Leasing a Mazda MX-5
Engines and performance for the Mazda MX5
There's just one engine to deliver the superlative levels of roadster performance in the Mazda MX-5. The 1.5 litre Skyactive engine produces 132 PS and is mated to a six-speed manual box. There's no automatic choice. Fuel consumption is around 45 mpg with emissions of 138g/km.
Equipment and handling
As a cost-effective and thrilling roadster, the Mazda MX-5 has been one of the most popular choices for those who want an excellent sports car. The model was revamped for 2019 and still delivers excellent handling and an efficient and responsive engine. The roof folds down manually while Mazda has introduced a new MX-5 RF with a retractable metal roof. The new model is also lighter than its predecessor and the suspension is comfortable for bumpy roads without being overly stiff to make this a comfortable ride. The MX-5 is also well-equipped and along with alloy wheels, there is LED headlights, traction control, air conditioning, remote central locking and lots of airbags. Stability control is also fitted as a standard feature. The main aim for the Mazda MX-5 - and the reason why it is still winning awards for being the best sports car - is that it delivers an exciting driving experience with a great engine and plenty of grip to make this the sports car to beat. It's also a lot cheaper than its rivals and the overall impression is of a driver-focused car that's ticks just about every box. Essentially, the Mazda MX-5 is a two-door sports car with not a lot of room on board for luggage, but it's a car that delivers on every level for those who will be buying with their heart to enjoy a fizzy driving machine.