Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

About Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

The Mazda MX-5 reinvented itself just last year, becoming smaller, lighter and even more efficient than its beloved predecessor. What it didn't lose is what made it so celebrated upon debuting nearly three decades ago: nimble, zesty driving manners that can't help making anyone with a pulse smile. Long known simply as the Miata, Mazda has perfected the formula for a modern-day roadster: It's small, lightweight, rear-wheel drive and has one of the best manual transmissions money can buy (an automatic is optional, and to some devotees, sacrilegious). Even with almost no direct competitors in its price range outside the platform-sharing Fiat 124, the 2017 Mazda MX-5 continues to improve, now offering the MX-5 RF with its retracting hardtop roof.

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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
  • Expert Rating: --
  • Consumers Rating: 9.9
  • MPG 26|33
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
What's new for 2017?
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

Just one year after arriving in all-new form as a traditional soft-top convertible, the MX-5 RF -- for retractable fastback -- debuts for 2017. The RF features a hardtop roof that tucks below the rear deck and looks similar to a Porsche 911 Targa. Club models receive blind-spot monitoring as standard.

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Consumer Reviews

Great for small fun car

By on Thursday, November 16, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Fun, economical, would work well for commuter car"

Cons: "A couple of nits (see comments)"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Traded in my 2001 Civic for MX5 after I kicked the kids out of my house. Small, economical fun car. Very enjoyable to drive, even at legal speeds. Works well for 25mi commute. It does not get cold here, so I dont need to worry about snow, cold. Havent driven it in August, so I dont know how bad it would be to drive with sun beating down and 95F. Comments on comments Noisy: If you want a quiet car, get a Buick. Cup holders: If you want usable cup holders, get a minivan Storage and such: If you want storage, see comment on Cup holders. I havent rated reliability, Havent had the car long enough. Three nits: Golf clubs and trunk, yeah right! They do fit in the passenger seat though. AC control. When I turn the knob to full cool, the AC automatically turns on. I just want it to vent cool outside air when the top is down. Windows, When the windows are up and the top is raised, the windows lower to 2/3, therefore I have to close the windows fully after I put the top up. Recommendation is only for friends who want a small fun, sporty car."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Love it

By on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought a 92 back in the day and loved it. Sold it to raise kids. Now finally could get another and its just perfect! Just fun!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

My first sports car

By on Thursday, October 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My wife convinced me to give up my BMW 3 for this car. We immediately went on a 4K mile road trip. We got stopped every day by someone who liked it or had questions. We get thumps up all the time. Car has averaged 38MPG. Nothing but fun!! It is small, lots of road noise, and not much storage, BUT, it is a sports car. Handles great, looks great, a really fun TOY."

26 people out of 29 found this review helpful

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