2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport

Mazda MX-5 Miata

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata RF


If you’re looking for a heart-stealing sports car around Aurora, you’ll almost certainly end up comparing Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, and we’re here to guide you through everything you need to know.

Hardtop vs. Soft Top

The main difference between Mazda MX-5 Miata and Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is that the former uses a soft top while the latter utilizes a hardtop.

The soft top is less expensive and doesn’t weight as much, so it appeals to plenty of drivers. The innovative folding hardtop — which operates in around 13 seconds — produces a more seamless power-folding fastback roof.

Power and MPG Ratings

The Mazda MX-5 Miata and Mazda MX-5 Miata RF both make driving fun their central philosophy, and each one delivers a superb blend of power and efficiency.

A 2.0L four-cylinder engine delivers up to 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque across all trim levels, and you’ll choose between either the direct control of a six-speed manual or the convenience of six-speed automatic with paddle shifters to enjoy up to 35 mpg on the highway.

Trims and Features

While the Mazda MX-5 Miata starts at $25,295, the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF starts at $31,910. The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF also only offers 2 trim levels to the regular model’s 3 trim levels, but the hard top does offer more amenities as standard, including:

  • Bose Sound System: Delivers state-of-the-art sound with nine speakers, including headrest speakers.
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-TrafficAlert: Keeps you safe whether changing lanes on a busy highway or backing out of parking space.

Find Your Next Convertible at Continental Mazda of Naperville

The Continental Mazda of Naperville team is always ready to be of assistance, so don’t hesitate to contact us online, drop by the showroom, or apply for financing online.

Why Buy From Continental Mazda of Naperville?

Drivers from Plainfield and the rest of Chicagoland routinely head to Continental Mazda of Naperville to check out the latest Mazda vehicles in part because of our incredible dedication to our customers. Here are just a few reasons you should shop with us:

  • 110% Price Guarantee: We won’t be undersold. That’s why we’ll match the price (plus 10% of the difference) if you get a bonafide quote on the same exact new vehicle from another dealership
  • 72-Hour ExchangePolicy: Talk about peace of mind. If you’re not 100% satisfied, exchange your new vehicle for another of equal or greater value within three days.
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