2016, 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
Mazda MX-5 Miata Prices - How Much is a Mazda MX-5 Miata?
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What's New For 2017?
Since the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata was just redesigned in 2016, there are not many changes to note. The biggest change for 2017 is the introduction of the hard-top Retractable Fastback. Otherwise, changes to the soft-top are the additions of rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring systems to the Miata's Club trim.
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata comes as either a soft-top or hard-top Retractable Fastback (RF) convertible. If you opt for the RF, you will get a solid all-wheel drive performance.
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata comes in three different trims - the Sport, Club, and top-of-the-line model Grand Touring. There are options for either an automatic or manual transmission with each trim. If you decide to buy the RF Club or Grand Touring, you get a Skyactive-G 2.0-L engine that gets a solid 148 lb-ft of torque and 158 hp, giving the car just the right amount of power without under- or over-performing.
The RF Grand Touring comes jam-packed with many standard and optional features that make it worth its price tag, including a solar-control/tinted windshield, remote keyless entry with panic mode, leather-trimmed seats in your choice of tan or black, a 9-speaker Bose sound system, and the Mazda Connect infotainment system.
Since it's such a lightweight, small-framed vehicle, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has a lot of get-up-and-go power for not having an overly-powerful engine. The Miata gets adequate acceleration, especially if you select the manual transmission, which goes from zero to sixty miles per hour in just over six seconds. The brakes are quite firm, and the steering is comfortable, providing immediate feedback. The Miata handles with precision and sticks solidly to the surface of the road. However, you will get some body roll if you make aggressive turns, so you will have to be more conscientious of your turning in this vehicle.
The Miata provides sufficient fuel economy for a vehicle in its class. Miatas with automatic transmissions can get around 29 combined mpg (26 city mpg/33 highway mpg), although both Sports trims can get slightly better highway mileage at about 35 mpg instead of 33.
Overall, the 2017 Miata has a lot to offer. This is a fun little sports car that bestows you with a lot of customization options.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Mazda MX-5 Miata invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Mazda MX-5 Miata Prices above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.