2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Overview Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 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.
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Review If you are looking for an extremely fun, beautiful, versatile roadster then purchase the 2017 MX-5 RF Launch Edition Mazda. I made my purchase on 2/9/17 and am already addicted to this car. I actually crave driving it (I've never craved driving a car before!). Don't worry about the professional reviews of the cons being that the RF is of a heavier weight (due to hardtop) than the soft top, that only part of the roof stows away and that there are blind spots. The heavier weight is not noticed at all when driving on city/hwy roads. Maybe if one were to take the MX-5 RF onto a race track one might notice a nano-second difference in 0-60 time but how much race track driving will one be doing (for most of us, very little if any). That only the top portion of the roof stows away is in my mind a pro not a con. As another reviewer noted, he was able to enjoy driving with the top down when the temp was in the 40's. I experienced the same thing. Initially thought I'd have to wait for warmer days to drive with the top down but was able to do so very comfortably when the temp was in the 50's so in my mind this is a plus as I'll be able to enjoy more driving days with the top down. Don't worry about the blind spots (all cars have blind spots) and b/c this car is loaded with safety features that lets you know if someone is in your blind spot and when you wander past lane markers etc (not that I lane-wander when driving, but it's nice to have these alerts). If anything, with all the electronic alerts (that you can adjust to your liking) your blind spots have been essentially neutralized. Cons: I owned 2 RX-7's back in the day & miss the extra room they offered but for the money and intended purpose of the car, this car is the best in its price range currently available. Another potential con would be that if you are over 6' then you might find the cabin a bit cramped. I'm not, so I'm comfortable, but notice that people over 6' don't have a lot of wiggle room in the car. With a Launch Edition, I plan to baby this car so that with time it becomes a 'classic'. Bottom line... This car is a dream to drive and the fun factor is off the charts! :)
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Available Mazda MX-5 Miata RF 2017 Submodel Types: Convertible
Available Trims: Grand Touring, Club
Exterior Colors: Soul Red Metallic, Machine Gray Metallic, Jet Black Mica, Crystal White Pearl Mica, Ceramic Metallic, Blue Reflex Mica, Arctic White
Interior Colors: Black leather, Black w/Red Stitch cloth, Tan leather
Popular Features: Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Aux Audio Inputs, Blind Spot Monitoring, Bluetooth, Post-collision safety system, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Upgraded Headlights, Keyless Entry/Start, Alarm, Auto Climate Control, Heated seats, Lane Departure Warning, Leather Seats, Navigation