Mazda MX-5 RF 1.5 [132] Sport 2dr Review

Category: Convertible

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
2 doors
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RRP £28,250What Car? Target Price£27,375
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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Sport trim throws in extras such as automatic headlights and wipers, keyless entry and rear parking sensors, as well as safety features like AEB, lane-departure warning and traffic sign recognition. It’s our pick of the lineup.

An enjoyably revvy engine that'll suit those who are more interested in cruising or want the cheapest running costs. It’s the pick of the lineup because it’s a fair bit cheaper than the 2.0-litre, and although it isn’t lightning quick there’s still plenty of fun to be had in driving it hard. Only available with SE-L and Sport trims.


Key information

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

44.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

127

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

142

g/km

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