October 14, 2018 at 7:44 am #62831coralie winship
hi all ok need ya help had the cx5 for a week now only done 383 miles in in and all ready put 55 pounds in the tank it says am only getting 35 mpg now this has got me very worried cause I cant afford 55 a week to put in the thing will this or could it get better as time goes on please help my head is done in
October 14, 2018 at 8:22 am #62833MattParticipant
Hi Coralie what’s the engine and transmissionOctober 14, 2018 at 8:50 am #62838
You may have forgotten, you stated a thread on the same subject here –
I’ve closed that one now so to avoid any repetition and confusion – please keep the discussion on this thread, thanks.
I take it you have the 2.0L petrol…. thus my reply is on that assumption –
The book figures are – combined 44.1mpg manual, 42.8 auto, urban 36.7mpg manual, 36.2mpg auto.
Thus if you do have the petrol, the car is behaving as it should. I would expect to see a little improvement over time, but not significantly.
Did you not consider fuel consumption when you choose the cx-5, being that it is a big car and petrol?
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5October 14, 2018 at 9:12 am #62844Mike
I didn’t have a Mazda CX 3 auto because of the poor fuel consumption I’d read owner reviews that’s why I had another Golf I’m getting around 600 miles on £50 but it’s how you drive and my Golf 1s mostly in 2 cyclinder mode etc .October 14, 2018 at 9:21 am #62847Mike
Please note yes I said CX 3 not the CX 5 which of course is bigger and heavierOctober 14, 2018 at 9:23 am #62848OscarmaxParticipant
Apparently you have to be a light footed driver with the petrol CX5 dare I say you may need to change you driving style.
In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.October 14, 2018 at 9:28 am #62849
You not wrong there Oscarmax, the missus and i had a conversation only yesterday about it, and how luxurious the car feels inside, it naturally makes you want to lift the foot, enjoy the ride and cruise.
My previous car was a Seat Leon, similar engine to what Mike has, lower down, sport design as was FR trim and car felt like it wanted to get from A-B in the quickest time.
The Leon was about getting to the destination as fast as possible, the CX-5 is about enjoying the journey….. apologies for the cliche lol
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5October 14, 2018 at 9:53 am #62851Mike
Yes Trev and with all your extras standard totally luxury I would love an electric tilt slide sunroof EtcOctober 14, 2018 at 10:45 am #62855OscarmaxParticipant
35mpg for a large SUV with such low mileage is not bad, we have a Ford Kuga 150 diesel powershift (auto) new we were getting just below 40mpg.
In the autumn onwards you will get lower mpg regardless to whether it is a petrol or diesel, in the summer we get around 44mpg, in the winter we struggle to get 40mpg.
Once you get a few miles on the clock (you will have noticed the CX5 owner mileage is improving) you will probably find the mpg improves, this due to two things (a) the engine is loosening up and more importantly (b) you are learning the characteristics of the car, i.e. were the torque curve is.
Unfortunately you will also find some of the users who are getting very good mpg have very good spatial awareness anticipating traffic conditions, this just a fact of life.
If you compare your CX5 to a petrol Ford Kuga 1.5 petrol you will find your fuel consumption is good.
In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.October 14, 2018 at 11:12 am #62856Matt
Auto Cx-5 on the way, I’m looking at things as no insurance, no tax, no repair bills, no servicing costs. Fuel is an afterthought, though I fully appreciate that it can be a concern.
Have you considered an alternative? What would you switch to if Motability accepted that you made a mistake and charged £250 to switch? You should weigh up some alternative suitable vehicles if it’s something that is going to be cost prohibitive going forward. At least that way you are showing Motability that this time you have done more research (that’s supposed to come across in the nicest way, we’re all guilty of missing things!).October 14, 2018 at 10:16 pm #62911Winston
I’ve never sat in let alone drove a CX-5 but like any car your MPG can be affected by the type of journeys you undertake ie if you do your 400 miles cruising along the motorway/dual carriage ways etc then you’ll be at optimum fuel efficieny and on the other hand if you did your 400 miles driving round your local town Just going from A to B then that will use up your fuel slightly faster
I’m not sure if you car has driving modes such as Sport, Economy, Comfort etc. These can also have an impact on your MPGOctober 17, 2018 at 12:32 am #63118RapsterParticipant
You also have to factor in losing all your AP money for the CX-5 as well as the £250 break of contract administration fee. Can you afford to lose that?October 17, 2018 at 12:35 am #63119RapsterParticipant
However, considering the car’s consumption, it sounds entirely normal. The CX-5 weighs just over 2 tonnes, that’s a lot of car to push along. To be honest, 35 mpg isn’t actually that bad considering the aforementioned.October 17, 2018 at 6:37 am #63128Macca
The whole of the AP would not be lost, motability return it pro-rata, i.e they deduct a portion equivalent to time that the car was driven for. This happened to my wife in 2013 when she had to end an abysmal Vauxhall Mokka. The only downside was that we had to find the AP for the replacement car before we got most of the Mokka’s AP back a couple of weeks later.
Regards the mpg on the CX5, what you’re getting is to be expected and as others have said will improve with running the car in, and improved driving habits.October 17, 2018 at 6:57 am #63129coralie winship
at the min I am only driving the kids to school took the kids to school yesterday and only managed 24mpg I don’t put my foot down am just trying to find my feet cause my last car was a hybrid so am trying not to go from that if you know what I meanOctober 17, 2018 at 7:56 am #63131
383 miles a week just taking the kids to school!! My i suggest moving them to a closer school? lol
Seriously though, i’m afraid you will never get anywhere near the mpg of a hybrid, and short runs with a cold engine means you will never reach the full potential of the cars capable mpg… any fossil fuelled car.
You aren’t doing long enough runs for the engine to warm up, thus at least you know there is no fault with the car. This is a hard lesson to learn, and perhaps if you need a high-up , large car for only taking the kids to school and back, then you should consider taking a short term financial hit and look at changing to the Outlander Phev @ £1999 ap but for those short journeys you’ll be running on electric alone.
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5October 17, 2018 at 8:31 am #63137
Nearly forgot to add Coralie, if considering a Phev you must look at your charging options – these vehicles ideally need a home charging option – i’m unsure, but with motability at may be mandatory to have a home charger, and this can only be provided if you have a private driveway.
There are grants currently available to assist in the installation of a home charger, but for phev’s this grant expires very soon, so speed will be of the utmost importance.
Hopefully Brydo will see this and add his expertise views.
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5October 17, 2018 at 8:39 am #63138Mike
Trev couldn’t she get an Ioniq or Auris hybrid virtually no advance payment ?October 17, 2018 at 8:41 am #63139Mike
Then if the congested school runs are short trips up to 40 mph she would be in electric modeOctober 17, 2018 at 8:58 am #63141coralie winship
thanks guys for all the help I will look into this and yes I think I will have to bite the bullet and a take a loss expensive lesson to learn for sureOctober 17, 2018 at 9:18 am #63142
Sure could Mike, but I read it as Coralie went from a hybrid to a higher up, larger car – hence recommending a phev with the same criteria.
If Coralie would like to post what her specific requirements are we could advise her of options.
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5October 17, 2018 at 9:20 am #63143
Coralie, if you would like to post your specific requirements in terms of what you need from the car, ride height, size, etc I’m sure people here will kindly post their recommendations.
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5October 17, 2018 at 9:59 am #63146coralie winship
Hi trev I like abit higher sitting cause of lower back is degrading but I like a bit of horse power for when I do over take but also like good mpg need heated seats and a boot that fits atleast my crutches I also need a satnavOctober 17, 2018 at 10:04 am #63149coralie winship
opps forgot to say I need an auto cause my hip pops out of its socket if I drive a manual this is due to a fall at work in 2001October 17, 2018 at 11:54 am #63160
Coralie, we are limited on the scheme to high seating, hybrid vehicles. 2 spring to mind –
The Mini Countryman 4wd for £1749 AP
Outlander 4wd for £1999 AP
Both these are auto’s – all hybrids are – and will have more ‘beef’ than the cx-5.
Lower seating you have more options, and are less expensive options as well – perhaps worth visiting a showroom just to see how you feel sitting in them?
My recommendations would be –
Hyundai IONIQ 1.6 GDi Premium Hybrid 5dr – £199 AP
Kia Niro 1.6 GDi 2 5dr – £349 AP
There are many other options for a ‘hatchback’ medium hybrid car – List Here, but as for SUV type, the 2 mentioned are really all i can think of.
My recommendations come from knowledge of what is on the scheme, i haven’t personally driven any – hopefully people who have will come forward with their views.
Which hybrid did you have prior to the cx-5, and what made you change to the cx-5, was it just for the higher riding position? as if so, how do you find the cx-5 excluding fuel economy?
If you like everything else about the cx-5, than the mini and outlander are the 2 i think you would be most happy with.
Please bear in mind, if you do decide to change, ensure you are taking in to account how your condition needs may change in a year, 2 years, 3 years time – as that’s the length of the lease, you don’t want to end up having the same problem 2 years or so down the line – of course we cannot predict what is going to happen, but think carefully, and please feel free to ask anymore questions.
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5October 17, 2018 at 12:30 pm #63164JSModerator
WMCForum recently posted this, high AP but ticks lots of boxes
The New Kia Sportage with the 48v ‘Mild Hybrid’ system has sneaked onto the Scheme so the Hyundai should be added at some point.
The Sportage is £3749 AP in top GT Line S trim.