2017 Mazda MX RF Review
With the New Retractable Fastback, the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Is a True 12-Month Sports Car.
Available for the first time is the Mazda MX-5 RF (retractable fastback). The latest addition to the MX-5 line fully embodies the model’s 26-year-old tradition light, agile performance. While staying true to the original MX-5 concept the addition of the Retractable Hardtop opens up the world of open-air sports car driving to individuals who otherwise need a closed car.
And the addition of the retractable Fastback doesn’t interfere with the styling of the MX-5. CTV News was quite taken with the styling of the RF, commenting that the Mazda MX-5 RF “comes with a power hardtop that turns the impressively simple MX-5 into rather stylish sports car”.
With the top up, the MX-5 RF features traditional fastback styling with a smooth roofline that slopes down to meet the rear of the car. The power roof can be opened or closed at speeds of up to 10 km/h with the press of a button. When closed the roof is stowed compactly and efficiently. In fact, the MX-5 RF offers the same amount of trunk space as the soft-top model.
Lighter, smaller, quicker, and more nimble than its predecessor, the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF sports car has shed approximately 10 kg from its predecessor, despite the addition of the retractable top, through the use of aluminium and ultra‑high‑tensile steel. Its
2017 Mazda MX-5 RF, Powered by SKYACTIV®-
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF sports car is powered by an all-aluminum SKYACTIV®-G 2.0 L DOHC four-cylinder engine with a 13.0:1 compression ratio that produces 116 kW (155 horsepower) at 6000 rpm and 200 N-m (150 lb-ft) of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine is set back behind the front axle line to help achieve the MX-5 Miata’s 50/50 weight distribution.
Another performance feature is your choice of the compact SKYACTIV®-MT six-speed manual transmission or the available six-speed SKYACTIV®-Drive
Two Different 2017 MX-5 RF Models from Which to Choose
The 2017 MX-5 Miata RF sports car is available in two models in Canada: the GS and the GT. Both are powered by the same SKYACTIV®-G engine and transmissions. The GS features 17” alloy wheels, a limited-slip differential,
The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF also features Mazda Unlimited from Mazda Canada Inc. The company has introduced the only warranty program of its kind in Canada. Mazda Unlimited features unlimited mileage for our 3-YEAR New Vehicle, 3-YEAR Roadside Assistance, 5-YEAR Powertrain and 7-YEAR Anti-Perforation warranties.
Though summer is a convertible season, you can drive your new Mazda MX-5 RF 12 months out of the year. Come see the MX-5 experts at Yarmouth Mazda in Yarmouth, NS and they’ll help you select the model that’s right for you.