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Mazda MX-5 Miata MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
20 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 12 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 16 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 17 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 2dr Convertible 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 28.75
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With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata has been averaging 28.75 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 49.4 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10.1 percent), in heavy traffic (1.2 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2012 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.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2012 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 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2012 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
 

2012 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.