The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF (Retractable Fastback) is a member of the current generation Miata roadster, which was redesigned two years ago. Instead of the Miata RF entire roof of disappearing into the body as you think, only overhead roof panels and rear windows retract. That means the Miata RF bodywork sustains and horizontal bar behind the passenger remains in place. Although this means that the Miata RF does not provide an open-air experience like the regular Miata, instead you get a different new style for this small 2 seat sports car.
The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is a two-passenger, retractable top sports car. Instead of a fully retractable hardtop roof, the Miata RF has a power retractable top panel and rear window. It is available in two trim levels: Club and Grand Touring.
Under the hood, the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 155 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. All that power sent to the rear wheel through a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.
Despite having relatively small power output, the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF still offers a fairly quick performance thanks to its well-matched transmission gear ratios and a very light curb weight of less than 2,500 pounds. In track testing, the Miata RF with manual transmission hit 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. Top speed of 133 mph. EPA fuel economy stands at 29 mpg combined (26 city/33 highway).
The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF price list: Club $32,800 and Grand Touring 33,640.