4th Gen (2016 – 2018) Mazda MX-5 Miata Problems

The 4th generation of the MX-5 Miata has a cumulative PainRank™ of 1.08. That can be compared against other Mazda generations. Shopping for a Mazda? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 2016–2018 MX-5 Miata model years have sent in 5 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the suspension (40%) followed by the exterior (20%) and the interior (20%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Mazda model years.

Watch out for the 2016 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2018 0
2017 0
2016 5

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