2014 Mazda CX-5 AWD: Fuel Economy Update for February
March 4, 2013
We've only just had our 2014 Mazda CX-5 for a couple of weeks, so it's way too soon to start drawing any conclusions just yet.
Ours has the new 2.5-liter engine, which in AWD form is rated at 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway/26 mpg combined. In case you're keeping score, that's 2 mpg better in the city and 1 mpg better combined than our 2012 Honda CR-V 4WD machine.
Part of the reason for the low score is the track test. Its effect will be a lesser drag on the lifetime average as the miles mile on. It's so cartoonishly low that we specifically exclude it from the "worst fill" tabulation.
No one has taken it out of town so far, but I plan to change that this weekend. It may not be a long-enough run to really test its highway chops, but don't worry. We have 12 months to figure it all out.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 2,041 miles
Worst Fill MPG: 20.8
Best Fill MPG: 25.0
Average Lifetime MPG: 21.3
EPA MPG Rating (City/Highway/Combined): 24/30/26
Best Range: 292 miles
Current Odometer: 2,041 miles