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2012 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition

At a Glance

Pricing $24,630 - $31,440
Drive Types RWD
Engines 2.0l I4
Transmissions A6, M5, M6
Fuel Economy 21-22 (city), 28 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 71

Overview Information

The MX-5 (Miata) is a small 2-passenger roadster. Introduced in 1989, Mazda's small roadster has retained its hallmark driving characteristics through three generations. The MX-5 places a small displacement four-cylinder engine behind the front axle for balance. This engine makes up to 167-bhp (manual transmission) and powers the rear wheels. The MX-5 will seat two full-size occupants. Buyers now have a choice of convertible tops; both a marvel of simplicity. The standard manually operated cloth top can be stowed and deployed with just one hand. For year round enjoyment, Mazda engineers devised an optional power-operated hardtop that imposes almost no weight or storage penalties. Several trim levels and packages are offered extending the appeal from track-day drivers to more style conscious drivers.

What Changed:

Stability Control is now standard on all models. The MX-5 Special Edition is a run of 450 models with a black retractable hard top.

Official Word:

For more than 20 years, the MX-5 Miata has offered sports car enthusiasts a pure, uncomplicated and fun-focused roadster at an attainable price. Sticking to that simple concept has made the MX-5 the most popular two-seat convertible sports car in the world with more than 900,000 units produced, qualifying it as a Guinness World Record holder. Making its global debut in 1989, the MX-5 has since received several facelifts, seen many limited and special edition versions,...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
MX-5 Sport Convenience 2.0l I4 (167-bhp) M5 RWD 22/28/25 69 $24,630
MX-5 Sport Convenience 2.0l I4 (158-bhp) A6 RWD 21/28/24 64 $25,730
MX-5 Touring Suspension 2.0l I4 (167-bhp) M6 RWD 21/28/24 71 $26,480
MX-5 Touring 2.0l I4 (158-bhp) A6 RWD 21/28/24 64 $26,930
MX-5 Grand Touring Premium, Suspension 2.0l I4 (167-bhp) M6 RWD 21/28/24 71 $29,140
MX-5 Grand Touring Premium 2.0l I4 (158-bhp) A6 RWD 21/28/24 64 $29,590
MX-5 PRHT Touring Suspension 2.0l I4 (167-bhp) M6 RWD 21/28/24 71 $28,190
MX-5 PRHT Touring 2.0l I4 (158-bhp) A6 RWD 21/28/24 64 $28,640
MX-5 PRHT Grand Touring 2.0l I4 (167-bhp) M6 RWD 21/28/24 68 $28,950
MX-5 PRHT Grand Touring 2.0l I4 (158-bhp) A6 RWD 21/28/24 64 $30,050
MX-5 PRHT Grand Touring Premium, Suspension 2.0l I4 (167-bhp) M6 RWD 21/28/24 71 $30,990
MX-5 PRHT Grand Touring Premium 2.0l I4 (158-bhp) A6 RWD 21/28/24 64 $31,440