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2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

MSRP range: $35,350 - $38,550 Price range reflects Base MSRP for various trim levels, not including options or fees.

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF video

Here's Why We Love Driving the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF | One-Lap Review

NOTE: This video is about the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, but since the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


FAQ

Is the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2022 MX-5 Miata RF both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.0 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the MX-5 Miata RF has 4.5 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. Learn more

What's new in the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF:

  • New tech that Mazda says will improve stability while cornering
  • Club trim is now special order, comes only with a manual transmission
  • Part of the fourth MX-5 Miata generation introduced for 2016
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Is the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF reliable?

To determine whether the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the MX-5 Miata RF. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the MX-5 Miata RF's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2022 MX-5 Miata RF and gave it a 8.0 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2022 MX-5 Miata RF is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF?

The least-expensive 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $35,350.

Other versions include:

  • Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) which starts at $35,350
  • Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $35,900
  • Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) which starts at $38,550
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What are the different models of Mazda MX-5 Miata RF?

If you're interested in the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, the next question is, which MX-5 Miata RF model is right for you? MX-5 Miata RF variants include Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), and Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M). For a full list of MX-5 Miata RF models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Overview

The 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is offered in the following submodels: MX-5 Miata RF Convertible. Available styles include Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), and Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M). Mazda MX-5 Miata RF models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 181 hp, depending on engine type. The 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, 6-speed shiftable automatic.

What do people think of the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2022 MX-5 Miata RF 4.9 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2022 MX-5 Miata RF.

Pros

  • Sublime steering and handling
  • RF doesn't sacrifice any of the soft top's fun-to-drive character
  • Offers the security of a fixed-roof coupe
  • Power-folding roof does not reduce trunk space

Cons

  • Costs more than the soft-top Miata
  • Noisy at highway speeds
  • Tiny trunk

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 MX-5 Miata RF featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF?

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)

The 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,365. The average price paid for a new 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is trending $641 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $641 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $35,724.

The average savings for the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is 1.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)

The 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $39,565. The average price paid for a new 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is trending $198 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $198 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $39,367.

The average savings for the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is 0.5% below the MSRP.

Which 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RFS are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF for sale near. There are currently 2 new 2022 MX-5 Miata RFS listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $37,275 and mileage as low as 1 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $500 on a used or CPO 2022 MX-5 Miata RF available from a dealership near you.

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF?

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
29 MPG compined MPG,
26 city MPG/34 highway MPG

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
30 MPG compined MPG,
26 city MPG/35 highway MPG

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
29 MPG compined MPG,
26 city MPG/34 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG29
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase90.9 in.
Length154.1 in.
WidthN/A
Height49.0 in.
Curb Weight2452 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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