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Mazda CX-9 Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Mazda CX-9's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Mazda CX-9 Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 95 0 5 70 21.1
2013 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 95 0 5 70 21.1  
  Averages flat light light 0 95 0 5 70 21.1
With the 273-horsepower 3.7L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda CX-9 fuel economy has been averaging 21.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Mazda CX-9s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Mazda CX-9 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 5 80 15 70 16.5
2012 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 5 80 15 70 16.5  
  Averages flat med light 0 5 80 15 70 16.5
With the 273-horsepower 3.7L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda CX-9 has been averaging 16.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda CX-9s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (15 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda CX-9 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 75 20 0 5 60 14.0
  hills med light 80 10 10 0 N/A 14.7
  flat med hvy 20 25 20 35 65 18.5
  flat v.lt hvy 25 25 25 25 70 20.1
  flat med hvy 20 20 20 40 60 18.3
2011 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 44 20 15 21 64 17.1  
  Averages flat med hvy 44 20 15 21 64 17.1
With the 273-horsepower 3.7L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Mazda CX-9 gas mileage has been averaging 17.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Mazda CX-9s in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (21 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in the suburbs (15 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Mazda CX-9 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 0 20 80 65 18.0
  flat light none 0 20 50 30 60 20.5
2011 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 10 35 55 63 19.3  
  Averages flat light light 0 10 35 55 63 19.3
With the 273-horsepower 3.7L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Mazda CX-9 fuel economy has been averaging 19.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Mazda CX-9s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Mazda CX-9 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 40 60 65 18.1
  flat light hvy 100 0 0 0 N/A 19.5
  flat light none 0 50 0 50 60 17.5
2010 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 33 17 13 37 63 18.4  
  Averages flat light light 33 17 13 37 63 18.4
With the 273-horsepower 3.7L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda CX-9 has been averaging 18.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda CX-9s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (33 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in the suburbs (13 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda CX-9 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt none 25 75 0 0 N/A 9.2
  mtns v.lt none 0 11 67 22 65 17.1
  flat v.lt none 0 100 0 0 N/A 9.4
2010 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills v.lt none 8 62 22 7 65 11.9  
  Averages hills v.lt none 8 62 22 7 65 11.9
With the 273-horsepower 3.7L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda CX-9 gas mileage has been averaging 11.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda CX-9s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (7 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda CX-9 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 10 80 5 65 16.2
  mtns med hvy 5 24 52 19 60 19.0
  hills med hvy 5 24 52 19 60 20.9
2009 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 5 19 61 14 62 18.7  
  Averages hills med light 5 19 61 14 62 18.7
With the 273-horsepower 3.7L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda CX-9 fuel economy has been averaging 18.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Mazda CX-9s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (19 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Mazda CX-9 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 20 20 55 60 17.0
  flat med light 25 0 25 50 70 17.1
  flat med light 13 21 29 38 60 18.7
  flat med hvy 0 80 20 0 N/A 14.0
  hills med light 0 5 50 45 60 18.0
2009 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 9 25 29 38 63 17.0  
  Averages flat med light 9 25 29 38 63 17.0
With the 273-horsepower 3.7L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Mazda CX-9 has been averaging 17.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Mazda CX-9s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Mazda CX-9 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 0 100 75 22.0
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 75 21.1
  flat med light 0 0 60 40 65 18.3
  flat med light 0 60 0 40 65 17.9
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 75 23.5
2008 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 12 13 75 71 20.6  
  Averages flat med light 0 12 13 75 71 20.6
With the 273-horsepower 3.7L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda CX-9 gas mileage has been averaging 20.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda CX-9s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (13 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda CX-9 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 40 40 20 60 13.4
  flat med light 0 20 10 70 70 20.0
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 80 24.2
  flat light light 5 5 30 60 65 19.0
  flat light light 50 50 0 0 N/A 13.5
2008 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 11 23 16 50 69 18.0  
  Averages flat light light 11 23 16 50 69 18.0
With the 273-horsepower 3.7L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda CX-9 fuel economy has been averaging 18.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda CX-9s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (23 percent), in the suburbs (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda CX-9 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 6 24 15 55 75 23.1
  flat med hvy 10 40 25 25 75 22.6
  flat light light 0 0 50 50 60 19.8
  flat light light 0 40 50 10 60 16.5
  flat med hvy 25 15 20 40 50 18.7
2007 4dr SUV 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 8 24 32 36 64 20.1  
  Averages flat med hvy 8 24 32 36 64 20.1
With the 273-horsepower 3.7L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda CX-9 has been averaging 20.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda CX-9s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in the city (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda CX-9 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 10 20 20 50 65 18.9
  flat light none 10 20 40 30 65 18.1
  flat light none 0 0 1 99 70 21.8
  flat light none 10 30 40 20 65 16.2
  flat light none 10 30 40 20 65 16.2
2007 4dr SUV 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 8 20 28 44 66 18.2  
  Averages flat light none 8 20 28 44 66 18.2
With the 273-horsepower 3.7L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda CX-9 gas mileage has been averaging 18.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda CX-9s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda CX-9 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.

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Mazda CX-9 Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2008 4dr SUV 273-hp 3.7L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD avg 18mpg for a large vehicle
2007 4dr SUV 273-hp 3.7L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Uses regular gas. I have been getting about 19-20 MPG with mostly rush hour highway driving.
Mazda CX-9 Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2012 4dr SUV 273-hp 3.7L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD EPA ratings of 17/24, but I've averaged barely 18 overall in my first 1200 miles...hoping for a slight improvement after break-in. UPDATE- as of 02/11/2013, I am averaging 20-21mpg overall with 4200 miles on the clock. On a recent 380-mile interstate trip, I managed 22.8mpg with the cruise set at 80mph.
2009 4dr SUV 273-hp 3.7L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD A bit lower than the competitions
2009 4dr SUV 273-hp 3.7L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD in city gives about 13-14 mpg. Highway is still good. I can get 21-23 mpg on highways
2008 4dr SUV 273-hp 3.7L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD The fuel economy was lower than for the Murano. The plus is that it uses regular.
2008 4dr SUV 273-hp 3.7L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD too low
2008 4dr SUV 273-hp 3.7L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD The AWD feature does use more gas than a FWD vehicle. Averages about 17-18 city and about 20 highway.
2007 4dr SUV 273-hp 3.7L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Could be better. I have seen 24mpg as a high on the highway....but usually closer to 21-22. Around town is 17-18.
2007 4dr SUV 273-hp 3.7L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Around town mileage is low.