Mazda

Mazda MX-5

Price $33,200 – $44,800
Fuel consumption 6.6 – 9.0 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 87%(view ratings)
Now in its fourth generation, Mazda’s little roadster is at the top of its game. The MX-5 offers fun, razor-sharp handling that’s hard to beat, along with the pleasure of rowing your own gears with the standard six-speed manual transmission. The lineup includes a soft-top convertible and a power folding hardtop variant known as MX-5 RF (Retractable Fastback). Under the hood, you’ll find a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that puts 181 horsepower at your disposal.

Detailed ratings

Global rating
The Car Guide rating 87%
Fuel economy 8/10
Reliability 9/10
Safety 7/10
Infotainment 6/10
Driving 10/10
Overall 9/10
Sport cars
The Car Guide rating 85%
Fuel economy 8/10
Reliability 9/10
Safety 6/10
Infotainment 6/10
Driving 10/10
Overall 9/10

What's new in 2021

No major change

Pros

  • Excellent handling
  • Engine perfectly adapted to the chassis
  • Reasonable fuel consumption

Cons

  • Loud, especially at high speed
  • Restricted space inside
  • Small trunk and little storage

Recalls

none