As if the drive wasn’t thrilling enough, our engineers made significant enhancements to the SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter engine. Making this the most powerful MX-5 Miata RF. Ever. Along with 181 hp comes a redline increase from 7,000 rpm to 7,500 rpm. Pistons and connecting rods were lightened as well, allowing for increased engine speed without additional weight. And, with an available limited-slip rear differential, you’ll find joy in every curve and switchback.
The aluminum power plant frame has undergone a weight loss of nearly 20 percent from the previous-generation MX-5 Miata. That means a more connected, responsive driving experience – every time you get behind the wheel.
There’s more than one road to driving thrills. The MX-5 Miata RF takes the lightweight, rear-wheel-drive route and achieves a near-perfect 50/50 weight balance. The MX-5 Miata RF is also highly rigid yet lightweight. This is all thanks to its SKYACTIV®-Chassis, which plays a key role in the MX-5 Miata RF’s nimbleness and stability. Together, the MX-5 Miata RF’s balance and rigid chassis create an incredibly responsive drive and an undeniable connection between man and machine.
One major perk about the MX-5 Miata RF is its six-speed manual transmission. It’s small and light, yet retains the short-throw precision drivers love. So, whether you’re cruising down a curvy road or dashing down a straightaway, the MX-5 Miata RF’s transmission will ensure an effortless and enjoyable drive.
The KODO: “Soul of Motion” design language is not just a curve in the side panels or the shape of a headlight. You’ll find it captured in the very essence of the MX-5 RF. Whether the roof is up or down, its muscular stance conveys an aggressive design while maintaining a fluid symmetry.
The drive only gets better from here. Driving enthusiasts will appreciate the tightened traction that comes with a front shock tower brace, limited-slip rear differential and high-performance Bilstein® shocks. The optional GT-S offers a blend of premium features that deliver a more spirited and thrilling experience.
The cabin is just as alluring as the exterior. Every detail is purposefully placed to put the driver at ease. From the instrument panel to the gear selector, everything is laid out with intention and care to make every move more intuitive. Why? To let you focus on what matters most: driving.
Imagine an archer on horseback, riding toward a target. He inhales and exhales in perfect harmony with his horse’s gait. The horse steadies as the archer pulls back his arrow. A perfect shot. This relationship between horse and rider is called Jinba Ittai. It’s a 900-year-old Japanese tradition, but it’s more important to us now than ever. We strive to engineer this connection into each and every one of our cars. The MX-5 Miata RF, being a true driver’s car, is certainly no exception.
At Mazda, our single biggest goal is to build cars that bring people joy. Cars that make you feel better when you step out than before you stepped in. We believe people should feel rejuvenated and exhilarated every time they take the wheel. Not just on curvy roads or barreling down a straightaway, but even while commuting or running errands. Every last detail is intended to bring a smile to the driver’s face.
Every new Mazda comes with a limited warranty that provides coverage in the unlikely event a repair is needed in the first years of ownership. Exact details are in your warranty information booklet, but rest-assured, we'll be right there with you. Along with your warranty coverage, Mazda provides 24-hour Emergency Roadside Assistance for specific warranties, so the only thing you will need to do is enjoy the drive. Keep in mind, Mazda warranty coverage is based on following recommended factory maintenance.
This available system is designed to help you see around corners at night. As you turn into a corner, the headlights pivot up to 15 degrees in the direction of your turn, improving visibility and allowing you to spot potential hazards ahead. Isn’t that illuminating?
Available High Beam Control helps the driver see better at night by maximizing opportunities to use the high beams. The system automatically switches to low beams when it detects oncoming traffic and/or a vehicle ahead.
When traveling at speeds of 44 mph or higher, available Lane Departure Warning System gives you audible and visual warnings when it detects that your vehicle is about to unintentionally depart from its lane.
When traveling at speeds between about 2 and 18 mph, available Smart City Brake Support helps detect vehicles ahead. If an impact is predicted, this system is able to warn the driver, adjust the brake pads for faster and firmer braking, and apply the brakes if the driver cannot.