Mazda MX-5

Without doubt, the Mazda MX-5 is one of the very best and most affordable sports cars money can buy. But don’t just take our word for it – this multi-award-winning speedster comes with five-star reviews from the likes of Auto Express and What Car?

This desirable roadster is available in a choice of trim levels, beginning with the generously specified Prime-Line and peaking with the fully loaded Homura.

    Prime-Line Packed with must-have features, this entry-level grade features alloy wheels, LED lights, a twin exhaust system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, handbrake lever and gearshift – and much more besides.
    Exclusive Line This second-tier trim adds dusk-sensing headlights, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror while delivering a sound-system upgrade.
    Kizuna The limited-edition Kizuna comes with a choice of Machine Grey and Deep Crystal Blue paint finishes, a Premium Blue soft top and a Light Stone Nappa leather trim.
    Homura The top-tier Homura grade sees the MX-5 in full sports car effect. For instance, BBS front alloy wheels feature racy red Brembo brake calipers (manual models).
    Interior Make no mistake, the Mazda MX-5 is the real sports-car deal, hence the two-seat cabin. Nevertheless, it’s a little more practical than most of its competitors, with wide-opening doors, adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel – there’s even a class-competitive 130-litre boot.
      Premium cabin Premium black cloth-upholstered-and-heated seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel, handbrake lever and gearshift are just some of the MX-5’s standard-issue delights.
      Mazda Connect A six-speaker sound system, complete with DAB radio, AM/FM tuner, and USB and Bluetooth connectivity, ensures you have plenty of audio entertainment options. Moreover, via a seven-inch central display, you have access to a range of Mazda Connect features, including Mazda Navigation (with European mapping and free three-year updates) and Apple/Android smartphone integration.
      Driving assistance Standard-issue active safety systems include Cruise Control (with manual speed adjustment and adjustable speed limiter), Hill-launch Assist and Deployable Hood System. The latter ensures that, in the unlikely event of collision with a pedestrian, the bonnet lifts – in so doing, it lessens the impact of the collision.
      Rapid acceleration If you wish to enjoy peak acceleration, choose a 2.0-litre 181bhp petrol engine that delivers 205Nm of torque, enabling 0-62mph in just 6.5 seconds.
      Exterior Gorgeously proportioned and possessed of dramatic curves and smooth flowing lines, the Mazda MX-5 is sheer sports car delight – but there’s plenty more to it than head-turning looks.
        Alloy allure Even with entry-level Prime-Line trims, this desirable roadster rides on super-stylish, jet-black-toned 16-inch alloy wheels.
        Leading lights Auto-levelling LED headlights provide outstanding illumination while LED daytime running lights ensure that the MX-5 is always easy to spot in low-light conditions.
        Exclusive-Line upgrades The second-tier Exclusive Line grade introduces a number of upgrades, including adaptive, dusk- sensing headlights, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and rear parking sensors.
        Cool colours The MX-5 looks resplendent in an Arctic White paint finish – which is provided at no extra cost. However, should you fancy something a little different, there are optional colours, such as Jet Black, Machine Grey, Deep Crystal Blue and Soul Red Crystal.