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Mazda MX-5 Miata MPG

 

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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2016 2016 2dr Convertible 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual RWD 34.5
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With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata has been averaging 34.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miatas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in heavy traffic (7.5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Real Gas Mileage: Pros
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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
 

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Gas Mileage (MPG)

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