Front driver angle of a grey 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata

What’s Different Between the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata and MX-5 Miata RF?

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

Shopping for your dream car? Athletic and luxurious, the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata and 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF are both strong contenders for individuals looking for thrill and comfort. So, what exactly is different between the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata and MX-5 Miata RF besides the addition of the “RF” to one? At the Fontana Mazda blog, we will help you see what the differences are so you can feel confident in your choice of a new coupe.

MSRP, Trim Level Options, and Roof Differences

As you compare the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata with the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, you’ll find three significant differences: MSRP, trim level options, and the roof. While each of these makes each coupe unique, other features offered will remain universal amongst both the MX-5 Miata and MX-5 Miata RF.

First, let’s take a look at the biggest difference offered – the roof. The 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata comes with a cloth soft-top roof. This roof is an affordable choice for anyone looking for a convertible coupe. Meanwhile, the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF comes with a hard metallic roof. In fact, the RF in the model name stands for “Retractable Fastback”, which means that the metal roof retracts into the rear of the vehicle. Note that the MX-5 Miata RF also has metallic pillars that will remain upright so that the overhead part of the roof retracts. Below are a couple pictures to help you see the difference in these two coupes with the roofs retracted.

Looking for affordability? You’ll notice that the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a bit more affordable than the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata. The 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata starts at $26,830 and offers the Sport, Club, and Grand Touring trim levels. The 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF starts at $33,045 and offers the Club and Grand Touring trims.

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