For This entry-level model is our pick of the range. For an low price you get a roadster with a neat metal roof that looks a million dollars.

Against The engine sounds gruff and needs to be worked hard if you want to make swift progress, and road and wind noise is a nuisance.

Mazda MX-5 Coupé Cabriolet

What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

This is no-frills open-top motoring at its best, but with the back-up of a folding metal roof. This version is cheap to buy.

What Car? readers say

Calculate equipment options
Electric steering adjust Not Available
Electric Sunroof Not Available
Manual sunroof Not Available
Air conditioning Not Available
Cruise control Not Available
Electric mirrors Standard
Heated mirrors Standard
Electric windows front Standard
Electric windows rear Not Available
Seat height adjustment Standard
Climate Control Standard
Power Steering Standard
Steering adjustment reach Not Available
Steering adjustment rake Standard
Power Seats Not Available
Heated Seats Pack Only
Panoramic sunroof Not Available
Electric Panoramic Sunroof Not Available
Power Folding Mirror Not Available
Engine & Transmission
Auto Not Available
CVT Not Available
Tiptronic Not Available
Particulate filter Not Available
Radio/Cassette Not Available
RDS Radio/Cassette Not Available
CD Standard
Multi CD Not Available
MP3/iPod Connection Standard
DVD Player Not Available
MP3 CD Player Standard
RDS CD Standard
Hard Drive Not Available
Metallic paint £500
Alloy wheels Standard
Front Foglights Not Available
Powered sliding doors Not Available
Hands Free Phone Kit Not Available
Satellite navigation Not Available
Leather Seats £720
Split/fold seats Not Available
Bluetooth Not Available
7 seat pack Not Available
Passenger airbag Standard
Side airbags Standard
ABS Standard
3 Point centre belt Not Available
Driver's airbag Standard
Belt pretensioners Standard
Isofix Standard
Side Impact Bars Standard
Traction control Standard
Curtain Airbag Not Available
Rear Parking Sensor Not Available
Electronic stability programme Standard
On/Off Passenger Airbag Standard
Driver's knee airbag Not Available
Reversing Camera Not Available
Rain Sensing Wipers Not Available
Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available
Lane Departure Warning Not Available
Front Parking Sensor Not Available
Passenger Knee Airbag Not Available
Alarm Standard
Immobiliser Standard
Deadlocks Standard
Central locking Standard
Remote locking Standard
Unique fit stereo Standard
Marked Parts Standard
Etched Windows Standard
Locking Wheel nuts Standard
Visible VIN Standard
Secure spare wheel Not Available
Satellite tracking Not Available
Laminated Glass Standard
Options calculator Price
Metallic paint £500
Leather Seats £720
Total Price: £20,000
Running costs
Town mpg 28.8
Out of town mpg 50.4
Average mpg 39.8
Tank capacity (litres) 50
CO2 Rating (g/km) 167
Carbon offset cost £24
Green rating H
Insurance group 21
Typical insurance £618.00
% Value retained (3yrs/36000 miles) 47%
Typical contract hire
Pence per mile 0
Servicing costs - 3 years £0.00
Service intervals
Warranty period + Paint + Perforation + Breakdown
Three-year cost£15,815
Company car tax
Percentage charge 28
Benefit in kind £5,503.00
Tax payable 20% £1,101.00
Tax payable 40% £2,201.00

Performance and measurements

No schematics available

Body type CC
Number of doors 2
Number of seats 2
Engine (cc/type) 1798/4
Number of Valves 16
Fuel type Unleaded
Max power (bhp/rpm) 125/6500
Pulling power (lb/ft) 123
Engine position F
Driven wheels Rear
Length (mm) 4020
Width (mm) 1720
Height (mm) 1255
Front headroom (mm) 950
Front legroom (mm) 1096
Boot space (min ltr) 150
Boot space (max ltr) 150
Turning circle (m) 9.4
Kerb weight (kg) 1150
Manufacturers figures
0-60 mph (secs) 9.9
Max speed (mph) 123
Euro NCAP Test Scores
Adult protection Unavailable
Child protection Unavailable
Pedestrian protection Unavailable

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