What’s the Difference Between the 2017 MX-5 Miata and 2017 MX-5 Miata RF?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda MX-5 Miata on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 7:05 pm
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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

Many Mazda enthusiasts know about the brand’s sports car offering, the MX-5 Miata but for the 2017 model year, Mazda added a new model to the series which is the MX-5 Miata RF. We get many questions about the new MX-5 Miata RF so we are here to discuss the key differences between the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata and 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. Find out all you need to know to hopefully help you choose the Miata model that is the best fit for you. Check it out here while we compare the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.  

What is the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF?

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is an all-new model and it features a hard top. Instead of the Miata RF’s entire roof disappearing into the bodywork, only the overhead roof panel and rear window retract leaving the bodywork buttresses and horizontal bar in place at all times. With the touch of a button, it takes 14 seconds for the roof to stow. So while the regular Miata has a manually folded soft top, the Miata RF has an electronically operated, storable hard roof section.

Read More: When Was the Mazda MX-5 Miata First Produced? 

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Differences Between 2017 MX-5 Miata and 2017 MX-5 Miata RF

There are some differences between the 2017 MX-5 Miata and 2017 MX-5 Miata RF that are rather minor but can make a big difference for some customers. To start the MX-5 Miata RF is only available in two trims Club and Grand Touring while the MX-5 Miata is available in Sport, Club, and Grand Touring models. The MX-5 Miata also provides slightly more headroom and cargo space so for taller passengers this may be an important factor to keep in mind. Lastly, the MX-5 Miata RF has a higher price tag but regardless of what model you choose, drivers can’t go wrong with a Mazda MX-5 Miata.

At Hall Mazda, we have both the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata and 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF in stock. Contact us today if you are interested in learning more or if you would like to setup a test drive.

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