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Mazda MX-5 2021

The 2021 Mazda MX-5 range of configurations is currently priced from $36,090. Our most recent review of the 2021 Mazda MX-5 resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Deputy News Editor Justin Hilliard had this to say at the time: If you can’t tell already, the MX-5 is an old favourite, and thanks to the new GT RS, the breed has been improved yet again.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Justin Hilliard liked most about this particular version of the Mazda MX-5: Effortless handling, Engine-transmission combination, Stunning fuel efficiency

The Mazda MX-5 Convertible competes with similar models like the Audi A3, Abarth 124 and Jeep Wrangler in the Under $50k category category.

The Mazda MX-5 is also known as the Mazda MX-5 Miata (North America), the Mazda Miata (North America), the Eunos Roadster (Japan) and the Mazda Roadster (Japan) in markets outside Australia.

Mazda MX-5 2021 Price and Specs

The Mazda MX-5 2021 is currently available from $36,090 for the MX-5 Roadster up to $51,120 for the MX-5 RF GT White Leather.

Pricing guides

$43,605
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$36,090
Highest Price
$51,120
Mazda MX-5 Model Body Type Specs Price
RF Convertible 2.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO $43,400
RF Convertible 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN $41,400
RF GT Convertible 2.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO $50,100
RF GT Convertible 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN $48,100
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Mazda MX-5 2021 Colours

The MX-5 GT RS is available in six colours - 'Deep Crystal Blue Mica', 'Jet Black Mica', 'Snowflake White Pearl Mica', 'Soul Red Crystal Metallic' (extra-cost option), Machine Grey Metallic (extra-cost option), and Polymetal Grey Metallic (extra-cost option).

  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Machine Grey Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pear Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Polymetal Grey Metallic
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Mazda MX-5 2021 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda MX-5 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Should I buy a used MX-5?

    The MX-5 is a great little sports car for someone looking for some fun on the road.

    The earliest ones are getting a little long in the tooth and are looking a little tired.

    Go for an NC model, that's from 2005-on, and you shouldn't go wrong. They're reliable, user-friendly, they look good, and they're great fun to drive.

    Look for a low-mileage example and avoid any that look like they might have been used in competition.

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  • Best options for a fun convertible?

    The easiest question on record. Get an MX-5 and you'll have all the sunshine and fun you want. The only problem will be choosing between the 1.6 and 2.0-litre engines. Most prefer the "big-bore" engine but I like the engagement you get with the smaller one.

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  • Mustang, 370Z, IS350F, 86 or MX-5?

    If you don’t want a convertible, which rules out the MX-5 as my easy first pick, then the 86 is the car for driving enjoyment on a reasonable budget. But don’t overlook its Subaru twin, the BRZ, which is my choice of the two. Both get The Tick, having shared our Car of the Year award.

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  • Mazda MX-5, Toyota 86 or Mustang for long-time V8 driver?

    Wow, that is a major change of direction. Before you make such a change I would suggest you actually test drive each of the cars you're thinking of to see if they really suit you. The Mazda MX-5 is a two-seater and not very practical for instance. It's hard to advise you because we don't anything about what you want from the car you buy. If it was me I would probably buy the MX-5, I would have no problem with a two-seater.

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Disclaimer: You acknowledge and agree that all answers are provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon as bespoke advice. Carsguide is not liable for the accuracy of any information provided in the answers.

Mazda MX-5 2021 Accessories

Standard equipment in the Mazda MX-5 GT RS includes dusk-sensing LED headlights and tail-lights, rain-sensing wipers, heated side mirrors, keyless entry, push-button start, a 7.0-inch multimedia system, satellite navigation, digital radio, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, single-zone climate control, heated seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and black leather upholstery.

A range of genuine accessories is also available via official dealers.

Mazda MX-5 2021 Speed

The Mazda MX-5 GT RS doesn't have an official 0-100km/h sprint time, but independent testing of other variants with the same engine-transmission combination took about six seconds.

Mazda MX-5 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Mazda MX-5 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1735mm x 1235mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Mazda MX-5 2021 Dimensions  include 1235mm height, 1735mm width, 3915mm length.
Mazda MX-5 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
Roadster Convertible 1225x1735x3915 mm 140 mm
RF Convertible 1235x1735x3915 mm 150 mm
Roadster GT Convertible 1230x1735x3915 mm 150 mm
Roadster GT RS Convertible 1230x1735x3915 mm 150 mm
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Mazda MX-5 2021 Boot Space

The MX-5 Roadster has a minuscule cargo capacity of 130L, while its RF sibling has 127L. Either way, once you stash a couple of soft bags or a small suitcase in it, you won’t be left with much wriggle room.

Mazda MX-5 2021 Boot space

Mazda MX-5 2021 Interior

The Mazda MX-5 GT RS has a very pared-back interior, with the highlights being a a ‘floating’ 7.0-inch central display (exclusively operated via rotary controller) and small multifunction panel next to the proper tachometer and speedometer.

It also features black leather upholstery on its seats, steering wheel, gear selector, handbrake (yes, it has one of those old things) and dashboard insert.

Mazda MX-5 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 Mazda MX-5 will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Mazda MX-5 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
Roadster Convertible 195x50 R16 195x50 R16
RF Convertible 205x45 R17 205x45 R17
Roadster GT Convertible 205845 R17 205845 R17
Roadster GT Convertible 205x45 R17 205x45 R17
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Mazda MX-5 2021 Seats

The Mazda MX-5 GT RS is strictly a two-seater, with a second row of seats unavailable in its soft-top Roadster and hardtop RF body-styles.

Mazda MX-5 2021 Seats

Mazda MX-5 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Mazda MX-5 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mazda MX-5 currently offers fuel consumption from 6.1 to 7.1L/100km. The Mazda MX-5 is available with the following fuel type: PULP.

Mazda MX-5 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
RF Convertible 2.0L,PULP,6 SP MAN 6.9L/100km
RF Convertible 2.0L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 7.1L/100km
RF GT Convertible 2.0L,PULP,6 SP MAN 6.9L/100km
RF GT Convertible 2.0L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 7.1L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mazda MX-5 2021 Pricing and Specs