Pricing as well as further trim level details have been announced for the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF model.
2017 Mazda MX-5 RF
Mazda this week revealed that production has begun on 2017 MX-5 Miata RF retractable hardtop models. It also noted that the first models would be bound for North American and European markets and deliveries of the first models (the MX-5 RF Launch Edition) will begin in early 2017. More importantly, however, it also announced complete pricing details for both production trim levels plus pricing and details on how interested buyers can reserve one of the remaining 1,000 limited-edition launch editions.
Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Edition
On Monday, Mazda released pricing information the 2017 MX-5 RF Launch Edition. It also noted that the majority of these vehicles had already been spoken for by previous Mazda owners who, because of their loyalty to the brand, had been able to reserve one a week earlier.
Based on the Grand Touring trim level, all Launch Edition models will feature a Machine Gray Metallic exterior color and Auburn Nappa leather interior trim with a hand-painted black roof panel (it will be the only U.S.-bound MX-5 RF with either a black top or Nappa leather interior). The only option customers have is the choice of either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic.
Launch Edition models will be priced at $34,685 when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and $35,760 if equipped with a six-speed automatic.
Customers interested in ordering a Launch Edition can visit MX5RFPreorder.com where they will be able to submit a $500 refundable deposit toward the purchase of one of the remaining 1,000 models.
2017 Mazda MX-5 RF prices and trim levels
On Tuesday, Mazda made it known that regular production models of the 2017 MX-5 RF would be available in two trim levels - Club and Grand Touring. Mazda also stated that all trim levels would come with a 4.6-inch color TFT gauge with Machine Gray Metallic paint being substituted for the Meteor Gray Mica found on the soft top color chart. In addition, all 2017 MX-5 Club models – in both the soft and hardtop - will now feature standard Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (previously available only on the Grand Touring trim). It also issued the following pricing schedule (including an $835 destination charge, although buyers in Alaska will pay an additional $45 to there):
2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Club
6-speed manual: $32,390
6-speed automatic: $33,120
Brembo/BBS Package (6MT only): $3,400
2017 MX-5 RF Club models feature 17-inch alloy wheels, black front air dam and rear lip spoiler, Bilstein suspension, cloth seats with red stitching, Mazda Connect with a seven-inch touchscreen and commander control knob, AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM satellite radio, 9-speaker Bose audio system and headrest speakers. A limited-slip rear differential is standard with the manual transmission.
6-speed manually-equipped Club models can be optioned with the Brembo/BBS Package that includes a front shock-tower brace, side sill body extensions, lightweight BBS 17-inch wheels, Brembo front brake rotors and calipers with painted front and rear calipers.
2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Grand Touring
6-speed manual: $33,455
6-speed automatic: $34,660
2017 MX-5 Grand Touring models add heated leather seating surfaces, Adaptive Front-lighting System, High Beam Control and Lane Departure Warning.
2017 Mazda MX-5 RF options
Advanced Keyless Entry (Standard on 6AT and Launch Edition models): $130
Premium paint options:
Soul Red Metallic: $300
Machine Gray Metallic: $300
Crystal White Pearl Mica (GT models only): $200