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Mazda MX-5

Mazda MX-5 side view
Mazda MX-5 angular front perspective
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Overview of the Mazda MX-5

Learn about the Mazda MX-5

Summary

The Mazda MX-5 is a fun-loving little sports car that does not break the bank. Drivers who flock to this sporty car like the simple, modern and clean-lined interior that puts the driver's focus on the road. With a variety of safety and tech options available in all model levels of the Mazda MX-5, everyone can stay connected and secure in this pint-size roadster. The option of a six-speed manual transmission gives drivers the feel of a racing car. This is the ideal vehicle for city cruising and daily commuting.

Safety

The Mazda MX-5 is equipped with advanced i-Activsense safety features that help drivers feel safe by sensing hazards and adjusting lighting based on the environment, making it ideal for a variety of excursions. Mazda Connect, with its voice-controlled technology, allows hands to be kept on the wheel while driving.



Standard safety features include:

 

  • Blind-spot monitoring system
  • Rear cross-traffic alert – to assist with visibility when reversing
  • Lane departure warning system – to alert drivers if they're veering
  • SmartCity brake support – to detect objects at low speeds
  • Mazda cruise control
  • Forward obstruction warning system

Interior

The interior of the Mazda MX-5 is simple and centered around the lucky driver. Mazda boasts sound-absorbing leather that aims to help minimize road noise. This is a pleasing feature as often the Mazda MX-5's engine can be quite noisy at top speeds. Drivers can also increase the comfort level by opting for the GP sport model, which includes Napa leather in several colour choices. Be sure to notice the nostalgic feel of this roadster's circular dials within the sporty cockpit.

Technology

The Mazda MX-5 is no slouch when it comes to modern tech options that both drivers and passengers will appreciate. With a touchscreen infotainment centre, in addition to console access knobs, feeling informed and connected is easy while driving the Mazda MX-5. Depending on the model choice, drivers can enjoy Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio streaming is standard on all models. And if adventure awaits, Mazda's navigation system is available on certain models.

Space

This fun, two-seater roadster is built for speed, not for size. The space inside the Mazda MX-5 is small, yet there is still a fair amount of legroom for the driver and passenger. But what it lacks in interior cabin space, it makes up for in the design. This car is meant to feel like an old racing car, and it doesn't disappoint. If you're looking for a vehicle to go camping in, this isn't the car for you, but if you're in search of a car that will hug the road like a racecar, this vehicle will thrill you.

Comfort

What makes the Mazda MX-5 a great choice when looking for an economic sports car, is what you get when you take it for a spin. Drivers can expect responsive handling, tight corners and a sporty kick. Jumping behind the wheel of this iconic speedster is a fun experience for any driver. Although driving the Mazda MX-5 can feel somewhat bumpy at times, this is to be expected with low-to-the-road sports cars. The optional six-speed manual transmission puts the driver in control for that unmistakable thrill of a high-speed race.

Specifications of the Mazda MX-5

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats2
  • Doors2
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption8.8 - 9.1 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.5 - 7.1 L/100km
  • Width1918 mm
  • Length3914 mm
  • Trunk space127 - 130 L
  • Cargo space127 - 130 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Mazda MX-5

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Mazda MX-5 2016 - present is available in 6 trims:

GX trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GX trim:
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GX trim:
  • CD player
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the GX trim:
2 L - Gas - 155 hp
City consumption:8.8 - 9.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.5 - 7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:556 - 575 km

50th trim features and specs

Available with the 50th trim:
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit
Available with the 50th trim:
  • LED daytime running lights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the 50th trim:
  • Dusk sensor
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the 50th trim:
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the 50th trim:
2 L - Gas - 155 hp
City consumption:8.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:556 km

GS-P trim features and specs

Available with the GS-P trim:
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit
Available with the GS-P trim:
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GS-P trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dusk sensor
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GS-P trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the GS-P trim:
2 L - Gas - 181 hp
City consumption:9 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.6 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:556 - 570 km

GS trim features and specs

Available with the GS trim:
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit
Available with the GS trim:
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GS trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dusk sensor
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GS trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • CD player (optional)
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the GS trim:
2 L - Gas - 155 hp
City consumption:8.8 - 9.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.5 - 7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:556 - 575 km
2 L - Gas - 181 hp
City consumption:9 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.6 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:556 - 570 km

30TH ANNIVERSARY trim features and specs

Available with the 30TH ANNIVERSARY trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit
Available with the 30TH ANNIVERSARY trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the 30TH ANNIVERSARY trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
  • Emergency call system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the 30TH ANNIVERSARY trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the 30TH ANNIVERSARY trim:
2 L - Gas - 181 hp
City consumption:9 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.6 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:556 - 570 km

GT trim features and specs

Available with the GT trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit
Available with the GT trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GT trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GT trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • CD player (optional)
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the GT trim:
2 L - Gas - 155 hp
City consumption:8.8 - 9.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.5 - 7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:556 - 575 km
2 L - Gas - 181 hp
City consumption:9 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.6 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:556 - 570 km

Frequently asked questions about the Mazda MX-5

Yes, the Mazda MX-5 is what was commonly referred to in previous years as a Miata.

The Mazda MX-5 starts at a base price of $31,000, with the upgraded model starting at $41,500.

The Mazda MX-5 is available in a lively six-speed manual transmission, making driving fun and exciting.

The lightweight Mazda MX-5 is great on gas with the soft-top GT model getting 6.5 l/100km.

The Mazda MX-5 is a reliable car. It has a rating of 4/5 for a subcompact vehicle.