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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF


City 26 MPG Hwy 33 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.8
Exterior 5
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4
Performance 5
Reliability 3
Reliable and outrageously fun to drive

by TrainerRickFL from Wilton manors | August 11, 2019

Miata RF - GT is a beautiful, reliable car that is a joy to drive. I'm 6'1 and I fit in the car comfortably. The handling and performance of this car is better than cars with a higher price-tag. I owned a 1993 Miata that I bought new and drove for 4 years. The 2018 RF is even more fun. The last fun car I had was a Honda S2000. The RF has a lot of the same qualities that made that such a great car, and now a collector's item. The only question now is soft top or retractable fastback. Both are incredible so it's a matter of personal preference.

Wonderful. Like a mini Batmobile!!!

by Richard McNutt (Mac) from Olympia, WA | February 26, 2019

The trunk latch is atrocious. We had the car less than two weeks and the latch stuck, and had to have a dealer get it opened at a cost of + $160. There should be a recall on the Miata just for the trunk latch. We owned a 1995 Miata (much smaller trunk than the 2016/2019), and it never stuck even though we crammed/slammed it shut. This thing is way too sensitive and a cause of constant worry....

Fun Car to Drive

by JulioJP from San Diego, CA | January 02, 2019

This car meets all my needs. It has plenty of legroom in the driver and passenger seats. The seats are very comfortable and the cup holders are well placed. You have control of the radio from the steering wheel and the car has two USB spaces. The trunk has limited space, you can only fit one bag, but that’s understandable for being a small car. If you are a tall person this car might not be for you (I’m 5’08”).

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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Overview

The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is the retractable hardtop version of the regular MX-5 Miata. The split-roof design folds behind the rear seats in a mere 13 seconds. The MX-5 RF is powered by a 155-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.

Three trims are available: the Club, Grand Touring, and Launch Edition.