Let’s face it: When it comes to direct, new-car rivals, there really aren’t that many Mazda MX-5 Miata competitors to consider. Only one other automaker builds a two-seat rear-wheel-drive convertible sports car for the same amount of money, and it’s based on the same platform as the Miata.
That said, you still can find new rides that offer some combination of the Miata’s benefits. A few also can provide advantages that the Mazda is missing. For example, the Miata isn’t the best choice if you have a family, or if you’re interested in the latest infotainment and safety technologies. And while the Miata undoubtedly is fun to drive, there are plenty of cars with a lot more power.