Mazda MX-5 review

Category: Convertible

Section: Introduction

Mazda MX-5 2021 front tracking
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 front tracking
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 rear cornering
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 interior dashboard
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 interior seats
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 interior infotainment
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 front right static
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 right static
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 rear left static
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 rear tracking
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 rear right tracking
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 roof up detail
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 roof down detail
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 seat detail
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 front tracking
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 rear cornering
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 interior dashboard
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 interior seats
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 interior infotainment
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 front right static
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 right static
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 rear left static
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 rear tracking
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 rear right tracking
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 roof up detail
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 roof down detail
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Mazda MX-5 2021 seat detail
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Introduction

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The Mazda MX-5 is, quite simply, one of the best-loved and most recognisable sports cars you can buy, sweeping up accolades and earning a huge global fanbase.

It’s safe to say that, from the first-generation model more than 30 years ago to today’s fourth-generation version, the MX-5 has earned its sporting stripes, with a focus on plastering a big silly grin on your face.

There's also the option of the slightly pricier RF version, which has a metal folding roof. If that appeals, see our full separate Mazda MX-5 RF review.

Carry on reading over the next few pages of this review for a complete rundown of what’s good – and not so good – about owning a Mazda MX-5. We'll tell you how good the performance is, what it's like inside, how much it will cost to buy and run, and much more

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