I have driven the Mazda MX-5 prior but the RF Club model I drove has quite a bit more zoom. The RF Club comes with a 2.0L turbo engine that makes an upgraded 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. The RF Club model I drove weighed 2,453 pounds. With the increased weight and power you get to experience the perfect driving dynamics the MX-5 promises. The MX-5 also comes with great technology with an easy-to-use telematics and navigation system that also features a USB hub for playing media. The 7-inch display is vivid and has touchscreen capability. I had the pleasure of spending a week with the MX-5 RF Club and found the experience to be thrilling.
The handling in the MX-5 is superb. I took the RF Club to run the paces around Rook Creek Parkway in DC, and I was especially impressed with its handling. The MX-5 RF Club is also fuel-efficient. You get an EPA-tested 34 MPG on the highway for the manual model I drove. With the perfect balance of style, power, drivability, and fuel-efficiency, the MX-5 is the perfect entry into the world of sports cars. The MX-5 RF starts at $32,345.
The RF model adds a retractable hardtop to the MX-5. The model I drove had options like Brembo front brakes, an appearance package, and more for a delivered price of $37, 520. For more information, visit www.mazdausa.com.