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Pros & Cons

  • Great gas mileage for the class
  • Smooth-shifting manual transmission
  • Athletic handling
  • Small trunk space
  • Tight cabin

Rankings & Awards

The 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata's #1 ranking is based on its score within the 2010 Affordable Sports Cars category. It was the winner of our 2010 Best Sports Car for the Money award. Currently the Mazda MX-5 Miata has a score of 9.1 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 66 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.




Critics' Rating: 9.5
Performance: 8.8
Interior: 6.8
Total Cost of Ownership: 9.1
This model has never been fully tested for safety. Its overall score is being calculated without safety.
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2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview

The 2010 Mazda Miata is available as either a soft or hard-top convertible, and comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. That engine produces 167 horsepower when paired with a manual transmission or 158 horsepower with an available six-speed automatic. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on the Sport trim, and a six-speed manual transmission is standard on Touring and Grand Touring models. Despite its low horsepower rating, many test drivers wrote that the Miata offers strong driving dynamics and athletic handling. Some test drivers preferred the base suspension system, and wrote that the available sport-tuned suspension can make the ride too harsh. A Miata with either manual transmission gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined, which is high for its class.

Test drivers liked the interior of the MX-5 Miata, but they also said it has a lot of hard plastic trim. They felt the seats are comfortable, but a little tight for some larger adults. With only 5.3 cubic feet of trunk space, the Miata has less room for cargo than many sports cars in the class. Standard features on the Miata include air conditioning, power windows, a six-speaker sound system with CD player and a height-adjustable driver’s seat. Available features include cruise control, power door locks, remote keyless entry, a six-disc CD changer, leather-trimmed seats, a Bose audio system and heated seats.

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Other Cars to Consider

The 2010 Nissan 370Z comes as a convertible or coupe, and it’s significantly more powerful than the Miata. Additionally, most reviewers said the 370Z offers athletic handling and a functional, driver-focused interior.

The 2010 Ford Mustang is a good option if you want a larger sports car with more power. The Mustang earns great safety scores, and it’s available as a coupe or convertible which both offer powerful engine choices.

Compare the Miata to the 370Z and Mustang »

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