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2022 (22) Mazda MX-5 2.0 [184] GT Sport Tech 2dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" colour touch screen with Mazda connect infotainmentAha and stitcher app
Analogue speedometerApple car play/Android Auto
Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alertCruise control + speed limiter
Driver alert systemeCall emergency call system
Emergency stop signalling systemEngine start/stop button
Hands free phone preparationIntegrated bluetooth with hands-free calling, bluetooth audio and easy access to phone contacts
Integrated navigation systemLane departure warning system
Multi dot display tachometer and electric odometerPAS
Rear parking sensorReversing camera
Service indicatorTraffic sign recognition
Trip computerWater temperature gauge

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

I-ELOOPi-stop
Limited slip differentialSports suspension featuring Bilstein dampers

Entertainment

2 USB/aux input socketMultimedia Commander including separate volume dial
Premium Bose sound system with 9 speakers with 2 in each front headrest, AM/FM/DAB radio and MP3Steering wheel mounted audio/bluetooth controls

Exterior Features

Adaptive LED HeadlightsAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlamp levellingBody colour bumpers
Body colour co ordinated interior upper door trimComing/leaving home lighting function
Dual exhaust pipesDusk sensitive headlamps
Electric front windows/one touch facilityElectrically operated retractable hard top with heated rear glass window
High mounted rear brake light with Black coloured coverLED 3rd brake light
LED daytime running lightsLED indicator lights
LED rear lightsPiano black electric/heated door mirrors
Piano Black fashion barsRain sensing front wipers
Stainless steel scuff plates with MX-5 logo 

Interior Features

12V socketCentre console storage box
Chrome Air conditioning dialsClimate control air conditioning
Coin BoxDriver and front passenger sunvisors with covered vanity mirror and driver ticket holder
Driver seat manual slide, recline and tilt adjustmentFront centre armrest
Front head restraintsGear shift indicator
Heated front seats, in 3 heat levelsInterior courtesy light
ISOFIX front passenger seat child seat complianceLeather gear knob
Leather handbrake leverLeather steering wheel
Lockable rear centre box with lidPassenger seat + manual slide/recline adjust
Perforated nappa leather upholsterySide door trim in light stone vinyl with light stitching
Single front passenger seatSports seats
Strut braceTilt/telescopic steering column
Transparent windblockerTwo cupholders

Passive Safety

3 point ELR front seatbelts with pretensionersABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution
Deployable Hood System (DHS)Driver and front passenger airbags
Driver and passenger seatbelt reminder audible warningFront dynamic yaw stability control
Hill hold assistPassenger airbag deactivate switch
SCBS - Smart City Brake Support, rear plus front with autonomous emergency brakingSide airbags
Traction controlTyre pressure monitor

Security

Remote central locking with deadlocking and remote boot releaseSmart keyless entry
SuperlockingThatcham category 1 alarm + immobiliser

Trim

Chrome air vent surroundsChrome meter rings
Dashboard panel - vinyl leather Light Stone 

Wheels

17" BBS Gun Metallic 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 - ICE

CO2 (g/km)156Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb155WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High160
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High135WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low208
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium145 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1998Compression Ratio13.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)91.2
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)40.9EC Extra Urban (mpg)47.9
EC Urban (mpg)33.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low9.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium6.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb40.9WLTP - MPG - Extra High40.4
WLTP - MPG - High47.9WLTP - MPG - Low30.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium44.1 

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power184
Coin SeriesGT Sport TechGeneration Mark4
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0732AManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage12500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.8Engine Power - BHP184
Engine Power - KW135Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM7000Engine Torque - LBS.FT151
Engine Torque - MKG20.9Engine Torque - NM205
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed137

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1235Length3915
Wheelbase2310Width1735

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1305
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)127Max. Loading Weight210
Minimum Kerbweight1095No. 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 RF

Defying expectations, the Mazda MX-5 RF Retractable Fastback might just be an even better bet than the standard roadster model. Like that variant, it now gets a bit more handling cleverness. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

It would have been incredibly easy for Mazda to ruin the MX-5 by putting a folding hard top roof on it. Just as well then that instead of rushing this concept to market, the Japanese company did a proper job on this car. It's not just an MX-5 with a different roof. Mazda have managed to imbue the RF derivative with a more mature feel without losing the fun factor. With this updated model, the brand has now smartened the exterior looks, added handling updates and improved the infotainment system.

Background

Cars with folding hard top roofs can be rather grotty things. Curiously malformed with distended bottoms and pinched cabins, they usually lose their looks and their practicality once the roof's up and all you're left with is toothbrush room in the boot once the hood has done its contortionist's trick. Oh yes, these cars offer the customer more. More weight, more complexity and more expense, that is. Therefore, we shuddered when Mazda first announced a 'Retractable Fastback' 'RF' version of its fourth generation MX-5. Seems we needn't have worried after all. It's the exception that proves the rule. Utilising the basis of an existing MX-5, Mazda managed to build a car that will appeal to a subtly different audience. For many metropolitan types, parking on street is a way of life but the hard-topped RF variant offers additional security and is vandal-proofed in a manner that no fabric-roofed car can be. It's also a little more refined than the soft-top model. Sounds promising. Here's the updated model.

Driving Experience

Because the metal folding roof doesn't weigh much, there aren't really any handling downsides over the conventional Roadster model. As you would expect though, the suspension and electric power steering parameters of the MX-5 have been specifically tuned for this Retractable Fastback version. In addition, a sound-absorbing headliner used in the front and middle roof panels combines with sound insulation around the rear wheel housings to deliver a significantly quieter cabin when the roof is closed. If you want to open the top, this can be done on the move at speeds of up to 6mph. This RF MX-5 shares with its Roadster showroom stablemate the latest package of engineering and handling updates. Throttle response is now sharper, the electric power steering has been adjusted and steering rack friction has been reduced to deliver more natural and fluid response through the turns. Mazda's also introduced a new Asymmetric Limited Slip Differential - basically, a cam mechanism has been added to the conical clutch. The cam angle is set differently for deceleration and acceleration, thereby achieving optimal limiting force of slip during fast cornering. If that cornering happens to be on a circuit, you'll appreciate the new Dynamic Stability Control track driving mode, which delays the usual stability intervention for a purer track experience. Otherwise, everything's much as before. Which means that this MX-5 RF continues to conform to five key criteria that Mazda claims define this model line - 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. This 'ND'-series design continues to be offered with either a 1.5-litre 132PS unit or a 184PS 2.0-litre engine. The 2.0-litre variant's rest to 62mph sprint time is rated at 6.5s and if you specify a manual gearbox with this engine, your car will come with a front strut brace, a limited slip differential and Bilstein dampers. The 2.0-litre version can be ordered with an optional paddleshift auto. 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. 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. Which you'll enjoy at speed around the corners. Later versions of the pre-facelifted model benefitted from the addition of a clever 'Kinematic Posture Control' system, which applies a very small amount of brake force to the inner/unloaded rear wheel during cornering. The resulting brake force pulls the body down, suppressing body roll to provide more reassuring cornering so subtly that the MX-5's engaging handling remains unpolluted.

Design and Build

The MX-5 RF's electrically retractable hardtop consists of front, middle and rear roof sections - and a rear screen. When the top is lowered, the front and middle portions are stowed together, while the rear glass sits behind the seats, leaving the rear roof section in place to create a unique open-topped look, plus a cabin feeling that combines a sense of open air freedom with the impression of being securely ensconced within the car. A 5mm increase in roof height aside, the RF retains the same overall length, width and wheelbase as the standard MX-5 convertible, but thanks to gently downward-slopping buttresses that tuck in at the sides to create a teardrop shape, the RF's elegant fastback silhouette accentuates the MX-5's dynamic and contemporary sports car proportions in quite a unique way. Otherwise, things are much as they are in any other MX-5, which means that this latest RF model gets redesigned headlights and tail lamps. Behind the wheel, the main change with this revised model is the installation of a larger 8.8-inch central infotainment screen, plus an updated instrument panel. Smaller detail updates include a new frameless rear view mirror and there are extra USB-C ports. Otherwise, everything's much as before. The challenge with this ND-series design was always to keep the MX-5's traditional ergonomic simplicity but match it to modern levels of quality, equipment, refinement and comfort. Does it all work? Broadly yes, though folk over-familiar with the offerings of Colonel Sanders will find that the compact dimensions take a bit of getting used to as they adjust to the close proximity of the centre console, the door trim and the sides of the narrow footwell. In a 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. Out back, there's a very compact 127-litre boot, only 3-litres smaller than the one in the Roadster.

Market and Model

There's a premium of just under £2,000 to order this RF variant over the standard fabric-topped Roadster model. That means pricing that starts at just under £28,000 for the entry-level 'Prime-Line' variant fitted with the base 1.5-litre 132PS engine. There's a large £2,300 premium to pay on top of that if you want the better-equipped 'Exclusive-Line' variant. In the 2.0-litre RF line-up, prices start at just under £32,500 for 'Exclusive-Line' trim and you're looking at having to find £2,200 more to upgrade to top 'Homura' spec. Both these top trim levels can be ordered with the option of paddleshift auto transmission but that'll cost you nearly £2,000 more. Options are limited to mica, metallic or pearlescent paint, plus on top models, you can add in nappa leather trim and a 'Safety Pack' giving you High Beam Control and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Cost of Ownership

In contrast to the metal folding top 'Roadster Coupe' body style in the previous generation MX-5 range, this RF model's top doesn't add a significant amount of weight to this iconic little car. Which means that in this form, the MX-5 should cost you pretty much the same amount to run as the equivalent fabric-roofed variant. Let's get specific with the WLTP figures. The 2.0-litre version most will choose will return a combined fuel consumption return of 40.9mpg and a CO2 reading of 155g/km. Or 37.2mpg and 171g/km for the 2.0-litre auto. If you go for the lesser 1.5-litre manual model, those figures improve to 44.8mpg and 142g/km. Insurance groupings start at 25E for the 1.5-litre model and run up to group 28E for the top 2.0-litre auto variant. On to residual values, always a relative strongpoint with this car. Independent experts CAP reckon that after the usual three year/60,000 mile ownership period, this car will retain between 39 and 42% of its original value. To give you some perspective, a premium open-topped sportscar like, say, a BMW Z4 would give you between 33 and 34%. Yes, something like an Audi TT Roadster would do better, but its higher purchase price inevitably means that you'll lose more money throughout your time of ownership. CAP forecasts suggest that over the regular three year period, the TT will lose over £19,000, well over £6,000 more than the value this MX-5 would shed. Makes you think doesn't it?

Summary

The Mazda MX-5 is a tough car to improve upon but this improved Retractable Fastback version just about manages it, effectively offering added capability with - cost aside - almost no downside. With many MX-5 models down the years, the ethos was always less is more. The entry-level car was usually the best bet but the RF variant has changed that, offering a slightly more mature feel that rewards a bigger engine and more kit. As a result, this retractable hard-top version of the MX-5 has brought the car onto the radar of a new group of buyers. Not everyone gets the MX-5 experience of course. It certainly won't appeal to those prioritising power. Or people needing the practicality of a hot hatch or a sports coupe. At the other extreme, a specialist sportscar maker could offer you a more intense experience, though one that for the most part would be largely irrelevant for public road use. That's where this Mazda excels. You don't need a test track, a racing driver's touch or a lottery winner's wallet with this car. Just a back-to-basics love of driving. The way it ought to be.

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

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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48 monthly payments of£442.98
Deposit£249
Total amount payable£32,747.56
Fixed interest rate5.6%
Representative APR10.9%
Cash price£24,998
Credit amount£24,749
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
Completion fee£1
Optional final payment£11,677.50
Term (months)48

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  • Mazda Mx-5 - 2.0 [184] GT Sport Tech 2dr
  • SP22HYH
  • GBP
  • 24998
  • 1275 miles, Kirkcaldy Peugeot / Mazda