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Mazda MX-5 Pricing and Specs


Mazda MX-5
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CarsGuide has published 29 expert reviews of the Mazda MX-5. It has an average rating of 8 out of 10. Read all the reviews here.

The Mazda MX-5 is available from $41,520 to $56,140 for the 2024 range of models in Convertible body types.

The problem with most lauded-as-legendary cars is that they are stupidly expensive, but Mazda's MX-5 is a shining exception. From its inception, this pert, pretty little roadster has been all about simplicity, and sportiness. Not sportiness through engine size or raw power, but through the simpler, cheaper philosophy of making it as small and light as possible, and sticking with a front-engined, rear-wheel drive layout, for purity and fun. The fact you can drop the roof and let the sun in has just added to its feel-good factor, and on the right road, on the right day, there are few cars that can match its ability to put a smile on your face. Yes, it's as cosy inside as a four-wheeled sleeping bag, and there's not much room in the boot, but this is not a practical family car, it's a fun machine, pure and simple, and one of the best ever made.

Prices start at $41,520 for the G20 Roadster up to $56,140 for the G20 RF GT RS.

This vehicle is also known as Mazda MX-5 Miata (North America), Mazda Miata (North America), Eunos Roadster (Japan), Mazda Roadster (Japan).

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Mazda MX-5 FAQs

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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