2014 Mazda CX-5: Fuel Economy Update for October
November 5, 2013
We drove our 2014 Mazda CX-5 1,791 miles last month, averaging 25.9 mpg, just one-tenth shy of what the EPA says the CX-5 should return in combined driving. Interesting note, however, is that all-wheel-drive CX-5 owners are reporting 26.7 combined mpg averages on the EPA's Web site.
We should note that the average MPG shown in the photo above is only for the current tank, of which we've covered just 84 miles.
Trips to the Sierra mountains and San Diego helped the CX-5's long-distance fuel economy, nudging its lifetime average to 25.2 mpg, up from the 24.7 mpg we reported last month. Jacquot's downhill return trip from the Sierras yielded the CX-5's best fill to date: 31.6 mpg.
Worst Fill MPG: 20.0
Best Fill MPG: 31.6
Average Lifetime MPG: 25.2
EPA MPG Rating: 26 combined (24 city, 30 highway)
Best Range: 372.6
Current Odometer: 19,917
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 19,917 miles