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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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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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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.
No, never went although tickets were free for anyone wanting to join the line. It will still run with Chris Evans;

The Show | Top Gear

but if you prefer the Clarkson arrangement, that will run as a new show on Amazon Prime;

The former Top Gear hosts have started filming their new Amazon show | The Verge

Let me know if you come to our little island. I will let you drive a diesel CX3 with the steering wheel on the correct side!!!
 

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well my point is there are a lot of factors into getting your desired mpg and why sometimes a consumers get mpg that is no where near what the epa states. whether you are driving like a maniac in a prius or driving like a proper "safe" driver in a sports car, the way you drive is a key factor in a realistic mpg rating instead of a number determined in a lab or "controlled" setting (watch those hyper mile-ing races where people try to get a crazy mpg in a non hybrid *spoiler its kind of boring but it gets my point across) . I tested this idea today between driving like fast and furious and driving like a cop was behind me and yes my driving style does affect my mpg drastically. 23 in fast and furious mode against 32 in stalked by cop mode and this was all in city driving right through Madison. There are also many experiments and studies that were done to cars in realistic scenarios on what their actually mpg should be and they are usually +/- 5mpg difference between its city/hwy rating. so all in all my message is this, its not what you drive but how u drive. i have a strange feeling that that is an actual saying but it escapes me. also that episode with the vw polo, jag, and w/e the heck james may was driving in that long distance drive in one tank of gas doesnt count cuz that jag has some kind of magic pixie in it or something.
 

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1600 miles on my car and my average mpg is 26.7. I don't drive it like I drove my Miata (about 20 mpg). I'm easier on it than my Honda CRX (almost 40 mpg at 27 years old!!). Still not that easy on it and I've been (sadly) sitting in a bunch of traffic in it. AC was on for the first 1100 miles or so.
 

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hi

i have almost 7000 miles on my CX-3 now. I use spritmonitor.de to monitor my milage. So far averaging 44.1 mpg. 9% longer than Mazda says. However i also drive very economical on highways. But heavy traffic impacts the consumption negatively.

 

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hi

i have almost 7000 miles on my CX-3 now. I use spritmonitor.de to monitor my milage. So far averaging 44.1 mpg. 9% longer than Mazda says. However i also drive very economical on highways. But heavy traffic impacts the consumption negatively.

Have you used US gallons for your calculations (3.8 litres)?
 

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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!
I'm getting around the same on the AWD, but to be fair I drive through pretty heavy city traffic and that negatively affects fuel economy. I think the estimate is 27 mpg city and 30 mpg highway on regular traffic. One week I did get about 28 mpg on a tank when I had a combination of highway and city driving through regular traffic.
 

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hi Anchorman,

The homepages does the conversion for me. But it corresponded to US MPG. I average now 5,34 liters to 100 KM, equivalent to 18,73 Km/ liter.
 

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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!
How many miles on your CX?
 

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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!
I am up to my first 1k miles on a CX-3 Touring AWD and I am averaging 27.6 mpg (US) in mixed city and highway driving. My daily commute is 23 miles (each way) and I often encounter some pretty horrendous traffic jams - so, I am impressed !

Hoping to bump up to ~30 mpg once the break in period is over (is it already ?).
 

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My miles per US gallon varies dramatically but is mostly on the low to mid-20s which is not surprising given the horrendous stop & go traffic here (NYC and environs). After I reached the 600 mile restricted intro period detailed in the manual and took it for its longest highway trip to date I got 34.5 for one long stretch which pleased me enormously. Current miles on the vehicle: about 1100
 
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