2014 Mazda CX-5: Sierra Road Trip
October 14, 2013
Last weekend I drove our long-term 2014 Mazda CX-5 to the Sierras for a day hike up Mt. Langley, the southernmost 14,000-foot peak in the California. The trip totaled almost 627 miles and climbed to 10,000 feet. As usual, the CX-5's comfort and dynamics were in balance. The crossover provided both easy cruising and the handling necessary for mountain road driving.
But the real story was the fuel consumption.
Though it averaged 26.2 mpg over the entire route, the largely downhill return trip yielded the CX-5's best one-tank fuel economy of 31.5 mpg.
Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor @18,673 miles