There are essentially no other lightweight, relatively low-power roadsters left on the market, at least not in traditional front-engine, rear-drive layout.
The 2012 MINI Cooper Convertible offers somewhat similar performance, and is even more powerful in turbocharged form, however.
Nissan's 370Z is almost into grand touring size and performance, without the light, nimble feel of the MX-5, but with much more power and speed.
Porsche's Boxster is an excellent performer, and even better on the odd track day, but will cost about twice as much as the MX-5.
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|2012 Mazda MX-5 MiataBrowse Used Listings||2012 Nissan 370ZBrowse Used Listings||2012 Porsche BoxsterBrowse Used Listings||2012 MINI Cooper ConvertibleBrowse Used Listings|
|21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas Flat-6||Gas 4-Cyl|
|2-Door Convertible Manual Sport||2-Door Coupe Manual||2-Door Roadster||2-Door|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear-Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Convertible||2 Door Coupe||Convertible||Convertible|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual|
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|2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2012 Nissan 370Z||2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2012 Porsche Boxster||2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2012 MINI Cooper Convertible|