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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Mazda Mazda6 MPG

Chart is based on 422 fuel economy reports for the Chevrolet Malibu and 525 fuel economy reports for the Mazda Mazda6.

Chevrolet Malibu MPG

Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2015 27.4 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2014 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2012 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2011 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2010 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2010 25.2 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2009 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2009 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2009 28.6 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2009 29.9 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2008 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2008 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2008 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2007 31.1 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2007 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2006 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2006 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2006 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2006 19.5 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2006 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2005 40.4 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2005 32.7 MPG Highway Percentage 79 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2005 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2004 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2004 27.7 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2004 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2003 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2002 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2001 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan 196-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 3 31 66 70 27.4  
2014 4dr Sedan 196-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead none 0 1 63 36 74 26.2  
2012 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 7 18 10 66 68 29.4  
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 22 18 58 67 28.1  
2010 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 9 61 13 18 70 22.6  
2010 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 14 16 33 38 73 25.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 4 39 28 29 56 22.1  
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 19 45 34 78 27.1  
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 3 12 9 76 65 28.6  
2009 4dr Sedan 164-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 0 10 10 80 100 29.9  
2008 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 5 3 78 15 60 22.6  
2008 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 20 30 30 20 75 22.1  
2008 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 11 17 19 53 65 26.0  
2007 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 16 29 5 50 82 31.1  
2007 4dr Hatch 217-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 4 13 30 54 117 22.3  
2006 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 70 28.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 5 25 38 33 60 25.5  
2006 4dr Sedan 144-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 30 30 30 65 28.0  
2006 4dr Hatch 240-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 12 20 18 51 75 19.5  
2006 4dr Hatch 201-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 3 11 41 46 72 25.6  
2005 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 0 13 0 88 84 40.4  
2005 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 7 5 9 79 63 32.7  
2005 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 17 36 39 73 26.7  
2004 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 12 23 63 67 31.0  
2004 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 12 18 15 55 68 27.7  
2004 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 6 31 25 38 78 25.3  
2003 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 3.1L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 9 16 19 56 96 24.5  
2002 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 3.1L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med light 2 1 35 62 71 25.4  
2001 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 3.1L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 13 45 10 32 63 25.4  

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Mazda Mazda6 MPG

Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2015 30.3 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2014 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2014 36.1 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2011 18.4 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2011 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2010 16.8 MPG Highway Percentage 13 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2010 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2009 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2009 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2009 25.9 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2008 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2008 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2007 22.9 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2007 27.5 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2007 27.4 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2007 27.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2007 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 30.1 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2006 29.6 MPG Highway Percentage 13 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2005 23.1 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2005 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2005 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2005 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2005 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2005 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2005 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2004 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2004 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2004 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2004 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2004 24.3 MPG Highway Percentage 21 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2004 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2004 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2003 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2003 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2003 28.3 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Mazda Mazda6 Mazda Mazda6 2003 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 28 31 41 70 30.3  
2014 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 8 37 28 26 93 29.4  
2014 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 0 17 10 72 58 36.1  
2011 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 0 50 14 36 110 18.4  
2011 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 15 15 20 50 70 25.5  
2010 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 8 67 13 13 103 16.8  
2010 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 3 19 35 43 74 27.3  
2009 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 6 27 20 46 64 22.0  
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 17 16 16 51 81 27.6  
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 6 33 55 77 25.9  
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 12 25 11 53 73 26.4  
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 20 30 50 0 0 25.0  
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 270hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 5 21 21 53 78 22.9  
2007 4dr Sedan 212-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 3 15 5 78 65 27.5  
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 18 11 19 52 70 27.4  
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 43 0 17 40 62 27.2  
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 2 21 35 42 74 24.3  
2006 4dr Wagon 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 25 15 55 60 22.0  
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 20 19 19 42 72 21.9  
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead none 19 19 25 37 68 23.0  
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 16 11 5 68 83 30.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 10 10 71 75 26.2  
2006 4dr Hatch 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 10 20 70 90 22.8  
2006 4dr Hatch 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 8 30 27 35 82 21.0  
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 29 34 36 79 22.7  
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 10 37 41 13 96 29.6  
2005 4dr Wagon 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 34 9 23 34 72 23.1  
2005 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead hvy 5 15 50 30 75 23.0  
2005 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 3 33 15 50 90 22.4  
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 11 24 60 69 27.9  
2005 4dr Hatch 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 80 15 5 75 20.0  
2005 4dr Hatch 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 18 24 11 46 72 20.1  
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 6 9 33 53 68 23.3  
2004 4dr Wagon 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 16 18 17 50 71 21.9  
2004 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 6 16 36 42 70 22.5  
2004 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 9 10 20 62 71 26.7  
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 10 20 70 60 26.0  
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 8 43 27 21 64 24.3  
2004 4dr Hatch 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 20 30 20 30 60 22.0  
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 10 30 30 30 60 26.0  
2003 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 15 27 17 41 72 21.8  
2003 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 9 36 55 69 26.7  
2003 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 7 8 20 65 70 28.3  
2003 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 16 38 13 33 78 22.8  

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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Mazda Mazda6 MPG

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Chevrolet Malibu and Mazda Mazda6's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of their real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
The EPA rates the Malibu turbo 21 mpg city, 30 highway, below the Fusion 2.0T's 22/33 and the Sonata 2.0T's 22/34. The V6s in the Accord and Altima also do better?so much for the inherent fuel economy advantage of a turbocharged four over a V6. The trip computer confirmed the EPA ratings, with a little over 30 in straight 75 mph highway driving and anywhere from 19 to 27 in the suburbs depending on the frequency of reds and the heaviness of my right foot. Go with the traffic flow, and you'll split the difference at about 23. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan 196-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
We are seeing beteer fuel economy over our 2009 Malibu w/2.5L 4-cyl engine. Just turned 5,000 miles & have gotten just under 34 MPG on hwy & 28 MPG around town. I expect this to improve, especially the hwy MPG. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2013 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So far the dash display average is fluctuating between 37 and 40 mpg with mixed interstate (65%)/suburban (35%), "light accelerator foot," speed limit driving; at least 40% better than my prior V6 Toyota Solara. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2012 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Wanted something fairly roomy, but cheap to run. It has filled the bill in that respect. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Good overall. Highway mpg can be 30-32 mpg. In city driving (stop and go) with short trips more like 18-19 mpg. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2010 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
2.4 liter 4 gets 30+ on the highway. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2010 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
My fuel economy has been better than the EPA ratings. Having said that I don't drive the car hard. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Very good, 21 in fixed driving, up to 33 on the highway. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I drive 50 miles each way to work and the highway mileage is excellent see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Outstanding highway fuel economy. City fuel economy could be better but my driving is limited to fairly short distances with mostly stop and go. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
30-32 mpg on I70 from Indy to KC at 70 mph, 24 around town. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
Chevrolet Malibu Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
too low for a 4 cylinder see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2011 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
V6 is 5 mpg less than 4 cyl. The 4 cylinder has sufficient power but the V6 is more responsive. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2008 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
gets mid teens in the city hilly driving see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2006 4dr Hatch 201-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
To get something close in horsepower, you need a 6 cylinder and the inherently lower fuel economy that comes with that vs. a 4 cyl. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
2004 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Less than manufacturers claim see full Chevrolet Malibu review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Mazda Mazda6

Mazda Mazda6 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 This year every Mazda6 has a 184-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine under its hood. The 2013's less powerful (170hp) 2.5-liter four managed only 21 mpg city, 30 highway. The 2014 does far better: 26/38 with the automatic transmission and 25/37 with the manual. When fitted with a 178-horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and manual transmission, the Ford Fusion earns identical EPA ratings. An Accord with a 189-horsepower 2.4-liter and manual transmission checks in lower, 24/34. In real world driving, the trip computer reported averages in the 30s--and as high as 38--in casual suburban driving and about 36 on a 70-mph highway. With such impressive numbers, I'm tempted to place fuel economy higher in the reasons to buy a Mazda6. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Mazda Mazda6

Mazda Mazda6 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2016 4dr Sedan 143-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The fuel economy on this car is pretty good in my opinion. Its a petrol automatic and if I do half a tank of fuel on Motorways with the speedo at 80 - 85 and the rest of the tank around town I will see 40 MPG. I don;t think one can complain too much about this. If I do all short journeys and no motorway mileage I can probably get around 35, which again is pretty good. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2014 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
26/38 rating is better than other sedans in its class. Averaging 32 with daily up and down mountain treks. Car maintains speed well and uses little gas keeping speed up. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2014 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Fuel economy is good but not as good as Mazda claims, in 9 months I'm averaging about 28 MPG combined in 60/40 city to highway driving and now in the winter months here in Minnesota, where you need to let the vehicle warm up for a minute or two in cold weather conditions and using winter gas. Still better than most cars in this class and the Skyactiv weight reducing and engine and transmission improvements really do seem to contribute to a fuel efficient car that is still fun to drive and nice to look at! see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2014 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Fuel economy over 71k has been 32.1 MPG. Pretty darn good for a non-hybrid and driving 75-85 mph pretty consistently. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2014 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I regularly get 33-34 mpg commuting 35-55 mph with some stop and go driving distances of 30+ miles each way. Constant speed driving on interstates through central PA, DC, VA, CT, RI, with seldom slow traffic backups, the car gets 36-37 mpg. Usually set at about 3-4 miles over posted or at traffic flow speeds. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
28.5 mpg. Driving to the interstate, taking the interstate to the other side of town, then driving to work (or home). see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
So far seems higher than EPA estimates. Gearing close so that I can drive 30-40 around town in 5ht or even 6th. 6th should be further out to improve mileage even more. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The fuel economy is in the upper range of the norm for this class of car. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 270hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
24 MPg in the winter and 27 in the summer is not bad for a sedan that can do 140 mph (as fast as I have gone in the thing. Compared to SkyActive not great but then the newer Mazda’s are about flue economy more than performance. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
I have kept a spreadsheet of the car's fuel economy since the car was brand new. Never made less than 20 mpg, average around 22-23 with city/highway mix. Best fuel economy strictly highway driving was 27.xx mpg. That's pretty impressive to me considering the power this car has. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
Mazda Mazda6 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Hmmm...yes, this is the sore point. But to tell you the truth, I am getting a little tired of pursueing one at the loss of the other. And do enjoy regular gas. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2009 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Well, the 4 cylinder was wonderful, averaging 25mpg, but the large 3.7 seems to be averaging around 21/22...not much better, if not the same, than the Lincoln MKS. But I DO drive this car really hard. Its difficult not to, its so much fun. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2009 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
i like the power feeling which that engine can provide only above 4000 rpms, and than it drinks :) see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2007 4dr Wagon 212-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The Ford 3.0L engine isn't particular good on gas, nor is it particularly powerful see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I get only 26mpg highway and 19-21 mpg city with 4 cylinder. My other car (toyota solara) do over 33 mpg highway easily even with winter gas. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
it is very hard to get more than 27 mpg even with all highway drive see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
26mpg was the most I got on one long trip down south. I drove it mostly highway and usually got 21mpg, even when taking it easy. Around town I got 18mpg. Not great for a 4-cyl engine. My Saab has almost as much power and gets 24mpg around town. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
Not very good unless you are on the highway only cruising. On the highway it can get 28+ mpg. However, in mixed driving you will be lucky to get 20 mpg. see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual AWD
Not necessarily a dislike, just a natural trade off for having 270 horsepower on tap. Averaging 22mpg with mostly city and traffic driving. It actually still bests my old 00 VW Golf turbo, which typically mustered only 20mpg with half the horsepower! see full Mazda Mazda6 review
2006 4dr Hatch 215-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The only minor complaints I have about this car comes from the engine. It puts out slightly less horsepower than racing engines of the same size, but eats just as much gas, roughly 15% more than I expected from an engine this size. This is something Mazda has drastically improved in recent years, but remains something to watch out for in their larger engines before 2010. see full Mazda Mazda6 review