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“The Miata continues to deliver the best driving experience for the money,” is how the editors of Motor Trend summed up Mazda’s entry on the magazine’s list of “Best Driver’s Cars.” The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is the hardtop roadster that remains the champion of inexpensive sports cars, offering a phenomenal driving experience at an affordable price. See how much fun it is to ride with the wind in your hair when you take a test drive at Chapman Mazda.

Power Enough for Thrilling Ride

True, the 2.0L 155 horsepower engine in the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF might not rival that of the 707-horsepower motor in the Dodge Hellcat, but there are few other places where you can get as much fun for around $30,000. Both the RF Club and Grand Touring models come with the same SKYACTIV engine that works seamlessly with either the manual or automatic transmission to squeeze every drop of excitement out of each shift. While that Hellcat is stopping at gas station after gas station, you’ll be driving merrily on the way with the top down and the breeze in your face as you achieve 35 mpg on the highway. The monocoque unibody sits on front and rear suspension subframes, providing rigid control. Rack and pinion steering lets you feel the road through the double pinion power assist steering. Bilstein dampers smooth out the bumps in the road so you can concentrate on putting the RF through its paces on some hairpin corners.

Disappearing Top a Marvel of Engineering

When you first encounter the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF at Chapman Mazda, you might spend more than a few minutes just watching the hard top go up and down. That’s because it is a true marvel of modern engineering to make a solid object disappear into a tiny space. It’s a delicate dance between a number of moving parts that only takes 13 seconds. Whether the top is up or down, step back and appreciate the modern styling of this mysterious and sleek roadster.

Jinba Ittai Means Driver and Car are One

From the 900 year-old Japanese tradition of Jinba Ittai where a rider and horse are considered one synchronous unit, Mazda engineers each vehicle to develop the same relationship with its driver. The RF is no exception, where it almost seems it knows where you want to go before you’ve made up your mind. Every Mazda vehicle is made with the joy of driving as the underlying philosophy and the Miata RF is no exception. Take one for a test drive at Chapman Mazda on Bell Road today to rekindle your love for being behind the wheel of a true sports car.

Even though it is already one of the best-reviewed and most popular subcompact crossovers on the market, the Mazda CX-3 underwent a round of improvements for the 2018 model year. Smart City Brake Support is now standard on every trim level, applying stopping power in emergencies when you’re traveling below 19 mph. G-vectoring control, which integrates the engine and steering mechanism to reduce body roll and improve handling, is also now standard on the CX-3. The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is now available for inspection and a test drive at Chapman Mazda on Bell Road.

Sport Trim Loaded with Features

Even the basic Sport trim package for the CX-3 comes with a bevy of standard features, including power windows, power mirrors, dual USB ports, a backup camera and power remote door locks. The Sport package also includes the MAZDA CONNECT 7-inch color touchscreen that displays both infotainment and vehicle diagnostics. Bluetooth streaming allows you to listen to your music and podcasts, as well as make phone calls and texts without any cabling. The infotainment system is controlled through either voice commands, the touchscreen or Commander control knob.

Touring Model a Step Up

Step up to the Mazda CX-3 Touring model and you get larger 18-inch wheels, leatherette and Lux Suede seating and a number of technology features. Blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are part of the package, as are advanced keyless entry and heated side mirrors and front seats. The Touring model also includes automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and climate control. Add the Preferred Equipment Package to the Touring model and you’ll enjoy a Bose premium audio system, Sirius XM satellite radio and a power moonroof.

Grand Touring and GT Premium Create Top-of-Line Model

For the ultimate in luxury and sophistication on the CX-3, choose the Grand Touring with the premium package. Along with leather seats that feature red accents, the Grand Touring model has adaptive LED head lamps that lead the way around corners, LED fog lamps and daytime running lights, and navigation. The premium package includes radar cruise control, smart brake support for faster speeds, lane departure warning and a 6-way power driver seat with lumbar support.

2.0L Engine Provides the Power

Mazda’s innovative SKYACTIV 2.0L engine provides the power for all the different models of the CX-3, delivering 146 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. When paired with the 6-speed automatic transmission, the engine delivers up to 34 mpg on the highway. Front-wheel drive is standard on all the models, but all-wheel drive is available to give you more control on wet or icy highways. See the entire CX-3 lineup and take a test drive when you visit Chapman Mazda on Bell Road.