2013 Mazda Miata

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2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata

New For 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.


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.


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

You'll like:

  • Pure sports car bliss
  • Simple and straightforward
  • Well crafted

You won't like:

  • Small trunk space
  • Modest power

Key Competitors For The 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata

  • Audi TT
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Mazda MX 5 Miata Super 20 On Ignition 74 Image 7
In a little over two decades, the Mazda Miata has become one of the best-selling sports cars in history. The one-off Miata Super20 was built to celebrate the car's first 20 years on sale, and in this video Motor Trend's Carlos Lago tests the supercharged roadster to find out how its aftermarket parts affect the car's core personality.
Mazda MX 5 Miata Frisbee Video
We may have mentioned that we have a thing for the Mazda MX-5 Miata. It was our first ever Automobile of the Year, in 1989; we can't get enough time behind the wheel whenever Mazda drops one off at our office; and several Automobile staff members own Miatas of various vintages. Turns out, though, that there's another way to have fun with the roadster: Ultimate Frisbee.
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The 2013 Scion FR-S and 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club are for those who value the driving experience over track times. On this Feature Flick, Carlos Lago and Kim Reynolds head to the canyons to search for the car that's the most fun.

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2013 Mazda Miata Specifications

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2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
28 MPG
167 hp @ 7000rpm
140 ft lb of torque @ 5000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
36,000 miles / 36 months
60,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
36,000 miles / 36 months
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength
IIHS Front Small Overlap

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Value Rating: Average