2008 Mazda CX-9: Fuel Economy Update
February 26, 2008
I took our long-term Mazda CX-9 on a jaunt up the 101 freeway to Ventura County this rainy weekend. While it was a good test of how the crossover performs when the highway is shiny and wet and the traffic is slow and heavy, it didn';t allow for much spirited driving of this, the sports car of crossover SUVs. That will have to wait for another day. I will say that on the return trip up the 101's steep Conejo Grade from Camarillo into Thousand Oaks, the CX-9 ate up the incline with nary a hesitation. It was so smooth that we were half way up the hill before I thought to notice how well it was doing.
And now for the first fuel economy update since we introduced the CX-9 last year.
Best tank: 22.4 mpg
Worst tank: 12.1 mpg
Lifetime average: 18.1 mpg
Bryn MacKinnon, Senior Editor, Edmunds.com @ 8,726 miles