2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata

  • Type: Coupe
  • Change Vehicle
2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Ratings
See 4 Photos and Videos


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Sporty Car of 2008

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.
Compact Sporty Car
#2 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2008 MX-5 Miata for Sale near Ashburn, VA 20149

These cars are a great deal for MX-5 Miata shoppers. Click below to find your next car.
2008 Mazda RX-8 for sale near Bealeton, VA
2008 Mazda RX-8 Grand Touring
2008 Mazda Mazda3 for sale near Gaithersburg, MD
2008 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring Value
2008 Mazda MX-5 for sale near Falls Church, VA
2008 Mazda MX-5 Grand Touring
2008 Mazda Mazda3 for sale near Rockville, MD
2008 Mazda Mazda3 Mazdaspeed3 GT

Selling Your Car?

Get an online offer in 2 minutes using our Sell My Car tool.

Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • Transmission smoothness
  • Forward visibility

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Flexibility of seat configurations

Performance Specs

MPG City

20 - 22


27 - 28


158 - 166


5 speed, Manual w/OD, 6 speed, Automatic w/OD, 6 speed, Manual w/OD


Gas I4


Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

The genuine article. The real deal. An authentic two-seat sports car. And not just any sports car. You deserve a purpose-built sports car. One that’s athletic and agile. One that’s responsive and track-refined. One whose eye-catching curves and compelling character reflect three generations of painstaking improvements and a renowned racing heritage. The crowning touch on the 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata is an available Power Retractable Hard Top. One that’s as remarkable as the sports car it covers. One that can be fully lowered or raised in a superfast 12 seconds flat. One that doesn’t steal a single inch of precious trunk space. Weight is the enemy of every true sports car. So Mazda engineers implemented a radical weight-saving “gram strategy” to make certain that every critical component in this 3rd-generation MX-5 Miata was as light and strong as possible. Which is why everything from its powerful 166-hp engine and handsome hood to its sleek trunk lid and rear brake calipers are all crafted from aluminum. And why its ultrarigid body structure makes such generous use of high-tension Steel to not compromise one bit of safety. Find out for yourself why the 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata is able to forge such a unique intuitive feeling of oneness between car and driver.

2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Photos and Videos

2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata
All Interior Photos
2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata
All Exterior Photos
See All Photos and Videos

J.D. Power Award Winner

Quality Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the first 90 days of ownership

Dependability Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the past 12 months with their 3-year old vehicles
2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata JD Power Award Winner
2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Top Alternatives