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Mazda Protege, Mazda Protege5, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#21 of 61 MPG on 2001 ES
Jan 05, 2007 (10:46 am)
I have a 2001 ES 2.0L with ~45K miles. I have lived a maximum of 15 miles from work for the life of the car and lived less than 4 miles away for 3 years...so not too many work miles.
I would estimate 50/50 city/Highway with the city being fast speeds 40-60+mph but with traffic lights for commute.
I average 20mpg with normal driving and 28-30mpg on the highway at ~80mph average—I’m in San Diego—so that’s just average speed around here.
I drive it very hard however and am already on my second set of replacement tires and just had all 4 brake pads and rotors replaced.
I put on Yokohama AVS-ES 100’s and love them…except for the ~12K lifespan.
The 20mpg has been consistent since my first fill up and does not change noticeably with different gas brands or octane. I have kept mileage info on every fill up since purchasing the vehicle new.
#22 of 61 2002 Protege5
Mar 01, 2007 (1:54 pm)
I have a 2002 Protege5 with 77K miles. I drive my car nice and easy (55-60mph in the right lane) for my 35 mile round trip commute and I average 30 mpg. I was averaging around 26 at 65-70mph, but decided to slow down when gas hit $3/gallon.
Happiest day of my life is when the OEM Dunlops wore out at 37K miles - they had awful wet weather traction. Replaced with Firestone Fusion Z-rated tires. I uprated the rubber to 205/50/16 which was way cheaper than trying to find 195/50/16 tires. The wider tire and stickier rubber reduced my mileage by 10%, but I got all of that back by slowing down.
Apr 27, 2007 (1:09 am)
My Protege ES 5spd with 180467 miles on it is getting me around 22-27 mpg depending on my habits.
#24 of 61 Re: MPG [ardaproes]
Apr 27, 2007 (12:21 pm)
My Protege ES 5spd with 180467 miles on it
#25 of 61 Re: MPG [autonomous]
Apr 27, 2007 (11:14 pm)
it is 2000
#26 of 61 Re: MPG [ardaproes]
May 01, 2007 (1:49 pm)
Jul 30, 2007 (12:46 pm)
I have recently bought a 1992 Protege DX with the 1.8L SOHC and 5 speed manual. While the body is suffering from salt corrosion (Minnesota winters are bad), the engine at 112000 miles still gets me 32mpg combined (70% City/30% Hwy). I do cheat a little and coast downhill and maintain as much momentum as possible. I haven't had the opportunity to do much long highway driving with it, but 70mph is about 2750RPM on the pizza cutter sized 175-70R13 tires.
#28 of 61 Re: My Mileage [wrobison]
Aug 01, 2007 (6:18 am)
Kewl beans & congrats on your older Pro. My 92 EX is still hauling butt w/an average MPG of 28 city/34 hwy. She's got 140k on her and I still drive it like it's stolen on 195/60R14 tires. Keep good OCI's, good common sense maitenance on her & they'll run darn near forever..
Oct 30, 2007 (8:18 pm)
For my last two tanks i tried too keep away from the high RPM's and i got almost 28mpg on the 80% city 20% hwy combination usually it is around 23 because i drive mine like a rental car. Anyways at 190200 miles it is still pulling hard
#30 of 61 Re: MPG on 2001 ES [pcalvin]
Oct 31, 2007 (12:43 pm)
Just noticed this post...I have the same car (50K miles) and same commute. I don't have such a lead foot and am able to consistantly get 25 local and 30+ highway in long Island NY.