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Mazda MX-5 RF 2019 review: snapshot

EXPERT RATING
8

If you really must have a hard roof, with the attendant increase in weight (and lifting of the centre of gravity), then you'll be very happy with the RF, as it's a solid feeling lid that opens and shuts with minimal fuss (although you have to be doing less than 10km/h - ie basically stopped - to use it). 

Remarkably, at this entry level, the price comes in under $40K, just at $39,400. And you do get the properly fizzing new version of the 2.0-litre engine (RF is not available with the 1.5), making 135kW/205Nm, pushed to the rear wheels through either a fantastic six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed auto that's nowhere near as much fun.

Standard kit for the base car includes a new reversing camera, 16-inch alloy wheels, now black metallic for extra visual menace,  LED headlamps, power mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, climate-control air, black cloth seats, a 7-inch touch screen with 'MZD Connect', an audio system with six speakers and DAB+ (but no CD player), Bluetooth streaming, internet radio integration, satellite navigation, 'Smart City Brake Support', or AEB, 'Traffic Sign Recognition',  and blind-spot monitoring.

The new car also gets a telescopically adjustable steering wheel, which makes the perfect driving position even more perfect.

Pricing guides

$36,490
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$23,700
Highest Price
$49,280

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
30TH Anniversary Edition 2.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $35,500 – 45,980 2019 Mazda MX-5 2019 30TH Anniversary Edition Pricing and Specs
RF 2.0L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $29,700 – 38,830 2019 Mazda MX-5 2019 RF Pricing and Specs
RF GT 2.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $32,900 – 43,120 2019 Mazda MX-5 2019 RF GT Pricing and Specs
RF GT (black Roof) 2.0L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $35,500 – 45,980 2019 Mazda MX-5 2019 RF GT (black Roof) Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
8
Stephen Corby
Contributing Journalist

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Pricing Guide

$27,900

Lowest price, based on third party pricing data

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