Last post on Aug 27, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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Mazda CX-9, SUV
#164 of 172 Re: CX9s [ceric]
Feb 20, 2011 (7:02 pm)
I´m getting better numbers now after some "practice" with the CX9. in full highway I get 23.9 MPG. This is the expected number I think.
#165 of 172 bad mpg for CX-9 2011 here as well
Oct 24, 2011 (10:54 am)
Could you tell me what you did to improve the MPG? Have you noticed any improvements in city driving MPG as opposed to before?
I just got a new CX-9 2011 and drove it only for ~100 miles but it seems to have horrible consumption. The average stayed at 10MPG, and once as I drove into the city it even went to as low as 7.8MPG !!!
I am thinking there must be something defective with the car, as this is a far reach from the minimum 16MPG that it's supposed to get ...
#166 of 172 Re: bad mpg for CX-9 2011 here as well [vic_nyc]
Oct 24, 2011 (1:47 pm)
Could use more information. How many miles on your CX-9, FWD or AWD, what type of driving, how are you determining mpg.
Also the EPA rated mpg of 16 is not a minimum and not a guarantee. It's just a measurement of the fuel consumption during an EPA city test.
Nov 22, 2011 (5:03 am)
2009 CX-9 touring AWD. 30600 miles. Recently drove from Washington, DC to Cincinnati. Weather was in the 50s. I set the cruise control 5MPH over the posted speed limit so the highway speed was mostly 70 to 75 mph. First tank has 80 miles of local driving and 240 miles on highway. Three people and luggage for a week in the car. 304 miles and 17.1 gallons for a tank mpg was 17.8 mpg. Filled up in Morgatown, WV and on to Cincinnati. 317 miles and 15.1 gallons for tank mpg of 21.0. Drove around Cincinnati for a week. 280 miles and 16.6 gallons for 16.9 gallons. Return trip sams general conditions first tank 324 miles and 14.7 gallons for 22.0 mpg and last tank 220 miles and 10.4 gallons for 21.2 mpg. I am very satisfied withe the MPG of this car. EPA rating is 15 city 21 highway and 17 combined.
#168 of 172 Re: Real World mpgs for GT AWD [dogdoc1997]
Dec 22, 2011 (8:35 pm)
I have a 2011 CX9 AWD and drving around town, not heavy traffic, I get 13 - 14 mpg, on a 200 mile trip mostly highway, less than 19.
#169 of 172 Re: Real World mpgs for GT AWD [rickcx9]
Jan 24, 2012 (4:24 pm)
I often do 120-mile trips from San Jose to Sacramento. I got 22mpg at 70-75mph.
This is 2008 GT AWD loaded with 2+ people.
CX9 designed the 6th gear to be fuel-efficient on highways. With cd=0.36, this beats many CUVs w/ 3 rows. It has wider tires (245mm) than others. If CX9 has 225 (like some older Pilots), the mpg would be even higher.
Local driving, however, is not that forte of CX9. It is heavy (4500lbs+ about 200lbs heavier than a comparable Highlander). It also has very short 1st gear to have the zoom-zoom feeling, which is also bad for city driving. In short, short trips (light-to-light) absolutely kill the city MPG of CX9. Go easy on 1st gear, and try to drive at 42mph+ whenever possible (it shifts to 6th gear),
not 40mph (it stays at 5th gear). Also, keep your tires inflated and unload the
junks in your CX9.
Just my experiences from 4+ years of ownership.
#170 of 172 Got 20.9 MPG. 2011 AWD.
Jan 25, 2012 (8:52 am)
Just drove from Wisconsin to Phoenix 70 - 80 most of the way.
Got 20.9 MPG. 2011 AWD.
Have been getting 17.8 driving around home.
#171 of 172 2012 mazda cx9 mileage
Aug 27, 2012 (12:59 pm)
Would love to hear from other 2012 mazda cx9 owners about the kind of mileage you're getting. City is posted at 16 and the dealer told us to expect a couple miles higher than that. The best we are getting in the city according to the dash display is 13.7. We love the car but are very disappointed with this terrible mileage. We could have gotten a Suburban for that.
#172 of 172 Re: 2012 mazda cx9 mileage [meh255]
Aug 27, 2012 (1:10 pm)
we have a 2011 CX-9 and get 18 city and 23 highway without any special driving habits. has an AWD 2008 CX-9 with absolutely terrible mileage (14/19) and just going with front wheel drive and newer technology has helped a lot. This is a Great 3 seat SUV!