Comparing Power and Gas Mileage Ratings of Our 2021 Mazda SUVs
SUVs comfortably pack your family, be it on congested city roads or on an adventurous road trip. They project adaptability and are distinctive with a rustic charm. But we know what is worrying you: their fuel efficiency and power specs. Do not fret. At Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN with our 2021 Mazda SUV lineup, you will enjoy money-saving fuel efficiency with a powerful engine.
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What do power ratings of our 2021 Mazda SUVs depend on?
Meanwhile, the power ratings highly depend on the gasoline you use. If you decide to go with the 2021 Mazda CX-30, it uses only the regular unleaded gas, while certain trims of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and all trims of the 2021 Mazda CX-9 could use either premium unleaded gas or regular unleaded gas. So, if you use premium unleaded gas, your car will have a horsepower rating of 250 and a torque rating of 320 pound-feet. Conversely, if you use regular unleaded gas, your car will have a horsepower rating of 227 and torque rating of 310 pound-feet. While horsepower translates to speed, torque can be viewed as the strength of a vehicle. In simple terms, if you wish to go faster, you need more horsepower, and the more torque your engine has, the more suited your car is for climbing steep slopes.
Does the drivetrain affect the gas mileage ratings for our 2021 Mazda SUVs?
That is a simple yes. Quite naturally, front wheel drives have a compact drivetrain as the car’s engine is at the front, making it easier to connect it to the front wheels. Such a compact drivetrain ensures that the overall weight of the vehicle is reduced and the energy loss of delivering power from the front to the rear wheels is eliminated.
The Mazda CX-30 and CX-5 models featuring the front-wheel drive, irrespective of the trim, get you up to 25 miles per gallon in the city and an average of 32 miles per gallon on the highway, whereas the same models featuring the all-wheel drive get you about 24 miles per gallon in the city and an average of 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
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