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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata fuel economy improves 25% versus outgoing model

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 achieves an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway/30 mpg combined (8.7/6.9/7.8 l/100 km) when equipped with the standard SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission and an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway/30 mpg combined (8.7/6.5/7.8 l/100 km) when equipped with the six-speed automatic.

This performance represents a 25% increase in fuel economy versus the 2015 MX-5's EPA-estimated fuel economy when paired with the outgoing model’s available six-speed manual transmission, highlighting the benefits of Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology.

MX-5 followed the same “Gram Strategy” Mazda global weight-savings initiative as other vehicles full engineered with SKYACTIV Technology before it—CX-5, Mazda6, Mazda3 in addition to the upcoming CX-3—paring approximately 150 pounds while strengthening the body and improving safety. At the same time, the 2016 MX-5 has gained Mazda’s torquey SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine.


Nick Lyons

If only I could fit in this car (sigh).


Nick, your not the only one who can't fit (sigh).

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