How far can the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF go on a tank of gas?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda MX-5, Mazda MX-5 RF on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 8:34 pm
How far can the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF go on a tank of gas?

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF fuel economy

There isn’t any other vehicle in the Mazda lineup that has a following quite like the Miata. Whether roadster drivers are taking their vehicles across town for a Miata meet up or across the country on a road trip, they want to ensure each drop of fuel is used efficiently. We’re putting the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF’s fuel economy to the test to see just how far the vehicle can go on a tank of gas.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF engine specs

The athletic 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF operates on a SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT). Capable of generating 155 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, the iconic engine’s SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY structure allows it to perform with spirit while also maintaining fuel consciousness on every turn. When paired with a manual transmission, the MX-5 Miata RF’s engine can earn an estimated 33 mpg highway fuel economy. Alternatively, the automatic transmission allows the powertrain to earn an estimated 35 mpg highway fuel economy. Each option makes efficiency as much a priority as power.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF fuel economy
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF engine specs

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF driving range

Drivers who outfit the MX-5 Miata RF with an automatic transmission can estimate traveling up to 416 highway miles on a single tank of gas. Pairing the SKYACTIV®-G engine with the manual transmission provides enough longevity to travel up to 392 highway miles without stopping at a gas station.


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To put the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF’s fuel capacity to the ultimate test, schedule a test drive with the team at Mazda of Lodi today.

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