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Mazda Mazda3 Gas Mileage (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 Mazda Mazda3's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

Mazda Mazda3 Gas Mileage (MPG):

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Mazda Mazda3 Gas Mileage

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 Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 5 5 90 62 43.4
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 62 33.1
2015 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 5 5 90 62 38.3  
  Averages flat light none 0 5 5 90 62 38.3
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2015 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 38.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 0 0 10 90 70 40.0
2015 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 0 0 10 90 70 40.0  
  Averages hills med hvy 0 0 10 90 70 40.0
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2015 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 40.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2014 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 75 44.4
  flat light none 0 85 0 15 70 31.8
2014 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 43 0 58 73 38.1  
  Averages flat light none 0 43 0 58 73 38.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 38.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (43 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2014 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 34.8
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 33.9
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 35.9
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 31.6
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 34.7
2014 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 34.2  
  Averages flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 34.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 34.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (25 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2014 4dr Hatch 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 0 0 30 70 60 35.0
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 29.6
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 25.8
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 60 28.2
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 30.1
2014 4dr Hatch 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 6 36 58 66 29.7  
  Averages flat med light 0 6 36 58 66 29.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2014 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 29.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (36 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2013 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 5 35 60 65 35.3
  hills light light 0 0 30 70 65 39.6
  hills light hvy 0 0 45 55 60 32.6
  flat med light 0 10 15 75 65 42.2
2013 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 4 31 65 64 37.4  
  Averages hills light light 0 4 31 65 64 37.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 37.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in the city (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2013 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 5 20 75 70 38.8
  flat light light 0 5 20 75 70 38.6
  flat light light 0 5 20 75 70 36.3
  flat light light 0 5 15 80 70 39.8
  flat light light 0 10 10 80 70 31.4
2013 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 6 17 77 70 37.0  
  Averages flat light light 0 6 17 77 70 37.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 37.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 77 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 11 22 22 45 62 30.7
  flat med none 11 22 22 45 62 31.1
  flat med none 10 30 40 20 62 28.6
  flat med none 10 25 30 35 68 31.4
  flat med none 15 25 35 25 62 26.6
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 11 25 30 34 63 29.7  
  Averages flat med none 11 25 30 34 63 29.7
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 29.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 40.3
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 40.3  
  Averages flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 40.3
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 40.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 15 15 40 30 68 30.3
  flat med none 10 10 30 50 68 31.3
  flat med none 15 15 60 10 68 27.2
  flat med none 5 25 50 20 68 28.8
  flat med none 10 30 30 30 68 25.4
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 11 19 42 28 68 28.6  
  Averages flat med none 11 19 42 28 68 28.6
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 28.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (28 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 20 80 70 31.9
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 70 36.1
  flat light light 0 20 60 20 70 31.7
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 70 33.2
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 75 37.5
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 9 25 66 71 34.1  
  Averages flat light none 0 9 25 66 71 34.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 34.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 27.7
  flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 36.2
  flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 33.9
  flat light none 0 0 5 95 62 30.1
  flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 33.0
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 32.2  
  Averages flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 32.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 32.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 50 0 50 70 26.6
  flat med none 0 50 0 50 70 26.6
  flat light none 0 70 0 30 70 21.6
  flat med none 0 65 0 35 70 24.7
  flat light none 0 50 0 50 70 23.7
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 57 0 43 70 24.6  
  Averages flat med none 0 57 0 43 70 24.6
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 24.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (43 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 40 20 30 75 22.7
  flat med none 20 30 0 50 75 18.4
  flat med none 20 30 0 50 75 19.7
  flat lead none 20 10 40 30 75 18.3
  flat lead none 20 10 40 30 75 18.0
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 18 24 20 38 75 19.4  
  Averages flat med none 18 24 20 38 75 19.4
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 19.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (18 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 10 10 60 20 60 40.0
  hills light none 10 20 50 20 60 37.8
  hills light none 10 20 50 20 60 38.9
  hills light light 10 20 50 20 60 40.1
  hills light light 10 20 50 20 60 39.4
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 10 18 52 20 60 39.2  
  Averages hills light light 10 18 52 20 60 39.2
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 39.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 10 30 60 68 27.2
  flat med light 0 10 30 60 68 21.8
  flat med light 0 10 30 60 68 23.6
  flat med light 0 10 30 60 68 29.5
  hills med hvy 0 5 35 60 80 34.1
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 9 31 60 70 27.2  
  Averages flat med light 0 9 31 60 70 27.2
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 27.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 10 10 60 20 60 42.4
  hills light none 10 10 50 30 60 39.3
  hills light none 10 10 50 30 60 40.1
  hills med hvy 5 5 0 90 70 45.5
  hills light hvy 10 10 60 20 60 40.7
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 9 9 44 38 62 41.6  
  Averages hills light light 9 9 44 38 62 41.6
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 41.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (38 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the city (9 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 70 0 30 68 21.7
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 70 0 30 68 21.7  
  Averages flat med light 0 70 0 30 68 21.7
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 21.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 29.8
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 28.4
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 32.0
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 29.4
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 33.2
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 30.6  
  Averages flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 30.6
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 30.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 37 miles per hour (25 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 15 5 80 70 30.8
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 15 5 80 70 30.8  
  Averages flat light light 0 15 5 80 70 30.8
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 30.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 5 5 5 85 75 27.7
  flat med light 5 5 0 90 70 30.7
  flat med light 5 0 0 95 60 32.2
  flat med light 5 15 20 60 65 26.9
  flat med hvy 5 10 15 70 65 27.1
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 7 8 80 67 28.9  
  Averages flat med light 5 7 8 80 67 28.9
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 28.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (8 percent), in the city (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 3 65 20 12 75 26.0
  flat light none 0 19 32 48 65 28.6
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 42 26 30 70 27.3  
  Averages flat med light 2 42 26 30 70 27.3
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 27.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (30 percent), in the suburbs (26 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 1 3 16 80 65 33.0
  flat light light 0 0 4 96 75 36.8
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 1 2 10 88 70 34.9  
  Averages flat light light 1 2 10 88 70 34.9
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 34.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 88 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in the city (2 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light light 24 4 16 56 65 27.7
  hills med hvy 0 5 20 75 70 27.1
  hills med light 10 10 10 70 70 26.8
  hills med light 10 10 10 70 70 29.0
  hills med hvy 10 5 10 75 70 25.2
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 11 7 13 69 69 27.2  
  Averages hills med light 11 7 13 69 69 27.2
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 27.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (13 percent), in heavy traffic (11 percent), and in the city (7 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 10 30 60 68 29.7
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 10 30 60 68 29.7  
  Averages flat light light 0 10 30 60 68 29.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 29.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 0 10 0 90 65 24.5
  hills med light 0 25 50 25 70 24.0
  hills light none 0 11 0 89 65 28.6
  flat light none 50 10 30 10 60 22.3
  flat med none 0 100 0 0 N/A 21.0
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 10 31 16 43 65 24.1  
  Averages hills med light 10 31 16 43 65 24.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), in the suburbs (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2010.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 25 25 25 25 68 25.6
2010.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 25 25 25 25 68 25.6  
  Averages flat med hvy 25 25 25 25 68 25.6
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010.5 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 25 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (25 percent).

In addition the average 2010.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 24.0
  flat med none 10 10 10 70 75 31.8
  flat med none 5 15 10 70 75 24.9
  hills med light 5 15 10 70 75 29.8
  flat light hvy 5 10 15 70 75 30.4
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 10 14 71 72 28.2  
  Averages flat med none 5 10 14 71 72 28.2
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 28.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 71 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 60 10 30 70 25.6
  flat light none 20 20 25 35 55 23.8
  flat light hvy 0 10 20 70 75 28.4
  flat light light 5 21 5 70 70 29.0
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 6 28 15 51 68 26.7  
  Averages flat light light 6 28 15 51 68 26.7
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 26.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 30 15 50 60 36.0
  flat med light 15 30 15 40 60 31.4
  flat med light 15 30 15 40 60 34.7
  flat med light 5 30 15 50 60 31.5
  flat med light 15 30 15 40 60 34.7
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 11 30 15 44 60 33.7  
  Averages flat med light 11 30 15 44 60 33.7
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 33.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 50 50 65 37.5
  flat med hvy 0 10 50 40 70 31.0
  flat lead none 0 5 35 60 65 27.5
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 65 38.5
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 39.4
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 3 37 60 67 34.8  
  Averages flat med none 0 3 37 60 67 34.8
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 34.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (37 percent), in the city (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 25 25 50 75 22.1
  flat light none 15 0 15 70 75 26.7
  flat med none 0 25 25 50 75 25.2
  hills med light 60 10 15 15 75 22.1
  flat med none 10 13 10 67 65 23.6
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 17 15 18 50 73 23.9  
  Averages flat med none 17 15 18 50 73 23.9
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 23.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in heavy traffic (17 percent), and in the city (15 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 2 20 45 33 75 25.0
  flat med light 10 40 10 40 65 29.0
  flat med light 10 40 10 40 60 25.6
  flat med light 0 33 0 67 60 27.0
  flat med light 10 30 10 50 65 26.0
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 33 15 46 65 26.5  
  Averages flat med light 6 33 15 46 65 26.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 26.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 0 50 0 50 70 22.7
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 70 24.7
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 70 23.6
  flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 75 25.6
  flat med none 0 0 75 25 65 24.5
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 12 21 67 70 24.2  
  Averages flat light none 0 12 21 67 70 24.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 5 0 95 68 40.2
  flat light none 5 10 0 85 68 26.7
  flat light none 0 80 20 0 N/A 24.3
  flat light none 0 80 20 0 N/A 22.6
  flat light none 0 80 20 0 N/A 23.4
2010 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 1 51 12 36 68 27.4  
  Averages flat light none 1 51 12 36 68 27.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 27.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (36 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 8 5 61 26 70 31.0
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 8 5 61 26 70 31.0  
  Averages hills med light 8 5 61 26 70 31.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 31.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (26 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2010 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 95 0 5 50 21.4
  flat light none 10 60 15 15 50 22.3
  flat light none 10 80 10 0 N/A 24.6
2010 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 7 78 8 7 50 22.8  
  Averages flat light none 7 78 8 7 50 22.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 22.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 78 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (8 percent), in heavy traffic (7 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 50 miles per hour (7 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 15 10 75 65 23.7
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 75 26.7
  hills light none 0 0 0 100 70 26.2
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 27.3
  flat light none 0 9 0 91 70 24.0
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 6 2 92 70 25.6  
  Averages flat light none 0 6 2 92 70 25.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 92 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (6 percent), in the suburbs (2 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 10 90 62 34.6
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 62 39.2
2009 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 10 90 62 36.9  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 10 90 62 36.9
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 36.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 25 20 15 40 60 29.0
  hills med light 3 2 25 70 75 31.1
  flat light none 5 20 25 50 60 30.1
  flat med none 25 20 15 40 60 29.8
  hills med light 3 2 35 60 75 28.6
2009 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 12 13 23 52 66 29.7  
  Averages flat med none 12 13 23 52 66 29.7
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 29.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 40 20 35 81 28.7
  flat med none 5 30 15 50 68 24.2
  flat light none 5 50 10 35 62 22.4
  flat med none 5 30 15 50 68 25.6
  flat lead hvy 5 30 10 55 80 26.5
2009 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 36 14 45 72 25.5  
  Averages flat med none 5 36 14 45 72 25.5
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (36 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 10 30 50 70 28.2
  flat med light 25 65 0 10 70 17.0
  flat med none 0 0 15 85 70 22.0
  flat med light 0 20 70 10 70 22.3
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 70 27.0
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 7 19 24 50 70 23.3  
  Averages flat med light 7 19 24 50 70 23.3
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 5 10 10 75 62 31.8
  flat med light 0 5 5 90 70 32.0
  flat lead light 0 5 20 75 65 26.5
  flat med light 0 5 20 75 65 29.9
  flat med light 0 5 15 80 65 28.5
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 1 6 14 79 65 29.7  
  Averages flat med light 1 6 14 79 65 29.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 29.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 79 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 25 75 75 25.7
  flat med light 0 15 20 65 75 26.5
  flat med light 0 20 20 60 70 26.6
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 75 27.1
  flat light light 47 47 4 3 60 20.9
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 9 16 15 60 71 25.4  
  Averages flat med light 9 16 15 60 71 25.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (16 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008.5 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 90 0 10 65 24.3
  flat med hvy 0 80 0 20 65 25.0
  flat med light 0 5 0 95 65 34.7
  hills med light 0 15 0 85 65 32.0
  flat light hvy 10 60 10 20 70 25.9
2008.5 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 2 50 2 46 66 28.4  
  Averages flat med light 2 50 2 46 66 28.4
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 28.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (46 percent), in heavy traffic (2 percent), and in the suburbs (2 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 11 89 0 N/A 25.1
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 70 29.1
2008.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 16 50 35 70 27.1  
  Averages flat light light 0 16 50 35 70 27.1
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (35 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 43.6
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 43.3
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 41.1
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 60 44.6
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 40.3
2008.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 42.6  
  Averages flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 42.6
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 42.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 40 0 50 65 19.4
  flat lead hvy 5 5 10 80 75 25.5
  flat lead hvy 5 5 70 20 85 23.8
  flat lead hvy 5 5 70 20 85 28.3
  flat med light 5 5 20 70 75 5.0
2008.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 6 12 34 48 77 20.4  
  Averages flat lead hvy 6 12 34 48 77 20.4
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 20.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 5 0 95 70 29.8
  flat med none 0 50 50 0 N/A 22.9
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 28 25 48 70 26.4  
  Averages flat med none 0 28 25 48 70 26.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 5 45 50 60 28.5
  flat light light 10 7 0 83 70 28.0
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 6 23 67 65 28.3  
  Averages flat med light 5 6 23 67 65 28.3
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 28.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 66 17 17 0 N/A 27.5
  flat light none 67 17 17 0 N/A 27.2
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 67 17 17 0 N/A 27.4  
  Averages flat light none 67 17 17 0 N/A 27.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 27.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (17 percent), in the suburbs (17 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of N/A miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 10 15 75 60 27.8
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 10 15 75 60 27.8  
  Averages flat light none 0 10 15 75 60 27.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 27.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 0 5 90 65 35.3
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 0 5 90 65 35.3  
  Averages flat light none 5 0 5 90 65 35.3
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 35.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (5 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 35 50 10 5 60 23.7
  flat med light 25 50 25 0 N/A 24.0
  flat lead light 0 10 30 60 75 28.5
  flat light hvy 30 50 10 10 70 23.5
  flat med none 0 20 20 60 75 24.0
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 18 36 19 27 70 24.7  
  Averages flat med light 18 36 19 27 70 24.7
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 24.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (27 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (18 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 1 5 69 25 75 30.5
  flat light light 10 10 20 60 70 31.8
  flat light none 0 23 23 55 70 25.0
  flat med light 0 20 60 20 50 33.1
  flat light none 10 15 25 50 62 23.1
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 4 15 39 42 65 28.7  
  Averages flat light light 4 15 39 42 65 28.7
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 28.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (39 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 5 5 84 68 34.7
  flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 39.9
  flat med none 9 0 18 73 80 26.9
  flat med light 0 35 35 30 68 26.1
  flat med none 0 10 30 60 74 32.7
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 3 10 19 68 70 32.1  
  Averages flat light none 3 10 19 68 70 32.1
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 32.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (19 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 0 0 95 75 25.0
  flat med none 1 0 0 99 80 25.8
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 80 27.3
  flat med none 5 0 0 95 75 27.3
  flat med light 5 0 0 95 75 26.3
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 3 0 0 97 77 26.3  
  Averages flat med none 3 0 0 97 77 26.3
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 26.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (about 97 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (3 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 5 20 30 45 65 29.9
  flat med light 0 60 20 20 65 25.0
  hills med light 10 30 30 30 68 24.0
  flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 26.0
  hills med hvy 20 70 0 10 70 23.0
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 7 36 36 21 67 25.6  
  Averages flat light light 7 36 36 21 67 25.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (36 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 10 0 90 70 27.0
  flat lead hvy 25 5 5 65 80 24.8
  flat med hvy 0 10 40 50 75 28.0
  flat light light 5 5 20 70 70 29.2
  flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 26.4
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 7 9 17 67 73 27.1  
  Averages flat med light 7 9 17 67 73 27.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 10 20 35 35 70 26.4
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 10 20 35 35 70 26.4  
  Averages flat med hvy 10 20 35 35 70 26.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 5 70 20 60 27.0
  flat v.lt none 0 0 100 0 N/A 25.6
  flat v.lt none 0 0 100 0 N/A 25.6
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 2 2 90 7 60 26.1  
  Averages flat light none 2 2 90 7 60 26.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 26.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (7 percent), in heavy traffic (2 percent), and in the city (2 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 70 5 20 70 25.2
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 70 5 20 70 25.2  
  Averages flat med light 5 70 5 20 70 25.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 5 25 40 30 70 25.8
  flat med none 0 80 0 20 62 21.4
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 70 31.5
  flat lead light 20 40 0 40 74 22.4
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 70 27.2
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 29 28 38 69 25.7  
  Averages flat med light 5 29 28 38 69 25.7
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 25.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in the suburbs (28 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 80 0 10 60 22.1
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 80 0 10 60 22.1  
  Averages flat light light 10 80 0 10 60 22.1
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (10 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 32 65 3 0 N/A 24.5
  flat light light 2 5 3 90 68 35.1
  flat light light 35 35 10 20 65 28.4
  flat med none 0 0 75 25 55 31.1
  flat med none 5 20 15 60 74 25.8
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 15 25 21 39 66 29.0  
  Averages flat light light 15 25 21 39 66 29.0
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light hvy 2 5 23 70 65 29.6
  flat med light 10 0 80 10 70 26.0
  flat med light 10 20 30 40 75 28.0
  flat med light 10 0 80 10 70 29.0
  flat med hvy 10 0 80 10 70 27.0
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 8 5 59 28 70 27.9  
  Averages flat med light 8 5 59 28 70 27.9
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 27.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (28 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 20 20 50 68 22.4
  flat light light 5 50 0 45 70 30.9
  hills light none 0 22 44 33 60 24.4
  hills light none 0 22 44 33 50 25.8
  hills light none 0 22 44 33 50 25.5
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 3 27 30 39 60 25.8  
  Averages hills light none 3 27 30 39 60 25.8
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 25.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (27 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 2 5 3 90 70 26.9
  flat lead light 20 15 10 55 75 28.0
  flat med light 20 15 10 55 75 27.0
  flat lead light 2 5 3 90 70 28.8
  flat lead light 0 5 0 95 85 26.8
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 9 9 5 77 75 27.5  
  Averages flat lead light 9 9 5 77 75 27.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 27.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 77 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (9 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 20 60 20 60 21.7
  flat med none 5 10 15 70 74 22.2
  flat med light 30 25 40 5 70 19.2
  hills lead none 5 10 15 70 81 23.5
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 16 33 41 71 21.7  
  Averages flat med none 10 16 33 41 71 21.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 21.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 15 30 5 50 70 26.2
  flat med hvy 5 15 50 30 70 28.0
  hills light none 0 29 33 38 70 30.2
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 7 25 29 39 70 28.1  
  Averages hills med light 7 25 29 39 70 28.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 28.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 10 20 50 20 62 16.7
  flat light hvy 0 42 44 15 60 27.1
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 5 31 47 18 61 21.9  
  Averages hills med light 5 31 47 18 61 21.9
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 15 10 0 75 60 60.0
  flat light none 10 10 5 75 65 32.5
  flat med light 0 5 35 60 75 26.4
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 8 8 13 70 67 39.6  
  Averages flat light light 8 8 13 70 67 39.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 39.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (13 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 0 0 10 90 70 34.1
  hills light light 0 0 40 60 70 26.5
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 0 0 25 75 70 30.3  
  Averages hills light hvy 0 0 25 75 70 30.3
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 30.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 20 60 0 20 60 26.0
  flat light hvy 0 5 10 85 60 32.0
  flat light none 5 30 0 65 70 32.1
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 8 32 3 57 63 30.0  
  Averages flat light light 8 32 3 57 63 30.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 30.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the suburbs (3 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 20 60 20 74 28.0
  flat med none 0 10 80 10 75 25.8
  flat med hvy 0 25 25 50 65 28.0
  flat med none 0 25 25 50 65 32.0
  flat med light 2 0 60 38 65 27.0
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 16 50 34 69 28.2  
  Averages flat med light 0 16 50 34 69 28.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 28.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (34 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 10 15 10 65 65 29.2
  flat light none 10 15 10 65 65 27.5
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 10 15 10 65 65 28.4  
  Averages flat light none 10 15 10 65 65 28.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 28.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 15 0 40 45 70 27.2
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 15 0 40 45 70 27.2  
  Averages hills light hvy 15 0 40 45 70 27.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 27.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 5 10 80 62 18.1
  flat med none 5 5 10 80 62 24.0
  flat med light 5 60 10 25 62 26.4
  flat med hvy 5 5 10 80 62 22.4
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 19 10 66 62 22.7  
  Averages flat med light 5 19 10 66 62 22.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 22.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (19 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 15 0 40 45 70 26.1
  hills light light 15 0 40 45 70 26.4
  hills light hvy 15 0 40 45 70 24.8
  flat med light 67 22 0 11 60 20.0
  hills light light 15 0 40 45 70 26.1
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 25 4 32 38 68 24.7  
  Averages hills light light 25 4 32 38 68 24.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 24.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in heavy traffic (25 percent), and in the city (4 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 50 30 15 5 56 16.0
  flat med hvy 50 30 15 5 56 16.8
2006.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 50 30 15 5 56 16.4  
  Averages flat lead hvy 50 30 15 5 56 16.4
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006.5 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 16.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 56 miles per hour (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 75 15 5 60 27.0
  flat light light 0 33 33 33 55 28.7
  flat med light 10 30 10 50 75 28.3
  flat med none 0 5 0 95 70 28.2
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 24.0
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 3 29 22 47 67 27.2  
  Averages flat med light 3 29 22 47 67 27.2
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 27.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 20 10 70 75 30.4
  flat light none 0 20 60 20 75 26.4
  flat light light 5 25 50 20 60 25.0
  flat light none 0 20 10 70 75 29.4
  flat light none 10 20 60 10 65 23.5
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 3 21 38 38 70 26.9  
  Averages flat light none 3 21 38 38 70 26.9
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 26.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (38 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 20 20 50 65 30.0
  flat light light 80 10 5 5 60 22.0
  flat med none 5 5 30 60 65 32.0
  hills med hvy 1 14 14 70 75 28.9
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 65 27.2
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 19 12 18 51 66 28.0  
  Averages flat med light 19 12 18 51 66 28.0
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (19 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in the city (12 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 5 95 90 30.0
  flat light none 10 50 30 10 60 34.2
  flat med light 0 80 20 0 N/A 29.0
  flat med light 0 40 20 40 60 32.0
  flat lead none 0 80 0 20 74 19.2
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 2 50 15 33 71 28.9  
  Averages flat med none 2 50 15 33 71 28.9
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 28.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (33 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 40 60 55 33.0
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 30.2
  flat med light 0 0 40 60 60 30.0
  hills med light 10 10 50 30 75 26.4
  hills v.lt light 5 5 5 85 60 35.6
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 3 3 29 65 65 31.0  
  Averages flat light light 3 3 29 65 65 31.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 31.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in heavy traffic (3 percent), and in the city (3 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 5 30 60 65 29.6
  flat light hvy 0 10 80 10 65 23.0
  flat light none 10 25 5 60 75 30.8
  hills light none 5 0 5 90 70 31.5
  flat med hvy 30 10 10 50 85 26.0
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 10 26 54 72 28.2  
  Averages flat light light 10 10 26 54 72 28.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 28.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 20 45 30 60 30.1
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 74 30.5
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 80 28.0
  flat med none 25 25 25 25 70 31.6
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 74 33.1
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 6 9 16 69 72 30.7  
  Averages flat med none 6 9 16 69 72 30.7
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 30.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (16 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 70 30 0 N/A 25.6
  flat med none 0 65 25 10 60 26.5
  flat lead hvy 10 65 15 10 85 25.0
  flat light none 0 10 20 70 70 29.0
  flat med light 0 65 25 10 60 26.8
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 55 23 20 69 26.6  
  Averages flat med light 2 55 23 20 69 26.6
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 26.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 20 30 40 60 27.6
  flat light light 10 25 10 55 70 28.0
  hills light light 25 25 25 25 60 29.0
  flat light light 20 50 10 20 80 33.0
  flat light none 10 40 20 30 70 26.0
2005 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 15 32 19 34 68 28.7  
  Averages flat light light 15 32 19 34 68 28.7
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 28.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 23 6 2 69 75 30.5
  flat light none 30 50 20 0 N/A 28.2
  flat med none 20 30 50 0 N/A 32.9
  flat med none 9 27 27 36 70 24.5
  flat med light 10 10 0 80 70 28.3
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 18 25 20 37 72 28.9  
  Averages flat med none 18 25 20 37 72 28.9
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 28.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (18 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 15 70 0 15 75 23.3
  hills light none 20 22 24 33 60 25.0
  flat light light 5 10 60 25 60 24.0
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 13 34 28 24 65 24.1  
  Averages flat light light 13 34 28 24 65 24.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 3 2 10 85 70 28.3
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 3 2 10 85 70 28.3  
  Averages flat med none 3 2 10 85 70 28.3
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 28.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (3 percent), and in the city (2 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead hvy 0 80 10 10 85 20.9
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead hvy 0 80 10 10 85 20.9  
  Averages flat lead hvy 0 80 10 10 85 20.9
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 20.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 85 miles per hour (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
mtns light light 23 23 25 29 70 32.0
  flat med none 3 2 10 85 70 30.3
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 13 13 18 57 70 31.2  
  Averages hills med light 13 13 18 57 70 31.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 31.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in heavy traffic (13 percent), and in the city (13 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 9 11 23 57 75 27.5
  flat med hvy 15 10 5 70 80 25.0
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 12 11 14 64 78 26.3  
  Averages flat med light 12 11 14 64 78 26.3
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 26.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 78 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in heavy traffic (12 percent), and in the city (11 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 15 7 3 75 68 23.5
  flat med light 2 8 5 85 60 29.0
  hills med none 5 20 50 25 65 25.7
  mtns light light 0 5 0 95 70 36.0
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 6 10 15 70 66 28.6  
  Averages hills med light 6 10 15 70 66 28.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 28.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 20 70 0 10 62 23.8
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 20 70 0 10 62 23.8  
  Averages flat light none 20 70 0 10 62 23.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 23.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
mtns light light 2 70 3 25 70 31.0
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
mtns light light 2 70 3 25 70 31.0  
  Averages mtns light light 2 70 3 25 70 31.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 31.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (25 percent), in the suburbs (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 15 35 0 50 70 25.0
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 15 35 0 50 70 25.0  
  Averages flat med light 15 35 0 50 70 25.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 4 2 94 75 31.1
  hills med light 5 22 33 40 68 23.5
  hills med light 5 22 33 40 68 21.7
  flat med light 5 27 27 40 68 23.5
  hills med hvy 15 65 15 5 68 23.3
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 6 28 22 44 69 24.6  
  Averages hills med light 6 28 22 44 69 24.6
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 24.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 20 30 40 65 23.8
  flat light light 5 5 32 59 65 25.2
  flat light none 10 20 30 40 65 27.5
  flat med light 5 10 10 75 75 30.5
  flat med light 5 5 0 90 75 29.0
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 7 12 20 61 69 27.2  
  Averages flat light light 7 12 20 61 69 27.2
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 27.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 30 20 20 30 74 22.4
  hills med none 0 15 15 70 60 31.2
  hills med none 0 15 15 70 75 29.8
  flat light light 10 20 20 50 70 35.0
2004 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 10 18 18 55 70 29.6  
  Averages hills med none 10 18 18 55 70 29.6
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 29.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (18 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 5 15 20 60 75 30.0
  flat med light 5 5 30 60 74 27.7
  hills light light 0 10 20 70 75 30.0
2004 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 3 10 23 63 75 29.2  
  Averages flat med light 3 10 23 63 75 29.2
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 29.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 20 80 65 28.0
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 75 26.8
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 55 45 70 27.4  
  Averages flat light light 0 0 55 45 70 27.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 27.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (45 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 11 22 11 56 70 29.0
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 11 22 11 56 70 29.0  
  Averages flat light light 11 22 11 56 70 29.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in heavy traffic (11 percent), and in the suburbs (11 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 20 40 20 20 65 24.6
  flat light hvy 20 10 20 50 65 23.9
  flat light none 40 40 15 5 62 20.5
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 70 29.2
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 20 23 16 41 66 24.6  
  Averages flat light hvy 20 23 16 41 66 24.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 24.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (23 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the suburbs (16 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 10 60 20 68 28.7
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 10 60 20 68 28.7  
  Averages flat med light 10 10 60 20 68 28.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 28.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 30 30 20 20 65 24.0
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 30 30 20 20 65 24.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 30 30 20 20 65 24.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (20 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 10 45 35 56 27.4
  flat med light 10 15 10 65 75 27.5
  flat light none 0 90 0 10 62 29.4
  hills med hvy 10 30 30 30 60 30.0
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 75 33.0
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 29 17 48 66 29.5  
  Averages flat med light 6 29 17 48 66 29.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 29.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in the suburbs (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2004 Mazda Mazda3

2004 Mazda Mazda3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
28-24mpg!
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I regularly post 30 mpg
2005 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
excellent fuel economy, with no compromise to ride quality
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Consistent and decent city fuel economy.
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Better than most cars that are this fun to drive.
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Better than other cars that are this fun to drive.
2004 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Fuel efficient small car.
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
average 28 in 50/50 driving
2004 Mazda Mazda3 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Not the best for a small sedan. Expect only 24-25 in the city, no better than 30mpg on the freeway. Geared for acceleration so the engine turns at high rpm in city traffic (nearly 2500 rpm), and on the freeway at 70mph the engine is over 3k rpm.
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
60/40 City/Highway yields only 25-27 MPG, not very impressive for a 4 cylinder although keep in mind it is a 2.3 liter engine.