2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Specs, Release Dates, Prices

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Miata takes nearly 30 years of heritage—reinventing the roadster time after time—and takes it a step further. More powerful, courtesy of a thoroughly reworked engine, MX-5 Miata RF engine was rethought with the sole purpose of deepening the connection the driver and car share. This is what Mazda calls Jinba Ittai— “horse and rider as one.”

Further honing the thrill of each drive, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF features a hardtop that opens and closes in just 13 seconds with a simple press of a switch. New for 2019, the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine receives a power increase of 26 horsepower and 3 lb-ft of torque, while increasing the redline from 6,800 rpm to 7,500 rpm compared to last year’s model. Seen as the more sophisticated take on the MX-5 soft top, MX-5 RF includes a 4.6-inch, full-color TFT display, which now adopts the available Traffic Sign Recognition. Additional features include a tilt and telescoping steering column, Smart City Brake Support, standard rearview camera and two new package options.

New for 2019:

  • Standard tilt/telescoping steering column

  • Standard rearview camera

  • Metallic Black wheels*

  • Newly available Smart City Brake**

  • New Traffic Sign Recognition**

  • Newly enhanced SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine

Quick Specs:

  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine

  • 181 horsepower at 7,000 rpm

  • 151 lb-ft torque at 4,000 rpm

  • SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic transmission

  • 2,453 lbs. weight (2,499 lbs. with six-speed automatic transmission)

Difference versus Soft Top:

  • Power folding hardtop that can open or close in just 13 seconds

  • Roof open/close power switch

  • 4.6-inch, full-color TFT display

  • Club and Grand Touring trim levels only

New Packages:

  • New Club i-ACTIVSENSE Package includes Smart City Brake Support and Lane-Departure Warning*

  • New GT-S Package includes a limited-slip rear differential, Bilstein dampers, shock tower brace and a black roof (6MT only)**

Performance Highlights:

  • Sport-tuned exhaust system

  • Sport-tuned suspension with Bilstein dampers on manual transmission models*

  • Limited-slip differential on manual transmission models*

  • Shock tower brace on manual transmission models*

Technology Highlights:

  • Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry

  • BOSE 9-speaker audio system with headrest speakers

  • Bluetooth hand-free phone and audio streaming

  • Adaptive Front-lighting System**


EPA – Estimated Fuel Economy (mpg)

Manual (city/highway/combined)


Automatic (city/highway/combined)


* MX-5 RF Club

**MX-5 RF Grand Touring



How do you make the world’s best-selling, two-seat roadster even better? Mazda’s designers and engineers have found the answer with the 2019 MX-5 Miata RF. Its biggest change comes by way of its thoroughly upgraded SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine, which is now more responsive, efficient and powerful.

All 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF come standard in the U.S. with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine, producing 181 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. That represents an increase of 26 horsepower and 3 lb-ft of torque over the previous model. Thanks to a host of internal improvements, including lighter pistons and rods and a larger throttle, MX-5’s engine produces more torque throughout its rev range and enjoys a 700 rpm higher redline for the new model year. The new engine comes paired to either a standard SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission or an available 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Sport mode.

Other new updates include a standard tilt/telescoping steering column with 30mm of telescoping and 42mm of tilt range, an aluminum steering column to save weight versus the previous steel unit, a standard rearview camera, available Traffic Sign Recognition and Smart City Brake Support low-speed automatic emergency braking.

Standard features for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring include 17-inch dark silver wheels, LED headlights and tail lights, body-color interior trim, auto on/ off headlights, an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink, heated, leather-trimmed seats, a 9-speaker BOSE Premium audio system, Bluetooth phone pairing and audio streaming, two USB audio inputs, MAZDA CONNECTTM infotainment with a 7-inch monitor that features both touchscreen and Commander control functions, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, parking brake and shifter knob, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, a fabric-lined soft top for greater sound insulation, Sirius XM Satellite radio with a 4-month trial subscription, Mazda Navigation, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, new Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Front-lighting System, High Beam Control, Lane-Departure Warning, and Smart City Brake Support.

Mazda also offer a new GT-S Package for MX-5 Grand Touring models equipped with the SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission, equipping those models with a front shock tower brace, limited-slip rear differential and Bilstein dampers. MX-5 RF models with the GT-S Package will also come equipped with the hand-painted black roof that had previously only been offered on the 2017 MX-5 RF Launch Edition.

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club models continue the two-pronged, higher-trim strategy, offering a harder-edged foil to the Grand Touring. The MX-5 Club builds upon MX-5 Sport with standard Bilstein dampers, shock tower brace and limited-slip rear differential in models equipped with the SKYACTIV-MT transmission. All other MX-5 Club models receive standard heated cloth seats with red contrast stitching, body-color interior trim, Metallic Black alloy 17-inch wheels, front air dam and rear lip spoilers, a 9-speaker BOSE Premium audio system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a 4-month trial subscription and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

MX-5 Club models are available with an i-ACTIVSENSE Club Package that comes with Smart City Brake Support and Lane-Departure Warning.

Additionally, the MX-5 Club SKYACTIV-MT can be had with the Brembo/BBS Package and Brembo/BBS/Recaro Package. The Brembo/BBS Package include front Brembo rotors and calipers; red-painted brake calipers on all four corners; 17-inch, dark gunmetal BBS forged alloy wheels; functional side sill extensions; a rear bumper skirt; and heated leather-upholstered seats.

MSRP for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF:

Model / Package


MX-5 Grand Touring 6MT


GT-S Package (6MT only)


MX-5 Grand Touring 6AT


Auburn Nappa Leather (GT only)


MX-5 Club 6MT


Brembo/BBS Package


Brembo/BBS/Recaro Package


MX-5 Club 6AT


Club i-ACTIVSENSE Package



Premium Exterior Colors


Soul Red Crystal


Machine Gray Metallic


Snowflake White Pearl Mica


Brown soft top (GT only)



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