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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Driver and passenger airbags are standard but side bags aren't even an option. Traction control is only fitted to some models. Four star Euro NCAP crash safety rating is very good for a roadster and the usual security features are also fitted. Fabric roofs will always invite the opportunist thief, so keep your valuables well hidden. The boot and petrol cap release levers are kept in a lockable compartment for added security when the roof it down.

There's some useful storage space in the cabin area and a boot that is particularly big for a roadster. Lowering the roof is simplicity itself: just unlock two clips and throw it back. Tonneau cover requires rather more effort - there are too many clips to put in place. Roof reduces the storage space a little. Glovebox big enough for the owner's handbook - and that's about it.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mazda MX-5 (90-05).

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

10th Anniversary equipment

10th Anniversary standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
10th Anniversary optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Angels equipment

Angels standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
Angels optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Arctic equipment

Arctic standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Arctic optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels

Arizona equipment

Arizona standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
Arizona optional equipment
None available

Berkeley equipment

Berkeley standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Berkeley optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

California equipment

California standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
California optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Classic equipment

Classic standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Classic optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Dakar equipment

Dakar standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Dakar optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Euphonic equipment

Euphonic standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
Euphonic optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Gleneagles equipment

Gleneagles standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Gleneagles optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Harvard equipment

Harvard standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Harvard optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Icon equipment

Icon standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Icon optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels

Indiana equipment

Indiana standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
Indiana optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Isola equipment

Isola standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
Isola optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Central locking
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

Jasper Conran Classic Black equipment

Jasper Conran Classic Black standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
Jasper Conran Classic Black optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel

Jasper Conran Platinum equipment

Jasper Conran Platinum standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
Jasper Conran Platinum optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel

Le Mans equipment

Le Mans standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Le Mans optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Merlot equipment

Merlot standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Merlot optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Monaco equipment

Monaco standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Monaco optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Montana equipment

Montana standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
Montana optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Monza equipment

Monza standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Monza optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Nevada equipment

Nevada standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
Nevada optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Nevada LT equipment

Nevada LT standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
Nevada LT optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Phoenix SE equipment

Phoenix SE standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
Phoenix SE optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

S equipment

S standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
S optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

S Sport equipment

S Sport standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
S Sport optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
SE optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Trilogy equipment

Trilogy standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
Trilogy optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels