2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF – Review, Specs, Configurations, Price, and Interior

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

$31,770 - $35,520
4.3

Reliability

4.3/5

Interior

4.0/5

Safety

4.5/5

Performance

4.4/5

Strengths

  • Power folding roof has good trunk space
  • Excellent control and handling
  • Fun to drive

Weaknesses

  • Noisy at speeds of highway
  • Small trunk

Review 

The 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF flows in the 2021 model year into a coupe and convertible category. Although since its debut in 2016, the MX-5 has been one of our favorite options, it always had strong competition. Now, the year before, we see redesigns of the Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ, Nissan Z, and MX-5 Miata are alone on top of the mountain, with the discontinuation of the Fiat 124 Spider (which has always been a disguised Miata).

This is a great two-seater in a crowded class, and in a deserted one, it is an outstanding two-seater. The MX-5 Miata RF is a great option due to its powerful hardtop, making the convertible flashy. For 2021, besides the addition of wireless capability for Apple CarPlay, which merely increases your buck bang, there are no important changes. 

More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata, then click our post.

Specs and Features

Engine2.0L I-4
Seating2 Passengers
Power181 hp @ 7000 rpm
Transmission6-speed manual
MPG26 City / 34 Hwy
DrivetrainRear-wheel Drive
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Specs and Features

Price

The MSRP of the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is ranging between $31,770 – $35,520.

What’s Newly Include in 2021 

The new upgrades in the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF include the following features:

  • Apple CarPlay integration with new wireless connectivity.
  • Available white leather upholstery.
  • The fourth generation of MX-5 Miata was launched in 2016.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Configurations

The different configurations of the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF are listed below:

1. Club

Price: The MSRP of the Club is $33,045. 

Specs and Features: It has features of 2.0L I-4 Engine, 181 @ 7,000 rpm Horsepower, 6-spd man Transmission, Rear-wheel Drive type, 151 @ 4,000 rpm Torque, 17″ black aluminum Wheels, ABS and driveline Traction control, Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry, Front air conditioning, manual, 1st row LCD monitor, Driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats, Power Convertible Top, Cloth Seat Trim, and SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio.

2. Grand Touring

Price: The MSRP of the Grand Touring is $34,525. 

Specs and Features: It has Additional or replacing features on Club. It comes with Windshield wipers – rain-sensing, 17″ painted Aluminum Wheels, Heated Mirrors, Leather seat trim, and Front air conditioning, automatic.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Configuration
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Configuration

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Interior

The interior of Mazda is well-built and eye-catching. Mazda does not want the driving experience to be distracting. The instrument cluster is similar, and in the center of it is a large tachometer. The hardtop is much better than the sound insulation in the soft, although other sacrifices exist, such as a less practical approach. The only real contract breaker is space shortages. Six-footers will fight to get comfortable, and if you get bigger, you stare at the edge of the windscreen directly. It isn’t much different in this soft top, but it is more noticeable here since the cabin is tighter.

Two comfortable, supporting chairs are available in MX-5 RF and a good space to be adequate, despite a shortage of space.  In this instance, our pilot test drive has six foot-one haircut, and the dimensions of the body between the seat and the forehead are part of aerodynamics with the roof down for the tallest people. Once the passenger seating is snug, with excellent pedals and the sense of the old school with good views on the road. The driver is well placed. The roof up shows limited back vision, but the majority of times, you do not purchase an MX-5 to drive up the roof. However, the holder for the RF shows that the visibility is still not good, even if the roof is lowered, because the roof panel is really all over your head removed.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Interior
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Interior

Should I Buy a 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF?

Yes, the MX-5 Miata RF is a great option due to its powerful hardtop, making the convertible flashy.

You may also Ask for

Is the Miata RF worth it?

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is a sports vehicle resulting from a thorough tuning of Mazda’s products. Although its price of $35,645 (as tested) makes the Miatas money one of the most expensive, it certainly seems worth it. But it’s worth 35,000 dollars.

Is the Mazda Miata going to be there in 2021?

For the 2021 MX-5 Miata Roster, Mazda introduced a new exterior and inside color. Newly standard Apple Carplay and Android Auto and a new wireless option. 

In Mazda Miata, what does RF mean?

It means retractable fastback, literally. In layman’s words, this implies that a Miata RF is equipped with a machining roof panel to be pushed off and stored on a button. The Miata RF only stows away the overhead portion of the roof away from a traditional canvas cabriolet, leaving behind the back pillars.

For more information about the latest Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, kindly visit the Official page.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

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