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2015 Mazda Mazda3 Overview

Mazda Mazda3 Reliability

Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Mazda Mazda3 14
11.9047619048% 11.9047619048% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  80 Mazda3s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 14100 miles

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Mazda Mazda3

2015 Mazda Mazda3 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It was neck and neck between the Mazda3 and the MINI COOPER. I had my heart set on the MINI, but reliability was the deciding factor. I spent countless hours researching vehicles over the last several months and was very dismayed at all the mechanical issues that plague the MINI. On the other hand the Mazda3 seems to be very much trouble free. I really wanted a MINI, but I knew its 'cool' fun to drive personality wouldn't be enough to overcome the reliability headaches I could expect. full 2012 Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I do have to hand it to this car; it's been DEAD RELIABLE. Nothing has been broken enough to warrant a trip to the shop. THe only issue I had was with the heater fan making noise, and then the heater stopped working at the end of last winter, but it is woring normally now, without a repair. full 2012 Mazda Mazda3 review
 

Mazda Mazda3 repairs by problem area

Engine (3%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (53%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 34 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the Mazda Mazda3.

Mazda Mazda3 Fuel Economy ()

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TrueDelta Reviews the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Mazda Mazda3

2015 Mazda Mazda3 Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 Ever since gas guzzling rotary engines almost put Mazda out of business in the 1970s, fuel economy has been a company weakness. The 2013 Mazda3 with a 167-horsepower 2.5-liter engine and five-speed automatic transmission managed only 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway in the EPA's tests. (The same engine with a manual transmission did even worse, 20/28.) The 2014 with a new SKYACTIV 184-horsepower 2.5-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission fares much better, 27 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. A $1,600 Tech Package (on the tested car) adds a capacitor-based regenerative braking system that bumps these ratings to 28/38. Quite impressive for a large, fairly powerful four-cylinder engine. The i's 155-horsepower 2.0-liter engine does a bit better still, 30/40, but anyone who cares about driving will gladly trade a 2-3 mpg to pick up 29 horsepower. In my real-world, sub-freezing suburban driving, the trip computer reported a two-way average around 40 mpg when I drove with a feather-light right foot. Push the car harder and high-20s to mid-30s happen. The Focus also manages 27/37 in the EPA's tests, but wasn't quite as efficient as the Mazda in my real-world driving. Others including the 23/35 Dodge Dart GT and 21/29 Kia Forte SX don't come close. full 2014 Mazda Mazda3 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Mazda Mazda3

2015 Mazda Mazda3 Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Hatch 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Even with the 2.5L 'S' Option, the Mazda SkyActiv tech gives the Mazda3 a very impressive 28/39MPG. The 2.0L standard option gives 31/42. That's pretty standard in most new cars, however the performance for that economy is well above average. Good engines, these are. full 2014 Mazda Mazda3 review
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
30+mpg avg since new; starting to improve to around 33mpg per tankful, mixed driving, more town than highway full 2013 Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
While reviews are mixed, the Skyactiv engine delivers as promised for me. With over 70% city/suburb driving, I've yet to average under 30mpg (odo/pump). Set the cruise control at 65-70 and > 40mpg is easy on a flat highway. full 2012 Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Excellent fuel economy with the skyactiv 155hp engine full 2012 Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This car does very well.. I drive mostly highway during the week, but a lot of rush hour driving means lots of stop and go. Even with that and the around town driving I do on the weekends, I am still averaging 38.1 MPG! full 2012 Mazda Mazda3 review
2015 Mazda Mazda3 Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Fuel economy has been OK. I usually do a 50/50 mix and in good weather, I get in the high 7s/100km or about 30 MPG. In the cold weather, it's been closer to 9L/100km or about 26 MPG. Strangely, it's about the same economy I got with my 99 Civic w/ 4 spd auto. full 2013 Mazda Mazda3 review
 
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Questions about the Mazda Mazda3

  3 responses   Where is the noise coming from?
2014 - 2017 Mazda Mazda3
Member730

I have a 2014 Mazda 3 sedan with 34,000 miles and I like it a lot except for the noise inside.
The tires are stock with normal wear. The new noise is coming from back right side only when driving.
Almost sounds like low frequency wind noise while driving...

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