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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF For Sale Near Phoenix

The sporty Mazda MX-5 Miata made its debut in 1990. This roadster was heavily influenced by British convertibles of the ‘50s and ‘60s, combining the excitement of open-top sports cars with contemporary Japanese design and quality. The MX-5 Miata was a hit, with customers lined up outside Mazda dealerships like the Phoenix Mazda dealer, CardinaleWay Mazda in Mesa to buy one.

Since then, the Miata keeps getting better. The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata takes twisting turns with ease and grace that few other cars can equal, with a powerful four-cylinder engine that adds to the exhilarating driving experience. Of course, today’s Miata adds safety technologies and creature comforts that take it to a new level. Anyone looking for an affordable two-seater that lets drivers experience the thrills of the open road should place the MX-5 Miata at the top of their list.

Featuring a folding hardtop, the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is new for 2018. It comes in two trim levels: Club and Grand Touring. Under the hood, the Miata RF gets a 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant that puts out 155 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque. A six-speed manual transmission with a short-throw shifter is standard, and a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters is available. According to Car and Driver, the Miata RF made it to 60 mph from off the line in just 6.1 seconds.

EPA-estimated fuel economy is rated at 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway with the manual transmission and 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway with the automatic.*

The MX-5 Miata RF features responsive steering that keeps drivers connected to the road. Suspension duties are handled by a four-wheel independent suspension (double wishbones in the front, multi-link in the back). With the manual transmission, the Club gets a torque-sensing limited-slip differential.

When it comes to style, the Miata RF turns heads wherever it goes. With its sleek hardtop, it looks like a coupe at first glance, but press a button and it transforms into a spectacular convertible. Seven attractive paint colors are offered, including Chrystal White Pearl and Soul Red Metallic.

On the inside, the sporty Miata RF provides an amazing amount of space for a compact convertible. Even tall passengers can enjoy the ride in comfort. With 4.48 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, the Miata RF can easily hold luggage or groceries.

The standard Mazda Connect infotainment system includes a dash-mounted display. Audiophiles will love the standard nine-speaker Bose stereo system, which includes headrest speakers, HD radio, satellite radio and two USB ports. The Grand Touring trim includes a navigation system and heated leather seats with three heat settings.

Standard safety features include dual front airbags, side impact airbags, side impact door beams, three point seatbelts with force limiters and pretensioners, and blind spot monitoring. The Grand Touring trim adds adaptive front lighting, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and high beam control.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 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.