The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata’s fuel economy will get a major improvement compared to the popular roadster’s previous generation.
Thanks to significant weight saving efforts and SKYACTIV Technology, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata achieves an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway/30 mpg combined with the standard six-speed manual transmission, and 27/36/30 with the six-speed automatic.
This marks a 25% increase over the 2015 model, mostly achievable through the new 2.0-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV engine that still produces a peppy 155 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. The fact that the 2016 model weighs about 150 pounds less also plays a huge role.
The best part is that you’ll get the best mileage with the manual, which we highly recommend at Lancaster Mazda. You wouldn’t want to drive the world’s most successful two-seater roadster with an automatic, would you? The manual will make you feel more connected to the car and the road, save you fuel, and save you having to fork over $1,075 for the automatic!