2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF At CardinaleWay Mazda On Sahara Ave in Las Vegas
Featuring a power-retractable hardtop, the all-new 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is designed to give drivers the best of both worlds. While the MX-5 Miata RF has the appearance of a sleek coupe, its rigid roof can be quickly lowered at the touch of a button. The Sahara Ave. Mazda dealer, CardinaleWay Mazda expects the MX-5 Miata RF to appeal to drivers who desire year-round comfort.
Mazda gives you two trims to choose from: Club and Grand Touring. Both trims are powered by the same 2.0-liter, SkyActiv four-cylinder engine that develops 155 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque. While most driving enthusiasts will prefer the standard six-speed manual gearbox, car dealerships on Sahara Ave. offer a six-speed automatic transmission as an option. With a curb weight of less than 2,500 pounds, the MX-5 Miata RF can move out in a hurry when called upon. Car and Driver managed to record a competitive zero-to-60 time of 6.1 seconds.
In terms of fuel economy, the MX-5 Miata RF is far more efficient than the typical performance car. The manual version will return an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the open road.* While the automatic-equipped MX-5 Miata RF returns the same fuel economy in town, its highway rating increases to 36 mpg.
Like the soft-top MX-5 Miata, the RF model promises to deliver an engaging driving experience. Boasting Bilstein suspension dampers and a limited-slip differential, the base Club trim is especially responsive. An optional set of lightweight BBS wheels further enhance its road manners. While the Grand Touring trim also handles extremely well, its softer suspension is geared more towards comfort.
Although the MX-5 Miata RF is a small two-seater, it still offers a surprising amount of room on the inside. Even six-footers will be able to fit comfortably behind the wheel. The MX-5 Miata RF’s driver-focused cockpit gives you complete command of the road. Furthermore, all the interior controls are simple and well within arm’s reach. While most folks will be happy with the Club trim, the Grand Touring trim’s heated leather seats and automatic climate control system enable drivers to experience a bit more luxury. If you decide to take a long road trip, there’s enough room in the trunk to fit a few travel bags.
Even the base Club trim comes loaded with several nice components. Featuring headrest speakers and a bass-pumping subwoofer, the Bose audio system sounds crisp even when riding with the top down. Meanwhile, the combination of a 7-inch touchscreen and a multi-function controller make the Mazda Connect infotainment system remarkably easy to use. Some of the other standard goodies include a color driver display, satellite radio and twin USB ports. The Grand Touring trim’s navigation system will benefit drivers who plan to do a lot of out-of-town traveling. You can also take advantage of the Grand Touring’s lane departure warning system.
* 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.