The Mazda MX:5: A Comprehensive Guide to the Iconic Roadster​

The Mazda MX-5 is the brand’s best ever selling two seat sports car. Featuring a front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, signature 50:50 weight distribution, 6-speed gearbox and 2 different choice of engines, it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you press the ignition switch. 

​Engine and Transmission

​Mazda’s idea at the heart of the MX-5 is making them light so that they are more nimble. This means that you don’t need a big, thirsty engine to get sports-car thrills. The MX-5 is offered with a light 1.5 132ps Skyactiv-G engine to provide pure driving pleasure, with manageable power and lightness that adds to the car’s agility. However, for something with a little more performance, then the 2.0 184ps Skyactiv-G engine will satisfy your speed-seeking thrills. 

​Body Styles

​There are 2 body style options available for this classic sports car. For a more traditional roadster look and experience, the soft top roof which can be retracted in seconds is a popular choice. Alternatively, better suited for all weather conditions, the hardtop RF, with a 3 piece retractable roof which opens fully automatically in seconds, offers additional thermal and sound insulation for year-round enjoyment.

Mazda MX-5s

​Trim Levels


The entry level specification is equipped well with heated seats, 16” black alloy wheels, Apple Carplay, LED lights, cruise control and 7” infotainment screen.

132ps Exclusive-Line

Adds 16” silver alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, black leather seats, Bose Surround Sound System with 9 speakers and smart keyless entry.

184ps Exclusive-Line

The 184ps option adds adaptive LED headlights, rear camera, sports suspension, front strut brace and Limited Slip Differential to aid performance.


The top specification levels boasts 17” Gun Metallic BBS alloy wheels, black door mirrors, red Brembo brake callipers and light stone Nappa leather seat trim.

Introducing the Mazda MX-5 132ps Kizuna​

​The Kizuna represents the connection built between every Mazda MX-5 and its driver. It’s powered by a 1.5 132ps Skyactiv-G engine with a 6-speed manual transmission. Equipped similarly to the 132ps Exclusive-Line, the Kizuna features lots of technology to aid the driving experience, including smart keyless entry, Smart City Brake Support, heated seats, a 9 speaker Bose Sound System and Apple Carplay and Android Auto. However, limited to just 250 units, the MX-5 Kizuna is available in only 2 colours, Machine Grey or Deep Crystal Blue and is paired for the first time to a Premium Blue soft top roof with light stone Nappa leather interior, making the model feel premium.

​Paint Colours

​There are currently 7 paint finish options for the Mazda MX-5.