Embrace the Road and Sky.

The MX-5 RF simultaneously captivates the driver and dominates the road. Crafted with a driver-centric design and delivering the fine-tuned performance of Skyactiv Technology, top up or fastback down, the RF is made for soul-rousing drives. You can revel in the road and sky like never before.  

Retractable Hardtop

Discover the World from the Comfort of Your Driver’s Seat.

How do you top the legendary MX-5 soft top? How about with the masterfully engineered retractable hardtop of the MX-5 RF? In just seconds you can be at one with the elements. Or not. Either way, you’ll always be at one with the road.

3-section Roof 

The separate front, middle and rear roof sections give the retractable hardtop the fastest operating time of its kind, opening and closing in only 13 seconds.

Ultimate Control

Adapt to outside conditions quickly and comfortably with remarkable retractable hardtop technology. Open or close your roof while travelling 10 km/h or less and be prepared for whatever the road throws your way. 

Refined Interior

Never Sacrifice Comfort for Style.

The sophisticated comfort of a luxury sedan can now be found within the athletic styling of an exotic sports car. With subtle touches like interior colour styling that includes swatches of exterior colour and sumptuous touches like the available Nappa leather-trimmed upholstery, discover why the MX-5 RF is just as much about class and comfort as it is about exhilaration and performance.

A Quieter Ride

Enjoy the exhilaration of the open road, without the commotion of the open road. Mazda engineers have added more insulation to places such as the inner wheel housing and vehicle bulkhead to improve ride quietness and reduce vibration.

Nappa Leather

Sink into your driver’s seat with genuine, supple and textured Nappa leather-trimmed upholstery with Kodo stitching. Exclusively cut for the Mazda MX-5 RF, this Nappa leather is as soft to touch as it is elegant to look at.

Kodo Design

Dignified Design.

Kodo “Soul of Motion” Design language is not just a curve in the side panels or the shape of a headlight. You’ll find its essence in every element of the MX-5 RF. It accounts for both the beauty of the RF and the aerodynamics of the RF, evoking the desire to get in and drive and delivering superior performance. For 2018, we’ve introduced our new Soul Red Metallic paint, specifically designed to highlight every stunning curve.

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Kodo Design
Kodo Design

With its distinct Kodo Design, Mazda adorns each vehicle with a distinguished yet energetic look and feel that’s accompanied by uncompromised craftsmanship and engineering.

Clay Modelling

Mazda consumes more clay than any other manufacturer in an effort to realize the imaginations of our designers. The result is a fine-tuned work of art that is made passionately for the enjoyment of driving enthusiasts.

Driving Dynamics

Free Yourself to the Open Road.


Built to be rigid yet stunningly lightweight, the MX-5 RF was created to be an extension of its driver. With nimble handling and a gripping suspension, this vehicle seamlessly responds to the driver’s commands. Plus, with a Skyactiv-G 2.0 L engine and specially tuned electric power steering, you’ll enjoy a drive that is both breathtaking and intuitive.

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Jinba Ittai

Jinba Ittai is Japanese to describe that unique bond between horse and rider and movement as if they were one. It’s a bond that Mazda has worked tirelessly to recreate between car and driver. The MX-5 achieves this special bond, making the connection between human and machine seamless.

Even Better Driving Dynamics

The 2018 MX-5 RF’s fine tuning includes adjustments of the rear bump stop lengths and the bushing has been altered to enhance control during turns. The power steering also has been tweaked to maximize the effect.


At Mazda, we’re all about proactive safety measures that swing into action to alert you so that you can avoid a collision or lessen its impact. Now with more standard i-Activsense features, our suite of safety technologies help you stay in tune with your MX-5 RF and focus on the road ahead.

Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)

LDWS†† automatically senses lane markings on the road and alerts the driver when it predicts the vehicle is going to unintentionally depart from its lane.

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    • ‡Available on the GT model with Exclusive Package and Grand Sport Package.

      ††Standard on the GT model.

      *Mazda Unlimited refers only to an unlimited mileage warranty program under the terms of which there are no mileage limitations on the following specific Mazda warranties: (i) 3-year new vehicle; (ii) 3-year roadside assistance; (iii) 5-year powertrain; and (iv) 7-year anti-perforation. Mazda Unlimited is standard on all new models. All Mazda warranties remain subject to the terms, limitations and restrictions available at mazdaunlimited.ca.