Riverside Area Drivers Will Love The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, which debuted at the 2016 New York Auto Show, is the same vehicle as the soft-top Miata, but it has an electric retractable roof. (RF stands for “retractable fastback.”) When you see the Miata RF at a Mazda dealership like a Riverside area Mazda dealer, you’ll be struck by its classic sports car styling that turns heads wherever it goes. Drive the MX-5 Miata RF and you’ll be enthralled by its exceptional handling. The Miata RF zips around turns with the ease and grace few other vehicles can match.
According to the Mazda dealers near Riverside, Miata RF drivers can stow the roof in about 14 seconds with the press of a button. The roof can be retracted at speeds up to 6 mph and it takes up the same amount of room when stowed than the regular Miata, so you don’t have to worry about it affecting trunk space.
Car and Driver gave the 2017 Mazda Miata MX-5 Miata RF high marks, writing: “The chassis is balanced and communicative, the steering tactile and direct, and the standard manual transmission graceful and precise. Piloting a Miata is a reminder that driving can be—make that should be—a fulfilling experience, not a chore. … Heck, even the optional automatic gearbox is programmed for fun.”
Riverside Area Mazda Dealers offer Two Body Styles For The Sporty MX-5 Miata RF
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is available in two models: Club and Grand Touring. Powering the Miata RF is a Skyactiv 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 155 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque, paired to a six-speed manual transmission or an available six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. EPA-estimated fuel economy with the manual transmission is 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.* Equipped with the automatic gearbox, the Miata RF gets 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
Push-button start and keyless entry are standard for models with automatic transmission and optional with the manual gearbox. Club models with the manual are outfitted with a retuned suspension, a limited-slip differential, Bilstein dampers and a shock tower brace. BBS wheels and Brembo front brakes are optional on the Club trim. The Club also gets a nine-speaker Bose audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, the Mazda Connect infotainment system, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring. For more luxury, opt for the Grand Touring, which adds heated leather seats, a cloth-lined top, a navigation system, adaptive headlights, automatic climate control and lane departure warning. Both trims come in seven paint colors, including Blue Reflex Mica and Soul Red Metallic.
If you’re concerned about the amount of space in this two-seat convertible, you’ll be happy to know there’s enough room inside the Miata RF for tall drivers and passengers. There’s 4.48 cubic feet of space in the trunk to let you carry bags of groceries or a few bags of luggage.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.