2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF - Cardinale Mazda A Seaside Area Mazda Dealer

When the stylish Mazda MX-5 Miata debuted in 1990, it caused quite a stir at dealers like Seaside Mazda dealerships. With a design influenced by the sporty convertibles of the 1950s and 1960s, this roadster blended the exhilaration of open-top driving with modern Japanese design and build quality. In fact, the MX-5 Miata was so popular, customers actually lined up outside Mazda dealers in order to buy one.

Not content to rest on its laurels, Mazda has continually improved the Miata. Today’s 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF handles like a champ, negotiating winding turns effortlessly and gracefully. At the Mazda dealership near Seaside, drivers report its powerful four-cylinder engine enhances the exciting driving experience.

As you might expect, the 2017 Miata RF contains creature comforts and advanced safety features that make it thoroughly modern. If you’re looking for an affordable two-seat roadster that provides an exquisite driving experience and open-road thrills, you should seriously consider the MX-5 Miata RF.

Kelley Blue Book declared the 2017 MX-5 Miata to be a hit, writing: "If you think driving should be a fun experience that stimulates your senses without costing an arm and a leg, or if you just want the thrills of classic top-down motoring without the headaches of owning an old car, then there's no other choice but to buy the new Mazda MX-5.”

Seaside Mazda Drivers FInd A Choice In Driving Style

New for 2017, the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF features a folding hardtop and is offered in Club and Grand Touring trim levels. Powering the Miata RF is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 155 horses and 148 lb.-ft. of torque, teamed to a standard six-speed manual transmission with a short-throw shifter. Drivers who prefer an automatic gearbox can choose the optional six-speed automatic that comes with paddle shifters. Car and Driver tested the Miata RF and found it could get to 60 mph from a standstill in just 6.1 seconds.

Fuel economy for the Miata RF equipped with the manual transmission is estimated by the EPA at 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway.* With the automatic, it gets 26 city/35 highway.

With its stunning looks, the Miata RF never fails to impress. Its sleek hardtop makes it look like a coupe, but a button press turns it into a stunning convertible. There are seven paint colors to choose from, including Soul Red Metallic and Blue Reflex Mica.

Inside, you’ll find an incredible amount of space for a small convertible, with enough room for tall passengers to be seated comfortably. There are 4.48 cubic feet of trunk space for transporting groceries or carrying your luggage.

Drivers appreciate the standard Mazda Connect infotainment system, while music fans rave about the standard nine-speaker Bose audio system, which comes with speakers in the headrest, satellite radio, HD radio and two USB ports. Opt for the Grand Touring trim and you’ll get heated leather seats and a nav system.

Safety gear that comes standard includes side impact airbags, dual front airbags, side impact door beams and blind spot monitoring. The Grand Touring model adds high beam control, adaptive front lighting, lane departure warning and rear cross traffic alert.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2017 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.