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Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Coupe, Convertible
Jan 06, 2007 (10:00 pm)
2006 MX-5, 3000 miles, mixed driving, upshift typically between 3000 to 4000 RPM: 25 to 27 MPG.
#24 of 52 1996 144,000 miles 5-speed
Apr 05, 2007 (10:23 pm)
City mileage computed from relatively short trips (5 miles).
Summer: 27 MPG city, 34-36 MPG highway
Winter: 22 MPG city, 27-29 MPG highway
Mods and effects:
Lowered suspension: this should improve gas mileage just a little bit
Cone-type intake: less restriction, should help a little
Custom (cannot be bought!) cat back: less restriction, should help a bit
Racing radiator and motor oil cooler: helps in the summer by extracting heat more efficiently, hurts in the winter (for short trips) because it takes longer to warm up
#25 of 52 93 w/ 68k miles
Jun 15, 2007 (4:52 pm)
27-28 mpg. Doesn't seem to vary much, city or highway, winter or summer. Mostly mixed driving, city/suburbs.
#26 of 52 Re: 1995, 65000 miles, AUTOMATIC [jeffwingo]
Jul 12, 2007 (6:01 pm)
I am considering buying a Miata but the dealer advised me against it if I planned to use it year round, (live in Michigan). Have you had any problems with winter driving?
#27 of 52 Re: 1995, 65000 miles, AUTOMATIC [es71]
Jul 13, 2007 (5:44 am)
I have a '93 and will not disagree.
It makes a great 2nd car, IMO. Can you get a winter beater, such as an old Subaru or something? Those would complement each other nicely.
You can get snow tires, but I still don't want other overconfident drivers in heavier SUVs bumping in to my tiny little Miata.
#28 of 52 thanks
Jul 13, 2007 (2:41 pm)
thanks, I was thinking the same thing. Just a bit of wishful thinking on my part. I was trying to be a bit less practical for once.
Nov 06, 2007 (5:56 pm)
Just got 31 mpg on a 350 mile drive up into the mountains north of Phoenix (07 Grand Touring manual). It was a hot day, with the top down and a/c on most of the time. Lots of steep grades and some 80 mph runs. I get 23-25 normally in Phoenix driving. Not too much stop and go, but lots of zoom-zoom. Car is still low miles, so it's probably not fully broken in yet.
#30 of 52 Re: Mileage [techtool]
Nov 06, 2007 (7:07 pm)
I've got just over 2000 miles on mine and I'm continually getting 28 to 31mpg unless I'm really hard on it (don't do much stop and go city driving)so what is considered break in mileage ? will my MPG go down ?
#31 of 52 Re: Mileage [wilzap]
Mar 11, 2008 (5:16 pm)
Just returned from a trip to Florida and back from Albany, NY. Mileage in my 6 spd 2000 Miata, only 30K miles, ran from 31.2 to 33.8 mpg. Speed was typically 70-75 mph. Drive car all year long; trip taken on 4 whl snows. Regular fuel only. Year round commuting with my 17 mile commute each way is 27-30 mpg with the lowest in winter with longer warm ups.
#32 of 52 Re: Mileage [picopeak]
Mar 12, 2008 (6:31 am)
That's pretty good. Better than the mileage I get in my 116hp 1993 model.