Mazda MX-5 RF cornering

Mazda MX-5 Coupe 2.0 [184] 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:

2.0

This 2.0-litre engine is far more flexible than the 1.5-litre unit and loves to be revved hard, too. It's quick enough to make the MX-5 feel like a proper sports car without over-egging things.


Key information

Doors2
Seats2
0-62 MPH6.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

40.9

Urban: 33.6Motorway: 47.9
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

127

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

156

g/km