The 2017 MX-5 Miata RF: A New Standard Among High-Performance Fastbacks

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New to the Mazda lineup, the 2017 Mazda Miata MX-5 RF zooms from point A to point B with power, style, and efficiency. As well as other desirable features, such as a newly designed power-folding hardtop, the brand-new RF boasts incredible performance specs and technologies. Its small yet potent SKYACTIV®-G engine works in tandem with an aerodynamic body and razor-sharp handling systems to bring you an unforgettable experience behind the wheel.

Fuel-Minded Engine Power

2017 Mazda MX5 Miata RF PairAt the core of the 2017 MX-5 Miata RF rests a SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with variable intake valve timing, electronically controlled fuel injection, and an aluminum-alloy block and cylinder head. Altogether, this zippy two-seater generates 155 hp at 6,000 rpm and 148 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm.

The 2.0L front-midship engine pairs with a SKYACTIV®-MT 6-speed manual with short-throw shifter, or a 6-speed Sport automatic with paddle shifters. Either way, you’ll benefit from excellent fuel economy—a hallmark of Mazda. With the automatic, the RF earns a 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway rating, while the manual gets two more miles per gallon on the highway.

Engineered for Agility

Every aspect of the new Miata RF was crafted with handling and responsiveness in mind. For starters, the new MX-5 sports an aluminum power plant frame that’s 20% lighter than that of its predecessor. On the road, this 20% difference, as well as a 50/50 (manual) weight distribution percentage, provides a smoother, more efficient driving experience. In addition to lightweight components, much of its quick-witted performance can be attributed to these standard features:

  • Torque-sensing limited-slip differential
  • 11-inch front/rear single-piston calipers
  • Anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Rack-and-pinion steering
  • Double/multi-link front/rear suspension with monotube dampers
  • 17-inch aluminum-alloy Dark Gunmetal wheels with high-performance tires

Explore the New Miata RF Today!

If you’re ready to find out why the MX-5 is the world’s most popular roadster, head to Tracy Mazda at 2680 Auto Plaza Dr in Tracy, CA! To schedule a test drive with the Miata MX-5 RF, or to learn more about our financing options, contact us at 888-709-9705. Our friendly and dedicated sales team is available to assist you from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. While you’re here, be sure to check out the Mazda model lineup, as well as our guide to Mazda MX-5 Miata weight, which helps improve performance.