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    Car and Driver 2019 CX5 article.

    Here you go boys. 6.2 second 0-60 stock. They mentioned stability control messing up skidpad testing but I mean I wouldn't expect much from some 225 tires lol.
    https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...by-the-numbers

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    Yeah, with some meatier tires and a new exhaust, this car will be a killer.

    Also, the 2.5T in the Car and Driver and motor trend CX-9 long term tester broke in nicely and dropped the 0-60 time ever further.
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    Car and Driver 2019 CX5 article.

    I would put 245ís on with 8Ē rims.

    Use factory wheels for a winter set.
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    6.2 is fine, especially if passing power is there when you need it the most.

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    If it really is 6.2, then it's a game changer for the compact SUV class. With the demise of the 6-cylinder models and the Forester XT, nothing else in the class comes remotely close to 6.2. That's on par with the 4-cylinder BWM X3 and Audi Q5. The 2L Escape and Equinox/Terrain are both upwards of 7 seconds. This turbo CX-5 may yet force Toyota, Honda, and Subaru to bring back upgrade engines. They definitely underestimate the market for enthusiast minded consumers who want more than rental car level performance.
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    Hmmm that number surprises me. If I have my numbers correct that makes the turbo 5 faster than the BMW X1. I*ve driven both back to back recently and felt the X1 was quicker, even much quicker.

    Maybe I missed it; did the article say anything about what gas was used, 87 or 93?

    (I bought the 5 but haven*t been able to play yet)
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    The X1 has that Asin transmission which isnít all that great IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kone View Post
    Hmmm that number surprises me. If I have my numbers correct that makes the turbo 5 faster than the BMW X1. I*ve driven both back to back recently and felt the X1 was quicker, even much quicker.

    Maybe I missed it; did the article say anything about what gas was used, 87 or 93?

    (I bought the 5 but haven*t been able to play yet)
    Remember, they are turning the TCS off when they do the test. Mazda's 7.2 number comes with TCS on.
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    Well don't forget; corksport already has an intake for the 2.5T, and autoexe has a bunch of suspension mods and some body kit. https://www.autoexe.co.jp/english/car/kf.html
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    There you go, Unobtanium. Who wins the bet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
    There you go, Unobtanium. Who wins the bet?
    I literally came into this thread to ask about that. I don't remember the details lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Top_Her View Post
    Here you go boys. 6.2 second 0-60 stock. They mentioned stability control messing up skidpad testing but I mean I wouldn't expect much from some 225 tires lol.
    https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...by-the-numbers
    Well, Monty...sorry 'bout that. You better hope that RAV4 Hybrid 2019 model gets delayed of the CX5D drops hella fast...

    Also...damn. I'm legit considering a CX5T pre-owned. 0-60 in 6.2 seconds is similar to what my 1995 Trans Am 2.73 diff/A4 trans allegedly did, and it was a fun ride. I think by the time I wear my RT43's out, I'll very possible be all about that. Work some OT for 2 weeks and break even in my current ride by throwing 5-6K at the difference, and do it! I think like I say, I'll wait for my tires to wear down to the 3-4/32 range, which I hope takes another 30-40K miles. By then I hope the 2.5T trickles down to other trim levels and I can snag a used one in the $25K range. I'm really just kindof done paying more than $400/mo for a vehicle to be honest. I want to cut back at work to 2 days a week, ultimately, in the next 5 years.

    Original bet was steaks per Monterro, to him. Or $50 to me, as I live rural and the steaks may not survive.

    The conditions were "CX5D drops (can be bought!) CONUS before the RAV4 Hybrid 2019.

    Then since he became sullen, I said "I think the CX5T is hella fast compared to what Mazda claims..." but I padded it in my favor and said "0-60 of 6.6 seconds or less by any legit publication, and I'll take a loss on our bet". He tried for less, but since I felt confident in a win already, why risk it? Not that he disagreed with me, but to a drowning man, anything is a flotation device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by banjos-n-beer View Post
    6.2 is fine, especially if passing power is there when you need it the most.
    Agreed. I have literally zero ill to say about the vehicle, at its price-point, given this.

    My only question is...87 or 93? What did they test with? It may well nip into the 5's just like I originally said if that 6.2 is on 87.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unobtanium View Post
    Agreed. I have literally zero ill to say about the vehicle, at its price-point, given this.

    My only question is...87 or 93? What did they test with? It may well nip into the 5's just like I originally said if that 6.2 is on 87.
    They called it a "250 hp" engine,so I'm assuming they tested with 93, since that's the rating for that octane. And having just received one myself, mine doesn't feel anywhere near 0-60 in 6.2s with 87 octane (it's not bad, but it's not that fast).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel Tufnel View Post
    They called it a "250 hp" engine,so I'm assuming they tested with 93, since that's the rating for that octane. And having just received one myself, mine doesn't feel anywhere near 0-60 in 6.2s with 87 octane (it's not bad, but it's not that fast).
    "seems" and "is" are very different creatures, respectively. Especially when it comes to speed and vehicles. Usually they publish a "test sheet" and it includes that information. Sad they didn't.

    This is the CX9 test sheet. Note they used 87 octane, or "Regular", which in every vernacular in the US I've encountered, means 87.
    https://hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/fi...1529597109.pdf

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