Differences between the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata and 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mazda MX-5 Miata RF on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 8:47 pm
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2016 Mazda MX-5 MIata

After Mazda announced the release of the newest retractable fastback roadster, we’ve been wondering what some of the differences between the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata and 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF would be. The exterior body style of the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Mazda MX-5 RF is the most obvious difference. We’ll jump into more similarities and differences between these two-seat roadsters below.


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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF vs 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

Inside, there isn’t much separating the retractable fastback and softtop Miata convertible. They’ve got the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines, the same interior, and the same 4.6 cu.ft. of trunk space (which is pretty impressive when a hardtop is incorporated).

Where do the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Mazda MX-5 Miata RF differ? If you decide you feel more comfortable with the hardtop convertible, great! The starting MSRP of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is higher than the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

The new all-new Mazda MX-5 Miata RF will also come with a few extra features. Mazda will make a new premium color available for the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF: Machine Gray.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF in Portsmouth NH
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in Portsmouth NH

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Hardtop vs 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Softtop

Mazda designed the all-new Mazda MX-5 Miata RF to open up a larger audience to open-air driving. The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF sports a retractable hardtop convertible while the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata features a more traditional softtop convertible design. While no one would deny the enjoyment that comes with driving a convertible, most car owners value the security of a traditional hardtop roof; that’s where the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF comes in. Buyers will need to determine if they want to drive a hardtop or softtop convertible.

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF will hit Seacoast Mazda in the early fall of 2016! Be one of the first to drive it by getting in contact with us today!

One Response to “Differences between the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata and 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF”

  1. Would like a 2017 Mazda Miata MX=5 RF with tan leather interior and a black or blue exterior is that offered either in the 2017 or 2018 RF?

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