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.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
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 Trims||Sport||Club||Grand Touring|
|Rear Parking Aid||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S|
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.