2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF  vs 2017 Fiat 124 Spider

When purchasing a sports car, you want to make sure it has everything you want including performance, style, safety features and amenities. To find your ideal sports car convertible then, thorough research is necessary. Rather than immediately jump into a model such as the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, look outside of your typical brand preference or recognition and you may be surprised to find a new model that has exactly what you were looking for and more. The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is the new all-encompassing performance car that has been named a best-value model by The Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association.

Between the 2017 MX-5 RF and the 124 Spider, there are a few technical differences, however the main deviations lie in the amenities. Each brand's powertrain puts out sufficient power to take any drive to the next level but the conveniences and safety features of the two make each tailored to different driver preferences.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF VS 2017 Fiat 124 Spider
SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L  Engine 1.4L MultiAir Turbo 
50/50 (MT) / 51/49 (AT)  Weight Distribution 50/50
Power Hard Top Convertible Top Manual Soft Top
Standard Driver Assistance Safety Features Available

Ride With Enhanced Safety and Convenience in the 2017 MX-5 Miata RF

When you're driving down the road and it starts to rain, you don't want to have to pull over to put your convertible's top back up and with the 2017 MX-5 Miata RF you won't have to. You won't even have to come to a complete stop. The power hard top of the Mazda MX-5 RF opens or closed at the touch of a button in approximately 13 seconds. The 124 Spider features a manual soft top and all of the inconveniences that come with it.

As that rain begins to come down harder, it may get harder to see other vehicles. That's where the MX-5 Miata RF again outshines the Spider with more standard safety features. The MX-5 Miata RF comes standard with technologies such as Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Control, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers and more to ensure your safety in all weather conditions.

For more details about the 2017 Mazda Miata MX-5 contact our team today at Capistrano Mazda in San Juan Capistrano. You can also view or new MX-5 RF inventory online at your convenience.

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