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Mazda MAZDA5, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Van
#388 of 437 Re: I've gotta say..... [dean1966]
Jun 27, 2010 (10:59 am)
Wow, you're really getting good mileage. My second tank, keeping it under 70, air, another highway trip, was just over 28, so much better than my first tank of 22.5. A third tank for 25.5 was based on some hills in the Shenandoah Valley (which btw the car felt very underpowered, and I would hardly consider myself to be well under heavy load even though it amazes me how much 1 toddler requires!). The last tank, on the way home, was 28.5. I have always been using 87 octane. Maybe I'll fill up with 92/93 before the next highway trip.
Jul 05, 2010 (4:29 am)
My last tank of a lot of freeway driving was 30.7.............
Jul 08, 2010 (4:55 pm)
I drive very little. I have 17,400 miles after 26 months. Over the last 26 months I have averaged 26.9 MPG. Mostly around town driving. Longest trip ever 80 miles. Most trips under 15 miles. Very happy with the Mazda5.
#391 of 437 would you recommend this car
Jul 10, 2010 (2:29 pm)
given the mpgs, the space, the style would you get this car again given all factors-- my wife looking at used 08-09-10 m5
#392 of 437 Re: would you recommend this car [sweendogy]
Jul 12, 2010 (6:15 am)
Yes I would recommend it to anyone who needs a sub-minivan that seats 6. I think it is ideal for us young families with 2 kids that don't want a minivan or SUV. It really is in its own class for seating, size, and sliding doors.
#393 of 437 Re: would you recommend this car [ts_m5]
Jul 12, 2010 (4:25 pm)
thank you.. i have 1 young kid.. was thinking this or the mazda 3 hatch as well
#394 of 437 Low mileage with the 5
Jan 04, 2011 (12:52 pm)
I have the 2010 Mazda 5 sport (manual transmission) and my last tank got me 15.66 mpg in the city.
My average, with basically 100% city driving, has been about 18 mpg.
On a road trip last summer to Michigan, our top mpg was 33.6 on the highway.
I was expecting better - and this most recent reading really floored me. Surely I can't be *that* much of a lead foot! Very strange...
#395 of 437 Re: Low mileage with the 5 [davempls]
Jan 04, 2011 (8:55 pm)
It adds more meaning to zoom zoom as now you can watch the zoom zoom of the fuel needle hehe. Well I am sure the next Mazda will have a 6 speed to save gas oh ya they are not lol.
#396 of 437 Re: Low mileage with the 5 [davempls]
Jan 05, 2011 (11:20 am)
Well, as for the most recent reading... where do you live? Here in NJ, we get reformulated gas in the winters and mileage drops quite a bit.
As to your driving... how do you drive? I've always gotten superior mileage with a stick vs automatic. I've read the best way to get good mileage in a manual trans car is "foot to the floor and short shift." So you can pin the go pedal, but just shift 2500rpms or so and you should do OK.
#397 of 437 Re: Low mileage with the 5 [qbrozen]
Jan 05, 2011 (11:34 am)
I'm in chilly Minnesota.
I don't generally wait to shift at higher rpms, so that shouldn't be much of an issue.
I don't know much about the gas we get here, though I do generally opt for the mid-range octane choice. Maybe I should try the higher octane gas to see if that makes even a bit of difference.
I was just surprised to see that my mileage was so much lower than seemingly everyone else's that I came across on the forum. Two or three mpg's wouldn't be cause for alarm, but six or eight less sure seems odd.