2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Price Increases Slightly to Match Major Upgrades
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF will arrive at U.S. dealerships late next month, carrying a slightly increased starting price to accommodate for its many improvements.
Mazda announced on Monday that the hardtop Miata will carry a starting MSRP of $32,345 for the SKYACTIV-MT transmission-equipped MX-5 Club, up $435 from the starting price of the 2018 model. With the six-speed Sport automatic transmission with paddle shifters, the MX-5 Club starts at $32,945, also $435 more than the 2018 model.
The 2019 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring starts at $33,335 for the manual and $34,410 for the automatic — both are $585 more than the outgoing model.
What’s New for the 2019 Mazda Miata? More power, more convenience for taller drivers
Earlier this year, Mazda confirmed that the 2019 Miata would come equipped with a retuned SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine that produces 26 horsepower and 3 lb-ft of torque more than the 2018 model. Other significant quality-of-life improvements made to the Miata include a standard tilt/telescoping steering column constructed from aluminum, a new rearview camera, and available Traffic Sign Recognition and Smart City Brake Support technologies.
Also new for 2019 is a GT-S Package offered for the MX-5 Grand Touring with the SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual. Available for $750, this package a front shock tower brace, limited-slip rear differential, Bilstein dampers, and a hand-painted roof akin to that offered on the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Edition. The MX-5 Grand Touring is also available with a $300 Auburn Nappa Leather package.
The MX-5 Club SKYACTIV-MT is also available with a Brembo/BBS Package and Brembo/BBS/Recaro Package, priced $3,770 and $4,670, respectively. The former adds 17-inch, dark gunmetal BBS forged alloy wheels; front Brembo rotors and calipers; red-painted brake calipers for all four wheels; side sill extensions; a rear bumper skirt; and heated leather-upholstered seats. The latter swaps in Recaro bucket seats and adds a black-painted roof.
The Club is also available with a $450 i-ACTIVSENSE Package that can’t be bundled with the Brembo/BBS and Brembo/BBS/Recaro Packages. Smart City Brake Support and Lane-Departure Warning the featured technologies in the package, complementing the Club’s standard Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
Mazda also revealed pricing for three colors available for the MX-5 RF: $595 for Soul Red Crystal, $300 for Machine Gray Metallic, and $200 Snowflake White Pearl Mica.