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Mazda MAZDA5, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Van
Jun 11, 2011 (6:00 pm)
We've owned our 2010 Mazda5 Sport manual for a bit over a year now. We like the vehicle a lot. We took it on one big hwy trip with 6 passengers and lots of luggage. The luggage was in our optional luggage carrier from Thule that went on the roof. Got mpg of 25 as I recall, which considering it was probably carrying about its maximum load of c. 1200 pounds is not that bad. On one shorter trip with less luggage and 4 people we got 27- 28 mpg city. I tend to go 70 on the hwy.
In the city we get about 21-23--and so just about what the epa said we'd get at 22.
Like the sporty handling a lot. Like the sliding doors. And I like that I'm driving something somewhat unusual--although actually the Mazda5 seems to be pretty popular in Louisville KY.
Jul 16, 2011 (10:30 am)
well i bouth my 08 mazda 5 GT mid march and was getting average 26 mpg then i started using the slap stick and increased the mpg to a little over 27mpg then about a month ago i started getting around 30mpg didn't change anything at all not complaining so im very impressed this is mostly highway miles but there is quite a few city miles too. I do use the cruise when possible on the highway and set it around 70 to 72.
#434 of 437 Re: mpg [manofsteel2397]
Jul 20, 2011 (4:56 pm)
your mpg increased in may due to the summer gas blend. winter gas blend reduces mpg, as does the colder conditions.
Aug 18, 2011 (10:49 am)
We are only getting 23 ish on the highway. I guess I can never measure it accurately because all our long trips are done with the car fully loaded inside (kids) and a filled cargo box on top. Plus having kids brings a lot of urgency to the trip 80-90MPH R US.
I think 23-24 MPG is outstanding!
Aug 18, 2011 (6:42 pm)
On my 08 Manual. I typically got 26-28 can get it to 29 if I pay attention. Then I added the AEM CAI and it went essentially to 27-29MPG.
I'd also suggest being a bit cautious on assumptions based on Scanguage information, prediciated on shifting to neutral versus just letting up. There are some electronics involved there that may not be giving you the information you think you are getting.
#437 of 437 24.5 MPG (9.6 L/100km)
Dec 07, 2011 (1:17 pm)
24.5 MPG overall average. My average city tank is 22 MPG, my worst city tank is 19.5 MPG, my average highway trip is 28 MPG And my best highway tank is 35 MPG just a few days ago. I was driving slow (55-60 MPH) due to below freezing temperatures and risk of ice on the twisty mountain road.