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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF

The all-new 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF is finally here, giving Tampa and Sarasota drivers access to the most affordable hard-top on the road today. Learn all about this stunning, sporty new Miata variant here, then schedule at test-drive at Cox Mazda and prepare to fall in love.

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Starting at $31,555

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF in reflex blue
26/35miles per gallon (city/highway)
155horsepower, 2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-Cylinder

Trims and Pricing

Drivers can choose between two well-equipped trims when building their 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF:

  • 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Club: Starting at $31,555 MSRP
  • 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Grand Touring: Starting at $32,620 MSRP



The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF is powered by the SKYACTIV®1-G 2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT mated to either a SKYACTIV®-MT 6-speed manual transmission or the 6-speed Sport automatic transmission with paddle shifters for an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 26 mpg/city and 35 mpg/highway. Regardless of transmission, drivers can expect power output of 155 hp and 148 lb.-ft. of peak torque.



The unique design of the MX-5 RF blends the classic lines of your favorite coupe with the style and comfort that only a convertible can offer. The rigid hardtop folds into the trunk space with the push of a button in just 13 seconds at speeds of up to six miles per hour. Drivers can look forward to features like LED headlamps, taillights, and daytime running lights for enhanced visibility, as well as power side mirrors with optional heat. Other available features include the solar-controlled tinted windshield auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers, and much more.


Interior Design and Features

Inside, the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF delivers all the luxurious comfort you would expect from this iconic drop-top, and a few pleasant surprises as well:

  • Comfort: The two comfortable bucket seats cradle the driver and passenger, providing full support with integrated headrests and options like heated seating, leather trim, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob for a truly sumptuous feel.
  • Convenience: Centrally-located controls mounted in the dash provide easy access to climate and other features while the multifunction steering wheel allows drivers to control calls, audio, and cruise without taking their eyes off the road. Additional amenities include remote entry, pushbutton start, and transparent wind blocker for added comfort.
  • Technology: The standard MAZDA CONNECT™ system with 7-inch dash-mounted touchscreen interface connects drivers to SMS text messaging, maps, weather, news, HD and satellite radio, and available integrated navigation system with voice recognition.
  • Performance Audio: The standard Bose 9-speaker performance audio system with AudioPilot, driver and passenger headrest integrated speakers, and subwoofer provides astounding sound quality regardless of the source.


Advanced Safety Technologies

In addition to being a beautiful, fun to drive vehicle, the MX-5 RF is designed to keep cabin occupants safe with a number of advanced safety features that include:

  • Advanced Airbags: Dual front and side-impact airbags protect in the event of a collision.
  • Driver Assist: Advanced systems like Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, and Lane Departure Warning are available as an added layer of protection from unseen obstacles.
  • Adaptive Lighting: An optional adaptive front lighting system with high beam control allows drivers to concentrate on the road instead of adjusting the lights to accommodate traffic.
  • Advanced Design: Mazda’s advanced engineering, including high-strength side-impact door beams and strategic crumple zones help to maintain the integrity of the cabin in the event of a collision.
  • E911: In the event of an accident, the MX-5 can contact emergency services, calling for help even if you cannot.


2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Reviews

The critics love the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF, and they aren’t afraid to sing its praises:

  • Car and Driver: “But we didn’t predict the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Retractable Fastback (RF), which combines a power-retractable targa top with a gorgeous fastback roofline. In other words, it’s the Miata coupe you’ve been waiting for, only better.”
  • CNET: “It oozes style, yet it promises the same ease-of-use and added all-weather and anti-theft protection that made the last-generation Power Retractable Hard Top model so popular.”
  • Motor Trend: “The Miata RF has the fastest retractable hardtop in the industry. In just 12.5 seconds, the new RF’s top goes from fully closed to fully opened, and can do this at speeds up to 6 mph.”
  • Edmunds: “No doubt, this is a small cabin, but Mazda’s attention to detail inside has made the most of it. A lot of clever touches make it surprisingly livable.”


Experience the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF on a Tampa and Sarasota Test-drive Today

Feel the wind on your face and power beneath your wheels with the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF at your Tampa and Sarasota performance leader. Contact Cox Mazda at (941) 749-2790 or visit us at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, FL to learn more.

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