2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Long-Term Road Test

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image2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds long-term update of the 2014 Mazda CX-5 includes discussion of the CX-5's highway mpg.

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  • nxtiaknxtiak Member Posts: 13
    My 2014 Touring w/Tech FWD, I drove from San Jose to Southern California Inland Empire area and while on the 5, went 70mph with AC full blast got 38MPG. Then 2 days of city driving (work) when I filled up it ended at 32MPG avg.
  • 7driver7driver Member Posts: 145
    With the limited experience I have with a GT AWD, I've found the trip computer to be about 0.5MPG pessimistic versus calculating from the gas pump and the trip odometer. How about you?
  • greenponygreenpony Chicago, ILMember Posts: 531
    0.5 mpg pessimistic seems OK. My rule of thumb is +/- 5%. Within that range, then I'd consider the trip computer accurate enough. The trip computer in my car is sometimes a little optimistic, sometimes a little pessimistic, but always gives me a number within 5% of my calculated mpg.
  • banhughbanhugh Member Posts: 315
    My 8th generation Accord is always optimistic, about 5-6%
  • craigistcraigist Member Posts: 29
    EPA estimates are made by varying speeds according to a formula (car and driver has an excellent article about this). With its boxy shape, constant 70 mph in a CX5 will eat into the mpg a little bit. Central TX has a highway with an 85 mph speed limit, driving at 90 for a ways on it the computer had me at 24.5 mpg on level sections.
  • cx7lovercx7lover Member Posts: 90
    Mazda's MPG calculator has been pretty accurate since my 2012 Mazda6. It was always either under near or on point, never optimistic.
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