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66 Mazda Mx-5 1.5 Icon 2dr

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£2516.25 deposit
£299 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" touchscreen with multimedia commanderCruise control + speed limiter
Engine start/stop buttonHill hold assist
Integrated bluetooth with steering wheel mounted controlsPAS
Rear parking sensorRemote boot release
Satellite navigation systemTrip computer
Water temperature gauge 

Entertainment

6 speakersAuxiliary input socket
DAB Digital radioMP3 compatible radio/single CD player
USB/iPod connection 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlamp levelling
Automatic lights and wipersBody colour bumpers
Coming/leaving home lighting functionDual exhaust pipes
Dusk sensitive headlampsElectric front windows/one touch facility
Electrically heated door mirrorsFront intermittent wipers
LED daytime running lightsPremium cloth soft top with integrated heated glass window and soft top cover
Rain sensing front wipersRed door mirrors
Red front airdam skirtRed rear spoiler
Red side decal graphics 

Interior Features

12V socketCentre console storage box
Climate control air conditioningCupholders
Front centre armrestFront head restraints
Heated front seatsHeight adjustable front seats
ISOFIX front passenger seat child seat complianceLeather gear knob
Leather handbrake leverLeather steering wheel
Leather upholsteryLockable rear storage box
Sports seatsTilt/slide reclining front seats
Unique floor matsWindblocker

Safety

3 point ELR front seatbelts with pretensionersABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution
DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction ControlDual front airbags
Fasten seatbelt reminderPassenger airbag deactivation system
Side airbagsTyre pressure monitor

Security

Alarm with interior movement sensorImmobiliser
Remote central door lockingRemote keyless entry
Superlocking 

Wheels

16" Gunmetal alloy wheelsTyre puncture repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)139Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1496Compression Ratio13.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.8
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)47.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)57.6EC Urban (mpg)35.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power131
Coin Description70388Coin SeriesIcon
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %84
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %93NCAP Safety Assist %64
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage12500
Special EditionTrueStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.3Engine Power - BHP131
Engine Power - KW96Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM7000Engine Torque - LBS.FT111
Engine Torque - MKG15Engine Torque - NM150
Engine Torque - RPM4800Top Speed127

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front195/50 R16
Tyre Size Rear195/50 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleGUN METALWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1225Length3915
Wheelbase2310Width1735

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1215
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)130Max. Loading Weight200
Minimum Kerbweight1015No. of Seats2
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mazda MX-5 Icon

The Icon special edition offers MX-5 Roadster buyers happy with 1.5-litre power some additional equipment and a unique interior finish for a modest premium. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

A high-end MX-5 special edition, the Icon stands out with its light gun metal 16-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler and side stripes, a model that keeps a tried and tested formula fresh. Available only with the 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G engine, it's bound to be popular.

Background

Mazda claims to have sold 100,000 MX-5s in the UK and I'm tempted to think the number of special edition models it has offered for sale is only slightly less. The latest is the Icon, and as special editions go, it's one of their better efforts, this time based on the lower-powered 1.5-litre variant. Sales of roadsters have dropped off in recent years as the market for small cabrios has swelled with new arrivals, but Mazda is fighting back with keen value for money, sticking to a design philosophy that's even more relevant now than when the MX-5 was first launched in the UK, over twenty years ago. Indeed, the brand's use of light weight construction and fuel-efficient engines has been copied by many rivals looking to share its success.

Driving Experience

As previously mentioned, the Icon comes only with the MX-5's entry-level 131PS 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol unit, but arguably that's the one to have with this car, offering everything you need and nothing you don't. It can't offer the last word in searing pace but you can get to 62mph in 8.3s on the way to 127mph, which is probably about as fast as you'll need to go. Anyway, straight line speed was never what the MX-5 was about. Instead, this model has always majored on tactility, usability, comparatively modest grip levels and a chassis that's helped generations of drivers get to grips with rear-wheel drive dynamics. Through the turns, MX-5 Icon buyers will certainly be extracting plenty of enjoyment from the sweet chassis. There's a little more roll through corners than you might expect and the engine can't boast a particularly inspiring soundtrack but there's a huge amount of fun to be had behind the wheel.

Design and Build

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.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £21,000 or this Icon variant, which means you'll be paying a premium of around £2,500 over the price demanded for the standard-range 1.5-litre model. To be more accurate, this limited run variant is actually based on the standard-range SE-L Nav variant, which costs around £20,200, reducing the price premium for Icon ownership to around £800. In return for that, you get Soul Red Metallic wing mirrors, a rear spoiler, side stripe decals and a front skirt. The unique look is further boosted by 16-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels, while the increased equipment tally also includes black leather seats, rear parking sensors, dusk-sensing lights and rain-sensing wipers. Other standard features include LED headlights, a leather steering wheel, plus a lightweight and sleek fabric hood. On top of that, you can expect to find 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.a

Cost of Ownership

Stick with light weight and a modest power output 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 used in this Icon model pegged at 139g/km. Fuel economy is rated at 47.1mpg on the combined cycle. Residual values have held up well, although some trade ambivalence exists as a result of all the MX-5 special edition models that have come and gone. In other words, don't expect traders to value the Icon model's extras too highly come trade-in time. What else? Well servicing should be affordable and there's a useful 'maintenance' section of the MZD-Connect infotainment screen with helpful 'oil change' and 'tyre rotation' sections. Otherwise, you get the usual three year, 60,000 mile warranty. And Insurance groupings pitch in at 26E for this 1.5-litre model.

Summary

The Mazda MX-5 is a vehicle that never seems to have a sell-by date. Even Mk1 cars still feel fantastic and this Icon special edition model offers a subtle twist on a very familiar format. The extras included in the package are well judged and desirable without over-egging the mix. The handling remains as much fun as ever, and the lightweight cornering responsiveness of this latest generation model is going to be a draw for serious drivers. In summary, the MX-5 Icon offers decent value for money and will paint a huge smile on your face. There's a lot of life in that particular formula.

Performance
60%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
80%

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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£299
Deposit£2516.25
Term (months)42
Cash price£20,995
Credit amount£18,478.75
Guaranteed future value£7735
Total amount payable£22,809.25
Contract mileage31500
Excess mileage charge14.9p per mile
APRFixed 3.9% APR representative

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