Mazda MX-5 review

Category: Convertible

Section: Passenger & boot space

Mazda MX-5 2022 interior seats
  • 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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In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

The Mazda MX-5 is small, and feels it on the inside. The driver sits in rather close proximity to the passenger and can touch their door without stretching.

Taller drivers might feel that leg room is tight, too, and that the roof is close to the top of their head when it's up. If you’re over six feet tall, we’d definitely recommend you try before you buy, otherwise the roof will spend a lot of its time folded down.

Electrically adjustable seats of the kind that more expensive convertibles offer aren’t available on this no-frills car.

Boot space

The MX-5's boot is unaffected by the roof’s position, so you can drive with the top down and still have a reasonable amount of luggage space.

The top-loading, oval-shaped opening has a fairly narrow aperture so loading chunky items might be a pain, but it's big enough to take a couple of carry-on suitcases.

Your golf clubs will need to go inside the car – taking the place of your passenger. If you need a bit more luggage space, the TT Roadster’s boot is more than twice the size of the MX-5's.

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