Fuel Economy Update for August - 2014 Mazda CX-5 Long-Term Road Test

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

2014 Mazda CX-5: Fuel Economy Update for August

September 6, 2013

2014 Mazda CX-5

Our 2014 Mazda CX-5 racked up another 3,000 miles in August to put it well over the 16,000 mile mark. Those miles were a little bit easier than last month's road trips as the overall average bumped up to 24.8 miles per gallon over its lifetime. Not bad considering that its official combined rating is 23 mpg.

Worst Fill MPG: 20.0
Best Fill MPG: 29.9
Average Lifetime MPG: 24.8
EPA MPG Rating: 26 Combined (20 City / 28 Highway)
Best Range: 371.2 miles
Current Odometer: 16,819 miles

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 16,819 miles


  • metalmania metalmania Posts:

    Hang on a minute.... the EPA ratings for the CX-5 2.5 AWD were 24 city/30 highway and 26 combined. I've been watching this vehicle fairly closely for a while now, when did the EPA ratings change to 20/28/23?

  • _wraith_ _wraith_ Posts:

    Yes, as metalmania mentions, it should be 24/30 city/hwy. 24.8 average isn't too far off from EPA combined of 26.

  • I should be an editor, this person doesn't know his/her facts! =) Also @metalmania +1 bud!

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Another Ed Hellwig moment. Plus it's just this rolling update, not the real monthly update.

  • I noticed you also commented more recently about getting 2mpg better than EPA... But EPA ratings for the 2014 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD are 24/30 - NOT 20/28. So I'd assume you are getting expected mileage at best. I'm looking into buying one of these, and have thus been researching it. Just happened to notice your numbers aren't correct.

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