2012 Mazda MAZDA5 Fuel Economy

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The 2012 Mazda5 gets pretty good mileage for a vehicle that can carry up to six adults; but it could do even better.

Honda's Odyssey actually ties the Mazda5 on the highway, with 28 mpg, although the Mazda5 ranks a somewhat better 21 mpg in the city, versus 19 for the Odyssey.

The 2012 Mazda5 is a relatively fuel-efficient pick, considering it can seat six.

But we’ve seen significantly better real-world results. In one 420-mile, varied weekend drive of a manual-gearbox model, over two mountain passes, mostly highway driving plus some city miles, we averaged nearly 30 mpg.

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