Mileage! Don't know how they got a 27/30 EPA rating but I give it 24/27 - upsetting.
I read they toyed with tranny to get more oomph on 2013 perhaps resulting in mileage loss.
Engine same but EPA would have to retest right?
Yes am lead foot but have noticed that even in slower traffic I only get a little over 27 at best.
listen while test drive - if it doesn't bother you then it won't later.
Worst when engine cold.
Steering bit odd coming from mazda 6 - I wandered all over lane at first (you can find many reports on net of this) but now its OK/better.
Suspension/drive very good on road, AWD, Comfortable/Spacious interior, Bluetooth, Roof rack
- great drive/handling
- Bluetooth great - calls and streaming.
Sound of pandora over BT is great!
- speed compensating radio settings!
- love integrated rack (though with new box was getting wind noise perhaps just needing position adjustment)
lots of room in back for my
teenagers and back seat reclines some for long trips
For me the space the car gives me is worth the loss of mileage and I may have bought this car anyway but when comparing I would think of this as a 24/27 rated car at best for average drivers.
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