2023 Mazda MX-5 Miata Safety and Reliability

Mazda MX-5 Miata Reliability Rating

2023 MX-5 Miata Safety

No crashworthiness review of the Mazda Miata has been completed by the NHTSA or the IIHS. Euro NCAP gave it a four-star rating in 2015, but since the European model's specification doesn't match the US model, we don't feel it would be fair to use that assessment.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 MX-5 Miata Key Safety Features

All models get the i-Activsense safety suite as standard, including smart city brake support, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic assist, and lane departure warning. The Grand Touring adds adaptive LED headlights with auto high beams and traffic sign recognition. On the more traditional side, the MX-5 Miata comes with traction and stability control, ABS, a rearview camera, tire pressure monitoring, and front and side airbags for the driver and passenger.

Mazda MX-5 Miata TrimsSportClubGrand Touring
Back-Up CameraSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertSSS
Rear Parking AidN/AN/AN/A
Blind Spot MonitorSSS
Lane Departure WarningSSS
Lane Keeping AssistN/AN/AN/A
Night VisionN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSS
Brake AssistSSS
Stability ControlSSS
Traction ControlSSS

2023 MX-5 Miata Reliability

The MX-5 Miata has always scored highly for reliability. J.D. Power gives it a solid 79 out of 100 in this category. According to the NHTSA, no recalls have affected 2020-2023 models. The 2019 model was recalled twice for a fuel pump that could fails and transmission software that may cause an abrupt downshift.

Each MX-5 is sold with a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Roadside assistance also runs for 36,000 miles or three years.


  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
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