2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
Save up to $1,735
MSRP range
$31,910 - $33,825

Pros

  • Doesn't sacrifice any of the soft top's fun-to-drive character
  • Offers the security of a fixed-roof coupe
  • The electrically folding roof does not reduce trunk space

Cons

  • The tiny trunk will hold only a few items
  • Still noisy at highway speeds
  • It's heavier than the soft-top Miata
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Top consumer reviews

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best on the road
john menke, 5/27/2018
it's small. don't buy if you are a big person. Otherwise the most fun to drive I've ever had and I'm 70.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$33,825
MPG
26 city / 35 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$32,750
MPG
26 city / 33 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$31,910
MPG
26 city / 33 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$32,510
MPG
26 city / 35 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite MX-5 Miata RF safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitoring
Alerts the driver to the presence of vehicles in adjacent lanes and sounds a chime if a signaled lane change might result in a collision.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Sounds an alert if perpendicular traffic approaches as you reverse from, say, a parking stall or a driveway.
Adaptive Front Lighting System
Swivels the headlights in the direction the steering wheel is turned to provide better illumination around turns and curves.

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF for Sale

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF 2018 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
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MSRP$34,140
Est.Loan: $610/mo
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Mazda MX-5 Miata RF 2018 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
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Est.Loan: $614/mo
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Mazda MX-5 Miata RF 2018 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
New 2018
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Grand Touring
MSRP$33,940
Est.Loan: $607/mo
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More about the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF takes Mazda's incredibly entertaining and engaging convertible and adds a metal hardtop with a folding roof panel. The result? Some of the same open-air fun, plus added security and isolation. The Miata was fully redesigned in 2016, and it's lighter and quicker than the old generation. Mazda's real trick, though, was making the car lighter while adding more technology, comfort, and convenience. The RF's power roof is the logical extension of that effort. It does add some weight, but it doesn't detract from the Miata's legendary fun.

The MX-5 RF comes in just two trim levels, and both use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that drives the rear wheels through a standard six-speed manual or an optional automatic transmission. Choosing the right Miata RF for you requires deciding what convertible experience you want.

The RF skips the Miata's entry-level Sport trim and instead starts with the properly sport-oriented Club trim. This version comes with more creature comforts than you might expect, and if you opt for the slick manual shifter, you'll also get plenty of mechanical upgrades. The 2018 MX-5 Miata RF Club gets sport-tuned Bilstein shocks, a limited-slip differential and a new strut-tower brace. BBS wheels and Brembo brakes, which come in a package with heated Recaro seats, are available as an optional extra for the Club.

The Grand Touring trim is meant for more comfortable cruising. It loses the Club's mechanical upgrades in favor of a more comfortable ride and enhances both interior comfort and technology. This top-of-the-line Miata gets leather upholstery and a handful of other interior trim upgrades, plus automatic adaptive headlights, auto-dimming mirrors with exterior heating, automatic climate control and navigation.

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has always been a tremendous value in terms of fun per dollar, and the 2018 RF model just proves the rule. Even better, thanks to its light weight and efficient engine, it offers very good fuel economy for a sports car. You may already know which Miata is right for you, but be sure to check out our full review for more information. Edmunds also offers shopping tools to help you get the best deal on a tremendously fun 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Overview

The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), and Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 MX-5 Miata RF 5 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 2018 MX-5 Miata RF.

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF?
2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)

The 2018 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 $33,940. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is trending $1,676 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,676 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$32,264.

The average savings for the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is4.9% below the MSRP.

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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)

The 2018 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 $32,800. The average price paid for a new 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is trending $1,735 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,735 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$31,065.

The average savings for the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is5.3% below the MSRP.

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