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The 2023 Mazda MX-5 is arguably one of the most fun sports cars on the market. It’s small, lightweight, and has a convertible top that can open or close in seconds. During my week with it, the Mazda MX-5 never failed to put a smile on my face whenever I drove it – even if it was only for a short distance.

It only has 181 hp, but that’s enough power to get the light car moving quickly up to speed. Also, its tight suspension makes it fun to throw into corners. The MX-5 is a great car, but it’s not perfect. Here are three pros and cons to consider if you drive one daily.

Pro: The 2023 Mazda MX-5 handles well and is fun to drive

2023 MX-5 Miata driving down a road
2023 MX-5 Miata | Mazda

Did I say that the 2023 Mazda MX-5 was fun to drive? Aside from its power delivery and tight suspension, the Mazda MX-5 handles well on normal roads. By that, I mean that its suspension soaks up road imperfection and bumps surprisingly well. It’s not luxury-car smooth, but if you need to take a short road trip, the Mazda MX-5 won’t kill your kidneys.

Con: It’s tough to get in and out of

2023 MX-5 Miata with the door open
2023 MX-5 Miata | Mazda

Although the Mazda MX-5 is fun to drive, it’s also tough to get in and out of. Fortunately, its two doors open very wide so they don’t get in the way. But having to duck under the roof and squeeze into the small cabin is a bit of a chore. Getting out of the car isn’t a very fun time either.

Pro: The Mazda MX-5 is fuel-efficient

A duo of 2023 MX-5 Miatas
2023 MX-5 Miata | Mazda

According to the EPA, the 2023 Mazda MX-5 Miata can get up to 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. During my week with the car, which included driving in mixed highway and city scenarios, I averaged 28.8 mpg. That’s pretty good, considering I have a heavy right foot.

Con: Its cabin is a bit cramped for tall people

2023 MX-5 Miata Club Recaro seats
2023 MX-5 Miata | Mazda

It should come as no surprise, but the Mazda MX-5 is not made for tall people. According to some Miata enthusiast forums, drivers up to six feet, four inches tall, should be able to fit OK with the top-up, but it’s uncomfortable.

Pro: You don’t have to take more than one passenger with you

2023 MX-5 Miata with person
2023 MX-5 Miata | Mazda

Since the Mazda MX-5 is a two-seater, the good news is that your friends and family won’t expect you to drive them everywhere. Unless you only have one friend, then you’ll have to drive everywhere. Well, at least you don’t own a Chevy Suburban.

Con: It’s a little pricey

2023 MX-5 Miata side profile view
2023 MX-5 Miata | Mazda

The base 2023 Mazda MX-5 starts at around $28,000. My MX-5 Club trim level test car had a price of $37,510 with all of the options. If you want to top trim, you could spend closer to $40,000. That’s pretty pricey for some budgets.

The 2023 Mazda MX-5 Miata has some pros and cons

Although the 2023 Mazda MX-5 is a ton of fun to drive and is suitable for the daily commute, it’s not the perfect car. Keep these pros and cons in mind if you’re in the market for one.