VIDEO: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Test Drive

This week on Yuri and Jakub Go For a Drive, the guys test drive the 2017 Mazda MX-5…or is it Miata? The guys can’t seem to decide. Anyway, the MX-5 was completely redesigned for 2016, and 2017 saw the introduction of the RF (retractable fastback) body style with an automatic folding hardtop. The soft top model, however, remains the purest expression of the MX-5, and is most authentic to the original NA Miata. Mazda engineers worked tirelessly to reduce the size and weight of the MX-5 to be as close as possible to the original, and they largely succeeded. The result is an incredibly fun to drive rear-wheel drive roadster that offers one of the very best driving experiences on the market at any price point. It’s not hard to predict how The Straight Pipes guys will feel about this one.