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Mazda MX-5:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Mazda MX-5 side view
Mazda MX-5 angular front perspective
Mazda MX-5 angular rear perspective

Overview of the Mazda MX-5

Learn about the Mazda MX-5

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.

Pros and cons of the Mazda MX-5

  • Fun to drive
  • Responsive handling
  • Economic price for a sports car
  • Ride can seem bumpy over rough roads
  • Some tech features aren't available in base models
  • Two-seater cabin is less ideal for families
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Mazda MX-5

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats2
  • Doors2
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption9 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.6 - 7 L/100km
  • Width1918 mm
  • Length3914 mm
  • Trunk space130 L
  • Cargo space130 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 - 2023 is available in 3 trims:

GS trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Mazda MX-5

Dimensions of the Mazda MX-5

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20231240 mm1918 mm3914 mm