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The Mazda CX-5 is one of the most fuel efficient crossovers in its class.
EPA says average efficiency has increased 22% since 2004

According to the EPA, the fuel efficiency of 2012 model year cars and trucks in the U.S. hit an all-time high. The average for all 2012 model vehicles was 23.6 miles per gallon. The EPA says that overall fuel economy increased by 1.2 mpg compared to fleet wide 2011 economy numbers, making it the second highest gain in fuel efficiency in the last 30 years.
The overall fuel efficiency increase was attributed to two factors: an industry-wide move towards “greener” powertrains in vehicles and higher fuel prices which in turn pushed customers towards more efficient vehicles.
Mazda was the most fuel-efficient automaker with an average of 27.1 mpg in 2012, up 2.1 mpg compared to the previous year. Honda was second at 26.6mpg, and Toyota was third at 25.6 mpg.
Ford was in eighth place with an overall average of 22.8 mpg followed by GM in ninth with 21.7 mpg. Both of those automakers count trucks among their best selling vehicles.
Both Kia and Hyundai were left out of the rankings due to investigations over false fuel efficiency claims. Those automakers had to change window stickers to reflect corrected fuel efficiency measurements once the EPA did some snooping following customer complaints of poor fuel economy.
Fuel efficiency has increased by 22% since the 2004 model year, and the EPA notes that current trends show that 2013 model year vehicles should boost the average to 24 mpg.

Source: Detroit News

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RE: Losing battle
By Jeffk464 on 12/13/2013 11:57:54 AM , Rating: 2
Higher mileage is not all about expensive wiz bang engineering. A lot of it has come from people deciding to buy cars like the cx5 instead of some 4000lbs truck based suv, or as simple as choosing the 4 cyl over the 6 cyl in their mid size sedan.

RE: Losing battle
By Jeffk464 on 12/13/2013 12:04:57 PM , Rating: 3
PS mazda has an obvious edge in mileage in that the basically don't sell trucks.

RE: Losing battle
By Myrandex on 12/13/2013 5:57:06 PM , Rating: 2
They did sell a truck based on the Ford Ranger platform. I'm not sure if they still do or not but I've known a couple of people to have one.


RE: Losing battle
By Flunk on 12/16/2013 9:56:13 AM , Rating: 2
The B-series is discontinued, it and the Ranger went out at the same time. Even that wasn't very big, the CX-9 is the biggest thing they make right now which is a mid-sized to large crossover.

Most of their cars are compact or smaller, they don't even sell the RX-8 any more. It's not really a surprise that they're tops for fuel economy.

RE: Losing battle
By Spuke on 12/13/2013 12:24:11 PM , Rating: 1
as simple as choosing the 4 cyl over the 6 cyl in their mid size sedan
4 cyl sales have always outpaced 6 cyl in mid sized sedans. Not sure where you got that from. Also, people's choices in crossovers as opposed to larger SUV's is mainly due to conquest sales from sedans. Yes, a lot of large SUV's owners have moved to crossovers but if you look at actual sales data and not what the TV says, you'll see that large SUV's NEVER sold in any large amount. Small SUV's on the other hand, before crossovers, have been big sellers (I venture a guess and say those customers all moved to crossovers too).

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