The Japanese based automaker Mazda has officially announced the EPA fuel economy figures on the 2013 CX-5 model, which stand at 35 mpg (US).
After being teased for quite some time ahead of some important international automotive events, the new generation of the Mazda CX-5 has been finally revealed, and some interesting details on it have started to emerge, which won’t make its competitors happy. According to the car manufacturer, the new generation of the Mazda CX-5 is doing 35 mpg for the highway, 26 mpg in city runs and 29 mpg in an average cycle, being named the vehicle with the best in class fuel economy for all drivetrain configurations and transmissions, without the help of hybrid technology.
Mazda says that the new CX-5 can achieve those figures above with the company’s latest SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder engine and also thanks to the highest compression ratio for a production vehicle, rated at 13:1. Last but not least, the fuel consumption has also been influenced by the low curb weight which is set at 3.208 lbs for the entry level version, while the heaviest variant weighs just 3.426 lbs. The new generation of the Mazda CX-5 will hit the dealerships in spring 2012 and the price list will be announced close to its launch.