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Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Coupe, Convertible
#2 of 52 1990 with 138,000 miles
Jun 04, 2005 (7:18 am)
I get about 27 mpg on avearage with plenty of high-revving driving and the top down (naturally)
#3 of 52 1995, 65000 miles, AUTOMATIC
Aug 29, 2005 (5:20 am)
I get 26 mpg...that is combination driving and with the top down...on the highway with the top up, it gets 30...it might do better with the hardtop on this winter.
#4 of 52 Re: Mazda Miata Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Sep 08, 2005 (9:33 pm)
2004 Mazdaspeed MX5.........14k miles and have averaged about 22mpg in mostly highway driving. A bit disappointed considering the tiny motor, but I admittedly hang out near redline a lot.
Just a sidenote, but I'll be installing a new ecu to boost the turbo a bit and also adding an exhaust so we'll see what that does to for economy.
#5 of 52 2004 MX-5 Mazdaspeed 22,500 miles
Oct 01, 2005 (3:28 pm)
This is the only car I've ever owned that has outperformed it's sticker numbers. It's rated 20/26 and my exact mileage is 30.93023 MPG in mixed driving. I estimate that's about 4000 miles of city/freeway driving, and the balance in highway miles on the high plains and mountains. At 4000 feet and higher, the mileage bumps up to about 35mpg. Mostly top-up, air on.
#6 of 52 1991 MX-5 5spd-no mods- at 76000 miles
Oct 03, 2005 (6:59 pm)
I just returned from a 300 mile (each way) trip to Cape Cod: 60-75 mph, 35 psi, 87 octane ($2.90/gal), top down, very little traffic or stops. I got 34.8 mpg and about the same on return trip. I rarely get under 30mpg but then I don't beat it up either.
#7 of 52 Engine Light on help
Nov 21, 2005 (12:19 pm)
My 2001 SE Mazda Miata's engine light blinks on after 90 miles of freeway driving. It stays on for about 100 miles and then blinks off for about 90 miles. I have taken it to the dealership 3 xs and they have not been able to solve the problem. lst they suggested tune up with new spark plugs and wires, 2nd time new catalytic converter A(still under warranty thank goodness) 3rd time they just don't know. Before the engine light comes on it pauses and there is no acceleration for approximately 5 seconds (like you are floating in space.) on the freeway. The engine light comes on and the car drives normally however the engine light stays on for another 90 miles (most of the time). Any one can help with information it would be greatly appreciated as I am on a bit of a budget. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.
#8 of 52 Re: 1991 MX-5 5spd-no mods- at 76000 miles [biglatka]
Dec 01, 2005 (11:00 am)
i have a 2000 miata ls no cruise have never got less than 26 in city driving 30 open road
#9 of 52 mazda Miata fuel economy /Regular gas?
Dec 21, 2005 (11:39 am)
Thinking of buying a Miata with automatic transmission. Want to find a 2004, 2005 that has warranty remaining.
Can the Miata use Regular gasoline (87 octaine)?
#10 of 52 nilesboy
Dec 22, 2005 (8:08 am)
Past the 00 model year, Mazda recommends the use of premium fuel. The newer cars can run on 87 but not as well.