Mazda MX-5 Convertible Review

The third generation Mazda MX-5 has proven to be a big hit with motorists in many parts of the world, and is a popular choice among employees choosing novated lease vehicles.

In this video from AutoTrader UK, Jon Quirk takes the new MX-5 for a test drive and compares it to the previous models, as well as other vehicles of its class. This open top sports car follows the same fundamental formula that made its original 1990 release so appealing to auto enthusiasts, including even weight distribution, rear wheel drive for greater control and a light weight, which makes the vehicle extremely responsive.


The car is available with two engine options – a 1.8 litre petrol engine that delivers 124 brake horsepower and a two litre, four cylinder engine with 158 brake horsepower. While the MX-5 may not outperform other sports cars in this regard, Mazda’s focus has been on the driving experience itself, especially when heading down open roads.

The vehicle is available with five- or six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, depending on the trim level chosen – Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. The relatively limited features of the Sport model make this option suited to drivers on a budget who want a sports car for the weekends, while the Touring includes more features to make this a viable day-to-day car.

Find out more about novated lease vehicles in Broome and Geraldton by getting in touch with Fleet Network on 08 6555 3854.