So you are comparing a 2.5l turbo with 250hp to a NA 2.4l with 156hp and think the Mazda should be able to kill it on fuel consumption? Seriously?This may be the single reason I won't be buying a CX-5. I'd love a 2020 AWD turbo but the fuel economy rating is only slightly higher than my 2006 CRV. Seriously, in 15 years, the best we've been able to do is 4 mpg??? With the competition introducing hybrids (CRV, RAV4) or plug-in hybrids (RAV4) my conscience prevents me from pulling the trigger on something I might be driving well into 2030.
I've seen this mentioned more than once in car magazines and articles where road tests/reviews are being done on vehicles with 8, 9 or even 10 speed transmissions.
That’s software programming issue, not the 8-speed transmission itself. The programming on shifting has been gradually improved. It gives you a bit better MPG. I’d prefer an 8-speed transmission over cylinder deactivation anytime for fuel economy purpose.
Seems to be pretty common these days. Our top of the line Acura RDX Advance didn't come with a cargo cover either. We had to pay for it as an accessory.No cargo cover as standard equipment. C’mon Mazda, I’m not paying $200 for something that was provided for free in the 2010 Mazda 3 hatchbacks.