2019 MX-5 improves fuel economy scores for new model year

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda MX-5 on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 12:58 pm
A left profile photo of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata parked under an overhang.

Fuel Economy scores for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

We’ve told just about everyone who will listen how excited we are about the improvements made to the new Mazda Miata that will be arriving at Gorman McCracken Mazda later this year. Not only has the automaker found a way to boost the convertible’s performance for the new model year, but it has done so without negatively affecting the fuel economy scores for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata. The United States government released its official fuel efficiency estimates, and we think potential buyer considering the newest version of the Miata will be very impressed. Let us know right away if you would like to start the pre-ordering process before the 2019 MX-5 Miata arrives.

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There is one major factor at play determining the how efficient your 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be once you get it home. Since all versions use the same engine, the only variable comes down to which transmission you pick. Buyers that pick the six-speed automatic can expect a return of 26 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway. Choosing the six-speed manual gear-changer will maintain the same city scores, but the highway numbers drop a single mile-per-gallon.

How did Mazda accomplish this?

A common way that automakers use to offer better performance without hurting fuel economy is to turbocharge the engine. Mazda does use this technology, just not with the 2019 MX-5 Miata. For the latest convertible option, engineers found ways to make the vehicle lighter including shaving a few grams from various engine components. Other efficiency improvements came from adjusting the gear ratios of the transmission and reducing exhaust loss.

These changes are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata. We expect that the first deliveries will be available during the fall of this year. If you don’t want to wait around, feel free to stop by the showroom to see what we have in stock today.

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