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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

At the Chicago Auto Show Mazda has announced pricing and packaging for the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, aka retractable fastback. Entering into its second model year, MX-5 RF receives some notable upgrades including newly standard heated cloth sport seats in MX-5 Club models, standard Advanced Keyless Entry on all models, new color options and heated leather-trimmed seats in MX-5 RF Club’s Brembo/BBS Package.

Both MX-5 Club and MX-5 Grand Touring models come with standard LED headlights, MAZDA CONNECTTM infotainment technologies with a 7-inch display, two USB inputs for connectivity and phone charging, Bluetooth, BOSE Premium 9-speaker audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio with a 4-month trial subscription, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and a leather steering wheel and shifter knob, among many other features.

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

The 2018 MX-5 RF Club, when equipped with a 6-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission, features a limited-slip rear differential, a front shock-tower brace and Bilstein dampers. All MX-5 RF Club models come standard with 17-inch dark alloy wheels, piano black exterior mirror caps, front air dam and rear spoiler extensions and red seat stitching. The available Brembo/BBS package includes forged, lightweight BBS wheels; body sill extensions; a rear bumper skirt; and heated black, leather-trimmed sport seats.

The MX-5 Grand Touring is equipped with body-color exterior mirrors, automatic on/off headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic climate control, heated leather seats, navigation, Adaptive Front-lighting System, High Beam Control and Lane-Departure Warning System. Newly available for 2018 is Auburn Nappa leather, which was previously only available in the U.S. in MX-5 RF Launch Edition models.

All MX-5s come powered by a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine, sending up to 155 horsepower to the rear wheels via a standard 6-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission or 6-speed automatic. New color options include Eternal Blue Mica, which replaces Blue Reflex Mica; Snowflake White Pearl Mica, which replaces Crystal White Pearl Mica; and Soul Red Crystal, which replaces Soul Red Metallic.

The 2018 MX-5 RF goes on sale this month nationwide, joining its 2018 MX-5 soft top sibling that went on sale in December.

MX-5 Soft Top 6MT MX-5 Soft Top 6AT MX-5 RF 6MT MX-5 6AT
MX-5 Sport $25,295 $26,645 N/A N/A
MX-5 Club $29,155 $29,755 $31,910 $32,510
MX-5 Club

with Brembo/BBS Package

$32,925 N/A $35,680 N/A
MX-5 Club

Brembo/BBS/ Recaro Package

$33,625 N/A N/A N/A
MX-5 Grand Touring $30,195 $31,270 $32,750 $33,825
MX-5 Grand Touring

with Auburn Nappa Leather

$30,495 $31,570 $33,050 $34,125

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