Belated Fuel Economy Update - 2009 Mazda 6 Long-Term Road Test

2009 Mazda 6 Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Mazda 6: Belated Fuel Economy Update

November 04, 2009


I was out of town when Donna sent out her e-mail looking for 2009 Mazda 6 logbook data to populate her October fuel economy update. Here are some Mazda 6 fuel economy facts:

Miles driven: 20025 (in 11 months)

Best tank: 30.2 mpg (EPA highway = 30 mpg)

Worst tank: 18.7 mpg (EPA city = 21 mpg)

Average mpg for all miles: 23.7 mpg (EPA combined = 24 mpg)

Number of fill-ups: 68

Number of fill-ups of 15 gallons or more: 15

Number of tanks with 350 or more miles: 14

Number of tanks with 400 or more miles: 6

Greatest range on one tank: 453.9 miles

Three things:

The Mazda 6 hasn't gone on many long-distance road trips, but it has met or exceeded the highway rating a couple of times.

The lack of road trips may not lead us to 24,000 miles in 12 months, but it will be close. We're not doing bad for a car that's mainly seeing commuting duty.

Its overall mpg over 25,000+ miles is just about equal to the EPA combined rating. It is equal, in fact, if you round it up to the nearest whole number (23.7 --> 24) as the EPA does for its window sticker numbers.

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 20,055 miles

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