Also Mazda has made the maximum engine torque for 2017 CX-5 AWD to occur at higher RPM than FWD for 2017. I remember in Japan CX-5 SA-G 2.5L AWD has a bit lower hp and torque than its FWD for some reason.
SkyActiv-G 2.5L Horsepower SAE net 187 @ 6,000 rpm Torque SAE net lb-ft 185 @ 3,250 rpm (FWD)
185 @ 4,000 rpm (AWD)
And for 2017 CX-5 the final ratio on FWD is still taller than AWD:
Gear Ratios 2.5L FWD 6AT 2.5L AWD 6AT Final drive 4.325 4.624
Who mentioned that it has class leading noise reduction? That would be interesting.
On the 2.2 Diesel:
If you are in state where diesel is cheaper - I think it will give you a 36+ mpg - can go as high as 40 / 45 mpg - equivalent to gas adjusted US mpg.
In Texas the diesel should do 34 combined to 38 or 40 based on how good you drive and if you can upshift sooner than the ECU - based on current Diesel vs gas prices. That is very good though I was expecting 40 up.
3000 or so added cost for Diesel. So fully loaded one will end out to be 36-37K. Fuel savings will be about 6-8 mpg. which is 240 a year assuming 2 dollars gas. It is 370 based on 10 year average gas prices.
I would surely consider one used - but as things stand 2.2D if it consistently tops 40 I might be willing to upgrade.
Last edited by Kellic; 03-20-2017 at 03:40 PM.
For someone from UK - if you manually selected your upshifts would the 2.2D do 0 to 100 in about 7 seconds? Has someone seen this?
Seems to me the diesel would do 2.7 secs till 50 kmph and then just break away with amazing powah!!!!
It would be a neat alternative, ticking all boxes for eco users plus diesel faithful crowd.
Mazda's timing on Diesel in USA seems bad - they needed it in june or july or earlier, not august.
If we had diesels soon - there was an outside chance of 170K sales, right now it seems this MY should see 140K or so - still very solid number.
It seems if you were doing 45-50 with minmimal winds and flat road - the 16.5 FWD would do 43 mpg on its instantaneous mpg gauge, the 2.2 in similar would do 60+ that is just amazing number.