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GREEN | 7 out of 10
21 mpg city, 28 highway
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.
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.
The 2012 Mazda5 is a relatively fuel-efficient pick, considering it can seat six.