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Offline aljshep

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Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #210 on: May 23, 2018, 09:34:47 pm »
I check my fuel consumption every 700 miles or so dividing distance travelled by diesel used.

Our 2015 model CX-5 (175hp diesel auto with AWD) averaged about 39 mpg over three years with a best figure of 44 mpg.  We try to avoid too many short trips.

However its replacement, a late 2017 car with the same spec, has just done 2000 miles averaging 44 mpg.  It topped 46 mpg on one leg and managed a true 50 mpg over a 100 mile trip in the Scottish Highlands.

I understand that a higher ambient temperature helps but WHY is the new model so much better?  Has anything changed?

In comparison, our '65 reg Mazda 6 tourer, similar, but without AWD, has averaged 45.5 mpg over its life with a best figure of 51 mpg.  It topped 60 mpg over 80 miles on the M61/M62 once, when traffic/roadworks kept speeds between 50 and 60 mph.

Offline ABZJock

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Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #211 on: June 10, 2018, 11:04:51 pm »
Six months since we bought it new . Today finally managed a good long run with the cx5 AWD sport nav. Aberdeen to Lairg and back. There was a bit of extra driving around Lairg, so around 310 miles return journey.
Cx5 performed brilliantly. Very comfortable. The A96 from Aberdeen- Inverness can be a sod of a drive, but the car got a good blow out with bursts of overtaking acceleration while getting past the Sunday driving fraternity and got 48.5mpg. Very happy with that as its been returning 38mpg from the 45min commute in to Aberdeen city centre five days a week, so was itching to find how much on a long drive.

Offline Anchorman

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Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #212 on: June 15, 2018, 10:51:54 pm »
Zero the trip computer after each fill up and check it by calculation. The trip computer works with a moving average that will reflect your most recent driving. It can be misleading.
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Offline Clarice

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Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #213 on: June 18, 2018, 10:49:10 am »
Having driven 3 x 2.0 Litre 6 speed MX-5's my average was between 45-49MPG on intermediate and long runs which to me wasn't bad at all especially when some MX5 members were getting 29 MPG or ion most cases 35-40MPG which to me is down to individual driver foot control on the accelerator.

With the Mazda 3Coupe 2.2 Skyactiv Diesel i could achieve well into the 70MPG mark on a long run whereas most drivers seem to be hard pushed to get into the 50's and this was borne out when I refilled the fuel tank.

The 3 CX-5's I have driven to date I can, according to the computer readouts achieve anywhere between 52 to 66.2 MPG and again this is borne out by the refills of the fuel tank in which deducting around 3MPG from the indicated to actual used fuel figure means that I am getting really good MPG even from half a barn door going through the air.

My style of driving has been honed through years of motoring and regular testing when employed by the Police, my conclusion is that most drivers nowadays are accelerating close to the manufacturers 0 to 60 times, continue to keep their foot on the accelerator when up to cruising speed  which will normally be in excess of the posted limit and push it down a bit further when going up hill to maintain momentum and/or when overtaking all of which will consume more fuel. When approaching traffic lights they keep the speed up and knock it off last second through heavy braking and then have to wait idling the engine until the lights go green before taking off as though in a F1 Grand Prix until they hit the next set, and so on and so forth.

 I have done all the above when in my youth and especially when in Hillclimb and speed events all over the country in my much modified Sunbeam Imp Sport ( laugh as you may she was able to beat many bigger engined cars on a number of circuits and Hills timewise :) :)

Driving HGV1 Artic's has shown me that nowadays you gain little in the way of time going anywhere in the UK and have lost count of the number of cars that hammer past me on Motorways at least 5 times on some of the longer journeys I make in the order of 200+ miles each way at a mind blowing 56MPH.
Having spoken to a number of Transport Managers, all informed me that when HGV's were first limited to 56MPH  the journey times from Birmingham to Southampton by a speed limited vehicle were 10 minutes extra, the saving was made on fuel at 1 gallon each way saved per vehicle and at 100 vehicles a day that was a big saving over the year.

Anyway my point for blathering on, accelerate smoothly not quickly, look ahead to see what traffic is doing and bring speed down slowly without coming to a grinding halt, anticipate what inclines are before you and gain momentum going down without overdoing the accelerator and then let your foot slowly off the accelerator going up with the rub off of speed down a few MPH allowing you to get over the rise. Do these few things and watch your fuel go further. The gauge in the CX-5 is show MPG is something that I thought I'd never use ..How wrong was I as it's a competition to see how far over to the right I can keep it for the longest time.


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Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #214 on: June 26, 2018, 10:21:33 pm »
My old 2014 CX5 Sport Nav Petrol used to average 37-39 Mpg round town and 43-48Mpg on a run. I am use to driving rotaries so I have a heavy right foot  ;D

Have any of you used this website? http://www.fuelly.com/car/mazda/cx-5

I keep track of my RX8 MPG and cry every time I update my mileage lol :)

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Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #214 on: June 26, 2018, 10:21:33 pm »