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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF vs 2018 Subaru BRZ

2018 mazda miata mx-5 rf and 2018 subaru brz side by side

The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF offers New Jersey drivers a sporty and stylish roadster that now features a Retractable Fastback.

The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is fitted with a 155-hp, 2.0-literSKYACTIV®-G engine that comes standard with a SKYACTIV®-MT 6-Speed Manual Transmission (and offers an available 6-Speed Sport Automatic Transmission with Paddle shifters). 

Other impressive features of the new Mazda MX-5 Miata RF include a seven-inch touchscreen display with a Bose® Stereo System, heated seats, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and so much more.

Keep reading to see how the new 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF stacks up against the 2018 Subaru BRZ!

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club


2018 Subaru BRZ Premium

31 combined mpg Fuel Economy 24 combined mpg
6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual Transmission 6-speed manual
2,485 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight Rating  3,682 pounds
Optional Leather Seats Not Available

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Features and Specs

Drivers in the market for either the Mazda MX-5 Miata or the BRZ are looking for a vehicle that is optimized for impressive performance. One of the biggest factors in performance is weight. The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is over 1,000 pounds lighter than the 2018 BRZ - offering drivers better handling for more fun while driving.

One of the biggest advantages you'll find with the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is the retractable roof. This innovative and state-of-the-art roof design offers drivers the ability to enjoy the breeze of the open road with the push of just one button! The power-folding hardtop will open or close in just 13 seconds!

The base model Mazda MX-5 also offers drivers impressive fuel economy without sacrificing performance. The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF offers an EPA-estimated 27 city and 36 highway miles per gallon, while the 2018 BRZ offers an EPA-estimated 21 city and 29 highway miles per gallon.

Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF at Mazda of Lodi in Bergen County, NJ!