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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF

To those Duncan and Victoria drivers who can’t decide between a comfortable hardtop and an exhilarating convertible, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 RF asks, “Why not both?” Indeed, with this latest iteration on the classic Miata MX series, Mazda has truly set a new bar in terms of sports car design, re-sculpting the chassis to exude speed and elegance no matter what mode the roof is in. And this new exterior is wrapped around the kind of top-tier performance that made the MX series such a draw to begin with, so you aren’t sacrificing anything. In fact, you’re gaining a whole new kind of driving experience, one that’s only available from the brilliant automotive minds at Mazda.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 RF
155horsepower, 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G

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Revolutionary Retractable Hardtop

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 RF started with the goal of making a sports car capable of the peaceful cruising solitude of a hard top and the sporty thrill of a convertible, without compromising the appeal of either. With its innovative retractable hardtop, the Mazda MX-5 RF achieves this and so much more. The roof and the retraction are designed in such a way that the Mazda MX-5 RF boasts a sleek, supple look with the roof up, and a modern sporty wonder with it down. It’s so seamless that wherever the roof ends up, spectators would never know that it was meant to be any other way. Even the rear window is retractable, adding further verisimilitude to the experience. The cabin sports a perfect teardrop shape for excellent aerodynamics. And thanks to the synchronized technology that operates the roof sections, the Mazda MX-5 RF has one of the fastest opening/closing times of any other retractable hardtop.

2016 Mazda MX-5 RF retracting

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An Unbeatable Interior Experience

As good as the 2016 Mazda MX-5 RF looks, it feels even better on the inside. Several little design touches were used to make the convertible experience as comfortable as possible, such as a large acrylic wind blocker that prevents air from blowing back. At the same time, the innovative spirit that fueled the creation of the retractable hardtop has also been poured into the cabin itself. Suspension and Electric Power Assist Steering are both tuned precisely and specifically for the Mazda MX-5, delivering a smooth yet engaging ride regardless of road conditions. In addition, a sound-absorbing headliner and rear-wheel sound insulation allow for one of the quietest rides you’ll get from a sports car. And if you’re not in the mood for a calm experience, simply retract the roof, and you can hear the exhilarating pop of the exhaust as you speed down the road.

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Classic Mazda Performance

If there’s one thing the Mazda Miata MX series is known for, it’s its unbeatably sporty performance, and the 2016 Mazda MX-5 RF is no different. It comes standard with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G gasoline engine, which delivers smooth, exciting motion in a remarkably fuel efficient manner. All of this is enhanced by the durable, lightweight material and structure of the Mazda MX-5 chassis, ensuring that every drive is an unforgettable experience. The Mazda MX-5 also sports i-ACTIVSENSE® safety technology, which integrates a suite of advanced preventative tech to make your ride as safe as possible, including:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring System: On-board radars scan blind spots on either side of you and alert you when objects are passing through that area, keeping you fully aware of your surroundings.

  • Adaptive Front Lighting System: This feature greatly improves visibility by moving the headlights fifteen degrees to the left or to the right when you turn a corner.

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert: Specifically geared to detect vehicles approaching from the side or rear, this alert warns you of any impending obstacles or vehicles so that you can feel confident and safe while backing out from a parking spot.

  • Lane Departure Warning System: Even the best drivers can get distracted; luckily, this system senses lane markers and thus can predict when the vehicle is about to change lanes unintentionally and warn the driver before anything happens.

2016 Mazda MX-5 RF rear view

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Cruise the Streets of Victoria in Style with the 2016 Mazda MX-5 RF

The Mazda MX-5 has already been a strong seller in Nanaimo and Duncan, and the upcoming 2016 Mazda MX-5 RF looks to continue this streak of excellent vehicles. And when it does release, you’ll be able to take a test drive and experience all its features for yourself at Harris Mazda, located at 2525 Bowen Road in Nanaimo. And if you have any questions about the Mazda MX-5 or the other excellent Mazda vehicles we have for sale, you can contact us online or just give us a call at 1-844-977-3419.

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