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2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview


TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2016 The new Mazda MX-5 Miata is, well, new, so TrueDelta has no reliability data on it. But past Miatas have all been reliable, and other current Mazdas have been reliable, so there's little reason to think that the new Miata won't be. MINIs, though not on average as bad as their reputation suggests, have been considerably less reliable than Miatas. And, if you do get a bad one, too often it's horror-story bad. Scion FR-Ss initially suffered from a few common issues, but the average for the 2013s has been improving and the 2014s have been good. full 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2016 Nothing has improved more with the Mazda MX-5 Miata's latest redesign than its fuel economy. The 2015 managed only 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway in the EPA's tests, disappointing for such a light car powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine. The new car tests much better: 27/34 with a manual transmission and 27/36 with an automatic. The MINI Cooper S Roadster was about equally efficient when equipped with a manual transmission (26/35), a little short with an automatic (25/34). The new MINI Convertible, if it shares the Hardtop's EPA ratings, won't be as efficient with a manual transmission (23/33) but will be as competitive as its predecessor with an automatic (26/33). The Scion FR-S barely out-economizes the old Miata with a manual (22/30) but is just a couple mpg short of the new one with an automatic (25/34). Premium fuel is recommended in all of these cars. The new Miata can use regular unleaded at the cost of some responsiveness. In my real-world driving of the new Miata with an automatic transmission the trip computer reported a suburban average around 30 mpg. On a 60-mph highway the average can reach 40, about 4 mpg better than a Scion FR-S and 5 mpg better than a MINI JCW Clubman, both tested with manual transmissions. Drive at 75 mph with the top down, though, and the reported average will fall to 34 mpg. The largest fuel economy advantage over the Scion FR-S appeared when both were flogged along Ohio's Route 26. The Scion's fuel economy dipped into the high teens, but the Mazda's only into the mid-20s. The most likely reason: the torquier, far less peaky Mazda engine doesn't have to be revved nearly as high to reach its sweet spot. The JCW Clubman, its turbo reducing the need for fuel-guzzling runs to the red line, fell between the two with a "spirited driving" average around 20 mpg. Overall, with the redesign the Miata's fuel economy has gone from worst to first. full 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Convertible 167-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
Good enough to drive for fun and not worry about the cost. full 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
 
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Questions about the Mazda MX-5 Miata

  2 responses   Cheap ass paint
2013 - 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata
A member in New York, United States

Has any one had the cheap ass paint fixed by Mazda and what did you do to prevent chipping in the future ; if you look wrong at the car it chips.

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