The Mazda MX-5 Miata may be one of the most popular sports cars ever. Its quirky looks and excellent driving dynamics make it one of the very best options in the budget sports car segment, if not the sports car segment all together. This latest Miata was originally released in soft-top only, but Mazda gave us a glimpse at a hard-top during last year’s New York International Auto Show. Overwhelmingly, the so-called MX-5 Miata RF received positive response and we consumers have been waiting quite patiently to learn more about the hard-top Miata. We have known about the car for quite some time, so Mazda finally decided to give us a little more information with the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF pricing announced.
Pre-sale orders for the RF began last week for “loyal Mazda customers” and the general public has now been given access to that order form. Perhaps the most important piece of information on this form is the base MSRP, which is listed at $31,555. The RF has three trim levels being Launch Edition, Grand Touring, and the more track-focused Club trim. All of these trims will come with either a six speed manual or a six speed automatic gearbox.
It should make sense that most features from the soft top carry over to the hard top version, however the RF does get a couple extra goodies thrown in. First, a 4.6-inch full-color TFT gauge and the availability of Machine Gray Metallic paint in substitution of Meteor Gray Mica, just in case Meteor Gray Mica wasn’t good enough for you. For 2017 in both the soft and hard-top, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert will come standard on the Club trim, instead of just the Grand Touring. There is an available Brembo/BBS package that gives you upgraded brakes and wheels to help you spirited driving for $3,400 (only on the manual).
All trim levels of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata are expected to arrive at dealerships sometime early 2017
To see the reveal of the RF from New York, and learn everything you ever wanted to know about the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, be sure to watch the video below: