Mazda

Mazda MX-5

Price $32,900 – $42,900
Fuel consumption 6.6 – 9.0 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 88%(view ratings)
The best-selling two-seat convertible in the world keeps getting better. Also available in Retractable Fastback (RF) configuration with a hardtop, the MX-5 benefits from a thoroughly revised and more responsive 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G engine. Output is up from 155 to 181 horsepower. Various safety systems now come standard, too, including smart city brake support, lane departure warning and a wide-angle rear-view camera. Moreover, a new brown soft stop is optional.

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Test Drives2018 Mazda MX-5 RF: Simplify Your Life
As I’m writing this, Mazda has already announced an updated version of its little roadster. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 will feature slightly more power from its naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four cylinder. You might imagine then, that reading a review of the 2018 model is irrelevant. Well, not exactly. Because many …
First Drives2019 Mazda MX-5: Even More Exciting
TORONTO, Ontario – Since it first appeared on the market in 1989, the little Mazda MX-5 has won the hearts of many driving enthusiasts across the globe. The Miata, as it was known in the beginning, celebrated its 26th anniversary in 2015, just before receiving a total redesign. This fourth …
Spotlight on2019 Mazda MX-5: More Power!
The Car Guide is heading to Toronto this week in order to get our grubby hands on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 roadster, which benefits from some engine modifications to increase its output. More of a “want” than a “need,” the MX-5 will now offer 17 percent more power for a …
Test Drives2018 Mazda MX-5: Masterpiece on Wheels
Human beings have so few moments of true brilliance. From the rare moments of grace, certain works that transcend their era stand out. Rarer still is when a group of men and women, despite their differences, are able to achieve perfection. Of the tens of thousands of cars designed for …
Test Drives2017 Mazda MX-5 RF at AJAC EcoRun
Since the launch of the latest-generation Mazda MX-5 , pretty much everything has been said about this award-winning and delicious little roadster. Well, almost everything. Driving enjoyment is the main factor, of course, but what about fuel economy? To demonstrate how efficient the MX-5 and its SKYACTIV powertrain is, Mazda …
First Drives2017 Mazda MX-5 RF: New Roof, New Ambitions
The Mazda MX-5 has always been in a category unto itself. It’s less powerful than the Porsche Boxster and Mercedes-Benz SLC, smaller than the Ford Mustang, more modern than the Nissan 370Z and more reliable than the MINI Cooper convertible. Yep, the MX-5 has always been in its own segment, …
Special EventsMazda Celebrates the Millionth MX-5 with Stop in Canada
RICHMOND HILL, Ontario – For 27 years, the Mazda MX-5, otherwise known as the Miata, has changed the way we think of cars, and garnered a cult following in the process. It all started with a sketch from Bob Hall, then General Manager of Product Planning and Tom Matano, the …
Test Drives2016 Mazda MX-5 GS: Sport Sauce is Good
I could wax on lyrically for hours—no, days—scratch that, the remainder of my life—on how good the Mazda MX-5 is. I want to say that there are no substitutes and after reading a few first drive reviews on the Fiat 124 Spider from my colleagues, I will make the statement: …

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News2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Edition Sells Out in Days
Mazda and its little MX-5 are on quite a roll in 2016. Earlier this year, the British-inspired roadster hit a milestone with Mazda building the one-millionth example. Right around that same time is when the RF was revealed to the world at the New York City auto show. The Car …
NewsMazda Thanks its Fans by Letting them Preorder an MX-5 RF
Mazda always tried to take great care of is most loyal customers. The manufacturer organizes meets with owners and frequently unveils new versions of their models there. They also make sure to listen to those enthusiasts' opinions when the time comes to design new cars. With the arrival of the …
NewsFlyin’ Miata Injects Some Juice into the Mazda MX-5
Anyone who drove a new Mazda MX-5 can tell you the sleek roadster is one of the most enjoyable, brand-new vehicles on the road. Its steering is responsive, the car weighs pretty much nothing and it can go around corners at impressive speeds. However, power isn’t THAT impressive. While the …
NewsA Lighter Mazda MX-5?
With a weight of 1058 kg, the MX-5 is one of the lightest cars on the market. This doesn't stop Mazda from wanting to shed even more weight on the car. According to Autocar , the director of the MX-5 project, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, is satisfied with the size of the …
NewsJaws drop over Mazda MX-5 RF retractable hardtop model
The Mazda MX-5, née Miata, has been a lot of things to a lot of people over the years—and now it can be a Targa-like drop-top thanks to the new Mazda MX-5 RF. While a retractable hardtop isn't anything new to the MX-5, the way the MX-5 RF goes about …
New York2017 Mazda MX-5 RF: It Was Only a Roof, But What a Roof!
As we mentioned yesterday, did their best to get our attention regarding their mystery unveiling at the New York Auto Show. Although rumours of a hardtop Mazda MX-5 were circulating, many people—including me—were hoping that Mazda would unveil something a little bolder, such as new RX or a Mazdaspeed model.
Geneva2016 World Car of the Year: Top Three Finalists Announced in Geneva
GENEVA, Switzerland – On the first of two media days at the Geneva International Motor Show, the World Car Awards announced the three finalists in each of their usual five judging categories. A panel made up of 73 automotive journalists from around the world, including yours truly, have submitted their …

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The Mazda MX-5: 2018 Best Buy in it’s class by the Car Guide
When you drive the MX-5 roadster, you’ll find that this perfectly balanced car gives you a sense of total control. The manual transmission’s shifter is beautifully precise, with a short throws and a great mechanical feel. Meanwhile, the clutch offers the perfect degree of feel. It is truly an incredible …
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Review: 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF
The Mazda Miata was an instant success when it was first launched in 1990. It has undergone some changes including being renamed the more masculine MX-5. Let's check out the new one with a Retractable Fastback (RF) (This segment first aired on Motoring TV 2017 episode #16) ***Watch full episodes …
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Motoring TV 2016 Sports Car of the Year
When it comes to affordable fun, you'd be hard pressed to find a better option than a true blue sports car. For 2016, the car-buying public was blessed with plenty of great sports car choices, with three in particular rising to the top. The Audi S3 was an early favourite …
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Test Drive: 2016 Mazda MX-5
When Mazda unveiled the 2016 MX-5 in the fall of 2014, it was to much fanfare. Sure, it sheds its Miata moniker for the fourth generation, but its styling and proportions stayed true to the original MX-5 that debuted some 25 years ago. Important to the MX-5 's success, however, …
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Review: 2016 Mazda MX-5
Call it what you want, but the Mazda MX-5 Miata has been the unmistakable best bang for your buck roadster on the market over the last 25 years. Modeled after the famed MGB and Lotus roadsters of yesteryear, not much has changed about the drop-top Mazda over three generations, sticking …
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Throwback Thursday: 1998 Mazda MX-5 Miata
When Mazda launched the second generation MX-5 Miata, it knew it had some big shoes to fill. With the popularity of the roadster climbing, changes to the car needed to be doled out delicately as to not upset the Miata's fan base. While the first-gen Miata may be the one …