Overall Average Rating: 86.2%
Position in the Top 100 cars: 33rd
It may well be the world’s most successful sports car, but it’s not without compromises. However, the MX-5’s poor scores for practicality and comfort can be accounted for by its very nature – this is a roadster with a tiny boot, after all.
Where it counts, the Mazda is a triumph. Top 10 ratings for brakes and handling are superb, while 13th for reliability is an enviable result.
Manufacturer Verdict (Position: 10th)
it’s fallen one place, yet Mazda is still in the top 10. The blot in its copybook is 23rd position for running costs, although it’s offset by a fifth-placed rank in both the handling and braking categories.