Mazda Miata Insurance Cost [2021 Rates + Comparisons]

How much is insurance on a Mazda Miata? We compared insurance cost from the Miata Sport up to the RF Grand Touring model to see how prices rank against the competition.

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How much does Mazda Miata insurance cost?

The average driver should plan on paying around $1,388 yearly to insure a Miata, which equates to around $116 a month. Collision coverage costs approximately $666 a year, liability and medical payments insurance is around $356, and the remaining comprehensive will cost around $366.

The chart below details how MX-5 Miata insurance cost varies with differences in driver age and a range of policy deductibles.

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Chart Data Details: Chart shows average insurance cost for a 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata with safe driver and claim-free discounts applied. Rates are for full-coverage insurance and averaged for all U.S. states and all Mazda MX-5 Miata trim levels.
Mazda Miata Car Insurance Rates
Mazda MX-5 Miata Insurance Cost by Driver Age and Deductibles
Driver Age Deductible Annual Cost Monthly Cost
20$1,000$2,286$191
$500$2,744$229
$250$3,226$269
30$1,000$1,218$102
$500$1,476$123
$250$1,742$145
40$1,000$1,154$96
$500$1,388$116
$250$1,634$136
50$1,000$1,054$88
$500$1,264$105
$250$1,482$124
60$1,000$1,032$86
$500$1,240$103
$250$1,456$121

What is the cheapest Mazda Miata insurance?

With Mazda MX-5 Miata insurance cost ranging from $1,296 to $1,436 annually for the average driver, the cheapest model to insure is the Sport Convertible. The next cheapest trim level to insure is the Club Convertible at $1,388 per year. Expect to pay a minimum $108 per month for a policy with full coverage.

At the high end of insurance cost, the three highest cost models to insure are the Mazda Grand Touring Convertible, the RF Club Convertible, and the RF Grand Touring Convertible trim levels at $1,388,  $1,436, and $1,436 per year, respectively.

Average annual and semi-annual Miata insurance rates are shown in the table below, plus a monthly budget estimate, for each 2021 model year trim level.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Insurance Cost by Trim Level
Mazda MX-5 Miata Trim Level Annual Policy 6-month Policy Per Month
Sport Convertible$1,296$648$108
Club Convertible$1,388$694$116
Grand Touring Convertible$1,388$694$116
RF Club Convertible$1,436$718$120
RF Grand Touring Convertible$1,436$718$120

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Table Data Details: Average rates are for a 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 40-year-old married male driver with a clean driving record and no at-fault accidents. Safe driver and claim-free discounts are applied to policy premium. Physical damage deductibles are $500 and rates are averaged for all U.S. states.
Mazda MX-5 Miata Insurance Cost by Trim Level

How does Mazda Miata car insurance cost rank?

The Mazda MX-5 Miata ranks #1 out of 18 comparison vehicles in the 2021 sports car segment. The MX-5 Miata costs an average of $1,388 per year to insure and the category average cost is $2,212 annually, a difference of $824 per year.

When compared to other sports cars, insurance for a Mazda Miata costs $310 less per year than the Ford Mustang, $692 less than the Dodge Challenger, $616 less than the Chevrolet Camaro, and $412 less than the Subaru WRX.

The chart below shows how 2021 Miata car insurance rates compare to the most popular sports cars in America. In addition to the chart, a more complete table is added after the chart breaking down insurance rankings for all 18 models in the sports car class.

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Chart Data Details: Average rates are for a 2021 model year Mazda MX-5 Miata, 40-year-old married male driver with a clean driving record and no at-fault accidents. Safe driver and claim-free discounts are applied to policy premium, which is averaged for all Mazda MX-5 Miata trim levels. Physical damage deductibles are $500 and rates are averaged for all U.S. states.
Insurance Cost Comparison: Mazda MX-5 Miata vs Top 10 Sports Cars
Mazda MX-5 Miata Insurance Cost Compared to All Sports Cars
Rank Make/Model Insurance Cost Difference
1Mazda MX-5 Miata$1,388--
2Ford Mustang$1,698$310
3Audi TT$1,708$320
4Subaru WRX$1,800$412
5Toyota Supra$1,812$424
6Porsche 718$1,876$488
7Nissan 370Z$1,892$504
8Chevrolet Corvette$1,946$558
9Subaru BRZ$1,984$596
10Chevrolet Camaro$2,004$616
11Dodge Challenger$2,080$692
12Jaguar F-Type$2,336$948
13Lexus LC 500$2,500$1,112
14Porsche 911$2,592$1,204
15BMW i8$2,826$1,438
16Acura NSX$2,940$1,552
17Audi R8$3,170$1,782
18Nissan GT-R$3,272$1,884

What does insurance cost on a used Miata?

Opting for a 2013 Mazda Miata in place of a more expensive 2021 model year could save as much as $542 annually on your insurance bill. Even a 2019 model could save the average driver as much as $202 each year.

The following data table shows average Mazda Miata car insurance rates for a range of driver age groups from 2013 through 2021. Yearly insurance cost ranges from the cheapest rate of $758 for a 60-year-old driver rated on a 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata to the highest rate of $2,744 for a 20-year-old driving a 2021 model.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Insurance Cost for 2013-2021 Models
Model Year Driver Age 20 Driver Age 30 Driver Age 40 Driver Age 50 Driver Age 60
2021$2,744$1,476$1,388$1,264$1,240
2020$2,676$1,434$1,354$1,230$1,208
2019$2,330$1,258$1,186$1,074$1,056
2018$2,246$1,208$1,140$1,036$1,020
2017$2,250$1,212$1,142$1,038$1,022
2016$2,284$1,214$1,152$1,050$1,032
2015$1,768$960$906$824$808
2014$1,934$1,024$978$892$876
2013$1,654$888$846$772$758

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Table Data Details: Average rates assume clean driving record and no at-fault accidents. Full coverage physical damage deductibles are $500 and rates are averaged for all U.S. states.
Mazda MX-5 Miata Insurance Cost by Model Year

Mazda MX-5 Miata Insurance Cost for Teen Drivers

Teenagers are the most expensive age group for car insurance, and the Mazda Miata is no exception. The chart below shows average rates for both male and female teen drivers aged 16 to 19 when rated on a 2021 Mazda Miata.

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Chart Data Details: Teenage driver rates are for a 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata with $500 physical damage deductibles. Rates are averaged across all U.S. states and all vehicle trim levels.
Mazda Miata Insurance Rates for Teenage Drivers
Mazda MX-5 Miata Insurance Cost for Teenage Drivers
Teen Driver Gender Age 16 Age 17 Age 18 Age 19
Male$4,814$4,532$4,250$3,868
Female$4,230$4,010$3,688$3,440

Average rates for full coverage Miata car insurance range from $3,440 for a 19-year-old female driver up to $4,814 for a 16-year-old male driver.

Miata insurance for an 18-year-old driver costs $4,250 for male drivers and $3,688 for female drivers, while the cost for 17-year-olds is $4,532 for males and $4,010 for females.

Additional Rates and Insights

Some other car insurance rates and policy insights are listed below.

  • Obey driving laws to save money. In order to have the cheapest Miata insurance rates, it pays to follow the law. Just a few traffic tickets can raise the price of a policy by as much as $356 per year.
  • Avoiding accidents saves money. At-fault accidents raise insurance rates, potentially by an additional $632 per year for a 30-year-old driver and as much as $424 per year for a 50-year-old driver.
  • As you get older, rates tend to be cheaper. The difference in Mazda Miata insurance cost between a 40-year-old driver ($1,388 per year) and a 20-year-old driver ($2,744 per year) is $1,356, or a savings of 49.4%.
  • Cheaper rates come with better credit scores. In states that have laws allowing a driver’s credit information to be used for pricing purposes, having a high credit score of 800+ could save as much as $218 per year versus a decent credit rating of 670-739. Conversely, a below average credit rating could cost around $253 more per year.
  • Gender and age are two big factors. For a 2021 Mazda Miata, a 20-year-old man will pay an average rate of $2,744 per year, while a 20-year-old female driver will pay an average of $2,034, a difference of $710 per year in the women’s favor by a large margin. But by age 50, the cost for men is $1,264 and the rate for females is $1,236, a difference of only $28.
  • Car insurance is cheaper with higher deductibles. Raising your policy deductibles from $500 to $1,000 could save around $234 per year for a 40-year-old driver and $458 per year for a 20-year-old driver.
  • Low deductibles makes insurance more expensive. Decreasing your deductibles from $500 to $250 could cost an additional $246 per year for a 40-year-old driver and $482 per year for a 20-year-old driver.