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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF


City 26 MPG Hwy 33 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.7 (out of 5)
Value 4.7
Exterior 4.9
Interior 4.9
Comfort 3.9
Performance 4.7
Reliability 3.6
LOW QUALITY car everywhere except under the hood

by DontBuyMazdas from Nashville, TN | February 03, 2020

Mazda really cut some serious corners on these. The paint is so obnoxiously thin that my rocker panels were speckled with chips at 800 miles. You absolutely have to get it wrapped or painted if you want it to be decent. At 15k miles now, the paint is trashed. The seats are horribly uncomfortable. The dash is hard, easily scratched plastic. No armrests on the doors (not really). Horrendous body roll. But it’s reliable. So there’s that.

Fun Car!!!

by SS3933 from Indian Trail NC | February 03, 2020

This car is a blast to drive and when the weather is nice outside just press a button and the power top automatically folds up and slides into a compartment behind the cockpit. Ergonomically excellent especially with the information/Nav display control dials at your fingertips behind the shifter. The Bose stereo is amazing in this car which also includes headrest speakers for music and communications.

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.

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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.