Miata crushes most reliable sports cars under $25,000

The 2016 Mazda Miata gets top reliability scores, putting it high on the list of most reliable sports cars for under $25,000.

If you want a reliable sports car, the venerable Mazda MX-5, also known as the Miata, may be your best option. It’s certainly not your only option with vehicles like the Subaru BRZ on the list. However, Consumer Reports believes that the 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 Miatas are some of the most reliable sports cars money can buy. These are some of the sports cars with the highest reliability scores under $25,000.

  • 2012 Mazda MX-5
  • 2013 Subaru BRZ
  • 2015 Audi A5
  • 2014 Ford Mustang
  • 2015-2016 Mazda MX-5
  • 2016 BMW 2 Series

Is a Mazda Miata a reliable car?

The Mazda Miata is a very reliable little car, but some model years are more reliable than others. For example, Consumer Reports says the 2012 and 2016 Mazda MX-5 has top scores for reliability and overall satisfaction scores. It really comes down to which generation you prefer. Gone are the pop-up headlights of the classic Miata in the latest models, so if you want the classic aesthetic, you’ll have to shop for earlier models.