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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig cx-5 View Post
    Not really that large. It is an auto dealer mecca, though.
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    I just bought my Reserve from Continental at the end of August. Very nice people to deal with. I didnít take the diesel for a test drive, but I wish I wouldíve just to see how much of a difference the ride would have been.

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    Arrow Has anyone here bought the diesel CX-5 yet?

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    I noticed the diesel has a single exit exhaust, with plastic filler piece where the 2nd exhaust outlet normally goes.
    Yes, it's the same as Euro CX-5 diesel mentioned by Anchorman a while ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anchorman View Post
    We will get the high powered diesel soon. It comes with the urea injection equipment and a single tail pipe to allow for a storage tank on the opposite side. The tank is connected by pipe to the injector in the exhaust.
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    Yes, urea injection but the tank goes in the same void as the current twin exhaust. The cut out in the bumper for the left tailpipe will have a little plastic filler panel.

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    How do you remember so much 52? You must have a photographic memory!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebbMD View Post
    I just bought one a week ago. I negotiated 4K off. I havenít driven the 2.5T but the diesel is very satisfying to drive. The best way to describe it is relaxed. It wonít beat anything in a straight line but it moves you fairly quickly around town and it never feels like the engine is working that hard. The engine note is also very nice on the ears. Mileage is obviously better than the sticker. I havenít broken it in yet but right now I average about 30mpg in city and 35-36mpg on highway. Itís not difficult to get 500-550 miles on a tank depending on the type of driving.
    I get around 400 miles per tank with the turbo, so another 20%...that's cool. I mean, it is in the camp of "this is meaningful". However, that's only 20%, and diesel costs about that much more than 87, so it falls back into the camp of "do I really care?" All of the CX5's have had good exhaust notes, IMO. The turbo engine moves you around pretty effortlessly, too. It is less "shifty" than my V8 5.7L powered Jeep GC with a 5-speed was in t he mountains, so pretty darn good.

    I am very curious how fast the diesel tests out to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unobtanium View Post
    I get around 400 miles per tank with the turbo, so another 20%...that's cool. I mean, it is in the camp of "this is meaningful". However, that's only 20%, and diesel costs about that much more than 87, so it falls back into the camp of "do I really care?" All of the CX5's have had good exhaust notes, IMO. The turbo engine moves you around pretty effortlessly, too. It is less "shifty" than my V8 5.7L powered Jeep GC with a 5-speed was in t he mountains, so pretty darn good.

    I am very curious how fast the diesel tests out to be.
    It's going to be slow. I'd like to see 0-30 numbers though.

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    Globe and Mail / Motor Trend Report 9.0 seconds for the North American diesel to reach 60. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/driv...-fuel-economy/
    Consumer Reports clocked the base gasoline motor on regular octane at 8.6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Top_Her View Post
    Any plans for tuning/mods?
    I would like to tune it but havenít looked into anything yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murky View Post
    I look forward to hearing more about it as you get used to it. I really wanted the diesel when they were announced. All else being equal, I think I'd still prefer it. But I can't see paying more than $35K

    Around here, diesel is about the same price as regular, but Costco doesn't sell diesel I get about 24 MPG on my 18 2.5NA on my regular communte. 30-32 on all highway trips in the 60-80mph speed range.

    If I could average 30 MPG instead of 24, that meets my minimum expectation for the diesel, and if it does 35 on the freeway, that would be fine too. I expect it to feel much nicer getting up to speed from a stop, and not worrying about the gear, that's about my only complaint on the 2.5NA. I'd also like the improved towing capacity. And maybe the engine does feel more refined than the 2.5T. I wasn't blown away by that.

    I'm surprised you didn't try the 2.5T. How did you know its the diesel you wanted at that premium?
    I came from an Audi Q5 tdi so i was already a fan of diesel; probably one of the people Mazda was targeting. I have an mx-5 and wanted another Mazda, as well as lower long-term maintenance costs compared to Audi. I personally like the diesel characteristics (real-world mpg, torque, range) and I plan on keeping the vehicle for a while. My wife and I also do a fair bit of highway driving. Given our driving habits the diesel made sense vs the 2.5T. On our recent road drip from Phoenix to Flagstaff we averaged around 33 mpg on leg north (up 6000 ft elevation) then around 43 mpg on return leg all at 65-75mph. As far as engine behavior you can definitely hear diesel nature inside the cabin when rolling on the throttle and when cruising on highway. But itís very pleasant, it actually sounds soothing and also subtle at the same time. Thereís no vibration at all at idle, sometimes I canít tell if the motor is actually running. Thereís no gear hunting and it is pretty responsive at any speed when you get going. It does have a second or so of turbo lag from a stop but my Audi had that as well (although it had 428 lb-ft waiting at 2000 rpm...) Overall the diesel driving experience feels very smooth and refined, significantly more than the 2.5 NA. There is a price premium but for certain people it can be a good fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WebbMD View Post
    I came from an Audi Q5 tdi so i was already a fan of diesel; probably one of the people Mazda was targeting. I have an mx-5 and wanted another Mazda, as well as lower long-term maintenance costs compared to Audi. I personally like the diesel characteristics (real-world mpg, torque, range) and I plan on keeping the vehicle for a while. My wife and I also do a fair bit of highway driving. Given our driving habits the diesel made sense vs the 2.5T. On our recent road drip from Phoenix to Flagstaff we averaged around 33 mpg on leg north (up 6000 ft elevation) then around 43 mpg on return leg all at 65-75mph. As far as engine behavior you can definitely hear diesel nature inside the cabin when rolling on the throttle and when cruising on highway. But it*s very pleasant, it actually sounds soothing and also subtle at the same time. There*s no vibration at all at idle, sometimes I can*t tell if the motor is actually running. There*s no gear hunting and it is pretty responsive at any speed when you get going. It does have a second or so of turbo lag from a stop but my Audi had that as well (although it had 428 lb-ft waiting at 2000 rpm...) Overall the diesel driving experience feels very smooth and refined, significantly more than the 2.5 NA. There is a price premium but for certain people it can be a good fit.
    Thank you for the response. That give me more to go on. It does sound like a fine car.

    I get the impression that the target buyer is one for whom the decision is simply which car do you like best. Which do you want, the actual price being a distant consideration. In that context it makes sense.

    I recently spent about $20 per fruit to have some pawpaws shipped to my home to try. They were a selection that aren't available in markets and I really wanted to try them. If such fruit were sold at a local farmer's market they would probably be $2 or $3 apiece. I wouldn't try to convince anybody that they are worth $20 each, but they were to me, at the time, for the opportunity to try them that I wouldn't have otherwise had. But I did hesitate, and reflect, before I ordered them.

    When it comes to a few pieces of fruit, the price isn't going to affect my lifestyle - or values. I'm not where I can say that about a $30-$50K car, but I can understand that there are plenty of people who are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebbMD View Post
    On our recent road drip from Phoenix to Flagstaff we averaged around 33 mpg on leg north (up 6000 ft elevation) then around 43 mpg on return leg all at 65-75mph.
    Impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebbMD View Post
    I came from an Audi Q5 tdi so i was already a fan of diesel; probably one of the people Mazda was targeting. I have an mx-5 and wanted another Mazda, as well as lower long-term maintenance costs compared to Audi. I personally like the diesel characteristics (real-world mpg, torque, range) and I plan on keeping the vehicle for a while. My wife and I also do a fair bit of highway driving. Given our driving habits the diesel made sense vs the 2.5T. On our recent road drip from Phoenix to Flagstaff we averaged around 33 mpg on leg north (up 6000 ft elevation) then around 43 mpg on return leg all at 65-75mph. As far as engine behavior you can definitely hear diesel nature inside the cabin when rolling on the throttle and when cruising on highway. But it*s very pleasant, it actually sounds soothing and also subtle at the same time. There*s no vibration at all at idle, sometimes I can*t tell if the motor is actually running. There*s no gear hunting and it is pretty responsive at any speed when you get going. It does have a second or so of turbo lag from a stop but my Audi had that as well (although it had 428 lb-ft waiting at 2000 rpm...) Overall the diesel driving experience feels very smooth and refined, significantly more than the 2.5 NA. There is a price premium but for certain people it can be a good fit.
    Excellent review from a VW/Audi TDI owner perspective.

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    Heavily considering the RAV4 Hybrid, perhaps the newly announced PHEV version. Keeping my 2013 CX-5 Sport and considering the RAV4 over our Odyssey lease. Kids are getting old enough to open and shut doors on their own so wife and I arenít sure if power sliding doors are as much of a luxury as they were over the last three years.

    Hard to consider the Cx-5 diesel when you can get a top spec Toyota for less, coupled with 40 MPG, as well as 200+ HP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthrj View Post
    Heavily considering the RAV4 Hybrid, perhaps the newly announced PHEV version. Keeping my 2013 CX-5 Sport and considering the RAV4 over our Odyssey lease. Kids are getting old enough to open and shut doors on their own so wife and I aren*t sure if power sliding doors are as much of a luxury as they were over the last three years.

    Hard to consider the Cx-5 diesel when you can get a top spec Toyota for less, coupled with 40 MPG, as well as 200+ HP.
    I would love to see a CX-5 hybrid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate View Post
    Globe and Mail / Motor Trend Report 9.0 seconds for the North American diesel to reach 60. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/driv...-fuel-economy/
    Consumer Reports clocked the base gasoline motor on regular octane at 8.6.
    From your link:

    Motor Trend track-tested the CX5-D and measured 0-60-mph (0-97 km/h) in 9.0 seconds, which is respectable for a CUV and not far behind the non-turbo gas CX-5. Like most diesels, the rich supply of torque (290 lb.-ft.) makes it feel quicker in real-world driving than the track number suggests, accompanied by engine acoustics that are recognizably diesel in quality but inoffensive in volume. The six-speed automatic is slick, though its ratio count is low by today*s standards; almost 2,500 rpm at 120 km/h in top seems rather busy for a diesel.
    This is not worth $5K extra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unobtanium View Post
    From your link:



    This is not worth $5K extra.
    I don't think it's worth a hypothetical savings of $1k. I really just don't get it.

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