2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Convertible


$31,910 - $33,825
2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
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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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Features & Specs

Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
Starting MSRP$33,825$32,750$31,910$32,510
MPGN/AN/AN/AN/A
Seating2222
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgasgas
Horsepower155 hp @ 6000 rpm155 hp @ 6000 rpm155 hp @ 6000 rpm155 hp @ 6000 rpm

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.

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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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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 Convertible Overview

The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Convertible is offered in the following styles: 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).

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