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Hyundai Sonata vs. Mazda Mazda6 MPG

Chart is based on 446 fuel economy reports for the Hyundai Sonata and 525 fuel economy reports for the Mazda Mazda6.

Hyundai Sonata MPG

Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2016 48.5 MPG Highway Percentage 86 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2015 39.8 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2014 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2014 39.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2014 38.5 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2012 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2012 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2012 32.7 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 31.6 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 30.4 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2011 34.1 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2010 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2009 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2009 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2009 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2008 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2008 31.8 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2008 31.2 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2007 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2007 29.3 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2007 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2006 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2006 31.5 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2006 27.5 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2005 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2005 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2004 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2004 18.4 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2003 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2003 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2002 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 50 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
2016 4dr Sedan 154-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 2 7 6 86 66 48.5  
2015 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
7-speed automated manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 0 20 80 60 39.8  
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 15 10 70 70 27.1  
2014 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 3 5 90 70 39.0  
2014 4dr Sedan 159-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 1 2 22 75 66 38.5  
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 39 21 30 69 20.2  
2012 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 25 20 25 30 73 27.0  
2012 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 7 48 16 29 98 32.7  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 9 14 18 60 74 27.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 13 35 43 70 28.8  
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 4 18 16 62 70 31.6  
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 1 28 12 60 68 30.4  
2011 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 5 6 35 54 61 34.1  
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 5 24 66 76 29.1  
2009 4dr Sedan 249-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 8 25 18 50 62 26.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 7 28 63 68 30.0  
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 13 31 14 41 65 23.5  
2008 4dr Sedan 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 0 25 2 73 75 26.9  
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 12 26 57 68 31.8  
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 7 7 15 72 68 31.2  
2007 4dr Sedan 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 12 13 25 50 72 23.7  
2007 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 9 18 27 46 71 29.3  
2007 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 14 12 19 54 75 27.0  
2006 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 6 37 26 31 70 21.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 10 13 14 62 63 31.5  
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 17 22 51 75 27.5  
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 2 3 25 72 68 23.6  
2005 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 45 5 40 60 24.0  
2004 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 18 43 37 70 21.2  
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 8 20 45 28 68 18.4  
2003 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 17 39 36 76 23.0  
2003 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 15 48 23 15 70 19.7  
2002 4dr Sedan 149-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 15 30 50 120 27.9  

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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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Hyundai Sonata vs. Mazda Mazda6 MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
In fuel economy as well the 2013 Hyundai Sonata has lost an earlier lead. EPA ratings of 24 mpg city, 35 highway, impressive two years ago, can't match the 2014 Mazda6's 26/38 or the 2013 Altima's 27/38 today. The trip computer reported about 25 in my regular suburban driving, a bit over 30 if I engaged in some mild hypermiling, and about 34 on the highway. When mildly hypermiling the Altima for a few miles its trip computer average approached 40. While trip computers aren't always accurate, others have also reported impressive fuel economy from the Altima. The Mazda has a smaller edge, but an edge nonetheless. see full Hyundai Sonata review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With just over 1400 miles so far, it is averaging 28.3mpg combined with the eco option turned off. It has the eco drive option which works well in sustained at speed driving but lags in demanding driving situations. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The fuel economy is pretty good for a car of this size. I have averaged 36.5mpg (imperial gallon) over the last 37000km. 85% highway, 110km/h and little sitting in traffic. It gets very cold here sometimes so the mileage suffers. In Dec/Jan when it reaches -30 C (or colder), I get about 33mpg and in the summer about 40mpg. My best was 44mpg in the summer and worst was 31mpg in mid-winter when the car was new and not broken in. I keep track of the mileage with an app on my cell phone so the numbers above are exact. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
better than Honda or Santa Fe see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average 24 mpg in town and typically get 38 mpg on trips. All in a large family sedan. Uses regular gas. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
35 mpg for a full size car see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With less than 1,000 miles I observed 37mpg on the highway. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Performance of a V6 with the economy of a 4 cyl. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Around town 25 mpg and 34+ on the highway. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Mileage is above par for car of its size see full Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 249-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Some of the BEST gas MPG I have seen in a V6. It is not uncommon for me to obtain 29.5 to 31 MPG on the highway and 17+ in the city. I typically drive a mix and get around 25MPG combined. see full Hyundai Sonata review
Hyundai Sonata Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 198-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I do a lot of rural driving and the MPG struggles to reach 22mpg. I really expected the mpg to be higher. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Dreadful fuel economy. For long highway drives, the Sonata Turbo can indeed match the 34 mpg EPA rating, but for city driving with A/C, you'll be lucky to get any more than 17 mpg. Even with A/C off, the urban mileage never hits the 20 mpg level. Only 2,700 miles on the engine so far, so this may get better, but the EPA city estimate seems to be pegged too high by Hyundai. see full Hyundai Sonata review
2006 4dr Sedan 235-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
not as good as some competition see full Hyundai Sonata review
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I expect more MPG out of a modern I4 engine, as compared to my 10-year Accord. see full Hyundai Sonata 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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