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

Category: Convertible

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
2 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £26,100What Car? Target Price£25,519
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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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 MPH8.3 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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