MAZDA MX-5 Miata RF Speed Rating


Equipped with 17-inch high-performance tires, the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF carries a speed rating of 149 MPH. Delivering sublime steering and filled with youthful exuberance, it’s the perfect little sports car for exploring the Philadelphia, Trevose, or Langhorne area.

To learn more about the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF and its impressive specs, continue reading before scheduling a test drive at Faulkner Mazda Trevose.]

Mazda MX-5 Miata Tires

How Do I Match Tires to the MAZDA MX-5 Miata RF Speed Rating?

In simplest terms, tire speed rating is the maximum speed a tire can travel over an extended period of time. Exceeding this rate—even for short distances—puts unsustainable pressure on your tires that may lead them to wear prematurely.

So, while you’ll probably never going to exceed 149 MPH, it’s still important to choose tires that match what’s listed inside your owner’s manual.

How Do I Determine the Proper Speed Rating?

Whether you purchase tires online or at our Mazda Tire Center, make sure you examine the 10-digit code located on the outer sidewall of each tire. Typically, the last letter of the code denotes the speed rating.

For your Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, the tire code should always end with the letter “V”. This code means the tire is designed to safely travel up to 149 MPH. For best results, we recommend picking a high-performance tire to complement this sports car’s impressive engineering.

 If you have any additional questions, our Tire Center staff is always ready to help.

MAzda MX-5 Miata Speed Rating

MAZDA MX-5 Miata RF Performance Specs

Possessing a near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution along with an available limited-slip differential, the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF isn’t just fast—it’s sheer pleasure to drive.

Underneath its sculpted hood, Mazda places a Skyactiv®-G 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. Equipped with special variable valve timing, it achieves 181 horsepower without wasting precious RPMs.

Paired with a 6-speed Sport automatic transmission with paddle shifters, drivers can experience 151 lb-ft of torque that will keep your vehicle firmly gripped to the road. Drivers who want full control can opt for the smooth-shifting Skyactiv®-MT 6-speed manual transmission with short-throw shifter.

This is good news since you’re sure to want to spend a lot of time out there on the roads. When properly equipped, this peppy roadster earns up to an EPA-estimated 26 city/35 highway MPG.*

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Chassis and Suspension Technology

While the stability and nimble handling of the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is due to its 17-inch alloy wheels, its framework is what truly drives it all home. 

Using a light, monocoque unibody frame, this speedy coupe only weighs 2,493 lbs. Sitting atop a 4-wheel independent suspension, its rigid chassis helps it maintain deft handling when rounding steep curves in the road.

Once you’re ready to slow back down, the vented disc brakes and Electronic Brake Force Distribution apply the perfect level of pressure to keep you comfortably on course.

Learn More About the MAZDA MX-5 Miata RF Speed Rating

Here at Faulkner Mazda Trevose, our team is committed to pairing you with a Mazda you’ll be proud to own for many years. To see this coupe in action, stop by our showroom or go online to schedule a test drive the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF around Trevose, Langhorne, and Bensalem today!

* Up to an EPA-estimated 26 city/35 highway MPG for 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF models with automatic transmission. Manual transmission models, 26 city/34 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

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