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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    so i finally filled up today after work. Heres a picture of just before i filled up, and a snapshot of my fuelly when i filled up.



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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    10L left in the tank with gas light on seems accurate. Looks like you are getting Mazda's claimed mileage, which I assume is with all hwy driving. I'm curious to see SKY mileage figures when driven in the GTA area with heavy traffic. Judging from your Fuelly logs, you are doing 6 fills per month; 2 more than me. I bet you are changing your oil more frequently as well. My 2.0L MZR is still cheaper in comparison!

    Glad to see that SKY is living up to its claims.


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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    haha thanks man! ive only ever got 47mpg twice, including this time, but overall, still great on gas, and yeah ive already had two oil changes haha, next one at 24k.

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    47mpg is ****ing nuts.
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    Two trips to Alliston this week netted me 600km/tank for the first time.

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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    Was your car weighed down with stuff? And have the AC on? I almost never have the AC on in my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greyseason View Post
    Was your car weighed down with stuff? And have the AC on? I almost never have the AC on in my car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greyseason View Post
    God bless sky activ

    WTF? 260 FOR 1 BAR????
    Dam, my MZR only gets 50 for the first bar, then 40 for the rest

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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    Mazda 2 owner chiming in, averaging somewhere around 6.6L/100km 80% city, 20% highway.
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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    Thats awesome for all that city ^ what's the TII gettin? Haha or do you prefer not to check? My aunt has a GSL-SE I wanna take of her hands maybe in a year or two

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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    Let's just say my dad's pickup gets better.

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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    haha ouch. Is it stock? or is it ported? single? are you on the club?

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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    Resurrecting the thread...

    We have two 2.0L MZRs, one is 2008.5 auto, the other is 2012 stick.

    Although the auto one is only the 4-speed variety, I can confirm it turns much slower in highway cruising. It can go more than 100 before it touches the 2k range.
    The more recent stick shift is already at about 2,500 RPM at 100. It actually bothers me seeing it rev so high at such low speeds. I can only imagine how much better the MPG could be only if they would've geared it differently.

    Yet, I get better mileage with the stick shift. The engine is problably more efficient which would explain why it can turn faster but still take in less fuel.
    Of course, there's also the style of driving. My wife is a bit less "proactive" than me and likes to speed up fast.

    I, on the other end, am more of the hyper-mileage type, even in city driving which accounts for like 95% of my driving. If I see a light turn red far away, I just go on neutral and cruise to the light, I try to avoid "stop and go" driving. I shift at no more than 2k, which I guess is the positive aspect of being low-geared. Higher highway revs, but decent acceleration even at lower revs.

    One thing I don't like when I drive my wife's car in the city, is that when you let go of the gas, it goes back to idle, below 1k. Problem is, if you only let go of the gas for a split second, it still falls all the way to idle, then as soon as you touch the gas again, it suddenly revs back up... that can't help the MPG. It's like leaving the tranny in neutral and just toying with the gas pedal, revving the engine up and down over and over again. The gap in achieved MPG between city/highway is consequently much bigger on the auto than stick shift, I noticed.

    In any case, with all this marketing/hype about how MPG is getting so much better with newer technology etc, fact of the matter is my old 2001 Nissan Sentra 1.8L was getting significantly better mileage than this newer car. I was getting real-world 7.2L /100km in the exact same driving routine I am now getting about 8.5 with the 2012 Mazda. Sure, it's got about 25-30 more HP, and it's 2.0L vs 1.8, but they were both 5-speed and I have the exact same driving pattern.
    My wife never could be bothered with tracking her MPG.

    I hope the MPG will get better after I do my first oil change. I'm at ~3,500 km now, and will do my oil change as soon as weather permits, so probably in a month or so. I'm not holding my breath though, I really don't think it'll make such a big difference.

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    Default Re: 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    Wow great write up and a good read,

    One question and I see people say this on here all the time...how do u shift No Higher than 2K? Your barely moving? Doesn't ur engine bog when u do that?
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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    nooe, i try to shift between 2-2.5k (im a hyper mileager too) and the car dowesnt bog. My rule is to try and keep it around 2000rpm all the time, unless i wanna go fast baha

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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    No problem shifting "so low". But yeah let's just say you don't acheive 0-50 km/h in 5 seconds doing that haha

    Although, if you shift quick enough, shifting low doesn't necessarily mean slower acceleration, you can step on it, yet still shift quickly... of course you'll defeat the purpose a bit by doing that (step on it = worse MPG) and you'll never speed up as fast as using the whole gear but, it's doable.

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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    I just like to drive gently on the highway, so when i want to step on it, im already happy with my mileage

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    I found the best way to curb lead foot syndrome is to put a MPG gage connected to the ECU. It's amazing watching it drop as you push in the pedal, and rise as you coast or stick to lower RPMs.

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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    I just ordered a ultraguage today! Can't wait for it to get it

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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    Quote Originally Posted by greyseason View Post
    I just ordered a ultraguage today! Can't wait for it to get it
    yea those look pretty cool. just never thought in my 3 id have a "need" for it. more of a want. but it would be nice to know coolant / engine temps prior to if it ever were to over heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booter22 View Post
    yea those look pretty cool. just never thought in my 3 id have a "need" for it. more of a want. but it would be nice to know coolant / engine temps prior to if it ever were to over heat.
    Engine temps as we'll as instant. Fuel Econ to help me see as I drive. Ill have to play around with it once it arrives

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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    I double-checked my numbers on the freeway the other night on the 5-speed : 2,750 RPM @ 100km/h, and 3,000 @ 109.
    So starting at about 2,000 RPM @ 70, it seems to go by "steps" of about 250 RPM per 10 km/h. But, passed 100 km/h, it goes faster... like 250 RPM for every 8 or 9 km/h. I'd figure the faster you get, the more this gap diminishes. At 120 it seemed to be around 3,300.

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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    Quote Originally Posted by greyseason View Post
    Thats amazing!

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    Default Re: **For Future owners** 2.0L MZR vs 2.0L SkyActiv

    Even the 2.5 can be fuel efficient.

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