THE 2018 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA RF

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The 2018

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF hardtop convertible

MAZDA MX-5 MIATA RF TRIMS

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Club

Starting at $31,9102

17” Dark Gunmetal Alloy Wheels
Bilstein® Shock Absorbers3

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Grand Touring

Starting at $32,7504

Adaptive Front-lighting System
Leather-trimmed Heated Seats

  • 35

    EPA-EST HWY MPG 1

    HWY 1

    35

    EPA-EST HWY MPG 1

    HWY 1

  • 155

    Horsepower

    HP

    155

    Horsepower

    HP

  • 2.0L

    Engine

    Engine

    2.0L

    Engine

    Engine

  • 148

    Torque LB-FT

    Torque

    148

    Torque LB-FT

    Torque

SELECT A COLOR

  • Machine Gray Metallic | Extra $300
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic | Extra $595
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica | Extra $200
  • Arctic White
  • Ceramic Metallic
  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
Machine Gray Metallic | Extra $300
Soul Red Crystal Metallic | Extra $595
Snowflake White Pearl Mica | Extra $200
Arctic White
Ceramic Metallic
Eternal Blue Mica
Jet Black Mica

                Click and Drag Vehicle

                • Black Cloth/Red Stitching
                • Black Leather with Red Accent Stitching
                • Sport Tan Leather
                • Auburn Nappa Leather | Extra $300
                Black Cloth/Red Stitching
                Black Leather with Red Accent Stitching
                Sport Tan Leather
                Auburn Nappa Leather | Extra $300

                Retractable Hardtop

                Style that truly moves you

                Fitting a rigid hardtop into a space just big enough for a folding cloth-top is about as easy as pouring a large jug of water into a smaller one. But that’s exactly what our engineers accomplished with the MX-5 RF. After considering several methods, some as dramatic as splitting the roof into seven parts, they came up with a functional yet beautiful solution. Ultimately, they perfected the delicate dance between open air and secure cabin, getting it down to a mere 13 seconds.

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                • Engineering

                  THE PERFECT FIT

                  How do you fit a rigid hardtop into a space…

                  Design

                  DROP THE TOP. RAISE YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

                  Our dedicated team of engineers worked tirelessly…

                  Engineering

                  METICULOUS MILLIMETERS

                  Designing the complex retractable roof…

                  Mazda Spirit

                  A TRULY CONNECTED DRIVE

                  Imagine an archer on horseback…

                • Design

                  DROP THE TOP. RAISE YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

                  Our dedicated team of engineers worked tirelessly…

                  Design

                  ARTFULLY DESIGNED TO MOVE YOU

                  Mazda’s KODO: “Soul of Motion” design…

                  Design

                  A CABIN BUILT AROUND YOU

                  When we set out to design the… 

                  Design

                  TAKUMI CRAFTSMANSHIP

                  In Japan, those who reach a certain…

                • Engineering

                  THE PERFECT FIT

                  How do you fit a rigid hardtop into a space…

                  Engineering

                  METICULOUS MILLIMETERS

                  Designing the complex retractable roof…

                  Engineering

                  SMALL. LIGHT. NIMBLE.

                  One major perk about the MX-5 RF…

                  Engineering

                  SHAPING UP

                  The aluminum power plant frame…

                • Mazda Spirit

                  A TRULY CONNECTED DRIVE

                  Imagine an archer on horseback…

                  Mazda Spirit

                  THE JOY FROM DRIVING

                  At Mazda, our single biggest goal is to build…

                  Mazda Spirit

                  BREATHING LIFE INTO DESIGN

                  Clay modelers are the heart and soul…

                  Feel Alive

                  PURE JOY STARTS BEHIND THE WHEEL 

                  We approach technology, safety and design…

                THE PERFECT FIT

                How do you fit a rigid hardtop into a space just big enough for a folding cloth-top? After considering several methods, some as dramatic as splitting the roof into seven parts, our fearless engineers came up with a functional yet beautiful solution. They used the previous generation hardtop structure, but redesigned each linkage to make it as rigid as possible. The result is a mechanism that is both quiet and efficient.

                DROP THE TOP. RAISE YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

                Our dedicated team of engineers worked tirelessly to produce a fastback roof that was both beautiful and functional. It had to move quickly and elegantly while complementing the silhouette of this sleek and mysterious roadster. After countless rounds of trial and error, our team developed a truly innovative, power-folding fastback roof that operates seamlessly in about 13 seconds.

                METICULOUS MILLIMETERS

                Designing the complex retractable roof was no simple task. It took dozens of engineers countless hours to hone and refine the mechanism. And yet perfection eluded them. Finally, one member of the team found the solution: moving a component by 70 millimeters for the sake of design aesthetics. A great distance in engineering terms. But the speed and elegance with which the roof retracts was worth every effort.

                A TRULY CONNECTED DRIVE

                Imagine an archer on horseback, riding toward a target. He inhales and exhales in perfect harmony with his horse’s gait. The horse steadies as the archer pulls back his arrow. Perfect shot. This relationship between horse and rider is called Jinba Ittai. It’s a 900-year-old Japanese tradition, but it’s more important to us now than ever. We strive to engineer this connection into each and every one of our cars. The MX-5 RF, being a true driver’s car, is certainly no exception.

                DROP THE TOP. RAISE YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

                Our dedicated team of engineers worked tirelessly to produce a fastback roof that was both beautiful and functional. It had to move quickly and elegantly while complementing the silhouette of this sleek and mysterious roadster. After countless rounds of trial and error, our team developed a truly innovative, power-folding fastback roof that operates seamlessly in about 13 seconds.  

                ARTFULLY DESIGNED TO MOVE YOU

                Mazda’s KODO: “Soul of Motion” design is more than just a visual language; it’s a belief system. Our craftsmen’s mantra is simple: If you sculpt with the heart, you’ll infuse a soul into everything you create. That’s why their every motion has a distinct purpose. No line—no edge—no contour is sculpted by accident. The goal is to create fluidity between the exterior and interior, manifesting a finished object that conveys motion—even at a standstill.  

                A CABIN BUILT AROUND YOU

                When we set out to design the
                Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, we knew the cabin had to be just as beautiful as the exterior. It also had to evoke a sense of excitement for the road ahead. So, we made sure every detail was purposefully placed to make driving better. From the instrument panel to the gear selector, everything was laid out with intention and care to make your every move more intuitive. Why? To let you focus on what matters most: driving.

                TAKUMI CRAFTSMANSHIP

                In Japan, those who reach a certain level of expertise in their field are known as “Takumi,” or “master artisans.” Our Takumi put a part of themselves into every design. Because only something made with the human touch can truly move you. Their passion for design is realized when you get behind the wheel and feel instantly connected.

                THE PERFECT FIT

                How do you fit a rigid hardtop into a space just big enough for a folding cloth-top? After considering several methods, some as dramatic as splitting the roof into seven parts, our fearless engineers came up with a functional yet beautiful solution. They used the previous generation hardtop structure, but redesigned each linkage to make it as rigid as possible. The result is a mechanism that is both quiet and efficient. 

                METICULOUS MILLIMETERS

                Designing the complex retractable roof was no simple task. It took dozens of engineers countless hours to hone and refine the mechanism. And yet perfection eluded them. Finally, one member of the team found the solution: moving a component by 70 millimeters for the sake of design aesthetics. A great distance in engineering terms. But the speed and elegance with which the roof retracts was worth every effort.

                SMALL. LIGHT. NIMBLE.

                One major perk about the MX-5 RF is its six-speed manual transmission. It’s small and light, yet retains the short-throw precision drivers love. So whether you’re cruising down a curvy road or dashing down a straightaway, the MX-5 RF’s transmission will ensure an effortless and enjoyable drive.

                SHAPING UP

                The aluminum power plant frame has undergone a weight loss of nearly 20 percent from the previous-generation MX-5. That means a more connected, responsive driving experience – every time you get behind the wheel. 

                A TRULY CONNECTED DRIVE

                Imagine an archer on horseback, riding toward a target. He inhales and exhales in perfect harmony with his horse’s gait. The horse steadies as the archer pulls back his arrow. Perfect shot. This relationship between horse and rider is called Jinba Ittai. It’s a 900-year-old Japanese tradition, but it’s more important to us now than ever. We strive to engineer this connection into each and every one of our cars. The RF, being a true driver’s car, is certainly no exception.

                THE JOY FROM DRIVING

                At Mazda, our single biggest goal is to build cars that bring people joy. Cars that make you feel better when you step out than before you stepped in. We believe people should feel rejuvenated and exhilarated every time they take the wheel. Not just on curvy roads, or barreling down a straightaway, but even commuting or running errands. Every last detail is centered around bringing a smile to the driver.

                BREATHING LIFE INTO DESIGN

                Clay modelers are the heart and soul of our design process. They take simple sketches and turn them into 3-D models. Every artist puts his passion into everything he creates, therefore infusing a soul into each model. These craftsmen then work hand-in-hand with digital modelers to finesse and enhance each creation. 

                PURE JOY STARTS BEHIND THE WHEEL 

                We approach technology, design and safety through the lens of how a Mazda makes you feel alive. We engineer a responsive drive that makes people feel connected. We design intuitive, driver-centric cabins. And we create safety technology to give them even more confidence behind the wheel. And we do it all to elevate your state of being through a heightened driving experience. 

                AWARDS AND REVIEWS

                TOP OF THE TOP

                “The fastback you’ve been waiting for, only better.”

                — Car and Driver | March 2016

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                AWARDS AND REVIEWS

                TOP OF THE TOP

                “The fastback you’ve been waiting for, only better.”

                — Car and Driver | March 2016

                SEE MX-5 RF REVIEWS

                A FAMILY DISTINCTION

                THE HISTORY OF THE MX-5

                Over its four generations, the MX-5 has remained an authentic, lightweight sports car. Its engaging, open-air driving style has been discovered by over a million people all around the world, making the MX-5 the best-selling roadster of all time. 

                GENERATION 1

                MODEL NA 1989-1997

                • First introduced at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 10, 1989.
                • A short, direct shift made gear-changing a joy.
                • Rounded taillights begin a signature design detail.
                1989

                GENERATION 2

                MODEL NB 1998-2004

                • Engine power increased slightly.
                • Soft top included glass rear window.
                • New headlights replaced the heavy pop-ups.
                1998

                GENERATION 3

                MODEL NC 2005-2014

                • In 2000, the MX-5 was certified as the world's best-selling two-seater sports car.
                • Steering wheel controls were introduced for a more premium feel.
                • Won the Car of the Year Japan Award when it was introduced in 2005.
                2005

                GENERATION 3

                POWER RETRACTABLE HARDTOP

                • Introduction of the power retractable hardtop.
                • The polycarbonate top required 12 seconds to raise and lower.
                • 2008 redesign featured a larger grille and new head and fog lights.
                2007

                GENERATION 4

                MODEL ND REVEALED 2014

                • The design takes a sharp turn in a new direction.
                • Curb weight is reduced by 148 lbs. or more.
                • Details like rounded taillights help keep the MX-5 heritage intact.
                2014

                GENERATION 4

                2017 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA RF

                • Introduction of the retractable fastback roof.
                • Same great driving dynamics as the soft top.
                • Available in a Signature Machine Gray Metallic paint.
                2016

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