2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Priced From $31,555
The hardtop Miata costs about $3,000 more than the equivalent soft top version
Arriving in dealerships across the country in early 2017, the RF starts from $31,555 for the performance-oriented Club trim and $32,620 for the tech-laden Grand Touring grade (excluding a $835 destination charge). Just like the soft-top MX-5 Miata, the Retractable Fastback model is available with a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic in either trim level.
While the MX-5 RF carries over most features from soft top models, there are a few additions for 2017 such as a 4.6-inch full-color TFT gauge and the availability of Machine Gray Metallic paint in substitution of Meteor Gray Mica that is available on the soft top.
All MX-5 Club models, regardless of their roof option, will come standard with Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, previously available only for the Grand Touring trim.
All 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF models come with a 7-inch Mazda Connect touchscreen infotainment system, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob, as well as LED headlights and tail lights.
The Club trim adds premium cloth seats with red stitching, a Bilstein suspension, front and rear black functional aerodynamic body extensions, and a limited-slip differential for manual models. MX-5 RF Club models fitted with the six-speed manual transmission get the optional Brembo/BBS Package as well.
The Grand Touring grade adds heated leather seating surfaces, Adaptive Front-lighting System, High Beam Control and Lane Departure Warning.