Starting price for refreshed Mazda MX-5 is £16,340
2 April 2009

The new Mazda MX-5 has gone on sale, with prices starting from £16,340.

An entry level 1.8 SE coupe roadster comes at a £2000 premium over a same spec soft-top version, while the top-of-the-range car is the 2.0i PowerShift roadster coupe at £21,690.

Fuel economy in the 1.8i SE is 40.4mpg, up from 38.7mpg in the previous generation MX-5, while CO2 emissions are increased by 7 per cent, to 167g/km CO2.

Four different powertrains are available in both versions; the 1.8i and 2.0i, which both have five-speed manual gearboxes, the six-speed manual 2.0i and the 2.0i PowerShift six-speed automatic, which features sequential paddle-shifts.

Standard equipment on all models includes a leather steering wheel, alloy wheels and an auxiliary connection port for full iPod connectivity.

A limited slip differential features as standard on all manual 2.0 SE cars, as does traction control and dynamic stability control.

The roadster coupe also features the world’s fastest retractable folding hard-top roof, which can go up or down in 12 seconds.

Mark Tisshaw

Our Verdict

Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 is still great fun, and more grown up

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