2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Values

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2008 model year changes

For 2008, the Mazda Miata's driver's seat now adjusts manually for height, and a six-disc changer is now included with the Touring and Grand Touring models. Otherwise the model carries over essentially unchanged.

Competitive comparison

Classic roadster driving experience and overall performance; easy manual top operation; fuel efficiency.

Special features for 2008

The Mazda Miata continues to have a loyal, cult-like following for its sports-car simplicity and reputation for reliability and longevity. When compared with other small two-seat roadsters for 2008, the Miata is not at all luxurious; rather, it stands out among two-seat roadsters for its back-to-basics packaging, with an easy-to-operate manual soft top and an emphasis on light weight and sharp handling and braking. It's also very economical to run, with fuel economy ratings of 21 city, 28 highway with the six-speed manual.


Available in SV, Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trims, the 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers attractive styling and sports car power in a small, sleekly designed package. Equipped with a standard 166 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with your choice of a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission, depending on the model, the MX-5 features a Monocoque body style, a double wishbone front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and either 16-inch or 17-inch wheels. The MX-5 comes nicely equipped, including steering wheel audio controls.