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

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,237
edited September 2014 in Mazda

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

At 22 mpg, our 2014 Mazda CX-5's average fuel economy is tracking below its 26-mpg EPA rating.

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  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    So who has lead the boots to drive the economy down so far?
  • duck87duck87 Member Posts: 649
    okay, so I need to requalify my earlier statement in a CR-V post. Now the CR-V leads the CX-5 in fuel economy, but I'm waiting to see if this is how the trend will average out or if someone mistook the CX-5 for MX-5 this month.
  • glossgloss Member Posts: 150
    Good God, folks. My wife and I have managed a solid 28.5mpg combined over the past year in our (2.0L) CX-5, with a 63:27 city:highway split.

    That is to say: leadfoot much?
  • greenponygreenpony Chicago, ILMember Posts: 531
    How do you define "city" driving and "highway" driving? I don't think Edmunds does and real highway driving -- it's all jackrabbit stop-and-go city driving or high speed interstate cruising. That's hardly conducive of good fuel economy. Fuel economy is simply a measure of energy use, energy that goes primarily into overcoming friction, fighting gravity, and accelerating. In short, high-speed stop-and-go uphill driving kills fuel economy. :)
  • duck87duck87 Member Posts: 649
    @greenpony: I'm not sure why this complaint is only coming up now. Are you saying that Edmunds treats any of their other vehicles differently?
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