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Old March 31st, 2017, 10:21   #127
Max Period
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Originally Posted by bennybmn View Post
Percentages are tricky... Percent of what? That said, the two mazdas are SUVs with likely poorer aerodynamics, so maybe they're starting from a lower number anyway, so the added AWD hardware doesn't make as much of a difference.
I mean the percentage of fuel consumption increase (L/100 km or Gal/100 mi) of AWD vs FWD versions of the same car. (Preferably the same engine/transmission if possible, but that's not the case for GSW).

Can also be calculated by FWD MPG / AWD MPG - 1.

For most gasoline cars, AWD fuel consumption should be around 7-8% higher than their FWD counterparts. For the GSW the AWD/FWD difference seems to be exceptionally large.

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