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The Mazda MX-5 RF, stands for retractable fastback. Instead of making a retractable hardtop, Mazda has done something different with an almost Targa design hoping to make this car appeal to a wider audience. Still one of the best cars on the road to drive, the MX-5 RF has the same characteristics as the regular convertible but with a new look. Competitors to the Mazda MX-5 Miata are the Subaru BRZ, Scion FRS, Mazda Miata, Mazda MX-5, Hyundai Genesis coupe, Ford Mustang, Nissan 370Z, Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTI, VW GTI, Honda Civic Coupe, Honda Civic Si, Mini Cooper S and Subaru WRX, VW Beetle convertible, Mustang convertible, Porsche Boxster. Twitter: https://twitter.com/MotormouthCDN Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/motormouthfb Motormouth: http://www.motormouth.ca/ Subscribe: http://tinyurl.com/motormouthsubscribe Zack Spencer Zach Spencer Canadian Car Review Motormouth Canada
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Click here to watch our review on the 2019 #Mazda #MX-5 #Miata: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4vIqpGI3Y4 For nearly 30 years, Mazda has been building the Miata sports car. It quickly built a loyal cult following for being the perfect starter car for the gear head looking to get into racing. With its low weight, balanced chassis, and visceral feel, it quickly reminded you why you fell in love with driving in the first place. When the ND made its debut in 2015, everything that we disliked about the old model was addressed. Three years later, do we still feel the same way about this cheeky little convertible? **Update, rumors about the power increase for 2019 have been confirmed for the Japanese market, and the MX-5 Miata will make 26 MORE hp and rev to 7,500 RPM** Be on the lookout for Mazda to make an official debut in America soon.
The third-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster came with a choice of two tops: a manual soft top and a power retractable hardtop, or PRHT. Now, for 2017, joining the fourth-generation manual soft top is what's called the retractable fastback, or RF. Coincidentally, the fastback aspect is what is not retractable. Find 2017 Mazda MX-5 RFs for sale near you: https://www.cars.com/shopping/mazda-mx_5_miata_rf-2017/ Learn more about the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF: https://www.cars.com/research/mazda-mx_5_miata_rf-2017/ See all Cars.com videos: https://www.cars.com/video/
The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata takes a classic approach to sports-car design with its light weight and diminutive size. It feels more like an extension of the driver than a box you sit in. Even with just 155 horsepower, it's one of the most engaging cars on the road at any price, and having your head in the open air has always been an integral part of that experience.
The MX-5 Miata RF, or Retractable Fastback, swaps out the cloth roof of the convertible and replaces it with a fold-away roof panel and rear window, leaving something like a wide roll bar supported on long buttresses just behind the passenger compartment. The metal roof makes for a slightly quieter car with the top up and gives the Miata a distinct coupelike look. The trunk size remains the same between the hard- and the soft top, so you don't lose what little practicality the Miata offers.
The trade-off is that you don't get the full open-air experience, and the metal roof along with its complex folding mechanism adds about 100 pounds and a higher price to the lightweight roadster. But the RF version is still a blast to drive. If you're shopping for an affordable sports car, the Miata RF gives you a unique mix of coupe and convertible attributes.
The most notable change for 2018 is the addition of heated, leather-trimmed Recaro seats to the Brembo brakes and BBS wheels package. Advanced keyless entry is now standard equipment.
The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is available in two trim levels: Club and Grand Touring. We prefer the Club for its available sport-oriented hardware, although buyers seeking more comfort and amenities will gravitate toward the Grand Touring's longer list of convenience features. Both trim levels are equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (155 horsepower, 148 pound-feet of torque) and are available with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.
Standard equipment on the Club includes LED headlights, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, keyless entry and push-button start, a 7-inch infotainment screen with a console-mounted rotary control knob, a nine-speaker Bose stereo with headrest speakers, and cloth upholstery.
Manual-equipped Club models are the sportiest, gaining a retuned suspension, Bilstein dampers, limited-slip differential and shock tower brace, making it our version of choice. Manual Club models can be optioned with upgraded Brembo front brakes, BBS wheels and heated Recaro sport seats.
Grand Touring models — equipped with heated leather seats, navigation, a cloth-lined top, automatic climate control, adaptive headlights and lane departure warning — skew toward the luxury end. These features are nice to have, but strike us as contradictory to the Miata's elemental nature. Then again, a power-folding top isn't exactly simple either. Still, at least there's a choice between sport-oriented and comfort-tuned versions rather than some middling compromise.
The MX-5's power numbers won't light up enthusiasts, but the car's uncanny ability to carry speed through corners and its lean muscle mass — the RF weighs just 2,468 pounds — makes the power feel just right.
Two-seat roadsters aren't known for comfort, but the RF proves otherwise with a compliant suspension and innovative seats. Today's MX-5 is quieter than before, but it still leaks wind and road noise. The RF's retractable hardtop doesn't help much either. The racket is part of the allure for some.
The RF's interior features quality materials and an elegant design that prioritizes the fun of driving. Excellent overall visibility and intuitive tech reinforce that standard, but you won't find much cargo or small-item storage. Some drivers will struggle to get comfortable behind the wheel.
No one expects a two-seat convertible to be a utility machine, so this is hardly a serious drawback. A tiny trunk, no back seat, no glovebox and limited cabin space mean the RF isn't the best car for hauling large items. Small items are more easily accommodated; just don't bring a lot of them.
The Miata must balance driving purity with a driver's desire for modern connectivity and safety tech, which add weight and slow the car. But even with features such as blind-spot and lane departure warning and a nine-speaker stereo, the RF isn't much slower than a cloth top without those items.