Mazda MX-5 Convertible 2.0 [184] GT Sport Tech 2dr Review

Category: Convertible

Section: Version review

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Mazda MX-5 2022 front cornering
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  • Mazda MX-5 2022 interior infotainment
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  • Mazda MX-5 2022 front cornering
  • Mazda MX-5 2022 rear cornering
  • Mazda MX-5 2022 interior front seats
  • Mazda MX-5 2022 interior seats
  • Mazda MX-5 2022 interior infotainment
  • Mazda MX-5 2022 front right tracking
  • Mazda MX-5 2022 front cornering
  • Mazda MX-5 2022 right tracking
  • Mazda MX-5 2022 rear cornering
  • Mazda MX-5 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Mazda MX-5 2022 headlight detail
  • Mazda MX-5 2022 rear light detail
  • Mazda MX-5 2022 interior detail
  • Mazda MX-5 2022 seat detail
RRP £31,860What Car? Target Price£31,080
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
2 doors

The Mazda MX-5 is a terrific two-seat convertible that's good 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 well worth considering.

This top-spec trim is difficult to justify as it only really adds cosmetic tweaks inside and out, including 17in BBS alloy wheels, nappa leather seats and stainless steel scuff plates in the door openings. Stick to Sport trim or, if you must have the 2.0-litre engine, GT Sport.

If your budget can stretch to it, this 2.0-litre engine ups power to a healthier 181bhp and drops the 0-62mph time down to just 6.5sec. That’s some way off pricier and more potent rivals, yet the engine is a joy to rev out and it's just about fast enough to be exciting. Despite that, it’s still capable of over 40mpg both in official figures and the real world. It’s only available in Sport Tech and GT Sport Tech trims, making it a comparatively pricey buy, though.


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Key information

Doors2
Seats2
0-62 MPH6.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

40.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

130

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

155

g/km