I'm glad you went with the Nox, I was about to tell you that if you were seriously considering the Mazda because AWD, then do a lot of research if you haven't already. From what I read and saw on youtube at the time they use open diffs all around so one wheel slipping = useless car. The AWD is nothing more than a false sense of security badge and no one will realize it's uselessness on a test drive.Been driving a 2004 Jetta TDI for the last 12 years and love the car. The only issue is that it this Canadian climate I have reached the end of my rope for driving in the winter without an AWD. So this spring I started shopping. I've been waiting for the CX 5 Diesel to arrive in Canada, initially expected this fall but now estimating Feb 2018...
I just remembered teh 2013 from the wikipedia article:“That said talk to people who have the cruze diesels for a few years they can tell you the issues with this engine...it is the same engine i believe.” the first generation cruze diesel was a 2.0 clean diesel designed by fiat years ago. they ran really well especially once tuned but when vw got into real troubles with the epa gm decided it was time to quit while they were ahead and stopped production the 2nd generation may be using the same motor as the equinox/terrain i believe they were just released last year and i haven’t seen one yet
Thanks, so any experience on how the Nox AWD handles in the snow? If one wheel starts spinning are you hooped? The owners manual states turn on Traction Control for slippery Road Driving in the Winter Driving section but to turn the traction system off and use the rocking method If the Vehicle is stuck too severely for the traction system to free the vehicle. What is the advantage of turning off the traction control system to get unstuck?I'm glad you went with the Nox, I was about to tell you that if you were seriously considering the Mazda because AWD, then do a lot of research if you haven't already. From what I read and saw on youtube at the time they use open diffs all around so one wheel slipping = useless car. The AWD is nothing more than a false sense of security badge and no one will realize it's uselessness on a test drive.
It's at least a 30c per gallon price difference here, but I get it - you want the higher mpg and lower emissions, and that's commendable.Price varies from 5c more to 40c more than octane 87 but diesel is cheaper than 93 octane always around where i live. Isn't 93 octane what is recommended in the other nox versions ?
The question about good gas mileage is not just the price but the feel good factor ...ask the volt or hybrid buyers..if it is about saving money. As i posted in a link above these cars are as clean as gasoline engine and even lower C02. We do not want to drive in a car that has the same mpg as one that was in 1970.
Different people have different feel good factors ...some love their car to reach 60 mph in 4 seconds...others want their work horse to have better gas mileage or technology than their parents work horse and still have pull to bolt in front of traffic off a ramp without fear.
This is the best mpg you'll get in this class of vehicle ..beat the rav 4 hybrid by ~10 miles or so per gallon on the highway.
And when Iran and Saudi go to war and the price reaches above $4 per gallon it will pay for itself in a year or two...that will just be the cherry on the cake.
We did our researchBut why not go with the hybrid then? Don't you save enough money up-front to offset the mpg difference? .