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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.

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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
2014 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
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 85 0 15 70 31.8  
  Averages flat light none 0 85 0 15 70 31.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 31.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (15 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 35.9
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 35.6
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 27.9
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 33.9
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 34.8
2014 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 33.6  
  Averages flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 33.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2014 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 33.6 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
mtns med light 0 10 10 80 70 33.4
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 26.9
  hills med light 0 0 30 70 60 31.0
  mtns med light 0 0 20 80 70 31.9
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 31.0
2014 4dr Hatch 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 0 6 20 74 68 30.8  
  Averages hills med light 0 6 20 74 68 30.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 30.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 74 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 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 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
2013 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 20 50 30 70 24.9
  flat light light 0 40 40 20 70 27.5
  flat light light 0 60 20 20 70 26.6
  flat light light 0 20 50 30 70 31.0
  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 30 34 36 70 28.3  
  Averages flat light light 0 30 34 36 70 28.3
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 28.3 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 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (30 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 0 35 25 40 68 27.5
  flat med none 0 30 20 50 68 28.0
  flat med none 0 45 20 35 68 26.5
  flat med none 0 45 20 35 68 26.4
  flat med none 0 50 20 30 68 26.6
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 41 21 38 68 27.0  
  Averages flat med none 0 41 21 38 68 27.0
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (38 percent), in the suburbs (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 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 15 85 65 42.5
  flat light none 0 50 50 0 N/A 24.8
  flat light none 0 0 75 25 55 29.9
  flat light none 0 0 25 75 70 33.8
  flat light none 0 70 0 30 70 28.9
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 24 33 43 65 32.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 24 33 43 65 32.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 32.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 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 suburbs (33 percent), in the city (24 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 light none 0 5 0 95 68 32.6
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 32.8
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 35.1
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 68 33.1
  flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 36.2
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 4 7 89 70 34.0  
  Averages flat med none 0 4 7 89 70 34.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 34.0 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 89 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (7 percent), in the city (4 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 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 light none 0 60 0 40 70 24.0
  flat light none 0 30 0 70 70 27.7
  flat med none 0 65 0 35 70 24.7
  flat light none 0 50 0 50 70 23.7
  flat med none 0 50 0 50 70 26.6
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 51 0 49 70 25.3  
  Averages flat light none 0 51 0 49 70 25.3
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 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 70 miles per hour (49 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 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 Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 22 0 33 44 60 35.1
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 65 34.5
  flat med light 32 0 23 44 60 33.3
  mtns light none 10 5 10 75 65 32.9
  flat light light 10 40 20 30 37 54.5
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 15 9 20 56 57 38.1  
  Averages flat med light 15 9 20 56 57 38.1
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 38.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 57 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (9 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 turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 10 40 20 30 75 21.5
  flat lead light 0 40 10 50 75 19.6
  flat lead light 10 40 20 30 75 17.8
  flat lead none 10 40 20 30 75 17.3
  flat med light 10 40 20 30 75 22.7
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 8 40 18 34 75 19.8  
  Averages flat med light 8 40 18 34 75 19.8
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 19.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (34 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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 75 5 65 37.4
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 10 10 75 5 65 37.4  
  Averages hills light none 10 10 75 5 65 37.4
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 37.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the city (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (5 percent).

In addition the average 2012 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
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 50 50 0 N/A 24.5
  flat med none 15 30 15 40 80 26.0
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 8 40 33 20 80 25.3  
  Averages flat med light 8 40 33 20 80 25.3
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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 lead light 15 5 0 80 70 34.7
  flat lead light 0 0 0 100 70 35.5
  flat lead light 10 20 0 70 70 32.2
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 65 34.5
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 65 34.3
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 5 5 6 84 68 34.2  
  Averages flat lead light 5 5 6 84 68 34.2
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 34.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 84 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (6 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2012 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
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 20 10 40 30 75 18.1
  flat lead none 20 10 40 30 75 18.0
  flat lead none 20 10 40 30 75 18.3
  flat lead none 10 40 20 30 75 18.1
  flat lead none 10 40 20 30 75 20.7
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 16 22 32 30 75 18.6  
  Averages flat lead none 16 22 32 30 75 18.6
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 18.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 32 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (16 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead 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 20 50 20 60 34.9
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 10 20 50 20 60 34.9  
  Averages hills light hvy 10 20 50 20 60 34.9
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 34.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 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 60 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (20 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 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
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 40 0 60 68 33.9
  flat med light 0 25 0 75 74 28.5
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 33 0 68 71 31.2  
  Averages flat med light 0 33 0 68 71 31.2
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 31.2 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 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 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
hills light light 10 20 50 20 60 38.7
  hills light light 10 20 50 20 60 37.7
  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 20 50 20 60 39.0  
  Averages hills light light 10 20 50 20 60 39.0
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 39.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 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 60 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (20 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 60 0 40 68 28.0
  flat med light 0 70 0 30 68 21.7
  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 31 19 50 70 27.4  
  Averages flat med light 0 31 19 50 70 27.4
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 27.4 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 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), in the suburbs (19 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 light 10 10 60 20 60 42.0
  hills light hvy 10 10 60 20 60 41.5
  hills light light 10 30 40 20 60 39.6
  hills light light 10 30 40 20 60 42.5
  hills light light 10 30 40 20 60 41.3
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 10 22 48 20 60 41.4  
  Averages hills light light 10 22 48 20 60 41.4
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 41.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 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
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 light 5 15 20 60 65 26.9
  flat med light 5 0 0 95 60 32.2
  flat med light 5 5 0 90 70 30.7
  flat med hvy 5 10 15 70 65 27.1
  flat med hvy 5 5 5 85 75 27.7
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 light 0 0 4 96 75 36.8
  flat light none 1 3 16 80 65 33.0
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 lead hvy 0 5 20 75 70 29.3
  hills med hvy 10 5 10 75 70 28.3
  hills lead hvy 5 10 35 50 70 23.5
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med hvy 8 6 20 66 69 27.2  
  Averages hills med hvy 8 6 20 66 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 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the city (6 percent).

In addition the average 2011 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
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 100 0 0 N/A 21.0
  flat light none 50 10 30 10 60 22.3
  hills med light 0 25 50 25 70 24.0
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 17 45 27 12 65 22.4  
  Averages flat med none 17 45 27 12 65 22.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in heavy traffic (17 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (12 percent).

In addition the average 2011 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
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, the 2011 Mazda Mazda3 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 light none 0 11 0 89 65 28.6
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 0 11 0 90 65 26.6  
  Averages hills med light 0 11 0 90 65 26.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 26.6 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 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (11 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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 fuel economy 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 hvy 5 10 15 70 75 30.4
  flat lead none 5 15 10 70 80 30.4
  flat med none 10 10 10 70 75 31.8
  flat light light 5 21 21 53 62 31.8
  hills med light 5 15 10 70 75 29.8
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 14 13 67 73 30.8  
  Averages flat med light 6 14 13 67 73 30.8
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 30.8 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 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (14 percent), in the suburbs (13 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 Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 10 20 70 75 28.4
  flat med hvy 0 60 10 30 70 25.6
  flat light none 20 20 25 35 55 23.8
  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, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage 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 light hvy 0 0 50 50 65 31.6
  flat light light 45 10 0 45 70 24.8
  flat med none 10 20 20 50 60 26.0
  hills v.lt light 0 25 25 50 65 31.1
  flat light light 0 10 60 30 65 30.4
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 11 13 31 45 65 28.8  
  Averages flat light light 11 13 31 45 65 28.8
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 28.8 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 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 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 manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 90 10 70 34.3
  hills light none 0 30 20 50 60 31.9
  flat light none 0 20 20 60 60 31.3
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 40.0
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 70 36.7
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 10 44 46 66 34.8  
  Averages flat light none 0 10 44 46 66 34.8
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 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 66 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (44 percent), in the city (10 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 turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 20 0 70 70 26.2
  hills med light 60 10 15 15 75 22.1
  flat med light 10 20 10 60 65 24.1
  flat med light 10 20 10 60 65 23.5
  flat med light 10 20 10 60 65 24.8
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 20 18 9 53 68 24.1  
  Averages flat med light 20 18 9 53 68 24.1
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 24.1 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 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in the suburbs (9 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 med light 0 0 50 50 75 22.3
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 22.3
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 23.7
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 23.3
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 23.3
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 23.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 23.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 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
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 8 3 62 27 75 30.3
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 8 3 62 27 75 30.3  
  Averages hills med none 8 3 62 27 75 30.3
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 30.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (27 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the city (3 percent).

In addition the average 2010 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
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 20 0 80 75 23.9
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 75 28.5
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 75 23.6
  flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 25.3
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 20.8
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 12 14 74 75 24.4  
  Averages flat med light 0 12 14 74 75 24.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 24.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 74 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 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 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
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 5 10 45 40 65 27.0
  flat med light 10 40 10 40 65 29.0
  hills med none 6 26 3 65 70 26.8
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 7 25 19 48 67 27.6  
  Averages flat med light 7 25 19 48 67 27.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 27.6 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 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 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
hills med light 0 90 0 10 60 20.6
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 0 90 0 10 60 20.6  
  Averages hills med light 0 90 0 10 60 20.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 20.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (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 (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 8 5 61 26 70 29.8
  hills med light 5 2 72 21 65 28.3
  flat med light 10 40 10 40 60 25.6
  flat med light 0 33 0 67 60 27.0
  flat med hvy 2 20 45 33 75 25.0
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 20 38 37 66 27.1  
  Averages flat med light 5 20 38 37 66 27.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (37 percent), in the city (20 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 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 med none 50 20 10 20 60 23.8
  flat med hvy 50 20 10 20 60 25.8
  flat med hvy 50 20 10 20 60 22.1
  flat med none 0 0 100 0 N/A 25.6
  flat light hvy 10 20 60 10 70 25.4
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 32 16 38 14 63 24.5  
  Averages flat med light 32 16 38 14 63 24.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (32 percent), in the city (16 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (14 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
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 8 50 40 2 60 27.1
  flat light light 8 50 40 2 60 27.0
  hills med light 8 5 61 26 70 31.9
  hills med light 8 5 61 26 70 31.0
  flat med light 33 0 33 33 60 23.0
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 13 22 47 18 64 28.0  
  Averages flat med light 13 22 47 18 64 28.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 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 (22 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 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 med hvy 5 40 25 30 75 25.1
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 70 23.0
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 28.2
  hills light none 0 0 0 100 70 26.2
  hills light none 0 0 0 100 70 28.4
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 1 9 7 83 72 26.2  
  Averages flat light none 1 9 7 83 72 26.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 26.2 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 83 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (9 percent), in the suburbs (7 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 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 5 0 95 68 40.2
  flat light none 0 80 20 0 N/A 24.3
  flat light none 5 10 0 85 68 26.7
  flat light none 10 80 10 0 N/A 20.7
  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 5 51 8 36 68 27.3  
  Averages flat light none 5 51 8 36 68 27.3
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 27.3 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 (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 10 5 85 70 25.2  
  Averages flat light none 0 10 5 85 70 25.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.2 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 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (5 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 95 0 5 50 21.4
  flat light none 10 60 15 15 50 22.3
2010 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 78 8 10 50 21.9  
  Averages flat light none 5 78 8 10 50 21.9
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 21.9 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 on the highway at an average speed of 50 miles per hour (10 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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
hills med light 0 90 0 10 75 21.0
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 0 90 0 10 75 21.0  
  Averages hills med light 0 90 0 10 75 21.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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 10 80 10 0 N/A 21.3
2010 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 10 80 10 0 0 21.3  
  Averages flat light none 10 80 10 0 0 21.3
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 21.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 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 heavy traffic (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (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 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 5 10 85 70 24.9
  flat med light 0 5 0 95 60 25.3
  flat med light 0 40 0 60 60 25.3
  flat med none 6 38 0 56 65 25.3
  flat med none 6 38 0 57 65 23.2
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 2 25 2 71 64 24.8  
  Averages flat med none 2 25 2 71 64 24.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 71 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (2 percent), and in the suburbs (2 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
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 fuel economy 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
hills med light 3 2 25 70 75 31.1
  flat med none 25 20 15 40 60 29.8
  hills med light 3 2 35 60 75 28.6
  flat med none 25 20 15 40 60 29.0
  flat light none 5 20 25 50 60 30.1
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, the 2009 Mazda Mazda3 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 none 5 30 15 50 68 24.2
  flat med light 3 20 27 50 74 25.6
  flat med none 5 30 15 50 68 25.6
  flat lead hvy 5 30 10 55 80 24.5
  flat lead hvy 5 30 10 55 80 26.5
2009 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 28 15 52 74 25.3  
  Averages flat med light 5 28 15 52 74 25.3
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 52 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 (5 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 turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 10 15 75 75 24.1
  flat med light 10 10 30 50 70 28.2
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 70 27.0
  flat med none 21 25 25 29 70 25.4
  flat med none 0 0 15 85 70 22.0
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 6 9 18 67 71 25.3  
  Averages flat med none 6 9 18 67 71 25.3
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 25.3 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 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 26.8
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 70 23.5
  flat med light 0 0 20 80 70 28.5
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 65 27.4
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 70 20.3
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 36 64 69 25.3  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 36 64 69 25.3
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (36 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 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
hills light light 15 15 35 35 74 29.8
  flat med light 0 5 5 90 70 32.0
  flat med light 0 5 15 80 65 28.5
  hills light light 15 15 35 35 74 26.7
  hills light light 15 15 35 35 74 28.3
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 9 11 25 55 71 29.1  
  Averages hills light light 9 11 25 55 71 29.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 29.1 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 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2009 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
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 26.4
  flat med light 0 30 30 40 70 24.8
  flat med light 0 30 40 30 70 22.9
  flat med light 0 20 20 60 70 24.9
  flat med light 0 20 20 60 75 23.4
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 22 26 52 71 24.5  
  Averages flat med light 0 22 26 52 71 24.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 24.5 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 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 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 light none 0 0 0 100 60 40.0
  flat med light 0 5 0 95 65 34.7
  flat light hvy 10 60 10 20 70 25.9
  flat med hvy 0 80 0 20 65 25.0
  flat med none 0 90 0 10 65 24.3
2008.5 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 2 47 2 49 65 30.0  
  Averages flat med light 2 47 2 49 65 30.0
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 30.0 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 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (47 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 light 0 20 10 70 70 29.1
  flat light none 0 11 89 0 N/A 25.1
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 gas mileage 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 hvy 0 10 15 75 65 40.2
  flat med hvy 0 15 10 75 60 40.2
  flat med hvy 0 10 15 75 65 38.7
  flat med light 0 15 10 75 60 39.7
  flat med light 0 15 10 75 60 42.1
2008.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 13 12 75 62 40.2  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 13 12 75 62 40.2
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 40.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (13 percent), in the suburbs (12 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 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 turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 5 5 25 65 60 26.8
  flat lead hvy 5 5 70 20 85 28.3
  hills med hvy 5 65 10 20 70 26.0
  hills med light 60 20 10 10 60 22.5
  flat light none 1 95 1 3 65 22.0
2008.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 15 38 23 24 68 25.1  
  Averages flat med light 15 38 23 24 68 25.1
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (24 percent), in the suburbs (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 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 med none 0 5 0 95 70 29.8
  flat light none 66 17 17 0 N/A 27.5
  flat light none 67 17 17 0 N/A 27.2
  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 33 22 21 24 70 26.9  
  Averages flat med none 33 22 21 24 70 26.9
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 26.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (24 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in the suburbs (21 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 light none 0 10 15 75 60 27.8
  flat light light 10 7 0 83 70 28.0
  flat med none 0 5 45 50 60 28.5
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 3 7 20 69 63 28.1  
  Averages flat light none 3 7 20 69 63 28.1
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 28.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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 light hvy 30 50 10 10 70 23.5
  flat lead light 0 10 30 60 75 28.5
  flat med none 0 20 20 60 75 24.0
  flat med light 35 50 10 5 60 23.7
  flat med light 25 50 25 0 N/A 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 med none 5 5 15 75 62 30.2
  flat light none 5 10 5 80 62 33.6
  flat med none 10 0 30 60 75 32.0
  flat med none 0 0 3 97 56 35.6
  flat med none 10 0 30 60 75 31.5
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 6 3 17 74 66 32.6  
  Averages flat med none 6 3 17 74 66 32.6
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 32.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 74 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 percent), in heavy traffic (6 percent), and in the city (3 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 Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 9 0 18 73 80 26.9
  flat med light 0 35 35 30 68 26.1
  flat v.lt none 0 35 35 30 62 37.3
  flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 39.9
  flat light light 0 35 35 30 68 30.2
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 2 21 26 52 68 32.1  
  Averages flat light none 2 21 26 52 68 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 68 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (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 turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 30 70 60 28.0
  flat med hvy 0 10 10 80 70 23.0
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 70 30.0
  flat med none 5 5 5 85 75 26.5
  flat med none 5 75 10 10 75 16.0
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 2 19 13 66 70 24.7  
  Averages flat med none 2 19 13 66 70 24.7
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual 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 on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (19 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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 shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead hvy 25 5 5 65 80 24.8
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead hvy 25 5 5 65 80 24.8  
  Averages flat lead hvy 25 5 5 65 80 24.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (25 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 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 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med hvy 20 70 0 10 70 25.0
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med hvy 20 70 0 10 70 25.0  
  Averages hills med hvy 20 70 0 10 70 25.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.0 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 in heavy traffic (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 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
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 10 40 50 75 28.0
  flat light light 5 5 20 70 70 29.2
  flat light light 6 83 0 11 70 18.7
  flat v.lt none 0 0 100 0 N/A 25.6
  flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 26.4
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 23 36 38 71 25.6  
  Averages flat light light 3 23 36 38 71 25.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (36 percent), in the city (23 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 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
  hills light hvy 5 60 5 30 70 25.0
  flat med hvy 0 10 40 50 81 24.8
  flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 26.0
  hills med none 20 70 0 10 70 23.0
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 7 32 36 25 73 25.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 7 32 36 25 73 25.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (25 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 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 Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 80 0 20 62 21.4
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 70 27.2
  flat light light 5 25 40 30 70 25.8
  flat lead light 0 0 0 100 74 24.0
  flat lead light 20 40 0 40 74 22.4
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 29 18 48 70 24.2  
  Averages flat med light 5 29 18 48 70 24.2
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 24.2 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 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in the suburbs (18 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 gas mileage 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 none 10 20 30 40 62 35.1
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 35.2
  flat med light 10 30 30 30 70 28.0
  flat light light 35 35 10 20 65 28.4
  flat light light 2 5 3 90 68 35.1
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 11 18 15 56 66 32.4  
  Averages flat light light 11 18 15 56 66 32.4
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 32.4 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 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (18 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 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
flat light hvy 1 0 4 95 70 39.0
  flat med light 10 0 80 10 70 29.0
  flat light light 0 5 20 75 70 37.5
  flat med light 0 5 60 35 65 34.0
  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 4 2 49 45 69 33.3  
  Averages flat med light 4 2 49 45 69 33.3
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 33.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (45 percent), in heavy traffic (4 percent), and in the city (2 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
hills light none 0 2 10 88 50 25.9
  hills light none 0 2 10 88 60 25.3
  hills light none 0 22 44 33 60 24.4
  flat med hvy 5 10 10 75 65 24.5
  flat med none 0 100 0 0 N/A 18.0
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 1 27 15 57 59 23.6  
  Averages hills light none 1 27 15 57 59 23.6
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 59 miles per hour (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 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 light none 10 15 10 65 65 29.2
  flat med light 15 20 25 40 70 30.4
  flat lead light 20 15 10 55 75 28.0
  flat med light 20 15 10 55 75 27.0
  flat lead light 0 5 0 95 85 26.8
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 13 14 11 62 74 28.3  
  Averages flat med light 13 14 11 62 74 28.3
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 28.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (14 percent), in heavy traffic (13 percent), and in the suburbs (11 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
flat med none 5 10 15 70 74 22.2
  hills light hvy 15 0 40 45 70 24.8
  flat med light 67 22 0 11 60 20.0
  flat med light 80 20 0 0 N/A 18.8
  hills light light 15 0 40 45 70 26.1
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 36 10 19 34 69 22.4  
  Averages flat med light 36 10 19 34 69 22.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 36 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 suburbs (19 percent), and in the city (10 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 lead light 2 5 3 90 70 28.8
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 2 5 3 90 70 28.8  
  Averages flat lead light 2 5 3 90 70 28.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 28.8 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 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in the suburbs (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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 med none 0 25 25 50 65 32.0
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 25 25 50 65 32.0  
  Averages flat med none 0 25 25 50 65 32.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 32.0 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 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 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 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 light light 15 10 0 75 60 60.0
  flat med light 0 5 35 60 75 26.4
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 8 8 18 68 68 43.2  
  Averages flat med light 8 8 18 68 68 43.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 43.2 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 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 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 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 lead none 5 10 15 70 81 23.5
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills lead none 5 10 15 70 81 23.5  
  Averages hills lead none 5 10 15 70 81 23.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 81 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 (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead 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 light none 10 10 5 75 65 32.5
  flat med none 20 60 0 20 60 26.0
  flat lead light 2 5 3 90 70 26.9
  flat lead light 2 5 3 90 70 27.5
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 9 20 3 69 66 28.2  
  Averages flat med light 9 20 3 69 66 28.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 28.2 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 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the suburbs (3 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
flat med light 0 0 75 25 55 26.5
  flat med light 30 25 40 5 70 19.2
  hills light hvy 0 0 10 90 70 34.1
  hills light hvy 15 0 40 45 70 27.2
  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 light 9 5 41 45 67 26.7  
  Averages hills light light 9 5 41 45 67 26.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 26.7 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 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (41 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the city (5 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, 2006.5 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage 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 none 30 0 10 60 65 26.7
  flat med none 0 5 0 95 70 28.2
  flat med none 0 5 95 0 N/A 27.0
  flat med light 10 30 10 50 75 28.3
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 24.0
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 8 8 33 51 71 26.8  
  Averages flat med none 8 8 33 51 71 26.8
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 26.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the city (8 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 Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 50 40 10 65 23.1
  flat light none 10 20 60 10 65 23.5
  flat med none 30 20 30 20 70 26.0
  flat light none 0 10 20 70 75 31.4
  flat light none 0 20 60 20 75 26.4
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 8 24 42 26 70 26.1  
  Averages flat light none 8 24 42 26 70 26.1
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 26.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 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 70 miles per hour (26 percent), in the city (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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 light light 80 10 5 5 60 22.0
  flat med light 10 20 20 50 65 30.0
  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, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage 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 light none 10 50 30 10 60 34.2
  flat med light 0 40 20 40 60 32.0
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 90 30.0
  flat lead none 0 80 0 20 74 19.2
  flat med light 0 80 20 0 N/A 29.0
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 fuel economy 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
hills med light 1 24 25 50 74 29.0
  flat lead none 0 90 0 10 74 29.4
  flat med hvy 10 10 60 20 60 25.0
  hills med none 5 5 40 50 65 30.0
  flat light none 5 5 15 75 70 30.1
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 27 28 41 69 28.7  
  Averages flat med light 4 27 28 41 69 28.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 28.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (27 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 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 Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 10 80 10 65 23.0
  flat med light 30 20 30 20 70 20.0
  flat light light 50 30 10 10 62 25.3
  hills light none 5 0 5 90 70 31.5
  flat light none 10 25 5 60 75 29.9
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 19 17 26 38 68 25.9  
  Averages flat light light 19 17 26 38 68 25.9
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 25.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 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 (26 percent), in heavy traffic (19 percent), and in the city (17 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 manual FWD
hills v.lt light 5 5 5 85 60 36.0
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 30.2
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 3 3 8 88 68 33.1  
  Averages hills light light 3 3 8 88 68 33.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 33.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 88 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (8 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 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 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 45 15 35 60 24.4
  flat light light 5 45 15 35 65 24.6
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 45 15 35 63 24.5  
  Averages flat light light 5 45 15 35 63 24.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (35 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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 none 0 0 5 95 74 30.2
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 74 30.5
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 68 30.5
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 62 29.0
  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 0 0 5 95 70 30.7  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 5 95 70 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 70 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 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 65 25 10 60 26.5
  flat med light 0 65 25 10 60 26.8
  flat lead hvy 10 65 15 10 85 25.0
  flat med none 0 70 30 0 N/A 25.6
  flat light none 0 10 20 70 70 29.0
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 20 50 10 20 80 33.0
  flat light none 10 40 20 30 70 26.0
  flat light light 10 20 30 40 60 27.6
  flat med none 5 5 5 85 65 35.0
  flat light light 10 25 10 55 70 28.0
2005 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 11 28 15 46 69 29.9  
  Averages flat light light 11 28 15 46 69 29.9
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 29.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 46 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 (11 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
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 20 22 24 33 60 25.0
  flat light none 20 70 0 10 62 23.8
  flat med hvy 15 70 0 15 75 23.3
  flat med hvy 15 10 5 70 80 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 15 36 18 31 67 24.2  
  Averages flat light light 15 36 18 31 67 24.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 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 67 miles per hour (31 percent), in the suburbs (18 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 none 3 2 10 85 70 30.3
  mtns light light 2 70 3 25 70 31.0
  mtns light light 23 23 25 29 70 32.0
  flat med none 3 2 10 85 70 28.3
  mtns light light 0 5 0 95 70 36.0
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 6 20 10 64 70 31.5  
  Averages hills light light 6 20 10 64 70 31.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 31.5 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 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (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 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 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 15 65 15 5 68 28.6
  flat med light 15 65 15 5 68 23.5
  flat med none 0 30 0 70 85 30.4
  flat lead hvy 0 80 0 20 85 22.9
  flat med hvy 0 30 0 70 85 30.4
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 54 6 34 78 27.2  
  Averages flat med light 6 54 6 34 78 27.2
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual 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 in the city (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 78 miles per hour (34 percent), in heavy traffic (6 percent), and in the suburbs (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.
 
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 none 10 20 30 40 65 27.5
  flat med hvy 10 10 50 30 70 25.0
  flat med light 5 5 0 90 75 29.0
  flat light light 10 20 30 40 65 23.8
  flat med light 5 10 10 75 75 30.5
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 8 13 24 55 70 27.2  
  Averages flat med light 8 13 24 55 70 27.2
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage 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 70 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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 Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 20 20 50 70 35.0
  flat med none 30 20 20 30 74 22.4
  hills med none 0 15 15 70 75 29.8
  hills med none 0 15 15 70 60 31.2
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 fuel economy 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
hills light light 0 10 20 70 75 30.0
  flat med hvy 5 15 20 60 75 30.0
  flat med light 5 5 30 60 74 27.7
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, the 2004 Mazda Mazda3 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
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 10 60 20 68 28.7
  flat med none 10 40 30 20 60 29.0
  flat med light 10 30 40 20 60 30.0
  flat med light 5 30 40 25 65 29.5
  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 7 22 34 37 66 30.0  
  Averages flat med light 7 22 34 37 66 30.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 30.0 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 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 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 20 10 20 50 65 23.9
  flat light hvy 30 30 20 20 65 24.0
  flat light hvy 20 40 20 20 65 24.6
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 70 29.2
  flat light none 40 40 15 5 62 20.5
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 22 24 17 37 65 24.4  
  Averages flat light hvy 22 24 17 37 65 24.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 24.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in heavy traffic (22 percent), and in the suburbs (17 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 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, the 2004 Mazda Mazda3 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 none 0 0 90 10 75 26.8
  flat light hvy 0 0 20 80 65 28.0
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, 2004 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage 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.

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Mazda Mazda3 Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2014 4dr Hatch 167-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD Even with the 2.5L 'S' Option, the Mazda SkyActiv tech gives the Mazda3 a very impressive 28/39MPG. The 2.0L standard option gives 31/42. That's pretty standard in most new cars, however the performance for that economy is well above average. Good engines, these are.
2013 4dr Hatch 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 30+mpg avg since new; starting to improve to around 33mpg per tankful, mixed driving, more town than highway
2012 4dr Sedan 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Hard to beat 40 mpg in a car that drives as well and has the performance of the Mazda3. Most ZOOM ZOOM for the price of any car I test drove.
2012 4dr Sedan 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD While reviews are mixed, the Skyactiv engine delivers as promised for me. With over 70% city/suburb driving, I've yet to average under 30mpg (odo/pump). Set the cruise control at 65-70 and > 40mpg is easy on a flat highway.
2012 4dr Hatch 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD Excellent fuel economy with the skyactiv 155hp engine
2012 4dr Sedan 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD This car does very well.. I drive mostly highway during the week, but a lot of rush hour driving means lots of stop and go. Even with that and the around town driving I do on the weekends, I am still averaging 38.1 MPG!
2011 4dr Sedan 148-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD great gas mileage even for a lead-foot like myself.
2010 4dr Hatch 167-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp manual FWD Avg. 27mpg over the past two years.
2010 4dr Sedan 148-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD in mixed driving, averages under 7.0L/100km.
2010 4dr Sedan 167-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD I am currently getting 7.7L/100 km in the city and the vehicle only has 2000km on it.
Mazda Mazda3 Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2013 4dr Hatch 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Fuel economy has been OK. I usually do a 50/50 mix and in good weather, I get in the high 7s/100km or about 30 MPG. In the cold weather, it's been closer to 9L/100km or about 26 MPG. Strangely, it's about the same economy I got with my 99 Civic w/ 4 spd auto.
2011 4dr Hatch 167-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 22 mpg (city) in a car this small is abysmal. 27 highway is worse.
2011 4dr Sedan 167-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD I have the Grand Touring model with the upped engine. Fuel economy is very poor compared to other cars in its class.
2010 4dr Hatch 167-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD Fuel economy in the VW GTI is slightly better than the Mazda 3, but it requires premium fuel. In the end, it's about even.
2010 4dr Sedan 167-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD It sucks (literally). Slightly better than 25 mpg overall (I am driving one with a bigger engine). The 3 i variant would do better without much sacrafaces. But the rating is still below Civics and Corollas of the world.
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 6-sp manual FWD We average aprox 22MPG. Dont buy the Speed version of the Mazda 3 if your looking for fuel economy. Buy it if you have a smile pasted on your face when you drive.
2008 4dr Hatch 167-hp 2.5L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD I wish it was better. I get about 23MPG in the city and 27 combined city/highway.
2008 4dr Hatch 167-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp manual FWD economy is average, but not the main reason to purchase.
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 6-sp manual FWD Best case mileage is about as good as the worst case with the Civic. Between higher fuel and insurance costs, the total cost of ownership on the Speed3 made it not worth the extra money in spite of superior performance... to me
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 6-sp manual FWD needs premium gas