Seats are an important part of Mazda’s human centric approach to delivering the sense of oneness between car and driver that lies at the heart of Mazda’s ‘Drive Together’ ethos. The standard MX-5 seat not only delivers superb support and a classic ‘at one with the car’ sports car driving position, it also uses a light net structure that reduces the amount of vibration transmitted to the occupant by 35 per cent. The current generation MX-5 continues to feature the 30mm of telescopic wheel adjustment and smoother seat sliding operation. New for the 2024 Mazda MX-5, Homura grade cars feature Recaro seats as standard.


At the same time as ensuring the Mazda MX-5 delivers unadulterated driving pleasure, Mazda’s engineers have worked hard to ensure this fun factor doesn’t come at the expense of comfort. With a 30 per cent reduction in low-frequency road noise entering the cabin compared to the third-generation car and extensive efforts to reduce wind noise, the latest MX-5 continues to remain the most refined yet. An example of this focus is the addition of a ‘partial open-close system’ that automatically raises and lowers the side windows by 6mm when the doors are opened or closed thereby allowing for a tighter seal to the roof when driving. The roof itself benefits from extra sound insulation and delivers a noise reduction of approximately 40 per cent over previous generation MX-5s.

New interior screens

The 2024 Mazda MX-5 sees the introduction of a larger 8.8” TFT Central Display screen with touchscreen functionality for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto when stationary. The larger screen has improved resolution in line with the latest Mazda Connect system to offer clearer navigation mapping, while other upgrades to the 2024 car include new font and a slimmer rev counter needle to make the driver’s instrument panel cleaner and clearer to look at. The 2024 Mazda MX-5 also sees the introduction of USB-C connection sockets.


To realise a lightweight, compact and driver-focused cabin, storage areas were cleverly designed to deliver the necessary day-to-day practicality without compromising the sporty ergonomics and style of the cabin. In both the Roadster and RF, the front console box at the base of the central stack is designed to accommodate mobile phones and a hub integrated into the box includes USB-C ports. Positioned between the seats is a lockable centre box that offers secure storage if the car is left unattended roof down. For ultimate flexibility the MX-5 features a pair of removable cup holders, either of which can attach to the front of the console by the passenger’s leg or one of the two positions between the seats.

Interior upgrades

Another addition to the 2024 Mazda MX-5 is that from Exclusive-Line upwards the centre console is covered in synthetic leather to give the interior a more upmarket yet classic sports car feel, while a frameless rear view mirror is another new feature. As before, Exclusive-Line and Homura models feature nine-speaker Bose audio system, chrome air vent surrounds and smart keyless entry.