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Mazda CX-7 2008: Poor fuel economy

Asked by Warren Barnes

I NEARLY choked on my corn flakes after reading Phil Dean's comments (Carsguide, March 27), on his Mazda CX-7's fuel economy. I drive a 2008 CX-7 Luxury about 400km a week in typical stop-start traffic and have tried every trick under the sun to reduce fuel usage, but the best I've achieved is 13.5 litres for 100km. The CX-7 is a great car and I'd recommend it to anyone, but fuel efficiency is not a strong point. If anyone is thinking of buying one of these and fuel cost is high on the decision agenda I'd wait until the diesel arrives

Answered by CarsGuide

9 Apr 2009 Carsguide.com.au

BEFORE buying any car it is worth checking its fuel economy. Every carmaker publishes a fuel-consumption figure and that is affixed to the windscreen in new-car dealerships, which makes it easy to compare one make and model against other cars in the market. That way you can identify which ones are economical and make your decision accordingly. After that it is a case of driving to achieve the best economy.

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