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#1156 of 2226 Re: 2009 Mazda6 I4 Fuel Economy Test [aviboy97]
Sep 11, 2008 (9:23 am)
No other I4 in this class gets that. I would be highly shocked if Mazda, a company with FE as it's 3rd priority, could accomplish that.
I can easily obtain 35 mpg in my 2007 Mazda6 i automatic given the conditions described. 33 mpg for an entire tank from pump to pump including some city driving has been replicated many, many times on trips.
If 2009 truly has better fuel economy than previous 6 as many have stated (not me), then it should obtain at least 33 mpg on highway.
#1157 of 2226 Re: 2009 Mazda6 I4 Fuel Economy Test [moparbad]
Sep 11, 2008 (9:40 am)
I can't get over 32 on the highway in my 05 Mazda6 5-speed manual. My guess is because I an turning 3,100 rpm's at 70mph.
#1158 of 2226 Re: 2009 Mazda6 I4 Fuel Economy Test [moparbad]
Sep 11, 2008 (9:41 am)
I guess we will see if it is possible to get mid 30's highway. Seeing over 31 with an unbroken in engine was quite a surprise. If it got 33 once broken it, I would be happy.
I have looked in the Accord FE threads, and it varies. Many get 31-32, some a little more, some a little less.
#1159 of 2226 Re: 2009 Mazda6 I4 Fuel Economy Test [moparbad]
Sep 11, 2008 (9:49 am)
I too have posted on the "real-world mpg" thread re. my 07 6i auto that I consistently get 31-33 mpg on a hwy only trip at 70mph avg speed(who drives 55???). That is on an engine EPA rates currently at 28 mpg hwy. So I think the surprize is that the new engine being EPA rated at 30 hwy, the actual hwy mpg would be even higher than the 1st gen I4. Something more like 34-35mpg was a little more expected for a straight hwy cruise.
Sep 11, 2008 (10:44 am)
Excuse me, we just got in our first I Grand Touring Manual transmission car... I need to go drive something....
#1161 of 2226 V6 RPM @ 70 ???
Sep 11, 2008 (6:48 pm)
I see the 4 cylinder turns 2500 70.
Does anyone know what the V6 turns at 70?
Obviously the lower the better !!!
#1162 of 2226 Advanced key and Audio presets
Sep 12, 2008 (3:11 am)
Throughly enjoying my new 09 Mazda6i GT with Navi. My salesperson mentioned that the audio presets can be tied to a given advanced key (like the seat position) so that each driver can have different presets. Did not see anything in the vehicle or navi manual about this. Anyone know if he was perhaps overstating the Advanced Key features?
#1163 of 2226 Re: V6 RPM @ 70 ??? [tom17]
Sep 12, 2008 (4:33 am)
In my test drive of a V6 grand touring, it was lower than that -- about 2100 at 70 mph, I believe. Rupre has posted here and owns one -- he would know better.
Sep 12, 2008 (4:51 am)
For those that care, the IIHS frontal offset tests are in.
Sep 12, 2008 (5:26 am)
Government testing is also in. In it's class, it is the only vehicle to achieve a perfect 5/5 on all FIVE crash results including rollover. This is also the only vehicle to my knowledge to achieve this period.
By comparison, the accord only has 3 stars for rear side impact, and the camry, altima and malibu all have 4 stars for rollover.