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

Category: Convertible

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
2 doors
Available colours:
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RRP£27,700
Review

The Mazda MX-5 is a terrific two-seat convertible that's great to drive and won't cost a fortune to buy or own. It might not offer the blood and thunder acceleration of the more expensive machines in the sports car class, but with its free-revving engines, sweet gearbox and nimble handling, it’s difficult to beat for pure driving enjoyment.

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Trim: R-Sport

Engine: 1.5 [132]

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 MPHundefined seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

44.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

130

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

142

g/km

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