2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF For Sale Near Phoenix
Featuring a retractable hardtop, the all-new 2018 Mazda Miata RF is among the hottest new sports cars on the market. Its coupe-like styling and precise handling should appeal to a lot of drivers. You can also take advantage of the Miata RF’s impressive list of modern features. According to the Phoenix Mazda dealer, CardinaleWay Mazda in Peoria, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert come standard on both trims.
The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is offered in Club and Grand Touring trim levels. Powering the Miata RF is a 2.0-liter, SkyActiv four-cylinder engine generating 155 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic. When tested by Car and Driver, it posted a competitive zero-to-60 time of 6.1 seconds.
Tipping the scales at less than 2,500 pounds, the lightweight Miata RF is definitely quick enough to put a grin on your face. Fortunately, drivers can have fun without spending a lot of money at the fuel pump. Like the manual-equipped Miata RF, the automatic version is rated by the EPA to return a combined 29 mpg.*
The Miata RF’s cornering ability is what makes it such an engaging car to drive. A responsive steering system gives drivers a direct connection to the road. Meanwhile, an available sports-tuned suspension and limited-slip differential take this roadster’s handling to the next level. While the Miata RF proves to be a fun daily-driver, it also feels perfectly at home on the track. High-performance Brembo brakes are available as an option.
There’s no overlooking the RF model’s head-turning appearance. While the RF’s front-end styling looks identical to the rest of the Miata lineup, everyone will immediately notice its sleek hardtop. At first glance, most people have a hard time distinguishing the Miata RF from a coupe. However, it quickly transforms into a stunning convertible at the touch of a button. A total of seven paint colors are available, including Soul Red Metallic and Chrystal White Pearl.
On the inside, this sporty two-seater provides a surprising amount of space. Despite the Miata RF’s compact design, there’s plenty of room — the driver’s seat reclines back to provide extra legroom for tall folks. With around 4.6 cubic feet of truck space in the back, the Miata RF has no trouble accommodating a few travel bags.
Although the Miata RF is a true driver’s car, it still comes loaded with a lot of popular components. Featuring a dash-mounted display screen, the standard Mazda Connect infotainment system is incredibly easy to use. Music fans will certainly appreciate the Bose sound system’s extra thump. While the base Club trim packs enough equipment for most drivers, the more luxurious Grand Touring trim boasts niceties such as navigation and heated leather seats.
In regard to safety, all versions of the Miata RF benefit from an advanced traction control system. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert help you stay aware of oncoming vehicles. Lane departure warning is also found on the Grand Touring.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.