Last post on May 10, 2013 at 5:34 AM
You are in the Mazda CX-5
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Mazda, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#3 of 12 Re: Mazda CX-5 Real World MPG [steve_]
Jul 08, 2012 (4:18 pm)
We just got the AWD sport model 6 speed auto, 2 weeks ago, We drove it from eastern ne to western sd and in the mountains for 2 days. We got just under 28 mpg, I thought it would be more since its rated for 31 hw , we drove it at about 80 mph for 600 miles maybe I should of drove it at 65 mph. It seems combo between city/hw is 27.5 thats what the car gauge say's, maybe it will go up more. I think in a year or so I will trade it for the diesel version if its out..
#4 of 12 Re: Mazda CX-5 Real World MPG [urj2012]
by steve_ HOST
Jul 08, 2012 (5:15 pm)
Some people get the rated EPA mileage from the start but others (like me) report that it takes several thousand miles for their cars to "break in" and the mileage to go up. My last new car didn't really hit its stride until 10,000 miles.
Thanks for the report; be curious to hear if your mpg improves over the next 10 tanks or so.
Gauges are pretty accurate these days, but you may want to manually check a tank or two too.
#5 of 12 Re: Mazda CX-5 Real World MPG [steve_]
Jul 15, 2012 (5:20 pm)
this tank of fuel we got 30.9 miles per gallon had 349.34 miles on trip and quarter tank fuel left, took 11.3 gallons to fuel up. driving was 50/50 city/highway. i drove it really easy and did not floor it much,,used cruise control a lot, maybe not a good idea in the city but im not worried about it, lol not to bad considering the highway epa is rated at 31 mpg. I will post again after the first oil change
#6 of 12 Re: Mazda CX-5 Real World MPG [urj2012]
by steve_ HOST
Jul 16, 2012 (10:11 am)
I hope your first oil change isn't until 7,500 or 10,000 miles. Anything sooner is a waste of good oil. So please don't wait that long to report back on your mpg.
When I lived in Boise the past decade, I used cruise in town a lot (my van will cruise at 35 mph). Otherwise I was always catching myself speeding without realizing it and cruise probably saved me from a ticket or two.
#7 of 12 Problem with ave. mileage calibration
Aug 10, 2012 (5:47 pm)
I've been getting 30MPG with 80% highway driving and 28 with approx 50/50 driving.
But I read that the trip odometer on CX-5
is around 5% off, so instead of going by the ave mileage readout I did the math and while the readout said 29.5 the math said 27.5. I'll keep checking and using the same pump when I fill up.
#8 of 12 Re: Problem with ave. mileage calibration [danangme]
Aug 25, 2012 (5:06 am)
After a couple of fill ups the ave mileage indicator is consistently off by 2MPG.
Last reading of 29.5MPG is really 27.5MPG when you do the math.
#9 of 12 My real wold MPG
Nov 03, 2012 (11:16 am)
My 2013 cx5 touring model with auto tran and 4700 miles has averaged 32.2 mpg on computer and 32.4 mpg by fillup method. This was about 70% highway and 30% city driving and trying hard to max mileage . I am delighted with this result.
#10 of 12 D.C. Metro Area
Dec 10, 2012 (7:03 am)
We've averaged 28.7mpg measured at the pump since we bought the car in March, with 58% city miles in the D.C. Metro area. On all-highway tanks we've measured as high as 35, 36mpg at the pump.
Dec 27, 2012 (9:26 am)
I have a Touring FWD and I constantly get 24 mpg combined. At least this is what the computer is showing. It is actually lower than rated . Even it might be off by 2mpg I'm still not very happy with my fuel economy.