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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata In Depth Review | DGDG.COM The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata doesn't bring a large change to the Miata lineup, but it didn't need to. What IS new is a bevy of new colors for the soft top model, and several new variations on the exterior color. Several refinements from the RF model made their way to the soft top edition, and both have been fine tuned to near-perfection for a balanced, fun ride. But that's not all! We'll take you in depth to find out why the 2018 Miata is such a joy. Contact Capitol Mazda, Oak Tree Mazda, or Team Mazda in Vallejo to setup your own test drive today! And subscribe to DGDGTV on YouTube for in depth reviews, test drives, and more!
New MX-5 2ltr Sport Recaro has had all the Mazda options fitted, now showing with: 1. Mazda Satin Silver Windscreen Surround. 2. Mazda Satin Silver Mirror Caps. See More: 3. Mazda Satin Silver Roll Over Hoop Covers 4. Mazda Eibach 30mm Lowering Springs 5. Mazda Full Alcantara Interior incl. Doors Cards, Gear Lever & Brake Gators & Under Dash, (Latter already part of Sport Recaro pack) 6. Mazda Brushed Stainless Scuff Plates 7. Mazda LED Interior Pack 8. Mazda Welcome Illumination Pack (Blue LED) 9. Mazda Bastuck Sports Exhaust including new centre box 10. Mazda Rear View Camera & Air cleaner for camera lens (Fitted after video) 11. Mazda Clear Front & Rear Side Reflectors 12 Mazda Red Alloy Oil Filler Cap. 13. Mazda Tyre Caps. 14. Registration Plates by Four-Dot 15. Black-Vue HD Dash-Cam 16. Samsung Wireless Charger. Since this video was made, IL Motorsport alloy spacers have been fitted to the front (25mm) & back wheels (30mm) & the calipers are now painted red, (thanks to Ian Goss Services in Surbiton U.K). Car & accessories supplied & fitted by Western Mazda in Edinburgh Scotland, MX5 Parts, REV9 USA. IL Motorsport, BBR GTi Engineering, IGS American & Martin Wilbourne Car Installations. Car supplied by Western Mazda in Scotland. Excellent Service & After Care, parts department are very helpful. Contact Iain Burt on +44 (0) 131 313 7788. They ship worldwide. To see the car before all the accessories were added watch here: https://youtu.be/jqGLOVbz5FY
The "RF," which stands for retractable fastback, is Mazda's new addition to the MX-5 Miata lineup. But does it offer the additional comfort and security that it's supposed to? M.S.R.P. - $34,310. Contact www.autoacademics.net for more info or to schedule a test drive near you. LIKE AutoAcademics on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/autoacademics/ FOLLOW AutoAcademics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/autoacademics FOLLOW AutoAcademics on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/autoacademics/ SUBSCRIBE to AutoAcademics YouTube channel: youtube.com/autoacademics 90 Seconds of Funk by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ #Mazda #zoomzoom #MazdaMiata #MiataMX5
2017 Mazda MX-5 RF (Retractable Fastback Miata) - Drive, Interior and Exterior. 2.0 SkyActiv-G engine with automatic transmission. Color: Machine Grey. POWERTRAINS SKYACTIV-G direct-injection petrol engines - Naturally aspirated lightweight powerplants deliver linear pull from zero to redline and outstanding real-world fuel economy - Feature high 13.0:1 compression, countering the drawbacks with a range of innovations - Smaller and lighter intake and exhaust systems adapted for the MX-5 to heighten driving fun by squeezing the most from these engines - intake system weighs 30% less than the previous generation’s - compact 4-2-1 exhaust optimised for the MX-5’s layout and to enhance torque -Automatic transmission offered in Europe exclusively for MX-5 RFs with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 SKYACTIV-G 1.5 features a 7,500rpm redline and more output than on other Mazdas Output: 96kW/131PS @ 7,000rpm 150Nm @ 4,800rpm SKYACTIV-G 2.0, specially tuned for wider low and midrange torque output, is available with Mazda’s i-stop idle-stop system and a lightweight version of the i-ELOOP brake energy regeneration system Output: 118kW/160PS @ 6,000rpm 200Nm @ 4,600rpm SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission: - Enhances the MX-5’s always legendary short throws and crisp shifting, also improving real-world mileage - Lighter than previous manuals thanks to e.g. die-cast aluminium housing and better oil flow control; differential also weighs less while significantly lowering energy transfer losses Six-speed automatic transmission: - Delivers direct shifting with lock-up control from second gear up and slip control from third - Features Drive Selection for more responsive shifting at the flip of a switch - Offers excellent fuel economy, particularly in combination with i-ELOOP and i-stop CHASSIS & BODY - SKYACTIV-Chassis balanced to reflect the MX-5 RF’s added weight and height at no cost to the car’s Jinba Ittai agility - Offers a more cultured ride with suspension, steering and brakes specially tuned for the MX-5 RF - revisions to the shock absorbers, front stabiliser bar and rear springs, links and bump-stops on the front double wishbone and rear multi-link suspension - dual-pinion electric power assist steering retuned for more linearity and better feedback - optimised brake booster delivers a linear response and smooth transfers between g-forces - Retained the MX-5 soft-top’s stiff yet lightweight SKYACTIV-Body and high-mount backbone frame, adding a special tunnel member to balance front-rear stiffness and counter the effect of the retractable roof - Like the soft-top, uses a straight, continuous framework wherever possible, also bolstering connections between frame sections - Ring structure improves the rigidity of the body’s suspension supports, while the reinforced rear suspension towers stifle body deformation from road input - Modifications shared with the soft-top include optimised engine mounts and the c-shaped powerplant frame to restrain powertrain vibration - Air dam added to MX-5 RF’s radiator to suppress turbulence caused by airflow from the front wheel wells to sides of the car - also enhances straight-line and lane-change stability. INTERIOR Offers the best of all sports-car worlds: the security of a fixed-roof coupé, a distinct open-air feeling with more protection than the classical soft-top, and the flexibility of the power retractable hardtop to effortlessly switch between the two Added luxury and quality with a choice of interior packages  featuring: - Recaro seats delivering excellent hold, combining Alcantara® seatbacks and cushions with leather sides and red piping luxurious auburn nappa leather with grey stitching also available with black or tan leather and black fabric - luxurious auburn nappa leather with grey stitching -also available with black or tan leather and black fabric Like the soft-top: - built for driving featuring the cosy Jinba Ittai cabin common to all MX-5s with space used as efficiently as possible - compact three-spoke steering wheel, instruments and pedals positioned in perfect symmetry with the driver - sleek horizontal layout with the exterior colour extending into the cabin door trim* 127 litre boot able to hold two standard carry-on bags *Availability depends on trim level and market
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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.