2020 CX-5 with Thule Motion XT XL

Ok, so before I purchased this, I looked and couldn't find any good side view shots.

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Side View with a flare!

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Hatch is fully open!

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Was worried it might interfere with visibility, nope, can't see it from normal driving position!

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HeadOn! Apply directly...

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Shark!

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taba2

Crossoverlander
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ATX
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2020 CX-5 GTR
Looks nice!

I went with the L, and as far rearward as possible (I did need to adjust my hatch).

Any noise?
 
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MAZDA CX-5 Touring
You'll also notice a drop in MPG. I have a similar setting and lost about 6-7 miles of fuel efficiency. I’ve done trips from CO-NY a few times with it.
 

taba2

Crossoverlander
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ATX
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2020 CX-5 GTR
What?

I haven't seen anything like that, nor have others here.

More like a loss of 1-2 MPG.
 
I'm about to do a 2,400 mile round-trip so I'll get some numbers. Just picked the box up last week.

I upgraded to the 2020 GTR from a 2017 GT last February. Due to pandemic I only just broke 3000 miles. Up until now have been mostly stop and go city and have been getting 20MPG. My old GT averaged 23-24 in same conditions.

I hit short term 24MPG on fresh tank on my way to pick up the box and maintained a little under that on way back but was stuck in rush hour on I80 and GSP
 
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Pueblo county CO
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CX-5 Sport 16.5 6M
On a previous vehicle I noticed a drop of 2.5 - 3 mpg, which was about 10%.

I made a rough calculation and the box added about 10% to the size so it seemed appropriate.
 
Okay, so got back from my trip. Averaged about 24.7 MPG with average of 78MPH.

The worst section was leaving Chattanooga going towards Montgomery. The road was wide open with a lot of head/cross winds and got roughly 22.8 MPG, even though I think we were mostly going down hill out of the mountains.

The best was Kingsport, TN to NJ and averaged 27.2 MPG. Tailwind and mostly downhill helped a bit.

Going NJ to Wytheville, VA averaged 25.2 MPG.

MPG Computer was consistently under calculating based on refill amounts with variance of .6 to 1.2 MPG.
 

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