2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Staying the Fuel Economy Course for May
by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor on June 7, 2016
We drove our 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata into a sandstorm recently, and during May it went to the shop for a new windshield. The maintenance-heavy month meant its 776-mile monthly total fell far short of our usual 1,700-mile target. But in the meantime we found a few things to scrutinize, such as its seats and steering wheel.
Its 29.5 mpg result for May is just a shade lower than that of the previous month, but its lifetime fuel economy remains unaltered at 30.1 mpg.
Not bad for a car that truly inspires you to fling it around with abandon.
Worst Fill MPG: 22.2 mpg
Best Fill MPG: 37.5 mpg
Average Lifetime MPG: 30.1 mpg (3.3 gallons per 100 miles)
EPA MPG Rating: 30 Combined (27 City/34 Highway)
Best Range: 329 miles
Current Odometer: 9,036 miles
Note: Cars are sometimes refueled well before their fuel tanks approach empty. As such, "best" and "worst" fuel economy entries above are not necessarily the result of an entire tank's worth of driving.
Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor @ 9,036 miles