Mazda MX-5 Convertible review

Category: Convertible

Section: Introduction

Mazda MX-5 2022 front cornering
  • 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
  • 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
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Introduction

What Car? says...

The Mazda MX-5 is one of the best-loved and most recognisable sports cars you can buy, with millions of fans around the world and a string of automotive awards to its name.

As you may remember (perhaps fondly, if you bought one), Mazda launched the first-generation MX-5 more than 30 years ago, with a focus on plastering a big silly grin on your face.

So is the Mazda MX-5 the right sports car for you? Over the next few pages of this review, we'll tell you how strong the performance is, what the interior quality and comfort are like, how much it will cost to buy and run, and which version we recommend.

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At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £780
Target Price from £25,089
Save up to £780
or from £268pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £34,600
Leasing deals
From £316pm
RRP price range £25,725 - £31,860
Number of trims (see all)4
Number of engines (see all)2
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol
MPG range across all versions 40.9 - 44.8
Available doors options 2
Warranty 3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £1,628 / £2,185
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £3,256 / £4,371
Available colours