What is the Difference Between 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata and MX-5 Miata RF?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mazda MX-5 RF, Model Comparisons on Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 12:19 pm
Red 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata and red 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

When it comes to shopping for a new vehicle, making a decision is often easier when you know what sets two vehicles apart. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata and 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF might have almost identical names but there are a number of things that make each of these Mazda vehicles unique. Continue reading to learn what the difference is between the Mazda MX-5 Miata and MX-5 Miata RF.


Read more: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Interior Dimensions and Cargo Volume


MX-5 Miata or MX-5 Miata RF?

While you may have always thought that the MX-5 Miata and the MX-5 Miata RF were the same vehicle with interchangeable names, they are actually two separate vehicles. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata model wears a soft top convertible roof that is available in black or brown. This roof is made out of a soft material that adds an exciting contrast to the exterior of the MX-5 Miata. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, on the other hand, has a retractable hardtop roof. This roof is painted the same color as the rest of the vehicle’s exterior and blends in seamlessly when it is in place.

The hardtop roof of the MX-5 Miata RF adds extra weight to this Mazda model, causing an overall curb weight of 2,453 pounds in manual transmission models and 2,493 pounds in automatic transmission models. In comparison, the MX-5 Miata weighs in at a curb weight of 2,339 pounds with its soft top roof.

Both the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata and 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF are available in seven different exterior color options – Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Machine Gray Metallic, Ceramic Metallic, Eternal Blue Mica, Jet Black Mica, and Arctic White – and they each offer their own lineup of interior options.

Closeup of 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

Closeup of 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata


Read more: Standard Features for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata


You can find your next Mazda MX-5 Miata model in the Serra Mazda online inventory. Book a test drive today to experience the thrill that the MX-5 Miata has to offer.

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