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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 consumption8.8 - 9.1 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.5 - 7.1 L/100km
  • Width1918 - 2115 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 - 2023 is available in 6 trims:

GX 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
20221240 mm1918 mm3914 mm
20211240 mm2115 mm3914 mm
20201240 mm1918 mm3914 mm
20181234 mm1918 mm3914 mm
20171234 mm3914 mm
20161234 mm1918 mm3914 mm