pwr mirrors
  • 17" aluminum alloy wheels
  • Black pwr retractable hard top
  • Body-color pwr retractable hard top
  • Chrome door handles
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
  • 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
  • Limited slip differential
  • Front aluminum double-wishbone suspension -inc: shock tower brace
  • 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
    • Rear fender antenna
    • 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

    Find this car for sale at your local dealer---enter your Zip Code to start your search:

    Commenting Block

    The Latest New Car Previews, Buyer's guides, Articles and more from J.D. Power: