Mazda MX-5 RF cornering

Mazda MX-5 Coupe 1.5 [132] SE-L Nav+ 2dr

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Review

The Mazda MX-5 RF is as fun to drive as its Convertible sibling while handling is actually an improvement over the soft-top. Boot space isn't hindered, either. But the step up in refinement isn’t enough to justify its extra cost, and rivals such as the Toyota GT86 offer a bigger, faster package, even if they don't have a convertible option.

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The entry-point into RF ownership gets goodies such as climate and cruise control, LED daytime running lights and 16in wheels. A comprehensive infotainment package includes a six-speaker stereo, sat-nav, smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth and a DAB radio, all operated through a 7.0in screen. Go for the more powerful engine and you also get bigger 17in wheels and a limited-slip differential.

Engine:

1.5 [132]

This entry-level engine is rev-happy and just about brisk enough to be interesting.


Key information

Doors2
Seats2
0-62 MPH8.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

44.8

Urban: 34.4Motorway: 54.3
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

127

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

143

g/km