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Front intermittent wipers, ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution, PAS, Remote boot release, Trip computer, Body coloured door mirrors, Chrome meter rings, i-stop, 4 speakers, Body colour bumpers, Automatic headlamp levelling...
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Combined - 45 mpg EC Extra Urban - 54 mpg EC Urban - 34.
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Ten Second Review
It's hard not to like the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 roadster, especially now that it's faster, safer and more efficient. As before, there are 1.5 and 2.0-litre petrol engine options and anything this car lacks in outright power, it more than makes up in agility and tactility.
Is there another car sold today that rivals the Mazda MX-5's legacy? The Porsche 911 is an icon and the Toyota GT86 might well become one. The Volkswagen Golf is a name most can identify with, but the MX-5 is special. It has rewritten the record books again and again for sports car sales and its recipe of light weight, driver focus and simple front engine/rear drive layout just has an inherent rightness about it that hasn't dated. But, as is the case with most cars, successive generations get bigger and heavier. The MX-5 hasn't been immune to this issue, customers demanding improved safety, more equipment and better quality as each successive generation has been developed. With this MK4 model though, originally launched back in 2015, Mazda drew a line in the sand and went back to the light, tactile approach that made the MX-5 so great in the first place. Now the company's added a touch of extra power and technology to the equation.
As before, this fourth generation MX-5 is offered with either a 1.5-litre unit or a 2.0-litre engine but both these normally aspirated petrol powerplants have been significantly worked upon. The 1.5 still puts out 132PS, but the 2.0-litre powerplant's original 160PS output has been now raised to 184PS at a heady 7,000rpm (up from 6,800rpm). You always did have to rev MX-5 engines hard to get the best from them.. Torque has risen slightly with the 2.0-litre, from 200 to 205Nm. Mazda says that this 'SKYACTIV-G' 2.0 unit is now higher-revving and acoustically-tuned. The rest to 62mph sprint time is now 0.8s faster at 6.5s. This improved fourth generation design continues to conform to five key criteria that Mazda claim define the MX-5 - rear drive with a front-mid engine layout, 50/50 weight distribution and an eagerness to change direction, plus a low kerb weight and an affordable price. All models get six-speed manual gearboxes. The MX-5 isn't about straight line pace, it's about agility and tactility. Because the engines are so small, they can be tucked down and back in the car. Mazda reckons the bonnet and overhang used here are the lowest and shortest of any production model. Weight has been pared back by using aluminium for the bonnet, boot and front wings, while the soft top hood is also very light, improving the centre of gravity. Much of the front suspension is aluminium, as is the gearbox casing, the differential casing and the bracing that runs down the car's backbone. The virtuous circle of weight saving means that the smaller wheels only need four bolts as opposed to five. Lower rotational masses mean that the brake assemblies can also be made smaller, simpler and lighter.
Design and Build
As before, there are two bodystyles on offer, the classic soft-topped roadster and the folding metal-roof RF variant. The shape of the MX-5 hasn't changed radically from generation to generation. This one's no exception, but there's a bit more aggression about the detailing, the car looking like a shrunken Jaguar F-Type roadster from the rear three-quarter. Some have thought there's something a bit fishy-looking about the front end but it'll probably grow on you. See one in the metal and you'll be amazed at just how tiny it is. It's fully 105mm shorter in overall length than the previous generation version, despite the wheelbase only being 15mm less. It also stands 20mm lower and 10mm wider. Lower and wider is always good for a roadster's stance. In another clever touch, the seat cushions are supported on netting instead of the usual metal springs, allowing Mazda to reduce weight and seat the driver's hip point closer to the road. A lower driver then means the windscreen header rail can shift backwards, in this case by 70mm, which in turn means the hood is shorter and lighter, and also easier to package when folded. See what we mean about that virtuous circle?
Market and Model
Prices for the soft-top version theoretically start at around £19,000 but you'll probably be paying between £21,000 and £23,000 for a 1.5-litre model if you want a nicer level of spec - and obviously even more for the 2.0-litre; think in terms of around £22,000-upwards for that variant. The standard trim levels are 'SE+', 'SE-L Nav+' and 'Sport Nav+', plus the usual special editions. The RF folding metal roof bodystyle isn't available with base 'SE' trim and demands an £1,800 premium over the soft top. Even base models come with alloy wheels, LED headlights, a leather steering wheel, plus a lightweight and sleek fabric hood. SE-L versions add LED daytime running lights, climate control air-conditioning, DAB radio, Bluetooth and cruise control, plus Mazda's MZD-Connect connectivity and infotainment system with 7-inch colour touch-screen display and Multimedia Commander. SE-L models with the 2.0-litre engine get gunmetal 17-inch alloy wheels and piano black door mirrors, as well as benefiting from a strut tower bar and limited slip differential. Navigation is optional. Step up to Sport trim and both the 1.5 and 2.0-litre cars feature rain sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, smart keyless entry, Premium Bose Surround-Sound and heated leather seats. With the 1.5-litre engine, Sport trim MX-5's come with 16-inch gunmetal alloy wheels and piano black door mirrors. Sport models with the 2.0-litre engine get sports suspension featuring Bilstein dampers, a limited slip differential and strut tower bar, and can be identified by their 17-inch alloy wheels and body coloured mirrors.
Cost of Ownership
Stick with light weight and modest power outputs and this dictates a raft of affordable costs. The MX-5 has long been the exemplar of the affordable sports car and emissions are agreeably low, the 1.5-litre engine pegged at 143g/km, with 47.1mpg possible on the combined cycle. The 2.0-litre engine is rated at 156g/km. Owners can keep up to date with their car's maintenance schedule via the instrument binnacle trip computer screen and the 'Applications' section of the 'MZD-Connect' centre-dash monitor. To help you keep track of what work has been carried out, you can access a 'Digital Service Record' online and use a useful 'My Mazda App' to receive reminders about servicing, book your car in at your local dealership and access a digitally-stored record of your model's service history. Residual values ought to hold up well, with the MX-5 a favourite amongst used car buyers due to its relative simplicity, strong reliability and low cost to insure.
By Jonathan Crouch
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Key Standard Features*
- Solid - Arctic White
- Solid paint
- Cloth - Black
- Cloth - Premium black with black stitching
|Front intermittent wipers|
|Electric front windows/one touch facility|
|ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution|
|DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control|
|Hill hold assist|
|Remote boot release|
|Engine start/stop button|
|Water temperature gauge|
|Body coloured door mirrors|
|Electrically heated door mirrors|
|Body coloured electric/heated door mirrors|
|Chrome meter rings|
|Black air vent surround|
|Black dash trim|
|Steering wheel audio controls|
|MP3 compatible radio/single CD player|
|Auxiliary input socket|
|Audio system with 4 speakers, AM/FM radio and single CD/MP3|
|USB/aux input socket|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Dual exhaust pipes|
|Premium cloth soft top with integrated heated glass window and soft top cover|
|Black fashion bars|
|Automatic headlamp levelling|
|Halogen daytime running lights|
|Coming/leaving home lighting function|
|High mounted rear brake light with Black cover|
|Front centre armrest|
|Leather steering wheel|
|Lockable rear storage box|
|Centre console storage box|
|Leather gear knob|
|Leather handbrake lever|
|Gear shift indicator|
|Side door in Black trim|
|Tilt/telescopic steering column|
|Black door trim|
|Black Air conditioning dials|
|Fasten seatbelt reminder|
|3 point ELR front seatbelts with pretensioners|
|Passenger airbag deactivation system|
|Dual front airbags|
|Tyre pressure monitor|
|Deployable Hood System (DHS)|
|Passenger airbag deactivate switch|
|Height adjustable front seats|
|Height/tilt adjustable driver's seat|
|Front head restraints|
|ISOFIX front passenger seat child seat compliance|
|Driver/ passenger seat manual slide, recline and tilt adjustment|
|Remote keyless entry|
|Remote central door locking|
|Thatcham category 1 alarm + immobiliser|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|16" alloy wheels|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Tyre puncture repair kit|
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||8.3|
|Engine Power - BHP||132|
|Engine Power - KW||97|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||7000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||112|
|Engine Torque - MKG||15.5|
|Engine Torque - NM||152|
|Engine Torque - RPM||4000|
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