As you’d expect, in a small, two-seater sports car, the driving environment is very focussed on the driver.
An uncluttered dash features major controls that fall easily to hand, while the air vents have been designed to sit symmetrically around the driver for a cockpit-like feel. For a relatively cheap car, most of the plastics feel high quality and properly screwed together, with no squeaks or rattles.
It's all well screwed together but the limited storage is infuriating
If you want an infotainment screen in your MX-5, you have to go for a mid-range SE-L model that comes with Mazda’s MZD-Connect. The system features a seven-inch touchscreen but you can also operate it via a rotary knob. The dual-control scheme is particularly useful on the road because it lets you control the system without distracting you too much from driving.
Satellite navigation is standard fit and so is a smartphone connection that lets you use social media apps or send text messages via the car’s screen.