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

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has always been one of the top choices for those seeking a new convertible. The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata is no different. As it has in the past, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is a fast, fun, and affordable option for those seeking a vehicle to cruise around in with the top down. If you're worried about the safety of a convertible, you can put some of your worries to rest with the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata, which has available blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alerts, and lane departure warnings. You can try the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN.

Those seeking their first convertible might not know that there are two options for the top of the vehicle. The majority of convertibles, such as the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata, are primarily available with a soft-top. In 2017, Mazda introduced a new model that has changed the way that people look at the Mazda MX-5 Miata. If a soft-top can't hold your interest, maybe you'll be more interested in the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. This new model replaces the soft-top with a retractable fastback. There is more to compare on the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, so that you can decide which will be a better fit for you.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
Soft-Top
Convertible Top
Hardtop
2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder
Engine
2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder
3
Trim Levels
2
4.6 cubic feet
Cargo Volume
4.5 cubic feet

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

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata and the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF are nearly identical vehicles. Both have a 2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine with 155 horsepower and an optional automatic transmission. The two vehicles also offer an estimated combined 29 mpg fuel economy. The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata has one more trim level compared to the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, which starts at the second level of the traditional Mazda MX-5 Miata. The two higher trims on the soft-top Mazda MX-5 Miata are the same as the two trims of the hardtop version.

Both vehicles have similar cargo volume, though the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF has slightly less room than the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata. At 4.5 cubic feet and 4.6 cubic feet, respectively, the small difference is only so that the hardtop of the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF can be stored while down. What it really comes down to is whether you want a hardtop or soft-top on your 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata. There are benefits to both, like slightly increased sealing on the RF, and a little more head room on the soft-top version. You can test drive both the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata and the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Interior
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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Interior
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