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Mazda MX-5 Miata MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
9 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
10 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
11 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
12 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
13 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 16 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 25 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 38 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 40 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 34 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 31 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 23 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2017 2017 2dr Convertible 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 31.1
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With the 181-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata has been averaging 31.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (25 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2016 2016 2dr Convertible 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 34.5
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2016 2016 2dr Convertible 129-hp 1.5L I4 6-sp manual RWD 40.8
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2013 2013 2dr Convertible 167-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual RWD 35.6
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2012 2012 2dr Convertible 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 28.75
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2011 2011 2dr Convertible 158-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 31
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2010 2010 2dr Convertible 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 28.27
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2010 2010 2dr Convertible 158-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 30.7
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2009 2009 2dr Convertible 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 27.41
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2009 2009 2dr Convertible 167-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual RWD 31.5
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2008 2008 2dr Convertible 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 27.65
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2008 2008 2dr Convertible 167-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual RWD 27.18
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2008 2008 2dr Convertible 158-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 30.68
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2007 2007 2dr Convertible 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 27.87
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2007 2007 2dr Convertible 167-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual RWD 26.05
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2007 2007 2dr Convertible 158-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 30.4
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2006 2006 2dr Convertible 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 26.9
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2006 2006 2dr Convertible 167-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual RWD 27.74
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2006 2006 2dr Convertible 158-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 27.8
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2005 2005 2dr Convertible turbocharged 178hp 1.8L I4 6-sp manual RWD 27.5
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2005 2005 2dr Convertible 167-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual RWD 31.23
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2004 2004 2dr Convertible turbocharged 178hp 1.8L I4 6-sp manual RWD 25.87
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2004 2004 2dr Convertible 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 27
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2004 2004 2dr Convertible 167-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual RWD 18.8
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2003 2003 2dr Convertible 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 31.85
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2003 2003 2dr Convertible 167-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual RWD 28.05
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2002 2002 2dr Convertible 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 23.51
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2002 2002 2dr Convertible 167-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual RWD 28.5
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2002 2002 2dr Convertible 158-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 21.5
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2001 2001 2dr Convertible 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 27.93
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2001 2001 2dr Convertible 167-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual RWD 25.5
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2001 2001 2dr Convertible 158-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 31.22
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2000 2000 2dr Convertible 167-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual RWD 27.01
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata Real 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. see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review
Mazda MX-5 Miata Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
The first four "why nots" shouldn't have come as a surprise to anyone. This one might. I didn't ding the MX-5 Miata's engine for its power output, but I am going to ding it for its fuel input. While EPA ratings of 21 mpg city and 28 mpg are hardly abysmal, the FR-S does better (22/30) and a 315-horsepower Porsche Boxster S does about as well (20/28). With one of Mazda's new SKYACTIV engines, the Miata would go much farther on a gallon of gas. (The 2,900-pound Mazda3 is rated 27/39.) But this engine won't happen until the Miata is again redesigned. see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review
 

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

Mazda MX-5 Miata Real 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. see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2008 2dr Convertible 158-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I average 28mpg city and about 32 highway, and I have an uncontrollable lead foot in this car. see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2006 2dr Convertible 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
a very cheap car to run see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2006 2dr Convertible 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
The MX-5 always seemed to be great on gas, no matter how hard you flogged it, top up or top down. see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2006 2dr Convertible 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
I average about 8.5 L/100 km, so even though it uses Premium fue, it only costs about $40 to drive as much as 475km. This is with gas at about $1.20 a litre. see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2006 2dr Convertible 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
Great fuel economy for a sporty car. see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2006 2dr Convertible 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
To date gas millage has never gone under 30mph and has gone to almost 39mph. And this has not been driving it EASY. Like I said before, it is a FUN FUN FUN Car. see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2005 2dr Convertible turbocharged 178hp 1.8L I4
6-speed manual RWD
Excellent mileage. I get 36mpg on normal highway cruises and about 28mpg in town. When I go to the race track, I run around 22-24 mpg. If you are really savvy, this car burns about 2 gallons an hour! So cheap to keep on the road. see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2003 2dr Convertible 142-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual RWD
30-35 MPG....easy question these days. see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review
2003 2dr Convertible 142-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Never thirstier than 10.5 l/100 km, even during autocross. see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review
Mazda MX-5 Miata Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2003 2dr Convertible 142-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual RWD
For a small (size of a subcompact) 4-cylinder stick shift, it only gets around 28 mpg highway...my 6-cylinder Honda Accord got 30+. see full Mazda MX-5 Miata review
 

Mazda MX-5 Miata Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Mazda MX-5 Miata's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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