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awmenard
04-06-2012, 12:04 AM
Hey folks, just wondering if Im doing something wrong? After owning my CX5 for a little more then a week my gas mileage average is showing 9.9L/100km that equals to about 24MPG.

My wife has been driving the CX5 most of the time, so I can really comment too much on the driving habits, but I she does mostly highway, we have about 840km right now.

We own a CX5 GT AWD. I see lots of you reporting 30MPG or more. Coming from a CX7 GT its a lot better but was hoping t get close to 700km on a tank, right now Im closer to 580 around.

Should my average go up after a certain amount of mileage has been put on the engine?

Just wondering what kind of numbers you guys are getting?

Allan Ostling
04-06-2012, 12:24 AM
After owning my CX5 for a little more then a week my gas mileage average is showing 9.9L/100km that equals to about 24MPG.


That is lower than the Mazda claim of 25/31 mpg (city, hwy) stated here: http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/displayPage.action?pageParameter=modelsSpecs2&vehicleCode=CX5.

I've been keeping mileage records on my cars for over thirty years, and each entry in my log book is a 3-tank rolling average. That is the best way to do this calculation.

Report back on this, please, after another few fill-ups.

BadApple
04-06-2012, 02:12 AM
I have put 650 miles on my cx5 in the past few weeks...i am averaging 25.7 mpg ...I was thinking that I would be getting much better gas mileage since most of the miles driven have been highway...not to mention I have been babying the crap out of the car...most of my time spent driving has been around 65-70 mph. I just am not understanding how Mazda is claiming 30+ mpg with this vehicle.

hooked
04-06-2012, 02:55 AM
I am only on my second tank of gas, and have been doing mostly local street driving and my average mpg has been around 26-27. On my way back from the dealership the first night, I took the highway and the read out was showing in the 30's. Right after I filled up the tank for the first time, I zeroed out the display and was on the highway and the avg was in the 30's again.

I have a GT FWD. Even though your wife is doing highway driving, is she in stop and go traffic? That would drop the mpg drastically. My highway driving was clear.. I also haven't been blasting the a/c. I keep it on one or two bars mostly.

erhayes
04-06-2012, 05:10 AM
My CX7 took about 5,000 breakin miles before mileage reached the best.

DougNuts
04-06-2012, 08:36 AM
You guys should all join Fuelly.com and track your mileage on there. So far, there's only two people with CX-5s. That way we can all get a good idea of what to expect!

inodes
04-06-2012, 08:47 AM
I'm finding the same with my CX-5. I think there should be a break in period before the car gets to it's best.

candf
04-06-2012, 09:33 AM
My Touring FWD, and got 28.72 mpg all city. The computer read 28.75 so I guess the computer is pretty accurate too. I did continue to top off the tank when I first filled up and then stopped when it clicked on the 2nd fill up when I read somewhere that I shouldn't be doing that so it may be just a little less. I have been babying it to an extreme until I reach 1000 miles. Haven't stepped on it hard since test driving it.

inodes
04-06-2012, 09:51 AM
You guys should all join Fuelly.com and track your mileage on there. So far, there's only two people with CX-5s. That way we can all get a good idea of what to expect!

And one of them is mine :)
http://www.fuelly.com/driver/inodes

vfrguy
04-06-2012, 10:04 AM
It seems like the higher MPG ratings on here are coming from the FWD models were as yours is AWD which would have something to do with. Also I now that my wife gets worse mileage when she drives because she feels that she has to accelerate quickly and is a more aggressive driver which may be another part of your equation.

vincey2kr1
04-06-2012, 11:19 AM
Took a trip and I've driven 289 miles and I still shows half a tank! computer says my average is 36.2 mpg. Been doing 65to 75mph speeds but mostly around 68mph. I'm ecstatic on my mpg and love the quick 6spd manual <3! The tank before I did a bit more city driving and I was still getting close to an avg of around 33 mpg. Keep in mind the this is babying the pedal.

jeremyb
04-06-2012, 12:16 PM
I'm averaging 19.3MPG after three tanks of gas and 850miles, AWD, driving around suburbia mostly @ 35mph, although the computer says avg 18mph..
Although I wouldn't think AWD would make that much of a difference as Mazda claims it runs in FWD until it detects slippage..

VK Sefirosu
04-06-2012, 01:11 PM
Here is mine on fuelly. Only one fuel up as of this writing.

http://www.fuelly.com/driver/sefirosu/cx5

smithsm1984
04-06-2012, 06:14 PM
I'm averaging 19.3MPG after three tanks of gas and 850miles, AWD, driving around suburbia mostly @ 35mph, although the computer says avg 18mph..
Although I wouldn't think AWD would make that much of a difference as Mazda claims it runs in FWD until it detects slippage..

Lots of city driving at low speeds with stop-and-go is going to hit the gas mileage pretty bad. But give it a bit until break-in is over. Some new cars struggle to receive stated mileage until after a few thousand miles.

Canadian-ES-GT
04-06-2012, 06:44 PM
Hope the fuel economy numbers improve for you guys. I would hate to see Mazda lying about the mpg for the CX-5.

VK Sefirosu
04-06-2012, 07:23 PM
I'm quite satisfied with the fuel economy so far here, it seems to have about the same MPG/L/100km that I had with my Mazda3 most of the time and far lower that what I had with a Mazda6 (averaging 10L/100km) that I drove for a few months before getting the CX-5.

I have yet to take it on the highway for a longer trip than the daily commute, but at this time the trip computer shows 8.3L/100km mostly driven daily on a short path of "highway" at ~110km and the rest is city driving.

cptkloss
04-06-2012, 08:08 PM
Hope the fuel economy numbers improve for you guys. I would hate to see Mazda lying about the mpg for the CX-5.

do Canadian models come with i-stop? as for "improving numbers" i've got to be a little skeptical... it's always the same story... "not broken in yet" or my favorite "winter blend".... i dont think i have ever seen a thread where someone comes few months later and said "wow! after 5k miles my mileage got so much better!"

inodes
04-06-2012, 09:35 PM
do Canadian models come with i-stop? as for "improving numbers" i've got to be a little skeptical... it's always the same story... "not broken in yet" or my favorite "winter blend".... i dont think i have ever seen a thread where someone comes few months later and said "wow! after 5k miles my mileage got so much better!"

I gained my fuel economy expectations from the Australian government (which does official testing, because it's illegal for manufacturers to produce figures), and media.
Both sources have shown very good fuel economy across the board, although magazines have said that they pushed the vehicle hard and still managed "acceptable" figures.

Allan Ostling
04-06-2012, 11:04 PM
do Canadian models come with i-stop?

Do any CX-5 models come with i-stop? The Australian versions, perhaps?

If so, there will be hell to pay when North Americans learn they have been deprived of this fuel-saving technology.

inodes
04-07-2012, 12:16 AM
Do any CX-5 models come with i-stop? The Australian versions, perhaps?

If so, there will be hell to pay when North Americans learn they have been deprived of this fuel-saving technology.

All CX-5 models worldwide have i-Stop with the only exception being the models bound for North America.

See:
http://www.cx-5.mazda.co.jp/economy/i-stop.html

Allan Ostling
04-07-2012, 12:29 AM
All CX-5 models worldwide have i-Stop with the only exception being the models bound for North America.


Is there some logical reason for this discrepancy?

inodes
04-07-2012, 10:14 AM
Is there some logical reason for this discrepancy?

Each of the Mazda's around the world get to pick and choose their options. It seems Mazda USA turned this one down.

Allan Ostling
04-07-2012, 10:22 AM
Each of the Mazda's around the world get to pick and choose their options. It seems Mazda USA turned this one down.

Thanks. I'll let the local dealers know that decision cost them at least one purchase.

erhayes
04-07-2012, 02:34 PM
A car manufacture would be in deep dodo if they fudged mileage numbers. The government tests are quite explicit on how the values are achieved. I've observed that people with the poorest mileage are the more spirited drivers and they need to blame someone or something. :-))Ed

ceric
04-07-2012, 04:35 PM
My guess is that technology like iStop does not improve the EPA ratings due the way they test the MPG
as of today. In real world, however, the iStop can improve 10% or more of the city MPG.
I read this news before from an interview with Honda CEO.

VK Sefirosu
04-07-2012, 05:18 PM
My guess is that technology like iStop does not improve the EPA ratings due the way they test the MPG
as of today. In real world, however, the iStop can improve 10% or more of the city MPG.
I read this news before from an interview with Honda CEO.

Seems like it is the case, well at least when this article, taken from the Mazda3 forums I'm not sure where right now, was written in 2010. I suppose it may change in a few years...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-43141295/mazdas-i-stop-offers-big-fuel-savings--but-us-testing-may-keep-it-off-the-market/

Modshack
04-07-2012, 06:18 PM
First tank of gas 27.9 MPG combined City Highway...I'm happy with the initial numbers. Our old AWD Honda Element would have returned 22 or so in the same drive cycle..

Allan Ostling
04-07-2012, 06:59 PM
First tank of gas 27.9 MPG combined City Highway...I'm happy with the initial numbers.

That's presumably a bogus number. Since you did not fill the initial tank you don't know how full it was.

Modshack
04-07-2012, 07:06 PM
That's presumably a bogus number. Since you did not fill the initial tank you don't know how full it was.

Skeptical much? I was with my salesman when he filled it to the click..

I did the same today. 293 miles 10.5 gallons..

VK Sefirosu
04-07-2012, 08:28 PM
First tank of gas 27.9 MPG combined City Highway...I'm happy with the initial numbers. Our old AWD Honda Element would have returned 22 or so in the same drive cycle..

I'm getting slightly less so far, but I'm not too worried about this at this point it's too early to tell.

joepro
04-07-2012, 10:21 PM
Hmmm, I'm at about 2200 kms right now and have been averaging 9.7l/100km (24.25mpg) in the city. I was just on a 1000km road-trip and averaged 7.4l/100km (31.79mpg). Not too bad I guess!

inodes
04-07-2012, 10:23 PM
I'm coming down, slowly but surely. Need to get out of the city to make it come down further.

https://www.fuelly.com/driver/inodes

VK Sefirosu
04-07-2012, 11:40 PM
Hmmm, I'm at about 2200 kms right now and have been averaging 9.7l/100km (24.25mpg) in the city. I was just on a 1000km road-trip and averaged 7.4l/100km (31.79mpg). Not too bad I guess!

Pretty good, still higher than the values Mazda Canada/government testing gives (8.0L/100km city, 6.4L/100km highway), but considering how the test is done that's to be expected...

http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/publications/transportation/fuel-guide/2011/testing-procedures.cfm?attr=8

awmenard
04-07-2012, 11:56 PM
Ok so hereisa little update, I'm currently at my 3rd fill up, I did reset the original L/100km average and I'm currently doing 8L/100km that's about 29MPG, I will keep testing but it seems the original numbers where off, not sure why.

This is much better, Also my air was showing me that I could do about 520 Km on that thank, after about 150 Adam still showing 490Km did mostly highway.

I'm a little bit happier :)

will post more result when this tank is empty.

PhoenixINX
04-08-2012, 01:26 AM
Landed a new record last night... You can see the temp and on-board fuel, and it was the three of us (wife, son, and myself) enjoying the ride. With a bit of careful driving and Prius inspired hypermiling, the CX-5 continues to amaze us!!!

Here's the 17 mile route (http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Boyd+Mill+Avenue,+Franklin,+TN&daddr=Lenox+Village+Drive,+Nashville,+TN&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=39.916234,79.013672&geocode=FRUlJAIdmhXS-in7fstOLn5kiDH3IDvmZ1PPDg%3BFb60JQId1-TU-ik1YgJ6N3BkiDG7q62hEk7sng&oq=lenox+village&t=h&mra=ls&z=12&source=gplus-ogsb)in case you're curious... We lucked out and only hit four of many lights the whole way home!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/p480x480/532942_3756413673170_1361332988_33549050_168704180 4_n.jpg

DougNuts
04-08-2012, 02:25 PM
Landed a new record last night... You can see the temp and on-board fuel, and it was the three of us (wife, son, and myself) enjoying the ride. With a bit of careful driving and Prius inspired hypermiling, the CX-5 continues to amaze us

Nice! Now do that for a three tank average. :)

Allan Ostling
04-08-2012, 05:44 PM
Skeptical much? I was with my salesman when he filled it to the click..


That's what they tell me. But glad your tankfuls are panning out for the good.

BadApple
04-08-2012, 07:40 PM
I was a little confused filling up today..I ran the gas down until i had 1 bar left on the gas gauge...the computer said i had 20 miles left on the tank...but when i filled up at the pump i only was able to get 11.5 gallons in the tank. ??? I thought that it had a larger tank than that! WTF?

VK Sefirosu
04-08-2012, 08:33 PM
I was a little confused filling up today..I ran the gas down until i had 1 bar left on the gas gauge...the computer said i had 20 miles left on the tank...but when i filled up at the pump i only was able to get 11.5 gallons in the tank. ??? I thought that it had a larger tank than that! WTF?

Basically the reading will show less remaining than actually available as a security measure. My Mazda3 did the same.

This has been discussed a little in that thread: http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123813439-Computer-reading

BadApple
04-08-2012, 09:02 PM
Basically the reading will show less remaining than actually available as a security measure. My Mazda3 did the same.

This has been discussed a little in that thread: http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123813439-Computer-reading

I guess i just assumed that my gas gauge would be accurate...thats the whole point of having a gauge...lol. I knew that the Mile indicator would be conservative but never figured that the gauge would be off by so much

joepro
04-08-2012, 10:25 PM
Pretty good, still higher than the values Mazda Canada/government testing gives (8.0L/100km city, 6.4L/100km highway), but considering how the test is done that's to be expected...

http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/publications/transportation/fuel-guide/2011/testing-procedures.cfm?attr=8

Yup, but it's pretty damn close to what's listed on mazdausa.com for the AWD GT: 25/31 (AWD)

VK Sefirosu
04-09-2012, 08:20 PM
Yup, but it's pretty damn close to what's listed on mazdausa.com for the AWD GT: 25/31 (AWD)

Great, I did not notice that. I guess this means US government testing is a more accurate real world test than ours, until they change it at least.

Alacoyote
04-10-2012, 01:34 PM
We took a 500-mile trip over the past weekend to the north Georgia mountains, of which about 465 miles was interstate or 4-lane divided highway. Based on the gauge, we averaged 31.5 mpg but weather issues and the mountainous terrain probably dropped the mpg a bit. Still, pretty close to the 32 mpg/highway EPA estimate. Overall, the vehicle now has about 2400 miles on it and our combined mileage (about 65% highway/35% city) is right at 30.0. No complaints about that.

DougNuts
04-10-2012, 11:03 PM
We took a 500-mile trip over the past weekend to the north Georgia mountains, of which about 465 miles was interstate or 4-lane divided highway.

How did you feel the car performed in the hills?

Alacoyote
04-11-2012, 08:57 PM
How did you feel the car performed in the hills?

Overall it did fine. There were a few occasions when I had the cruise control set and the car dropped gears and kicked into high revs while attempting to maintain the set speed going uphill. I've noticed this same event on other vehicles, particularly if the car is going 5 mph or more below the set speed as it begins the ascent, so it wasn't surprising but perhaps was more prevalent with the 4-cylinder engine than, say, in my 6-cylinder sedan. Handling-wise, the car performed very well. I really wanted to give it a test on some of the two-lane, curvy mountainous roads but my wife was with me and, to preserve the sanity of both of us, I drove it considerably more timidly than I otherwise would have.

CodyZoom
04-12-2012, 02:55 PM
I am more than pleased with my mileage so far.

GT/AWD on the east coast at low altitude. I live in DC and have been getting 27.5-29.5 mpg on my trip to work which is about 65% highway.

Recently I took at 330 mile round trip to a rural town in VA and back. On the way down, the computer read 32.6mpg (in the AWD too!). However, once I calculated it at fillup, I actually got 34.5mpg! I was very pleased. This trip was 95% highway and I kept it between 60-70. I'm pretty sure average speed read about 66 mph. On the return trip my girlfriend drove and she has a heavier foot than I. Needless to say, we got about 2 mpg less on our way home, still pretty good though.

I have hit advertised numbers and better. Will be taking a 1500 mile trip at the end of May and will post those results too. Shooting for 34 again!

inodes
04-12-2012, 10:04 PM
I have hit advertised numbers and better. Will be taking a 1500 mile trip at the end of May and will post those results too. Shooting for 34 again!

Great hearing these reports.

Conversely, not yet getting the diesel to the quoted figures. I'm barely hitting 30mpg at the moment with mainly city stop-start driving.

drmoll2011
04-12-2012, 11:41 PM
Have had mine about a week, driven about 350 miles, just did my first fill-up. Computer shows an average of 34.3. Mostly highway and country backroads. Loving it!

sami1228
04-13-2012, 12:42 AM
I just picked up my CX-5 a few hours ago... I drove about 80KM on the highway and it was averaging 7.5L/100KM... the odometer now reads 113KM driven only.. (when I picket up the car at 27KM from the dealer).

inodes
04-13-2012, 12:44 AM
I just picked up my CX-5 a few hours ago... I drove about 80KM on the highway and it was averaging 7.5L/100KM... the odometer now reads 113KM driven only.. (when I picket up the car at 27KM from the dealer).

That's what my average has finally got down to.... and it's taken me 1500km.... and worse still, I have the diesel.
Getting a tad jealous you petrol drivers are getting such good figures. Quite impressive.

CodyZoom
04-13-2012, 08:12 AM
Great hearing these reports.

Conversely, not yet getting the diesel to the quoted figures. I'm barely hitting 30mpg at the moment with mainly city stop-start driving.

I was very close to getting the Golf TDI instead and read that the Golf's diesel wasn't getting its best mileage until after about 9k miles. I wonder if it's the same for this engine...

inodes
04-13-2012, 09:15 AM
I was very close to getting the Golf TDI instead and read that the Golf's diesel wasn't getting its best mileage until after about 9k miles. I wonder if it's the same for this engine...

I hope not. We'll see. It's come down quickly. 9.0L/100km at purchase, now down to 7.0L/100km. Very good for a vehicle this size and weight (diesel+AWD is the weight of two adults more than petrol+FWD).

dasayheykid
04-13-2012, 05:20 PM
Still searching for that optimum range as well. Right now I am averaging 9.3L/100kms with an odo of 1400 kms.

True what a poster said earlier, city driving kills your mpg avg.

drmoll2011
04-13-2012, 11:02 PM
I got up to 35.3 today! Woohoo!

Gravity
04-14-2012, 12:56 AM
My dealer specifically told us that you could expect the milage numbers to improve over time. He mentioned something about the Skyactiv thing. Though i have to admit it sounds like a bit of a catchall excuse, the evidence does seem to be pointing in that dissection... Our numbers are improving over the last few weeks.

smithsm1984
04-14-2012, 01:02 PM
My dealer specifically told us that you could expect the milage numbers to improve over time. He mentioned something about the Skyactiv thing. Though i have to admit it sounds like a bit of a catchall excuse, the evidence does seem to be pointing in that dissection... Our numbers are improving over the last few weeks.

I don't think this is unusual. I've seen people post similar experiences in other car forums. A lot of vehicles seem to see a bit of an increase after the first few thousand miles.

DougNuts
04-14-2012, 02:08 PM
I don't think this is unusual. I've seen people post similar experiences in other car forums. A lot of vehicles seem to see a bit of an increase after the first few thousand miles.

I concur, I experienced it with my only new car purchase and have seen other forums talk about it as well. 3 tank averages after a few thousand miles are on the car is what I want to see. Everyone's commute and driving style is different, but from what I have seen, the cx-5 is legit with regards to fuel economy.

candf
04-14-2012, 04:46 PM
Third fill up. 32 mpg - 90% city, 10% hwy. Still babying it.

tabasko
04-15-2012, 04:13 AM
I got up to 35.3 today! Woohoo!

drmoll, can you remind me, is your car FWD or AWD? Can you also estimate the average speed for such low consumption. Thx

drmoll2011
04-15-2012, 06:05 PM
drmoll, can you remind me, is your car FWD or AWD? Can you also estimate the average speed for such low consumption. Thx

It's FWD - we have the most basic model. We got it up to 35.6 today...average speed probably between 50-55 mph. As someone else said, I'm still babying it and driving as smoothly as I possibly can, and that makes a big difference. On the other hand, the drives we take are also hilly and windy, and I was in a stiff wind today. I am a very happy consumer.

tabasko
04-16-2012, 10:32 AM
It's FWD - we have the most basic model. We got it up to 35.6 today...average speed probably between 50-55 mph. As someone else said, I'm still babying it and driving as smoothly as I possibly can, and that makes a big difference. On the other hand, the drives we take are also hilly and windy, and I was in a stiff wind today. I am a very happy consumer.

That's a amazing for such new petrol car, according to my calculation it's about 6.6 ltr/100 km ! Thank you for keeping us updated.

I am thorn between two oposite cars that one serbian dealer has available:

Basic model 2.2 diesel FWD for some 26,000 eur, or
fully loaded 2.0 petrol AWD for some 29,000.

inodes
04-16-2012, 10:39 AM
I am thorn between two oposite cars that one serbian dealer has available:


Really depends on what you want.
I wanted the whole kit personally and also cared about fuel economy. The reports on this forum show that the fuel economy is achievable with either the diesel or petrol models.

It was only driving the two side by side that made the diesel the compulsory purchase.

Need the kit.... go the petrol.
Need fuel economy.... go either.
Need performance... go the diesel.

Drive both. Then you might find that the dealer doesn't have the exact combo you want.
Only you can determine this after driving both.

tabasko
04-16-2012, 11:14 AM
Thanks, inodes. First diesels should arrive next week and I will try petrol and diesel "side by side".

How is your mpg btw?

POODLES
04-16-2012, 01:23 PM
The millage that the manufacturers give are not real world figures. they are in controlled environments and a little fibbing. Do you think they take the car out in the real world. Its not like they give the test car to an employee for a year and say, "here, go test it for a year in the real world with your family going on vacation on a ski trip with hills, in the cold, going up and down hills and the wind and luggage". Beside, I have the CX-7 and I get better gas millage when I am not as heavy on the peddle, but because it is a 4 cylinder (even with the turbo), it probably has to work harder than my van with a 6 cylinder, therefore using more gas. You also have winter tire or summer tire? Are they properly inflated. Do you have a roof rack or not?

smithsm1984
04-16-2012, 05:29 PM
I've never seen any actual evidence that a 6-cylinder can in some situations save more fuel than 4-cylinder because the 4-banger has to work harder. Certainly there's no reason that is true when comparing current, naturally aspirated engines. Some 6s can compare with a large 4 on the highway, depending on the vehicle, but they lose badly in the city.

hollis
04-17-2012, 08:52 AM
after ~700 miles on 6SP MT, the car computer is stating 36.5 MPG
90% hwy at 70mph
10% back roads at 40mph

dam impressive

kvetcha
04-17-2012, 01:50 PM
We've driven it mostly in the city, where the mileage has been good, though not spectacular (around 26.5mpg a tank with 90% city driving). This last tank, though, was about 90% highway and we averaged over 32mpg, so cheers for that. Given the numbers, I think a pure-highway tank could have managed nearly 34mpg.

We've got a FWD Touring.

ManMachine
04-17-2012, 01:57 PM
If you could all enroll on Fuelly.com and show the real world mileage that would be great. Car computer calculation is often off.

smithsm1984
04-17-2012, 03:12 PM
I'm at 29.3 MPG, mostly suburban driving (Avg speed: 22). Computer checked because I have not had to fill up so far since the dealer gave me a full tank. I will enroll in Fuelly once I fill it up myself.

TorCX5(6spdM)
04-17-2012, 09:55 PM
Decent fuel economy so far. Living in downtown Toronto I can easy average 8.0 to 9.0 L/100 km in urban driving. Suburban and highway mileage is in the 6.5 to 7.0 L/100 km range. This is much better than my previous 2004 4 cyl. Mazda 6. I love it so far.

cmceleste
04-18-2012, 10:37 AM
I've got about 650 miles on it so far with one fill up. My drive is about 50/50 city/highway. The computer averages are always in the 30-32 mph range at 28-30 mpg. Spot on the advertised combined mileage. There is definitely room for improvement on all highway trips.

kvetcha
04-18-2012, 11:39 AM
If you could all enroll on Fuelly.com and show the real world mileage that would be great. Car computer calculation is often off.

Here y'are (http://www.fuelly.com/driver/kvetcha/cx5).

hollis
04-20-2012, 07:55 AM
now getting 37.0 average MPG over 915miles

jsp
04-20-2012, 09:22 AM
If you could all enroll on Fuelly.com and show the real world mileage that would be great. Car computer calculation is often off.

It is off indeed, i guess it will be off a bit more in the city since it won't display current FE under 5km/h, maybe its is not accounting it in the FE figures too. I would guess idling isn't accounted too. Those tanks with greater offset I did more stop&go than others.

Real World (Computer)

9.0 (8.8)
9.1 (8.7)
8.8 (8.8) - Fudged by the previous fill up
9.5 (8.6) - With service, he filled it to the second click before i could tell him :(
9.3 (9.2)

V8toilet
04-22-2012, 06:52 PM
The trip computer average showed 32.7 MPG for my first tank. The gas pump clicked off at 11.56 gallons (full tank) and only cost me $45 compared to my 2001 tundra that would have cost me $90 to fill. I went 457 miles with 1/8 tank left so 457 miles/11.56 gallons = 39.53 MPG. That's impressive! Don't know why there was a discrepancy there. The Tundra was getting 17.5 driving the same roads. I did baby the throttle and kept the highway speeds around 70 mph. My trip was about 70% highway with very little stop and go driving. I have an automatic FWD sport. Keep in mind I tried to squeeze as much mileage as I could driving this thing to get that #.

Johnwhy
04-22-2012, 07:25 PM
I drive my CX-5 primarily for business and average close to 100km/day. I picked it up mid-March and currently have driven slightly over 3000 km. The fuel consumption has steadily improved at each fill up and I drove 640 km of mixed city/highway on 48 litres. This works out to 7.5 litres/100km (31.36 MPG US), exactly in line with what the trip computer was showing. Pretty impressive results for a vehicle that isn't even broken in. I am definitely taking it easy on the throttle, and kind of making a game of it, but these results beat my old 2002 Honda CR-V by about 2 litres/100km.

oggieinc
04-23-2012, 11:04 AM
I currently have just over 1200 miles on my CX5 manual. I do 70% highway and obviously 30% city. I have averaged on 3 fills; 36, 38 and the latest with 160 miles on tank 42.3. I have been keeping the speed down and driving it in a fashion to optimize economy. I understand it might be a bit frustrating to get up to speed a little more slowly but by using the instant mpg gauge just like on my hybrids this vehicle is capable of averaging 40 mpg highway.

JockC
04-24-2012, 08:34 AM
I've only had my CX5 Diesel Gt Tech Pack for a week but have made two country trips and three refills. Average so far is 39mpg (imp). Very happy with the fuel economy.

inodes
04-24-2012, 10:39 AM
I've only had my CX5 Diesel Gt Tech Pack for a week but have made two country trips and three refills. Average so far is 39mpg (imp). Very happy with the fuel economy.

Jump on Fuelly.com JockC. I'm a tad lonely with the only "2012" CX-5. I'd like to do a comparison between our almost identical models.
When did you pick up yours by the way. There is practically a chance they were on the same ship even.

kampfire
04-24-2012, 10:44 AM
We have just over 600 miles on the car now and averaging 27.1mpg with an avg speed of 31mph. So mostly city. I'm happy with the 27.1 BTW Touring FWD model.

inodes
04-24-2012, 10:54 AM
We have just over 600 miles on the car now and averaging 27.1mpg with an avg speed of 31mph. So mostly city. I'm happy with the 27.1 BTW Touring FWD model.

Sounds similar. Except my average speed is about 20mph. That's an impressive figure for the petrol engine though.
The petrols are proving their worth.

JockC
04-25-2012, 01:05 AM
Jump on Fuelly.com JockC. I'm a tad lonely with the only "2012" CX-5. I'd like to do a comparison between our almost identical models.
When did you pick up yours by the way. .

Picked mine up on 12th April in Sydney. I had to search the state for a diesel GT. It seems the higher than expected demand for the diesel version has made them very hard to get. I maintain an Excel spreadsheet for all my cars that records all fills, brands of fuel, price etc and it automatically graphs my usage and highlights and differences between different brands of fuel etc (very little). You're welcome to it if you want a copy. I'll take a look at fuelly.com also. I feel cheated that they call it the "2012" model in Australia when the same vehicle is the "2013" model in the USA!!!
EDIT. Fuelly.com updated. I note that their l/100k to MPG uses USA Gallons so my 7.3l/100k converts to 32.2mpg (European conversion is 38.7mpg). Fuelly (and Mazda247 users) need to be aware of these differences when comparing MPG figures.

ben86
04-25-2012, 01:24 AM
i have about 1100miles on my car... my avg mpg has always been 24.5-24.9 all city driving... this is the only car i owned that was so accurate with the epa mpg that was listed... i drove a hyundai sonata hybrid before this.. and i got 25-28 in the city all the time when the epa mpg was 35 city... so i am really happy with the mpg in the cx-5...
i went on a 100 mile trip 95% hwy and got 29 mpg.. mazda really did a fantastic job with the skyactiv technology...

inodes
04-25-2012, 08:12 AM
Stretched the legs of the diesel today. Lately I've been in stop start traffic and been getting terrible fuel economy.

In stop start traffic I was getting:
8L/100km, 29.4mpg, 35.3mpg (UK)

But the trip today was mainly 110km/h. Result was promising, getting closer to claimed.
6.1L/100km, 38.6mpg, 46.3mpg (UK)

Brilliant!!

smithsm1984
04-26-2012, 06:10 PM
Had my first hand-calculated MPG today - came out to just a tad over 30 MPG. The computer is about .4 MPG optimistic.

This seems great. I've been doing mixed driving and took two trips through some nearby country roads that have a lot of elevation changes. I wasn't trying to be fuel efficient, to be sure.

nizzy1115
04-30-2012, 08:43 AM
I've been babying this car and am at 38.6mpg in the morning with less traffic and 34 in the evening with more traffic. This is not highway but roads that are around 40-55mph zones and many stoplights with construction.

This is with the us version cx5 sport FWD with auto trans.

inodes
04-30-2012, 10:46 AM
I've been babying this car and am at 38.6mpg in the morning with less traffic and 34 in the evening with more traffic. This is not highway but roads that are around 40-55mph zones and many stoplights with construction.

This is with the us version cx5 sport FWD with auto trans.

These are brilliant stats. You must not have a lead foot at all.

ZuluCX
04-30-2012, 11:18 AM
First tank,

we did 440km and I refuelled putting in 50l, about 11.4l/100 for 100% city driving with a lot of stops

not great but still a lot better than my previous Mitsubishi Outlander! So far I am happy since those will most probably improve a bit over time. :)

nizzy1115
04-30-2012, 11:46 AM
These are brilliant stats. You must not have a lead foot at all.

Coming from a 2.5L mazda3 that I drove aggressively this has been challenging but rewarding.

The best MPG i have achieved is 40mpg and that is on flat straight roads at 50mph cruise control, no stops. I cannot see how the epa only rates this car at 32mpg, it should be much higher.

Got my wife a 2012 sorrento about 6 months ago. that car is rated at 22 city 32 highway from epa. I can only get 32mpg at 50mph cruise. The same commute with same driving patterns as above where i get 38 in the mazda cx5 only achieves 27 in the kia.

RCASC
04-30-2012, 12:12 PM
We went on a road trip yesterday and put on about 180 km of highway driving. By my calculations we were getting about 49 mpg.

GS FWD/Auto

RCASC
04-30-2012, 12:14 PM
(That's 49 mpg Imperial btw)

Modshack
04-30-2012, 12:27 PM
We went on a road trip yesterday and put on about 180 km of highway driving. By my calculations we were getting about 49 mpg.

GS FWD/Auto

I'm guessing your Math if off a little...:-)

drmoll2011
04-30-2012, 08:24 PM
I've been babying this car and am at 38.6mpg in the morning with less traffic and 34 in the evening with more traffic. This is not highway but roads that are around 40-55mph zones and many stoplights with construction.

This is with the us version cx5 sport FWD with auto trans.

Jealous! We were celebrating when we got 37.3 on our back roads! It's a contest between me and my husband to see who gets the best stats - so far he's waaay in the lead.

reggie5
04-30-2012, 09:11 PM
Can anyone here from Canada get the mileage that Mazda Canada has been advertising? Or anybody from anywhere for that matter. The say it gets 50 mpg hwy and 37 city has any come even close.

jaman_ca
04-30-2012, 09:52 PM
Can anyone here from Canada get the mileage that Mazda Canada has been advertising? Or anybody from anywhere for that matter. The say it gets 50 mpg hwy and 37 city has any come even close.

Keep in mind that's not US mpg, but Imperial mpg.

TorCX5(6spdM)
04-30-2012, 10:36 PM
Nice mileage is posititve but it does take the enjoy out of driving. I find myself obsessing trying to get the best possible mileage. I asked me wife how she was faring and she said "great, I'm getting over 10". I had to sensitively explain that the lower # of L/100 km, the better the mileage.

While I've been averaging around 8.5 to 9 L/100 km, I did manage to average 5.5 L/100 km during a feather-footed country drive on mostly 2 lane road going about 90 km/h. Certainly no spirited driving, but it was nice to see what the CX-5 is capable of.

I'm finding that the 6th gear with the MT does tend to bog down the CX-5 if you're not driving at least 100 km/h. Going up long inclines on a recent drive to Pennsylvania I found that I had to downshift to 5th if was not keeping the speed above 120 km/h.

V8toilet
05-03-2012, 04:59 PM
just got 32.5 and 31.9 on my last two fill ups and that was mostly 70 mph interstate driving.

600mm
05-05-2012, 12:04 PM
My daily commute is 110 miles round trip, all highway at 75mph. In the first 3 weeks I'm managing 30 to 31 mpg which includes up and down a 5000' mountain pass. I'm pleased.

kimchei6
05-06-2012, 09:35 PM
just went on a 500 mile road trip from NYC to Boston. 90% highway and rest city. Using cruise control majority of the time goin about 70 mph. It came out to be around 33mpg. I was first shocked and didn't believe it. When I gased up in Boston with about quarter of a tank left, I had driven around 330 miles. Took 10 gallons to fill up. On th way home noticed same mileage. I can't say enough how impressed I am with the milage with the car being fully loaded with luggages. Can't beat this car = )

smithsm1984
05-07-2012, 01:40 AM
Just took two trips (same route, different directions) of about 280 miles. This is fairly mountainous terrain.

On the way down I had to deal with some fairly heavy crosswinds that really seemed to hurt the miles per gallon. Ended up at 31.1.

On the way back conditions were better and I obtained 34.5 MPG. This is including a 60 mile just-for-fun tear through some mountain roads, in which I wasn't remotely concerned about fuel economy. So I would have probably been at 36 MPG if I had no done that.

While the highway mileage is good, I think the suburban/city driving mileage is what's great. I'm getting about 31 MPG when I have to dawdle about at speeds between 25-45MPH with plenty of stop lights. My old 2.3L Focus would only do 25 MPG in the same conditions, and that's if I babied it.

oggieinc
05-07-2012, 11:59 AM
Just came back from an 1100 mile trip from San Diego to Fresno, back to Bakersfield, through the mountains over to the 14, then up to 395 and on to Mammoth. Then a week in Mammoth and Bishop area climbing and back to SD. The car averaged once parked in my driveway 41.8 for the whole trip. This is a stick and I rarely exceeded 65mph but am very impressed.

Lando
05-07-2012, 08:40 PM
Dang, that's better than my hybrid. Can't wait to see the numbers once the engine gets broken in!

Phratt
05-07-2012, 10:53 PM
Hi,

My CX-5 / 6SpM / FWD has 1493Km (927.7 Miles) on the ODO.

I can honestly say that I do not drive it hard, the numbers will confirm.

This is :

85% city driving in Montreal stop and go traffic (average speed of 25 Km/h),
15% highway driving at an average speed of 100Km/h (62 MPH).



The car computer says 7.6 L/100Km (30.9 US MPG / 37.16 Imp. MPG)


From what I have seen here and there, someone who just drives, without restrictions, normal driving, will go up to an average of :
8.8 L/100Km (26.72 US MPG / 32.1 Imp. MPG).


In ANY case, this is quite nice.


Can't wait to see what numbers will be coming out of this CX-5 when it hits 15 000Km (9320 Miles)....

(wiggle) (wiggle)



P.S. :
I do not give a ding dong if other drivers find me slow.... I'm the one slowing down because they halt the traffic flow in front of me !!

pdkline
05-08-2012, 07:24 AM
new guy here.

first tank was 1/2 city , 1/2 highway. wife drove half of the first tank. we got about 32 mpg for the first tank.

second tank, mostly, highway, 38 mpg. regular easy driving, 60-70 mph.

only thing i do is set cruise control on highway and let it run.


regards

hooked
05-08-2012, 09:04 AM
In our normal routine of short trips (drop kids to school, groceries, commute to work) all in suburbia, our CX-5 returns around 26.8 mpg. On longer trips, still on surface streets (no highway) it starts creeping up in the 27's. On the highway, it returns low 30's. We still haven't taken a mostly highway longer trip yet.

Falzo
05-09-2012, 04:57 PM
Can anyone here from Canada get the mileage that Mazda Canada has been advertising? Or anybody from anywhere for that matter. The say it gets 50 mpg hwy and 37 city has any come even close.

It's almost impossible to get the mileage advertised in Canada because the calculation method is very far from real world driving. The U.S. method is closer and the government should move eventually to the same method. They've already stopped testing car themselves since they say they can rely on the values from the cars tested in the U.S. because they are so similar.

kenzhunt
05-10-2012, 02:23 PM
1st Fill-up on my CX-5 Touring AWD averaged 27.5MPG. Combined Highway and City. I am very happy coming from a Jeep that got 17MPG. Hoping that it just keeps getting better.

CX-SV
05-11-2012, 12:45 PM
1st Fill-up on my CX-5 Touring AWD averaged 27.5MPG. Combined Highway and City. I am very happy coming from a Jeep that got 17MPG. Hoping that it just keeps getting better.

What Jeep did you have before? The last Jeep I owned was a 2002 Jeep Liberty, it consistently averaged about 17MPG.

kenzhunt
05-11-2012, 02:32 PM
What Jeep did you have before? The last Jeep I owned was a 2002 Jeep Liberty, it consistently averaged about 17MPG.

I had a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

jsp
05-11-2012, 02:43 PM
Did my best tank last week, 8.2L/100 at the pump, computer showed 7.9L/100. This was mostly daily commute with mix of city and highway, with a lot of stop/start in the traffic. I drove very very soft, with very little acceleration.

inodes
05-13-2012, 10:21 AM
Becoming more and more impressed with the fuel economy.

I noted the fuel light for the very first time tonight, mainly because I was filling early. I was expecting the worst performance of any fuel fill though, simply because it's been 600km of pure city driving. We have been in too many traffic jams lately, so I think at least 4-5 hours worth of the tank was in stop-start traffic where the i-Stop kicked in a lot (actually, we use i-Stop so often, it's impossible to count the savings - but I suspect it adds up).

The stop-start traffic ridden fuel tank was:
7.2L/100 (or 32.6mpg)

Getting closer to the Australian Government test results.

The city tests by the Australian government were:
Petrol FWD - 8.0L/100km (29.4mpg)
Petrol AWD - 8.2L/100km (28.6mpg)
Diesel AWD - 6.7L/100km (35.1mpg)

I think 7.2L/100km is very good for stop start traffic, and mainly staying in 4th gear.
I noted today that the Diesel doesn't kick into 6th until the highways. Not sure about when the petrol gets into 6th.

The 7.2L result will no doubt help to improve the Fuelly figure below, which is just continuing to get better on each fill up.

VK Sefirosu
05-13-2012, 01:14 PM
Becoming more and more impressed with the fuel economy.

I noted the fuel light for the very first time tonight, mainly because I was filling early. I was expecting the worst performance of any fuel fill though, simply because it's been 600km of pure city driving. We have been in too many traffic jams lately, so I think at least 4-5 hours worth of the tank was in stop-start traffic where the i-Stop kicked in a lot (actually, we use i-Stop so often, it's impossible to count the savings - but I suspect it adds up).

The stop-start traffic ridden fuel tank was:
7.2L/100 (or 32.6mpg)

Getting closer to the Australian Government test results.

The city tests by the Australian government were:
Petrol FWD - 8.0L/100km (29.4mpg)
Petrol AWD - 8.2L/100km (28.6mpg)
Diesel AWD - 6.7L/100km (35.1mpg)

I think 7.2L/100km is very good for stop start traffic, and mainly staying in 4th gear.
I noted today that the Diesel doesn't kick into 6th until the highways. Not sure about when the petrol gets into 6th.

The 7.2L result will no doubt help to improve the Fuelly figure below, which is just continuing to get better on each fill up.

7.2L is an excellent figure to me for city driving, most certainly helped by i-Stop. To put in contrast, I am mostly doing a mix of city and "highway" (more of a suburban highway than a real one) these days and the last fuel ups have all been around 8.7L (~27MPG) which is much closer to US EPA estimates (25/31) than our own very optimistic Canadian government estimates of 8.0L/6.4L…

I just have installed my summer tires now, we'll see if it improves fuel economy somewhat.

drsw
05-13-2012, 09:07 PM
I have had my FWD, manual tranny CX 5 for almost a month. The computer says I'm getting 30.5 mpg but I'm getting 29.5 by my calculation. I'm on my fourth tank of gas. I love this car. It is easy to drive and shifts like a dream.

rS1
05-16-2012, 10:45 AM
**Updated 5/18/12**

Ok, so I've only filled up the tank twice now. Here's the way I'm calcing it:

There are 15 ticks on the fuel gauge and tank capacity is 15.3 gallons (if you look at it in quarters, the 1st 3 quarters have 3 ticks, last quarter has 6)
- That comes out to 1.02 gals per tick (15.3/15 = 1.02)

On the first tank of gas, had 330 miles on it and refueled with 3 ticks left on the gauge:
So, 12 ticks @ 1.02gals/tick = 12.24 gals used; 330/12.24 = 27mpg (26.96 rounded up)

Second tank is 9 ticks in:
- at the quarter tank mark (3 ticks*1.02 = 3.06; had 110 miles at this point, so 110/3.06 = 36mpg [35.947 rounded up])
- at current, (9 ticks * 1.02 = 9.18; have 242.1 as of when I parked in the garage at work, so 242.1/9.18 = 26mpg)

The dash is showing an average of 22.7mpg, but I'm not sure if that's accurate. Will keep you all posted and will look into registering for Fuelly.com. Only have 953 miles on the car as of today.

hollis
05-17-2012, 12:11 PM
update
got about 1800 miles on it now

was stuck at 37.4MPG but apparently last 2 gas fill ups were the summer blend because my fuel economy just keeping going up, now at 37.9MPG I will post a pic when/if it reaches 38MPG
this is 50% hwy at 65-70MPH and 50% rural backroads at 40MPH, very little urban/city setting

nizzy1115
05-17-2012, 12:16 PM
The thing ive noticed is this car sings at 35-45mph no stops. If you can hold those speeds you will get 40-41mpg. Once you get above 50-55 the mpg starts dropping off.

an update on my last tank. hand calculated at 35.2mpg and this is 0 highway and all city with stretches of 45mph zones and lots of stop lights. I was not driving as nice as I was on the tank prior when i got above 37.

PJO
05-17-2012, 03:31 PM
http://engine-sz.blogspot.com/2012/05/2013-mazda-cx-5-achieves-35-mpg-on.html

Bus
05-25-2012, 08:57 AM
what you're Try of premium fuel. I think I do more kilometers with a tank with that of the ordinary fuel
I do a 6.2 liters 100km. I tested with fuelly.com

inodes
05-25-2012, 09:30 AM
The thing ive noticed is this car sings at 35-45mph no stops.

Problem with that is that there is no highway in Australia that allows that painfully slow speed. The slowest speed on the Australian highway is 100km/h (62.137mph). The fastest speed is 130km/h (80.778mph).

I've seen 80km/h during construction (49.710mph).
So if you were driving between 35-45mph you would have everyone beeping at you for driving like a grandma.

Driving on UK highways, they take no prisoners. If you plan on going that slow, you better have a good reason and stay to the far left.

They expect slow speeds on Japanese highways. They're at a maximum of 80km/h (49.710mph).

In the western world, I believe the US has got some of the slowest highway speeds. It also has some of the slowest and most polite drivers.
The times I've driven in the US, I've wondered why everyone is so slow. I was getting annoyed, particularly in parts of LA. It felt like driving around in a very big Australian country town. The drivers are so damn laid back. San Francisco is a little more hectic. But driving in Manhattan felt more like back in Sydney. Arm yourself with a horn and a big attitude.

The way they drive in the less busy states though, It's no wonder you get such good mpg :)

inodes
05-25-2012, 09:58 AM
what you're Try of premium fuel. I think I do more kilometers with a tank with that of the ordinary fuel
I do a 6.2 liters 100km. I tested with fuelly.com

It's a proven fact that you get more bang for your buck with 98.

Three petroleum fuels are generally available in Australia: 91, 95 and 98 (that's in international octane standards btw). The Petrol CX-5 is re-tuned like the US/Canada model and takes 91 in Australia, which is almost identical to the US AKI 87.

To prove the fuel theory, an experiment was done by one of the local car shows to determine which fuel was best.
Tests done in three identical vehicles suited to 91 - each carrying 91, 95 and 98 are driven around a track at identical speeds until empty and their range measured. They are then filled twice with an exact and identical measurement of 91, 95, 98 respectively. And this is repeated twice to eliminate inconsistencies.

The test shows that the first fuel to fail is 91 followed very quickly by 95. The car using 98 lasted a much longer distance.

The cost was calculated for each fuel then divided by the distance travelled.
The end result was that the 98 was the cheapest per kilometre, following by almost identical cost per km for 95 and 91.

Fuel costs in Australia vary the most on 91. So sometimes it can be extremely cheap, and other days it can be expensive. The 98 fuel will also fluctuate, but to a lesser degree.
Strangely, Diesel is almost a fixed price and typically the same price as 98 when it's at its cheapest.

Per kilometre, Diesel would be cheapest (despite being the most expensive per volume), followed by 98, 95 and 91 (despite being the cheapest per volume).

Bus
05-25-2012, 11:45 AM
Yes but in canada in 87 and i put 91 and make better milege. Mazda recommand 87 in canada but i thinck the 91 is better for this car a very high compression.

inodes
05-25-2012, 12:06 PM
Yes but in canada in 87 and i put 91 and make better milege. Mazda recommand 87 in canada but i thinck the 91 is better for this car a very high compression.

I forgot that Canada uses AKI as well. Damn.....

Okay, if you're from the US or Canada - then I'll include AKI.
http://www.torquecars.com/articles/fuel-octane-ratings.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating

The CX-5 already has extremely high compression (higher than the VW Golf GTI which has a much lower compression but requires 98RON/92AKI).

The experiment I refer to though used detuned cars that were designed for 91RON/87AKI. For these vehicles, the 98RON/92AKI, was still cheaper per kilometre (using Australian pricing at least, which is about 8c more for the 98 versus the 91).

ta240
05-29-2012, 06:08 PM
A car manufacture would be in deep dodo if they fudged mileage numbers. The government tests are quite explicit on how the values are achieved. I've observed that people with the poorest mileage are the more spirited drivers and they need to blame someone or something. :-))Ed

They don't have to fudge the numbers, they just have to tune the car so it performs at its best in the tests. I can look like a genius if I know the 5 questions I'm going to be asked on a test in advance. When you know the exact setup that will be done and the speeds etc you can gear and program the car to be at its most fuel efficient at those times. The farther away people's real world driving gets from that setup then worse the mpg will be.

I always like to look at a good sampling of real world results, throw out the lowest and the highest results and see where the rest land and go off those numbers.

CraM
05-29-2012, 06:19 PM
a lot of us are using Fuelly to track real world mileage - pretty much all the info you need is here.

mazdaspd96
05-29-2012, 07:08 PM
Did 7.8L/100 km for a 1000 km trip this week-end... There were a lot of hill on highway should be able to do better... Above 105 km/h the fuel economy is not as good as 98 km/h!!!

kampfire
05-30-2012, 07:45 AM
Got our best tank yet last weekend. 20% city and 80% highway and got 29.7mpg. Thats with normal driving conditions and not attempting to get good mileage. Running average for 2100 miles is 28.4mpg. The 29.7 was calculated at fill up. The 28.4 is the computer average. Anyone else think the computer is overestimating?

thegrapeguy
05-30-2012, 09:12 AM
I have done my calculation at the pump 3 fills and got 28.7, 28.5, and 28.3 mpg. Same gas station, same pump, no extra "top offs". The computer has shown 29mpg. I think it's overestimating but at .5 mpg I'm not ready to call foul play...

JTNY
05-30-2012, 10:19 AM
I have done my calculation at the pump 3 fills and got 28.7, 28.5, and 28.3 mpg. Same gas station, same pump, no extra "top offs". The computer has shown 29mpg. I think it's overestimating but at .5 mpg I'm not ready to call foul play...

What % of your driving is highway/city? I'm getting a GT-AWD in the next few days and am curious to know what my MPG will look like.

thegrapeguy
05-30-2012, 01:16 PM
I have the GT AWD - I drive what I call "suburban" driving (drive 2 miles hit a stoplight, drive 2 miles hit another) . My computer averages me at about 40 mph. On average I do 20% highway, 20% city and 60% suburban on generally flat roads. My latest tank yielded me 28.93 mpg. This is the best yet for me. I now have about 1600 miles on the car. The last tank included a mostly highway jaunt of about 100 miles. I figure that is the reason I got my best this last tank. The first tanks yielded me as low as 28.3 and as high as 28.7... My computer is saying I'm getting about 29 mpg... All in all for AWD I'm very impressed!

cmceleste
05-30-2012, 06:46 PM
Just reached 2000 miles so I figure I would chime in on this, Im on Fuelly also.

I live in a urban setting and work in a dense suburban town but there I travel highway in between. My daily commute sees about 10-12 stop signs averaging 1/4 mile between them, (15% of miles). 10-15 stop lights with 1/2-2 miles between them in a 40 MPH speed zone, (40% of miles). Finally there's some mileage between home and work, (45% of miles).

It is a very nice 20 minute commute in my 6 speed sport averaging mileage from 26-30 as per fuelly.

If I visit my folks on a 80 highway mile trip I see the mileage average go up and when I drive around my home town racing off of every red light it goes back down. Seems obvious.

When I let my gas tank go down to 1/8th, I can always travel around 400 miles when I put only 12 gallons in.

All in all Im impressed with mileage. Its also very fun to drive and keep those RPMS over 3500 weaving traffic ;)

DougNuts
05-30-2012, 08:33 PM
The CX-5 already has extremely high compression (higher than the VW Golf GTI which has a much lower compression but requires 98RON/92AKI).


Isn't the GTi turbo though? Dynamic compression is what dictates octane requirements.

jeebusm3
05-30-2012, 10:35 PM
Sport manual, averaging 30.8mpg so far in mixed driving. Not driving like a weenie, not racing all day either.

CX-SV
05-31-2012, 01:12 AM
Got our best tank yet last weekend. 20% city and 80% highway and got 29.7mpg. Thats with normal driving conditions and not attempting to get good mileage. Running average for 2100 miles is 28.4mpg. The 29.7 was calculated at fill up. The 28.4 is the computer average. Anyone else think the computer is overestimating?

Yes, about 4% overestimation in first 3000 miles. I'm tracking my mileage on a spreadsheet.

mike786
06-20-2012, 11:37 PM
how do you reset the AVG MPG on the cx-5?? thanks

awmenard
06-20-2012, 11:47 PM
how do you reset the AVG MPG on the cx-5?? thanks

Hold the info button on the streering wheel for a couple of seconds and it will reset.

hollis
06-21-2012, 11:26 AM
update.... got about 2800 miles and computer is stating my Average MPG is now 39.1 ! no kidding... I am light footed and do (50%) HWY @ 65MPH and (50%) rural @ 40MPH

Gio26NJ
06-21-2012, 11:30 AM
That's great numbers hollis!, I'm a very aggressive driver both city and highway and I'm averaging at around 34-35. That is incredible. Mazda got it right with the CX-5, I can see this car being the leader in the CUV market real soon.

mike786
06-21-2012, 05:44 PM
How do u reset the avg mpg? Holding the info button didnt work for me

joepro
06-21-2012, 06:47 PM
Make sure the avg mpg is displayed on screen and then hold down the info button (by pressing right in the middle of it - not up or down) for a few seconds.

Lando
06-21-2012, 11:21 PM
On the drive home from the dealer - Boise to Redmond, OR, the computer said 34 mpg exactly, but when I filled up and did the calculations, I got 34.9. Either way, I was impressed. I made no attempt to hypermile like I used to with my CRZ. On I-84 out of Boise, the speed limit is 75, so I drove 75. I took Hwy 26 through the Umitilla and the Ochoco National Forests, climbing to over 5000 ft elevation through the passes. When I overtook slower moving vehicles on two lane stretches, I dropped to 3rd gear and didn't waste time getting around them. After a 340 mile drive home, I was convinced that I had made a good decision. What a well engineered vehicle!

thegrapeguy
06-22-2012, 08:15 AM
Gio - I can't see how you're getting 34-35mpg with an AWD GT??? Especially doing city and suburban driving... I do mostly suburban driving and with the same car as you I'm getting around 28.5. Are you sure???

CX-SV
06-22-2012, 12:37 PM
Gio - I can't see how you're getting 34-35mpg with an AWD GT??? Especially doing city and suburban driving... I do mostly suburban driving and with the same car as you I'm getting around 28.5. Are you sure???

Yes, my "avg" on dash since day 1 in first 4500 miles is 27.6 mpg, city/suburban driving.

PJO
06-22-2012, 12:49 PM
I've had 3 fill ups so far and am only averaging 23.5mpg with mostly suburban driving. Hopefully I can get a little more.

speedtrader
06-22-2012, 01:37 PM
I'm averaging about 32 according to the pump but the dash average is 33.6. Most of my miles are freeway rush hour traffic and the rest suburban driving. I have yet to take a longer highway road trip.

webslinger
06-26-2012, 11:54 AM
Hello World! First Post...

I bought my CX-5 in April but had to travel out of the country for work :( so she's been sitting in the garage for a month! Been driving it since I'm back, at abt 700 mil now mostly city and getting 26.4. Looking for a chance to do some highway pretty soon and see those 30s.

Overall good experience so far with pick up, I use the semi-automatic quite a bit from stop lights which helps to overcome the 155 hp. More to come.


Alwin

milkyxj
06-26-2012, 01:51 PM
Took a trip from Atlanta to Birmingham this past weekend, arriving in Birmingham I was up to 38.1mpg on the trip computer. After returning home and filling up I calculated 32.5 mpg with 90% highway, 10% rural. It rained on my way home, not sure if that affects anything or not.

TrekkerXP
06-28-2012, 12:29 AM
so I was like a lot of you, thinking the first or second tank would be in the 27-28mpg for the tank average especially with me behaving with the throttle during the break-in period. First two tanks were both calculated on Fuelly as 25.8 (kinda odd to be exactly the same) and the third tank was 28.7 - Yay!!. On this recent 4th tank, I actually wondered if I had broken the Fuel Gauge - LOL! I reset my tripometer at each filling so i looked at the trip miles and saw I had gone almost 80 miles and the fuel gauge had not moved off of FULL. As of this writing, the trip miles is at 300miles and the fuel gauge shows just under half a tank (computer says range to empty is estimated at 150 miles). It will be quite exciting if on only my fourth tank of gas I reach the 400 mile mark for a tank. This 4th tank is around the time various people say is the break-in period for the CX-5 and if this jump in mileage is any indicator, be patient. As for driving conditions, I live in Tampa so I have mostly flat roads, a couple bridges over the bay to climb, and typical rush hour traffic to navigate each day. Cheers!!

dsonyay62
06-28-2012, 06:15 AM
Our Touring auto 2wd did 28.8 mpg avg (via the vehicle computer) for the first complete tank. I reset the computer at fillup. Overall it's a good start. Lots of highway driving.. probably 70-30 ratio.

Curious to see how 2nd tank does. My wife is the primary driver and she drives it very easy.. for now she's keeping it under 70 on the highways till we have over 600 total. For now the car has about 360.

dasayheykid
06-28-2012, 07:30 AM
That's great numbers hollis!, I'm a very aggressive driver both city and highway and I'm averaging at around 34-35. That is incredible. Mazda got it right with the CX-5, I can see this car being the leader in the CUV market real soon.
I have the same model as you and I'm averaging 24.4MPG, or 9.5L/100kms. I admit I drive at or above the limit, but 34-35 doesn't seem right...if it is, what is your secret?

CX-5 Rat
06-28-2012, 08:59 AM
I'm averaging 29.8 mpg since I bought it.

Gio26NJ
06-28-2012, 09:14 AM
I have the same model as you and I'm averaging 24.4MPG, or 9.5L/100kms. I admit I drive at or above the limit, but 34-35 doesn't seem right...if it is, what is your secret?

Nevermind those numbers I put up, they were mostly on the highway and they dipped down as I drove more and more to around 25.6 :) that is what i currently see on the display. At the time I put that up I did not even have 100 miles on the car.

mike786
06-29-2012, 01:35 PM
I am getting TERRIBLE GAS MILEAGE. i am having to fill up every 8 days! It says im only averaging 24.5mpg on the dash when minimum im supposed to get is 26... i should be averaging about 28mpg but im not! I have already filled up 4 times and im only at 850 miles on the odometer. Not happy with the mpg on my car. 85% city 15% highway driving for me. When i fill up my car it says my RANGE is 386 miles and it only gives like 213 miles...

Vorret
06-29-2012, 01:44 PM
Probably has to do with how you're driving it, you sound as if no matter what you do you won't dip below 26mpg ... that's not how it works.

Plus, 85% city driving, in Houston, I bet you're using the AC alot, stuck in traffic, etc. It's obviously going to affect your overall mpg.

nizzy1115
06-29-2012, 01:45 PM
I am getting TERRIBLE GAS MILEAGE. i am having to fill up every 8 days! It says im only averaging 24.5mpg on the dash when minimum im supposed to get is 26... i should be averaging about 28mpg but im not! I have already filled up 4 times and im only at 850 miles on the odometer. Not happy with the mpg on my car. 85% city 15% highway driving for me. When i fill up my car it says my RANGE is 386 miles and it only gives like 213 miles...

It really depends on your driving habits and path of travel. Lots of stop and go short commutes will yield terrible mileage on any car. Also depends how fast you accelerate etc.

For comparisons, my wife travels about 3-4 miles to work. All stop signs the whole way stop and go, stop and go. Car barely ever warms up. Shes getting at best 19 mpg in her 2012 kia sorento gdi which is rated at 22 city. When I take it on my commute of longer stretches of stop lights I can get that car upto 30-32 mpg.

Remember city is average city. It is likely people will get worse than that, just like the highway mpg is average and it is likely others will get better than it.

Also, it depends on the fuel you are putting in the car. If your using corn gas you will get worse mpg.

Also part 2, its been warm lately. Stop and go with AC on will be worse mpg.

Lastly, your car is still braking in. Give it some more time.

CX-SV
06-29-2012, 02:01 PM
I am getting TERRIBLE GAS MILEAGE. i am having to fill up every 8 days! It says im only averaging 24.5mpg on the dash when minimum im supposed to get is 26... i should be averaging about 28mpg but im not! I have already filled up 4 times and im only at 850 miles on the odometer. Not happy with the mpg on my car. 85% city 15% highway driving for me. When i fill up my car it says my RANGE is 386 miles and it only gives like 213 miles...

The 28 combined EPA gas mileage rating is based on 55% city driving, not the 85% city driving that you do. With the high percentage of city driving that you do, the mileage is close to city rating for awd GT's and not unexpected.

NoSuchSol
06-29-2012, 02:21 PM
Running a smidge over 26 mpg... that includes a couple miles of freeway but almost exclusively city driving. Part of that city driving is up an incline. Touring FWD. That's over three fill ups. I didn't do fuelly for my freeway trips but was getting around 30mpg.

Jcanracer
06-29-2012, 04:08 PM
Approaching 1300 miles on the clock. Average for all that (I am not going to reset my avg mpg meter) is 29.5MPG. Last fill-up was 29.74mpg.
I have the 6spd manual fwd, drive 75% Hwy, 25% City.
On the Highway I keep it between 75-80mph (Florida's turnpike is a pretty straight boring toll road).
In the city, I dont drive like a slouch, but I do respect the speed limits.

I'm realistic about mileage expectations, and I am happy with this. If I slowed down on the hwy I could get 30+, but then even the truck drivers would pass me swearing obscenities in spanglish lol.

Jonesey
06-29-2012, 08:30 PM
80% Highway - I'm getting indicated 33.5 mpg - amazing!! I don't really baby it either.

Edit: just filled up today - 33.5 indicated - 31.0 mpg calc art pump - FWIW

Seanfig03
06-30-2012, 12:53 AM
i just picked up my fully loaded awd A/T on monday and im averaging 30.9 mpg. loving it. traded my 2007 cx7 2wd which was getting about 19mpg, so very pleased with this new one!!

mobd
06-30-2012, 01:09 AM
My CX5 touring FWD is truly averaging 30 mpg in the city. I'm a little over 1,000, think I'm at 1,300 right now. I'm not an aggressive driver at all though. Very pleased with the mileage.

PJO
06-30-2012, 01:57 PM
Mine is still getting under 25mpg :(

CX-SV
06-30-2012, 04:10 PM
Mine is still getting under 25mpg :(

Help us with some information to make the 25 mpg meaningful. Is your CX-5 fwd or awd? What kind of driving conditions? (traffic, city, highway, hills, flat, etc.)

Nodnerb
06-30-2012, 04:20 PM
Im getting 27.5 mpg with 90% city in my gt. i only drive in manual mode and usually keep it in a lower gear than auto mode does for cruising up to 2500 rpm or so.

PJO
07-02-2012, 05:03 PM
Help us with some information to make the 25 mpg meaningful. Is your CX-5 fwd or awd? What kind of driving conditions? (traffic, city, highway, hills, flat, etc.)

Mine is the GT AWD. Mostly suburban driving with hardly any highway driving. I do hit the accelerator kind of hard sometimes in manual mode but I don't think I'm a leadfoot by any means. Looks like from some other posts that the mostly suburban driving might be keeping the mpgs down. The mileage does get slightly better each fill up though. :)

bcooper
07-03-2012, 12:25 AM
Now, my consumption: FWD - 7.2l/100km. 70% city + 30% Hyw

speedtrader
07-03-2012, 11:11 AM
Looking at Fuelly, I'm surprised the diesel models are not getting significantly better fuel economy. Isn't that one of the top reasons to get a diesel? How successful will it be when they finally bring it to the US? How many people are willing to pay a premium on a CUV for some bump in torque? Plus most US drivers are ignorant and still see diesel as an expensive, dirty fuel used in big rigs and heavy equipment.

nizzy1115
07-03-2012, 12:01 PM
Looking at Fuelly, I'm surprised the diesel models are not getting significantly better fuel economy. Isn't that one of the top reasons to get a diesel? How successful will it be when they finally bring it to the US? How many people are willing to pay a premium on a CUV for some bump in torque? Plus most US drivers are ignorant and still see diesel as an expensive, dirty fuel used in big rigs and heavy equipment.

Honestly I think they should get a bit better mpg but the biggest advantage is the extra power. Double the torque will make a world of a difference in real world driving. The car will feel really fast over taking and such.

gotdi
07-03-2012, 03:36 PM
Hello All,

I would be interested in purchasing a CX-5 Diesel powered car only.. would not buy the gasser version due to my exposure to TDI engines in the last 10 years. Have you ever driven a newly designed turbo diesel, its an incredible forceful engine that delivers good gas millage with great power. Its a night and day difference between the gasoline model.

Mazda has a winner with the CX-5 but needs Diesel option to distinguish itself from other competitive cars.

Regards, GOTDI

smithsm1984
07-03-2012, 03:52 PM
I'm now at a lifetime total of 32.2 MPG with a best tank of 36.7 MPG. This is better than I had expected, to be honest. I have the 6MT with gasoline engine.

soobaerodude
07-03-2012, 04:16 PM
I'm now at a lifetime total of 32.2 MPG with a best tank of 36.7 MPG. This is better than I had expected, to be honest. I have the 6MT with gasoline engine.

I hope I get your numbers with my 6MT. Only got 25.2 on my first tank, but that was with 80-90% city driving in the Bay Area

V8toilet
07-03-2012, 09:58 PM
I've noticed that the best mileage numbers are achieved with speeds in the 35-45 mph range. my last tank was 33.1 with about 80% interstate and the rest suburban roads at 40 mph. Average speed was 41 mph.

Jwlj
07-04-2012, 04:19 PM
I put 1100 miles on the CX-5 the first 3 days I've had it.
FWD automatic I'm Averaging 33.5 MPG

vfrguy
07-06-2012, 10:51 PM
So we just drove from Dallas,TX to northern Wisconsin. Total trip was just over 1300 miles. First tank took us from our house to the first gas station off of the Kansas turnpike with an average MPG of 37.7...cruise control set at 73 mph. Second tank of gas was a bad tank..engine running rough and what not but still average 30 MPGs. The rest of the trip we averaged
32-33.5 MPG with the cruise control set between 75-80 the entire trip. For the speeds we were driving and using cruise control I was very impressed. The only issue with the trip was that we ended up blowing out the sidewall of one of the tires about 50 miles north of Des Moines. We then called Yokohama and found the closest dealer. They were able to order the tire and we were able to get it replaced. But after inspecting the tire there was a nail or screw in the tread that had come out and released the all of the air out of the tire and we drove on the flat for a while without noticing it and shredded the tire. We have a few weeks on vacation and well see what the return trip brings.

dbcx5
07-13-2012, 01:14 AM
Two tanks in, I'm still only getting less than 550km per tank (dash is showing 9.1L/100km or 26MPG). This is probably about 80% city, but I was still expecting better. Going on a road trip next week, so hoping to see some better numbers then.

jcrew626
07-13-2012, 06:54 AM
i just finished my first tank. drove 541 km and used 35 L of gas which is 6.5L/100KM or over 36 mpg. it takes a very conservative driving habit to accomplish this on the CX-5. no fast starts (kept the fuel consumption under 20L/100KM while accelerating). while cruising kept the fuel consumption under 7.8L/100KM while doing 60 KPH in the city and under 6.0L/100KM while doing 100 KPH on the highway. coasted going downhill and kept the pedal steady while going uphill despite losing speed going uphill. my driving is 33% city and 67 % highway with only a 4.5KM stretch that is congested where i average about 27 KPH on the highway otherwise there's no traffic for me. i also turn off the engine whenever possible such as coasting into a parking spot or while waiting at a crossing for a train. only used the A/C on the highway and turned it off in the city.

jaman_ca
07-13-2012, 08:12 AM
i just finished my first tank. drove 541 km and used 35 L of gas which is 6.5L/100KM or over 36 mpg. it takes a very conservative driving habit to accomplish this on the CX-5. no fast starts (kept the fuel consumption under 20L/100KM while accelerating). while cruising kept the fuel consumption under 7.8L/100KM while doing 60 KPH in the city and under 6.0L/100KM while doing 100 KPH on the highway. coasted going downhill and kept the pedal steady while going uphill despite losing speed going uphill. my driving is 33% city and 67 % highway with only a 4.5KM stretch that is congested where i average about 27 KPH on the highway otherwise there's no traffic for me. i also turn off the engine whenever possible such as coasting into a parking spot or while waiting at a crossing for a train. only used the A/C on the highway and turned it off in the city.

Hmmmm...I don't think you have to be that conservative. I'm getting around 6.2L/100km and don't do half the stuff you mention (i.e., turning off the car when coasting, keeping below 20L/100km while accelerating, etc.). I find that once at a cruising speed, the consumption can be as low as mid 4s (city) and 5s (highway) and that makes up for everything else. As well, the car is very aggressive in turning off the engine while coasting, which also helps.

Obviously your situation isn't mine, so if I drove your route perhaps I'd be getting 7L/100km instead.

By they way, does anyone find that they are obsessed with the fuel mileage/consumption gauge? I've never had a car with it before and find myself staring at it all the time (relatively speaking of course).

Macksma
07-13-2012, 12:11 PM
By they way, does anyone find that they are obsessed with the fuel mileage/consumption gauge? I've never had a car with it before and find myself staring at it all the time (relatively speaking of course).

Yes! I was going to post yesterday that I think I am slightly addicted to checking that current mpg all the time. I will only cycle through the other information occasionally, but am always on the current read-out. I can't stop! I even found myself wanting to fill-up the other day to check my calculated mileage against the vehicle read-out (I was only at half a tank). I have also found my vehicle read-out to almost match my calculated, difference is a little less than .5.

CaribouMainiac
07-13-2012, 02:07 PM
Yes! I was going to post yesterday that I think I am slightly addicted to checking that current mpg all the time. I will only cycle through the other information occasionally, but am always on the current read-out. I can't stop! I even found myself wanting to fill-up the other day to check my calculated mileage against the vehicle read-out (I was only at half a tank). I have also found my vehicle read-out to almost match my calculated, difference is a little less than .5.

Same here.... I'm going to start writing down some of the numbers.... thinking that, then I can tell if the vehicle is getting better after 1000 miles on it..... (or worse).
Today, in 6th gear, at around 1800 RPM, I was getting 42.9MPG (cruise on / air conditioning on)

I used to use Amzoil PI (injector cleaner, w/ some additives), in my VW Rabbit.... seemed to help w/ keeping the engine running good. I'm thinking that w/ the direct injection (w/ multiple "jets" for each cylinder), in the Mazda, that the Amzoil PI product might be good to use. When/if, I see the numbers fall, when tracking the MPG, I'll try some of the Amzoil injector cleaner.... just to see if it works.

CX-5um
07-13-2012, 04:47 PM
About 200 miles new. Averaging around 27-28mpg. All city driving with no higher than 45mph signs. 87 octane. Mainly flat streets. Easy/steady speed build up after lights and gradual breaking to a stop. Coasting if possible.

Keanman
07-13-2012, 05:12 PM
I've noticed the same thing. When I fill up my range displays 630-640 km. When I finish the tank, it's more like 550-580 km (all city). It's an auto FWD. I'm hoping this will improve with time as there are draw backs to having sky active (lightweight hood that wobbles, loud engine idle, expensive synthetic oil to name a few) and I would hope it would at least put us at the top of the class for fuel economy. Our friends recently purchased an Equinox and they are posting similar numbers. Kind of a let down but at the same time at least my CX-5 will be worth something in 5 years lol.

Phratt
07-16-2012, 10:43 AM
Hi everyone,

I'll just add my 2 cents to this thread...

I own a CX-5 - 6Mt - FWD.
Had about 5500Km (about 3400 Miles) on the ODO before the trip.

Filled up the gas tank in Plattsburgh, reset all the counters, got on I-87 - destination : New Jersey. Did some sight seeing with the car in Jersey. Filled the tank and headed back to Plattsburgh where I filled the tank back up. There is a difference of 0.2 L/100Km between the car computer and my own calculations. So I give you my numbers, not the car computer's.

1412 Km's later (877 miles)
90.5 Liters of gas later (23.90 US Gallons)

6.4 L/100Km (36.75 Miles/US Gal. - 44.14 Miles/UK Gal.)


Cruise control set at 68 miles per hour (except construction zones and tolls)
A/C on medium
Lots of luggage for the family


Before the trip - first 5500Km - 80% city/20% highway driving :
7.4L/100Km (31.79 Miles/US Gal. - 38.17 Miles/UK Gal.)

TheLoudHorn
07-17-2012, 08:39 AM
Now, my consumption: FWD - 7.2l/100km. 70% city + 30% Hyw

Pretty close to the same as me, I am at 7.7/100km. AWD 2.0 Man. I do like to floor it in 2.gear some times and have some fun on winding roads, so that costs clearly. Still only on 1200km so expecting it to go further down.

Mannix143
07-25-2012, 04:07 AM
for the past 2 days, i got 17-18mpg. all in the city(NY), a lot of stop and go. We have a Touring FWD. Travelling to NJ on the Freeway we get about 33-35mpg.

twrecks
05-08-2017, 04:13 PM
Nevermind those numbers I put up, they were mostly on the highway and they dipped down as I drove more and more to around 25.6 :) that is what i currently see on the display. At the time I put that up I did not even have 100 miles on the car.

Same here... When almost new I got 27MPG on the highway (same time of year as now) but after a year an 10K mi the best I can get is 25MPG, same road, same speed. Neither is approaching the 31MPG rating. I even pulled off the roof bars to see if it mattered. It didn't.

Tim

GTScott
05-08-2017, 08:52 PM
300 miles on the clock of my 2017 GT AWD. Rolling hills. Averaging 26 on this first tank.

Kaps
05-08-2017, 09:59 PM
Same here... When almost new I got 27MPG on the highway (same time of year as now) but after a year an 10K mi the best I can get is 25MPG, same road, same speed. Neither is approaching the 31MPG rating. I even pulled off the roof bars to see if it mattered. It didn't.

Tim

At this rate you will get negative mpg after 130k miles. -1 mpg. So you will go back 1 mile after consuming a gallon. Better sell it.