2014 Mazda CX-5: Fuel Economy Update for May
June 3, 2013
After three months and change in our care, the long-term 2014 Mazda CX-5 is averaging 24.5 mpg compared to the EPA's 26 combined estimate. That's 2.4 mpg up from April and not bad given it drives through the world's third-worst city for traffic jams every day (thankfully, we aren't located in Brussels or Antwerp). However, May did see the CX-5 achieve its worst tank average of 20 mpg over 196 miles. This was only 14 days after Josh Jacquot set the best tank of 29.3 mpg during his desert road trip.
In total, the CX-5 gained only 1,655 miles in May, but I have a feeling that its miles and its mpg will rise as we get into summer road trip season. With fewer large family vehicles in the fleet than normal, the CX-5 should see its fair share of use.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 8,060 miles
Worst Fill MPG: 20.0
Best Fill MPG: 29.3
Average Lifetime MPG: 24.5
EPA MPG Rating (City/Highway Combined): 26
Best Range: 372.6 miles
Current Odometer: 8,060