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I am getting only 25.5 mpg with Touring AWD nowhere near 29 mpg overall as EPA estimated on sticker. What have others been getting? Would be more concerned if gas price was at last year's level!
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My diesel can't be compared but it did take 1000 miles to settle into reasonable mpg. It is still way short of the published 54mpg with typically 42/43 more like it.

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GT AWD 60% highway, 40% city. I recorded how much gas was used on each fill up for my first two months of driving. The results were 2345 miles on 80.58 gallons of gas. 29.1 MPG. The first 1000 miles I was easy on the engine for break-in... kept the tach below 4000 RPM. After Break-in I frequently used the sport mode and/or paddle shifters and many shifts were at 6500. The AWD is EPA rated 27 city and 32 highway with a combined 29. I was surprised I averaged 29 with an aggressive throttle for half of the mileage.
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One more thing... The computer indicated average Mpg was relatively close to actual. 29.1 actual and the computer indicated 29.3.
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just to note on those EPA estimated figures. Just as the name implies its "estimated". based on many different variables its hard to get close to their epa values. those epa numbers are based on "ideal conditions" so many cars will get close or sometimes exceed those numbers. a good example are those dang priuses, prii (w/e the plural is). those have estimated in the 40s combined but realistically they can get as low as the 30s which was why a few years ago toyota was getting yelled at for those prius not getting those EPA numbers. Also among those variables its also how you drive...i drive like a fast and furious driver cuz im young and stupid and thats with one good arm (left arm in sling due to my accident that led to me getting a CX3) and i average both through the CX3 computer and my actual at gas pump calculation at around 23mpg. now if i drive like a responsible adult like i should i actually got between 27-32 mpg. so there are a lot of things that can affect your actual mpg and those stickers should be taken with a grain of salt. those are just guidelines. now a good example that explains this is a TOP GEAR episode where Jeremy had a BMW M3 drive behind a Prius for x amount of time in different driving styles and the BMW M3 out perform mpg wise to the prius. if anyone knows the episode post the link.

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I've only gone one tank lol but it was 24.9. But that's about 80% city. According to the fuel monitor, I've gotten 34.2 on my trips that were mostly highway.
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Well said Snoogie. Nice to see a Mazda Tech on the forum. Thanks in advance for bring knowledge to the threads.
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I'm getting just under 30 MPG with about 75% city driving.

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It's at the end of this. Not sure what it's supposed to prove though, they drove the Prius as fast as possible without letting the batteries cut in and that isn't what it's all about.

http://youtu.be/JmxUsGiGp3w

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Hey anchorman, did you ever go to a Top Gear show? I would have loved to do that. I hope I get to England before I get too old, and I was hoping to get tickets to that show. Too late now though.
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