With a single 2.0-liter engine, the choice of either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, a convertible or power targa-style hardtop, and Sport, Club, Grand Touring, and RF trim levels, 2018 Mazda MX-5 prices range from $26,185 to over $37,000.
Base equipment includes the typical power features, LED headlights and taillights, 16-inch alloy wheels, power mirrors, a glass rear window, keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shifter, and handbrake, air conditioning, Bluetooth, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen.
At a $3,845 premium over the base Sport, we'd choose the Club model with the six-speed manual, naturally. The Club trim brings a sport-tuned suspension with Bilstein dampers, a limited slip differential, 17-inch alloy wheels, a shock tower brace, a front air dam and rear lip spoiler, LED daytime running lights, a Bose audio system, upgraded seat trim, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Here's how we'd build it:
- Model: 2018 Mazda MX-5 Club
- Engine: 2.0-liter four-cylinder
- Output: 155 hp / 148 lb-ft
- Transmission: Six-speed manual
- MPG: 26 City / 33 Hwy
- Options: None
- Base Price:$30,045 (including the $890 destination charge)
- Best Value Price:$30,045