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Thread: a year later, still averaging 20 MPG on 2018 GT AWD Mazda CX-5. Is that normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INeverFreeze View Post
    I guess it might have to do with the short trips, because my commutes are normally 11mi - 15mi . I'll have to do the manual calculation when i fill up the tank to see if it is any different.

    How many miles are we talking about in those 11-15 minutes?
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    Of course, after I say that I noticed I got 23 on a 6 minute 4 Mile drive last night.
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    But notice when you first start driving...this is what mine did last night
    7, 11, 15, 21, 23....notice when you first start driving it's very low.
    A good rule of thumb is that you won't be accurate until you've used a gallon of gas.

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    Op did not state how many miles is his city driving commute. I mean if you drive 1 mile per day in stop in go city driving you will average like 16mpgs lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CX-5um View Post
    Op did not state how many miles is his city driving commute. I mean if you drive 1 mile per day in stop in go city driving you will average like 16mpgs lol.
    That's generous. We're currently averaging 14.5mpg's.

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    Yep. those red lights really screw with your mileage. Getting 22.5 on 30min drives in a crowded city.

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    OP probably isn't resetting his info monitor at fill ups or before trips. Time is a factor in the calculation so if you factor in all the time spent idling over the lifetime of the vehicle (0 mpg), 20 sounds about right.

    To get a more accurate picture you need to reset the monitor before the trip.
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    I would assume he's using the in dash app thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INeverFreeze View Post
    I guess it might have to do with the short trips, because my commutes are normally 11mi - 15mi . I'll have to do the manual calculation when i fill up the tank to see if it is any different.
    11 -15mile commute is perfect for electric car.

    Have you tried different gas brand? I would not recommend premium gas because the price difference will negate the savings from increased efficiency.

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    You can*t compare notes on fuel consumption- especially off the trip computer. That bases it*s average on how you*ve just been driving added to the average of when you last cancelled it. Furthermore, there are so many variables that effect it like driving style, traffic, temperature, tire pressure, how much clutter you cart around, a/c, other electrical loads and not to mention driving style. Even two cars making the same trip will show different especially on the dash and even on tank to tank calculations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INeverFreeze View Post
    Hi guys.

    I've had my 2018 CX-5 GT AWD for a full year now, and i'm still just averaging 20 MPG (mostly city driving). Is that normal? considering that the official Mazda specs say MPG: 24 City / 30 Hwy.

    I know there can be some discrepancy between cars but at 20 MPG i might as well be driving a full size truck. lol

    Just wondering if anyone else is getting low MPGs and if there's something i should do to help improve that.

    would pumping premium gas help?
    Well, its not like its ever going to change unless you change driving habits. It sounds typical for city commute. If you change that, it will change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edhchoe View Post
    11 -15mile commute is perfect for electric car.

    Have you tried different gas brand? I would not recommend premium gas because the price difference will negate the savings from increased efficiency.

    Is that 11-15 miles or 11-15 minutes? I read the mi as minutes, not miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anchorman View Post
    You can*t compare notes on fuel consumption- especially off the trip computer. That bases it*s average on how you*ve just been driving added to the average of when you last cancelled it. Furthermore, there are so many variables that effect it like driving style, traffic, temperature, tire pressure, how much clutter you cart around, a/c, other electrical loads and not to mention driving style. Even two cars making the same trip will show different especially on the dash and even on tank to tank calculations.
    The fuel monitor app is live and real time?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7eregrine View Post
    The fuel monitor app is live and real time?!?
    Shoot yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7eregrine View Post
    The fuel monitor app is live and real time?!?
    Yes. So it looks at how you drive and adjusts accordingly. Itís why you need to zero the trip meter every month or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anchorman View Post
    Yes. So it looks at how you drive and adjusts accordingly. It*s why you need to zero the trip meter every month or so.
    What do you mean when you say adjusts accordingly?

    edit: Or are you referring to the mileage remaining display? That seems to be adaptive.
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