Mazda's MX-5 & MX-5 RF: Two versions, non-stop joy!

Combining a modern and sporty design with a fun-to-drive power train, and lots of other features, the 2023 Mazda MX-5 offers a lot of quality. Learn more about its most interesting characteristics!

We’re here to show you its technical specs, then we’ll get into the design of the MX-5 and MX-5 RF versions as well as their on-board technologies. Let’s go!

Geared Towards Driving Pleasure

With a small athletic car like the Mazda MX-5, we expect nothing less than a lot of fun behind the wheel. And that’s exactly what the Japanese manufacturer provides with this one. The MX-5 is equipped with a Skyactiv-G 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 181 hp and a torque of 151 lb-ft.

Much to the delight of sports driving enthusiasts, every MX-5 comes outfitted with a 6-speed manual transmission that makes driving it truly fun. Would you rather get an automatic transmission? Not a problem: you can also opt for a 6-speed automatic gearbox without having to compromise on your driving pleasure. As written by Drew Dorian, journalist for Car and Driver:

“Even the optional automatic impresses, with quick shifts and sporty programming.”

Furthermore, according to reviews, the car is light and dynamic, allowing for great handling and driveability.

If you want an even better experience, the GS-P trim equipped with a manual gearbox comes with a sport-tuned suspension, Bilstein shock absorbers, a limited-slip differential, as well as a sound enhancer.

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A Design Just as Nice

The Mazda MX-5 convertible offers two different versions: the MX-5 and MX-5 RF. The former is a soft-top convertible, while the Mazda MX-5 RF comes with a retractable hardtop that only takes 13 seconds to take off.

In addition to the fun of driving wind-in-hair, this car stands out with a sporty design that’s guaranteed to catch everyone’s attention. Its vibrant Mazda curves conjure up the image of movement even while the car is at a complete standstill.

Optional on purchase, you can also give it even more character with the sports package, which adds:

  • 17-inch BBS forged alloy wheel rims
  • Red brake calipers
  • Brembo front brakes
  • Nappa leather trimmed sports seats
  • Alcantara trimmings

The car’s interior also offers various optional equipment depending on what you want from your Mazda: black leather seats with grey topstitching, terracotta or white nappa leather, and even more.

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A Comfortable and Technological Cabin

The Mazda MX-5’s interior combines style and functionality. Its design is focused on ergonomics and a great driving experience. Moreover, it offers many comfort features, optional or standard, depending on the trim.

For instance, you could benefit from heated front seats with 3 settings or automatized air-conditioning. As for the infotainment system, it includes:

  • A 7-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth and audio controls
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wired or wireless
  • Hands-free text messaging
  • And a whole lot more!

The GT trim also adds an integrated navigation system, a 9-speaker Bose premium sound system, as well as a SiriusXM subscription.

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Performance and Safety Get Along Very Well in This Mazda

With a standard i-Activsense package on every MX-5, the Japanese manufacturer ensures that you get all the driving pleasure without having to compromise on your own safety! The car helps your alertness thanks to features such as blind spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and a lot of other systems and equipment.

Those who put a lot of thought in their safety could ask: is a Mazda better than a Toyota? In terms of safety features, they are indeed both known to be reliable car brands.

While this is a complex question, the awards given to the Mazda MX-5 for sale establish very well that this car surpasses Toyota’s vehicles on many aspects:

  • Best Car of 2022 according to The Car Guide
  • Best Performance Vehicle of 2022 according to AJAC
  • 2022’s Best Under $50k Performance Car according to AutoHebdo

Overall, it’s a sporty car, safe at its core and offering a successful design. To conclude, here’s the technical sheet and the Mazda MX-5’s prices:


Mazda MX-5




Trims and Prices

GS: $35,895

GS-P: $39,895

GT: $42,995

GS-P: $42,895

GT: $45,995


4-cylinder 2.0-liter


181 hp/151 lb-ft


6-speed manual/6-speed automatic


Rear-wheel drive

You’d like to buy a Mazda MX-5? We’ll see you at L’Ami Junior Mazda in Chicoutimi, in the heart of Saguenay. Our team of passionate experts are waiting for you!

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Posted in On May 22, 2023

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