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Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. GMC Acadia Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Model Percent of Average  
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
38% Best 104% Worst
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2013 - 2016 GMC Acadia
58% Best 139% Worst
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2006 - 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata
0% Best 33% Worst
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2010 - 2012 GMC Acadia
82% Best 181% Worst
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2007 - 2009 GMC Acadia
55.7142857143% Best 135% Worst
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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2012 A major reason Miatas hold their value is that they've proven to be among the most reliable cars you can buy. If something does happen to break, it will usually be cheap and easy to fix. Not much complexity here. full 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2016 The new Mazda MX-5 Miata is, well, new, so TrueDelta has no reliability data on it. But past Miatas have all been reliable, and other current Mazdas have been reliable, so there's little reason to think that the new Miata won't be. MINIs, though not on average as bad as their reputation suggests, have been considerably less reliable than Miatas. And, if you do get a bad one, too often it's horror-story bad. Scion FR-Ss initially suffered from a few common issues, but the average for the 2013s has been improving and the 2014s have been good. full 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Convertible 167-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Good reliability history according to all research. full 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2008 2dr Convertible 158-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I only have about 15,000 miles so far. This car does not get driven in the winter because of road salt. Nothing has broken or needed repair yet. full 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2007 2dr Convertible 166-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Knock on wood - the Miata has proven totally reliable so far. The maintenance bills are very low, and the Mazda dealer service is good. full 2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2006 2dr Convertible 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
Mazda has closed the gap on Honda and Toyota. It hardly gets better than that. That plus the warranty and I have no worries. full 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2006 2dr Convertible 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
I bought this car at about 40,000km and so far after 8,000km it has olny cost me gas, and 1 oil change that I will need to do this week. full 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2006 2dr Convertible 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
its a mazda, it may be said to be too reliable, is there such a thing, this is my second masda mx-5, i ran my first one for 6 years, not one trip to the mazda garage full 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2006 2dr Convertible 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
Flawless/bullet-proof drivetrain. Few gizmos and needless luxuries = fewer things to break. No need for repairs in 32k miles. full 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2006 2dr Convertible 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
Car had a major issue with its engine computer, fixed under warrantee. Other than that, no real issues. full 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2006 2dr Convertible 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
I haven ot had ANY problems with it. The car only goes to the mechanic for scheduled maintenance - what mroe can one say. full 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2006 2dr Convertible 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Has been 100% reliable over 6 years, 30,000 miles and two 2 month cross country trips. full 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the GMC Acadia

GMC Acadia Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Seats 8 people. I test drove a leather with DVD used vehicle prior to purchasing and it was decent. I purchased this in March 2011 with 5500 miles from Bob Moore in OKC. Seats were a little uncomfortable but not unbearable. at 30000 miles the rear strut had issues on the liftgate, noisy (really noisy at low speeds) power steering, tires wearing out, and gas tank showed half full when I ran out of gas. Today I found out there is a leak in the discharge hose of the Ac and possibly more issues because I have no ac at 90,800 miles. Seats are garbage, gas mileage never averaged over 21, wont tow much of a load, and small inside. I would never recommend a GMC, anything from Bob Moore or the Acadia. I have owned over 50 vehicles and this is the most problems for a new vehicle I have ever had. full 2011 GMC Acadia review
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
GMC Has been good to me in the past full 2008 GMC Acadia review
2007 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Exceptional drivetrain. full 2007 GMC Acadia review
GMC Acadia Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Seemed to have lots of issues with their engine, amoung other litte things at low mileage. full 2011 GMC Acadia review
2011 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Mileage, choices of tires that fit this vehicle, reliability, lack of interior space, lack of towing ability, comfortability, the list is quite long. For $32,000 MSRP, there are many vehicles that beat this car in every category. full 2011 GMC Acadia review
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Our battery has died at least 5 time and GM has had to replace it twice. The 2nd sunroof has also leaked water. full 2008 GMC Acadia review
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Lots of problems requiring unscheduled sercive full 2008 GMC Acadia review
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Water leaks, so many the Dealer has a hard time repairing. Power steering pump wines so loud you can hear it in the interior. Dash rattles. Cruse control is useless due to the trans calibration, continuously down shifts the trans on hills and in a wind. full 2008 GMC Acadia review
2007 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Lots of problem with leaky sun roof full 2007 GMC Acadia review
2007 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
It is NOT reliable. It never has been. The transmission in our car was fully replaced before 6 months. full 2007 GMC Acadia review
2007 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
whenever it rains hard, it makes weird noise from the tire/brakes, and the steering wheel gets locked up. one time, water was leaking/dripping under dash onto my foot(driver side) as well as the passenger side. full 2007 GMC Acadia review