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Kia Optima vs. Mazda Mazda6 MPG

Chart is based on 150 fuel economy reports for the Kia Optima and 525 fuel economy reports for the Mazda Mazda6.

Kia Optima MPG

Kia Optima Kia Optima 2016 39.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2013 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2013 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2013 32.5 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2012 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2012 32.3 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2011 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2011 28.7 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2011 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2010 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2010 36.2 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2009 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2008 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2008 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2007 29.5 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2007 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2006.5 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2006.5 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2006.5 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2005 12.1 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Kia Optima Kia Optima 2004 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 95 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 turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
7-speed automated manual FWD
hills light light 6 0 14 80 67 39.0  
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 24 21 56 69 25.5  
2013 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 32 14 54 83 27.1  
2013 4dr Sedan 159-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 2 13 15 71 102 32.5  
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 4 18 39 39 72 25.6  
2012 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 4 20 76 69 32.3  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 0 5 28 68 70 28.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 4 7 21 67 66 28.7  
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 5 20 75 75 30.0  
2010 4dr Sedan 194-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 10 70 20 75 20.0  
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 20 80 63 36.2  
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 12 16 67 65 29.1  
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 20 60 10 10 60 26.3  
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 30 15 30 25 75 26.2  
2007 4dr Sedan 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 7 13 3 78 108 29.5  
2007 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 1 36 48 15 63 23.2  
2006.5 4dr Sedan 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 6 4 33 58 66 24.6  
2006.5 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 18 16 9 56 63 28.9  
2006.5 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 60 30.0  
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills lead light 5 95 0 0 0 12.1  
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 5 95 70 30.0  

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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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Kia Optima vs. Mazda Mazda6 MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Kia Optima

Kia Optima Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 Many auto makers are substituting turbocharged fours for V6s because of their theoretically superior fuel economy. The Kia Optima SXL earns EPA ratings of 22 mpg city, 34 highway. The similarly turbo-foured Ford Fusion comes close, 22/33. The most fuel efficient V6, in the new Honda Accord, manages 21/34 without paddle shifters, but 21/32 with them. Trip computer numbers suggest a one-to-two mpg advantage for the Kia in real-world suburban driving--perhaps too close to call since these devices aren't terribly precise. Figure just under 20 with a heavy foot, mid-20s if you resist the temptation, and just over 30 with a very light foot and luck with the lights. All of these figures are with the engine warmed up. In cold weather, fuel economy is in the mid-teens for the first mile or two. An eco mode makes little noticeable difference in either how the car drives or its fuel economy. These numbers don't seem particularly good? Recall that the Kia Optima SXL is a very quick car. You won't find a 274-horsepower sedan that does better without the aid of a battery pack. see full Kia Optima review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Kia Optima

Kia Optima Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I find fuel economy, in mixed driving, to be on par with a V6 of comparable power. I usually get about 24 MPG in combined driving. However, on a recent road trip, I had 32 MPG on one tank. It's perhaps slightly better than the Acura TL I had, but one big bonus: the Acura required premium unleaded. On the Kia Optima, however, the manufacturer only calls for regular unleaded. Over time, that can mean a significant savings. see full Kia Optima review
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This is my biggest (and only real) complaint with the Optima. It advertises fuel economy of 22 city, 34 highway. I drive a lot (100 mile round trip daily, with more than half of it being highway miles). Admittedly, I have a heavy foot, but I regularly get about 24-25 mpg combined, with the car in ECO mode. The best tank of gas I ever got was a little over 28 mpg. (I calculate it manually, don't rely on the on-board MPG estimates, as they are always 3-5 MPG more generous than reality.) see full Kia Optima review
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
33 mpg on 200 mile trips at about 65 mph avg. see full Kia Optima review
2011 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
High 30s on the highway and 29-30 overall with a lot of power. Active eco. setting for better economy. see full Kia Optima review
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Decent fuel mileage at this point for a mid-size sedan. see full Kia Optima review
2007 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
got 42 mgh yesteerday on a 120 minute drive 25%/75% in town/highway driving. Like paying $2.25 per gallon, see full Kia Optima review
2007 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It may be a bit borderline in 100% city driving (19-20 mpg), but it gets 33mpg+ on the open highway, with only a 1-2 mpg penalty for using A/C. see full Kia Optima review
2007 4dr Sedan 161-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
25-30 city/hwy see full Kia Optima review
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
AS above see full Kia Optima review
Kia Optima Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I'd recommend this car in a heartbeat. I honestly like this styling even more than the updates they've made since 2012. My biggest cons are the fuel economy and the lack of a manual transmission on any models other than the base model. see full Kia Optima 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
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
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
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 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
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