The MX-5 is a small car, and it does feel it in the cabin. You can touch the opposite door without stretching, so you’re in close proximity to any passenger, and taller drivers might feel that leg room is tight and the roof is a bit close.
Storage space is even more compromised; there are no door bins, so the only place to stow your paraphernalia is in the shallow central armrest cubby or the shallow tray at the base of the dash that’s aptly sized for a phone.
Mazda MX-5 Convertible rear space
The MX-5 is a two-seater, so it really has no rear space. There isn’t even room for a bag hook, so you’ll struggle even to squeeze a jumper into the narrow gap between the rear wall and the seatbacks. However, there are a couple of small glovebox-sized cubbies behind the seats, in which you can store items such as de-icer and a scraper.
Mazda MX-5 Convertible seating flexibility
The front passenger seat has a lever to control the backrest angle and sliding forward and back adjustment, but you don’t get height or lumbar adjustment on any trim. These and other things such as electrically adjustable seats that more expensive convertibles offer, aren’t even options on the no-frills Mazda.
Mazda MX-5 Convertible boot space
The Mazda’s boot is unaffected by the roof’s position, so you can have it down and still have a reasonable amount of space – enough for a couple of weekend bags. It’s good enough by the standards of two-seat sports cars, then, although the oval-shaped opening has a high load lip and a fairly narrow aperture, so loading chunky items could be a pain. Certainly, a set of golf clubs will have to go where a passenger would, because they won’t fit in the boot.