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Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2015 38.4 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 5 5 90 62 33.100
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 39.800
  flat med light 0 5 5 90 68 40.200
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 39.300
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 39.600
2015 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 5 5 90 67 38.4  
  Averages flat light none 0 5 5 90 67 38.4
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2015 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 38.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2015 40.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 0 0 10 90 70 40.000
2015 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 0 0 10 90 70 40.0  
  Averages hills med hvy 0 0 10 90 70 40.0
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2015 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 40.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2015 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2015 42.7 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 41.900
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 62 43.400
2015 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 5 5 90 65 42.7  
  Averages flat light none 0 5 5 90 65 42.7
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2015 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 42.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 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 (5 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2015 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2014 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 100 0 0 N/A 25.600
2014 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 100 0 0 0 25.6  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 100 0 0 0 25.6
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2014 38.1 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 75 44.444
  flat light none 0 85 0 15 70 31.792
2014 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 43 0 58 73 38.1  
  Averages flat light none 0 43 0 58 73 38.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2014 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 38.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2014 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2014 33.5 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 35.638
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 34.690
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 33.863
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 27.913
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 34.787
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 31.558
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 35.873
2014 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 33.5  
  Averages flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 33.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 33.5 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2014 29.2 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Hatch 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
mtns med light 0 10 10 80 70 33.358
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 26.079
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 29.070
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 27.977
  mtns med none 0 0 5 95 70 29.572
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 28.301
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 30.292
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 30.112
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 27.230
  hills med light 0 0 30 70 60 35.046
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 27.039
  hills med light 0 0 30 70 60 30.984
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 28.476
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 25.840
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 26.766
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 29.670
  mtns med light 0 0 15 85 70 32.347
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 27.093
  mtns med light 0 0 20 80 70 31.876
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 28.486
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 60 28.200
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 26.888
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 29.292
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 30.955
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 28.671
  hills med light 0 0 15 85 70 33.350
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 29.070
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 26.303
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 70 29.568
2014 4dr Hatch 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 8 22 71 69 29.2  
  Averages flat med light 0 8 22 71 69 29.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 29.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 71 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 36.8 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 10 15 75 65 42.241
  hills light light 0 0 30 70 65 39.584
  flat light light 0 20 13 67 70 34.462
  hills light hvy 0 0 45 55 60 32.583
  flat v.lt hvy 0 0 35 65 70 40.117
  hills light hvy 0 50 50 0 N/A 27.800
  hills light light 0 5 35 60 65 35.284
  flat v.lt hvy 0 0 10 90 65 40.053
  flat v.lt light 0 35 0 65 65 39.280
2013 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 13 26 61 66 36.8  
  Averages flat light light 0 13 26 61 66 36.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 36.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (13 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 37.1 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 40.722
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 38.500
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 32.177
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 32.009
  flat light light 0 5 20 75 70 38.614
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 35.174
  flat light light 0 10 10 80 70 31.398
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 37.462
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 43.394
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 40.274
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 33.770
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 36.963
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 35.180
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 38.579
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 39.959
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 36.674
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 39.159
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 35.911
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 35.515
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 39.440
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 37.935
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 36.530
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 36.082
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 31.507
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 38.973
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 34.958
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 70 40.069
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 39.063
  hills light light 10 0 10 80 70 42.328
  flat light light 0 0 20 80 70 40.484
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 40.214
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 32.747
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 40.729
  flat light light 0 10 10 80 70 41.104
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 41.868
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 38.807
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 36.722
  flat light light 0 40 40 20 70 27.485
  flat light light 0 40 40 20 70 32.363
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 39.716
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 34.853
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 36.123
  flat light light 0 10 10 80 70 28.049
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 38.975
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 37.934
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 39.690
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 40.780
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 34.353
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 39.290
  flat light light 0 60 20 20 70 26.636
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 35.610
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 42.933
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 36.276
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 37.714
  flat light light 0 10 10 80 70 33.003
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 36.343
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 70 41.052
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 37.690
  flat light light 0 9 73 18 70 31.382
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 36.640
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 37.435
  flat light light 0 0 15 85 70 43.552
  flat light light 0 20 50 30 70 30.975
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 43.099
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 36.200
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 39.360
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 35.349
  flat v.lt light 0 20 0 80 65 37.826
  flat v.lt light 0 10 0 90 65 40.559
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 42.168
  flat v.lt light 0 20 0 80 65 38.481
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 34.948
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 41.104
  flat light light 0 5 20 75 70 38.790
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 33.709
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 39.867
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 39.752
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 43.000
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 38.949
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 32.060
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 34.350
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 36.774
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 34.378
  flat light light 0 60 20 20 70 26.172
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 37.285
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 37.220
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 39.511
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 43.333
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 36.688
  flat light light 0 20 50 30 70 24.923
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 36.259
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 37.707
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 70 41.860
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 37.649
  flat light light 0 9 73 18 70 27.032
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 37.555
  flat light light 0 10 10 80 70 31.856
  flat light light 0 10 10 80 70 40.989
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 43.200
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 36.860
  flat light light 0 5 20 75 70 36.322
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 36.396
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 36.078
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 39.567
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 33.189
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 33.295
  flat light light 5 5 20 70 70 38.485
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 37.072
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 31.590
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 40.654
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 41.874
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 39.704
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 39.697
  flat light light 0 5 15 80 70 39.803
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 39.528
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 38.006
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 36.300
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 33.924
  flat light light 0 20 30 50 70 37.464
2013 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 15 24 61 70 37.1  
  Averages flat light light 0 15 24 61 70 37.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 37.1 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 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (15 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.685
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.7  
  Averages hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.7
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 21.7 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 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 38.5 MPG Highway Percentage 77 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 0 10 40 50 65 37.037
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 38.214
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 40.294
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 3 20 77 62 38.5  
  Averages flat light light 0 3 20 77 62 38.5
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 38.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 77 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (3 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 29.3 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 10 40 40 68 30.100
  flat med none 11 22 22 44 62 29.000
  flat med none 10 10 30 50 68 31.300
  flat med none 10 20 40 30 68 28.200
  flat med none 20 20 40 20 62 28.100
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 12 16 34 37 66 29.3  
  Averages flat med none 12 16 34 37 66 29.3
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 29.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 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 (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 39.5 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 37.364
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 41.612
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 39.5  
  Averages flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 39.5
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 39.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 20.942
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 20.805
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.757
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 20.875
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.072
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.1  
  Averages hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.1
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 21.1 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 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 40.8 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 40.796
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 40.8  
  Averages flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 40.8
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 40.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 20.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 20.603
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.012
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 20.8  
  Averages hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 20.8
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 20.8 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 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 28.7 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 20 20 60 74 31.200
  flat med none 15 15 40 30 68 28.500
  flat med none 0 40 20 40 68 26.800
  mtns med none 10 5 0 85 68 36.000
  flat med none 10 30 40 20 74 27.600
  flat med none 10 20 30 40 74 29.400
  flat med light 10 20 20 50 74 31.800
  flat med none 11 22 22 45 62 30.700
  flat med light 15 15 20 50 68 29.600
  flat med none 15 25 35 25 62 28.600
  flat med none 0 50 20 30 68 26.600
  hills med none 5 19 24 52 68 28.600
  hills med none 10 10 10 70 74 30.400
  flat med none 0 35 25 40 68 29.800
  flat med none 15 15 30 40 68 26.700
  flat med none 0 35 25 40 68 27.500
  flat med none 10 30 50 10 68 24.500
  flat med none 10 30 40 20 68 25.600
  flat med none 0 45 20 35 68 26.400
  hills med none 10 20 30 40 68 27.000
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 8 25 26 41 69 28.7  
  Averages flat med none 8 25 26 41 69 28.7
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 28.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 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 (26 percent), in the city (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 20.339
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 23.573
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 20.876
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 22.298
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.594
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.545
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 22.787
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 20.794
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 22.486
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.543
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 22.434
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.958
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 23.782
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.021
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 20.963
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 19.003
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.367
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 24.800
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.644
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 20.957
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 22.836
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 9.445
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.206
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.547
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 20.625
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 19.519
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 25.033
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 22.762
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 20.163
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 52.409
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 20.178
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 22.708
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 22.155
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.792
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 22.759
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 23.472
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 20.461
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 25.018
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 22.850
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 21.013
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 22.3  
  Averages hills med light 10 20 30 40 70 22.3
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 22.3 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 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 30.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 15 25 20 40 74 30.700
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 15 25 20 40 74 30.7  
  Averages flat med light 15 25 20 40 74 30.7
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 30.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 39.6 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 39.552
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 39.6  
  Averages flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 39.6
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 39.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2013 28.4 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 0 9 9 82 74 35.300
  flat med none 15 15 60 10 68 26.300
  flat med none 0 35 25 40 68 26.700
  flat med none 5 25 50 20 68 28.800
  hills med none 10 15 25 50 68 28.500
  flat med none 0 35 25 40 68 29.800
  flat med none 10 10 30 50 68 28.000
  flat med none 10 20 40 30 68 30.100
  flat med none 15 15 40 30 68 30.300
  flat med none 0 20 40 40 74 31.600
  flat med none 10 10 40 40 68 30.200
  flat med none 0 30 20 50 68 28.100
  flat med none 10 30 50 10 68 24.500
  flat med light 15 15 20 50 68 27.500
  flat med none 15 30 35 20 62 26.000
  flat med none 10 25 30 35 68 31.400
  flat med light 10 10 20 60 74 33.500
  flat med none 10 20 40 30 68 29.000
  flat med none 10 20 40 30 68 26.900
  flat med none 0 50 20 30 68 25.900
  hills med none 5 14 24 57 68 30.300
  flat med none 0 30 20 50 68 28.000
  flat med none 10 30 30 30 68 25.400
  hills med none 15 15 20 50 68 29.900
  flat med none 20 20 40 20 62 28.400
  flat med none 10 40 40 10 62 24.300
  flat med none 15 15 60 10 68 27.200
  flat med none 0 35 25 40 68 28.300
  flat med none 10 10 20 60 68 27.400
  flat med none 0 50 25 25 68 25.700
  flat med none 10 30 50 10 68 24.800
  hills med none 5 5 5 85 74 34.500
  flat med none 15 15 50 20 68 29.000
  flat med none 11 22 22 45 62 31.100
  flat med none 10 30 40 20 62 28.600
  flat med none 20 20 40 20 62 28.100
  flat med none 10 20 40 30 68 27.800
  flat med none 10 10 40 40 68 29.800
  hills med none 10 20 30 40 68 27.000
  flat med none 0 20 10 70 74 33.900
  flat med none 15 30 35 20 62 25.900
  flat med none 15 25 35 25 62 26.600
  flat med none 0 45 20 35 68 26.500
  flat med light 15 15 30 40 62 26.800
  hills med none 10 10 15 65 68 34.100
  flat med light 25 25 25 25 68 25.600
  hills med none 5 30 25 40 68 28.900
  flat med none 0 60 20 20 68 24.600
  flat med none 10 30 40 20 68 27.100
  flat med none 10 40 40 10 68 25.100
  flat med light 10 25 40 25 68 27.800
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 9 24 32 35 68 28.4  
  Averages flat med none 9 24 32 35 68 28.4
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 28.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in the city (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 31.2 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 40 60 0 N/A 26.165
  flat light none 0 50 50 0 N/A 24.649
  flat light none 0 0 40 60 70 28.333
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 65 34.113
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 70 30.711
  flat light light 0 90 10 0 N/A 24.842
  flat light none 0 70 30 0 N/A 21.721
  flat light light 0 0 20 80 55 36.145
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 60 29.709
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 55 31.280
  flat light none 0 73 0 27 60 28.148
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 70 31.947
  flat light hvy 0 10 90 0 N/A 31.261
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 70 35.291
  flat light light 0 0 20 80 55 35.385
  flat light light 0 0 25 75 70 34.182
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 55 27.778
  flat light none 0 20 0 80 70 35.385
  flat light none 0 0 75 25 55 29.920
  flat light light 0 0 100 0 N/A 27.870
  flat light none 0 0 15 85 70 34.071
  flat med hvy 0 5 5 90 75 38.083
  flat light hvy 0 5 5 90 70 39.867
  flat med light 0 20 20 60 75 36.979
  flat med none 0 10 40 50 65 37.943
  flat light light 0 20 60 20 70 31.667
  flat med light 10 30 40 20 75 30.175
  flat med none 0 15 15 70 80 41.458
  flat light none 0 0 15 85 65 42.500
  flat light none 0 0 25 75 70 33.699
  flat lead hvy 0 5 5 90 80 35.537
  flat light hvy 0 10 5 85 70 40.370
  flat lead none 0 25 25 50 85 30.722
  flat light none 0 50 50 0 N/A 24.839
  flat light none 0 0 15 85 70 27.825
  flat light none 0 50 0 50 60 31.577
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 55 28.319
  flat light none 0 30 0 70 70 30.583
  flat light none 0 35 50 15 70 27.895
  flat light light 0 35 40 25 70 35.000
  flat lead hvy 0 5 0 95 80 36.739
  flat light light 0 25 25 50 75 37.500
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 70 36.091
  flat light none 0 50 50 0 N/A 28.673
  flat light light 0 0 20 80 55 36.449
  flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 27.167
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 70 31.102
  flat light light 0 10 90 0 N/A 29.091
  flat light none 0 0 5 95 70 41.364
  flat light none 0 40 60 0 N/A 25.826
  flat light none 0 20 80 0 N/A 29.620
  flat light none 0 70 30 0 N/A 22.833
  flat light none 0 60 0 40 65 26.765
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 70 38.667
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 70 33.226
  flat light none 0 25 50 25 55 31.026
  flat light none 0 10 90 0 N/A 20.678
  flat light none 0 50 40 10 55 23.917
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 55 27.853
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 70 31.083
  flat light none 0 70 30 0 N/A 23.058
  flat light none 0 40 50 10 55 27.807
  flat light none 0 70 0 30 70 28.862
  flat light none 0 0 25 75 70 33.818
  flat light light 0 0 100 0 N/A 24.579
  flat light none 0 70 30 0 N/A 23.500
  flat light none 0 20 10 70 65 32.250
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 20 34 46 67 31.2  
  Averages flat light none 0 20 34 46 67 31.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic 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 67 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (20 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 35.0 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 32.213
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 32.800
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 35.909
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 35.063
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 39.060
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 33.974
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 35.000
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 35.652
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 37.826
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 39.400
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 36.914
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 34.590
  flat lead none 0 5 15 80 75 35.334
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 33.898
  flat lead none 0 5 15 80 75 35.167
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 37.931
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 35.169
  flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 33.000
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 38.750
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 36.752
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 36.621
  flat lead none 0 5 15 80 75 35.250
  flat light none 0 0 5 95 62 30.100
  flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 27.700
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 68 32.600
  flat lead none 0 5 15 80 75 36.833
  flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 36.200
  flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 33.900
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 68 33.100
  flat lead none 0 5 15 80 75 33.278
  flat lead light 0 5 15 80 75 36.325
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 4 12 83 72 35.0  
  Averages flat med none 0 4 12 83 72 35.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 35.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 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 suburbs (12 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 70 0 30 70 21.600
  flat light none 0 30 0 70 70 27.690
  flat med none 0 65 0 35 70 24.700
  flat med none 0 50 0 50 70 26.600
  flat light none 0 50 0 50 70 23.700
  flat light none 0 60 0 40 70 24.000
  flat med none 0 50 0 50 70 26.600
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 54 0 46 70 25.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 54 0 46 70 25.0
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 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 70 miles per hour (46 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 10 40 20 30 75 20.730
  flat lead none 20 10 40 30 75 17.986
  flat lead none 10 40 20 30 75 18.678
  flat lead none 10 40 20 30 75 17.251
  flat med none 20 30 0 50 75 18.428
  flat light light 10 40 20 30 75 21.538
  flat med none 20 30 0 50 75 19.739
  flat light light 10 40 20 30 75 23.416
  flat lead none 20 10 40 30 75 18.283
  flat med none 15 30 15 40 80 26.000
  flat lead none 10 40 20 30 75 18.127
  flat lead none 10 40 20 30 75 19.154
  flat lead light 0 40 10 50 75 19.572
  flat lead none 10 40 20 30 75 17.772
  flat lead none 20 10 40 30 75 18.127
  flat lead none 10 40 20 30 75 20.032
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 13 33 20 34 75 19.7  
  Averages flat lead none 13 33 20 34 75 19.7
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 19.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 30.7 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 10 30 60 68 27.200
  flat med light 0 60 0 40 68 28.000
  flat med light 0 10 0 90 68 40.200
  flat med light 0 25 0 75 74 28.500
  flat med light 0 10 30 60 68 29.500
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 23 12 65 69 30.7  
  Averages flat med light 0 23 12 65 69 30.7
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 30.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (23 percent), in the suburbs (12 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 30.1 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 30.100
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 30.1  
  Averages flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 30.1
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 30.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 30.9 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 10 0 90 68 38.100
  flat med light 0 10 30 60 68 23.600
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 10 15 75 68 30.9  
  Averages flat med light 0 10 15 75 68 30.9
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 30.9 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 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 10 40 20 30 75 17.795
  flat lead none 10 40 20 30 75 18.824
  flat med light 10 40 20 30 75 22.723
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 10 40 20 30 75 19.8  
  Averages flat lead light 10 40 20 30 75 19.8
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 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 (30 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 35.3 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 33.600
  hills light hvy 10 10 60 20 60 42.184
  hills light hvy 10 10 60 20 60 41.544
  hills light light 5 15 30 50 60 42.703
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 30.800
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 27.600
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 30.500
  flat light light 10 40 20 30 37 54.500
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 32.800
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 30.400
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 29.000
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 21.000
  hills light none 5 15 70 10 65 36.991
  hills light none 10 10 50 30 60 35.840
  hills light hvy 5 30 45 20 60 42.200
  hills light none 10 20 40 30 60 40.796
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 25.500
  hills light light 10 10 50 30 60 39.372
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 27.600
  hills light light 5 30 45 20 60 41.009
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 9 35 31 26 48 35.3  
  Averages flat med light 9 35 31 26 48 35.3
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 35.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 48 miles per hour (26 percent), and in heavy traffic (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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 50 50 0 N/A 24.500
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 50 50 0 0 24.5  
  Averages flat med light 0 50 50 0 0 24.5
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 34.7 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 28.800
  hills light none 10 20 40 30 60 38.447
  hills light none 10 20 60 10 65 41.102
  hills light none 10 10 20 60 65 44.428
  hills light none 10 10 50 30 60 38.556
  hills light hvy 5 15 50 30 60 41.546
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 25.300
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 24.500
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 33.500
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 32.900
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 22.400
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 28.400
  hills light none 10 10 60 20 60 42.423
  hills light light 10 10 50 30 60 41.534
  flat lead light 15 0 0 85 70 33.106
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 36.700
  flat lead light 15 5 0 80 70 34.690
  flat lead light 0 0 0 100 70 36.201
  flat lead light 10 10 0 80 65 35.516
  flat lead light 0 0 0 100 70 35.158
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 31.600
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 36.300
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 9 28 22 41 52 34.7  
  Averages flat med light 9 28 22 41 52 34.7
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 34.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 52 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 25.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
mtns med light 15 10 35 40 75 24.916
  mtns med light 15 10 35 40 75 24.847
  mtns med light 15 10 35 40 75 25.683
  mtns med light 15 10 35 40 75 27.724
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
mtns med light 15 10 35 40 75 25.8  
  Averages mtns med light 15 10 35 40 75 25.8
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 25.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 28.6 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 28.600
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 28.6  
  Averages flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 28.6
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 28.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
mtns med light 15 10 35 40 75 26.993
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
mtns med light 15 10 35 40 75 27.0  
  Averages mtns med light 15 10 35 40 75 27.0
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 34.9 MPG Highway Percentage 74 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 10 20 0 70 70 32.246
  flat lead light 15 5 0 80 70 30.303
  flat med light 22 0 33 44 60 35.110
  flat med light 32 0 23 44 60 33.349
  flat lead light 30 20 20 30 80 30.963
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 40.000
  flat light none 5 41 9 45 70 32.371
  flat light light 0 5 0 95 70 41.100
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 65 36.190
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 65 34.463
  flat lead light 0 0 0 100 70 35.469
  mtns light none 10 5 10 75 65 32.879
  flat lead light 10 20 0 70 70 41.040
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 65 34.549
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 65 33.721
  flat med light 0 0 15 85 65 34.298
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 8 7 11 74 68 34.9  
  Averages flat med light 8 7 11 74 68 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 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 (11 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the city (7 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
mtns med light 15 10 35 40 75 25.615
  mtns med light 15 10 35 40 75 31.305
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
mtns med light 15 10 35 40 75 28.5  
  Averages mtns med light 15 10 35 40 75 28.5
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 28.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on mountainous terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 40.4 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 10 20 50 20 60 37.695
  hills light hvy 10 10 50 30 60 41.723
  hills med none 5 5 40 50 65 45.815
  hills light light 5 15 50 30 60 39.920
  hills light none 10 20 50 20 60 37.785
  hills med hvy 5 5 0 90 70 41.373
  hills light none 5 15 60 20 60 41.068
  hills med none 5 15 40 40 60 40.992
  hills med none 5 10 5 80 50 39.695
  hills light light 10 30 40 20 60 39.593
  hills light light 10 10 25 55 65 38.023
  hills light light 5 15 60 20 60 43.641
  hills light hvy 10 10 50 30 60 44.800
  hills light none 15 25 40 20 60 38.706
  hills light none 5 15 50 30 60 41.445
  hills light light 5 15 50 30 60 41.310
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 32.600
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 8 17 40 36 59 40.4  
  Averages hills light light 8 17 40 36 59 40.4
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 40.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 59 miles per hour (36 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 34.1 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med hvy 0 5 35 60 80 34.100
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med hvy 0 5 35 60 80 34.1  
  Averages hills med hvy 0 5 35 60 80 34.1
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 34.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 30.7 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 25.000
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 29.300
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 27.900
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 40.600
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 30.7  
  Averages flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 30.7
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 30.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 40 0 60 68 33.900
  flat med light 0 70 0 30 68 21.700
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 55 0 45 68 27.8  
  Averages flat med light 0 55 0 45 68 27.8
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 27.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 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 68 miles per hour (45 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 39.2 MPG Highway Percentage 23 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 10 20 60 10 55 35.938
  hills light hvy 10 10 60 20 60 44.199
  hills light none 5 15 50 30 60 43.750
  hills light light 5 15 50 30 60 32.740
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 8 15 55 23 59 39.2  
  Averages hills light light 8 15 55 23 59 39.2
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 39.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 59 miles per hour (23 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 10 30 60 68 21.800
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 10 30 60 68 21.8  
  Averages flat med light 0 10 30 60 68 21.8
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 21.8 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 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 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2012 36.9 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 10 10 50 30 60 39.944
  hills light light 5 15 50 30 60 40.357
  hills light light 20 20 40 20 60 43.271
  hills light light 10 10 50 30 60 40.991
  hills med none 10 20 40 30 60 42.032
  hills med none 20 20 20 40 65 39.000
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 27.200
  flat light hvy 10 40 20 30 37 85.900
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 27.800
  hills light light 10 30 40 20 60 41.336
  hills light light 10 10 50 30 60 36.148
  hills light none 10 20 40 30 60 42.227
  hills light hvy 5 30 40 25 60 43.082
  hills light light 10 10 50 30 60 40.122
  hills light none 5 10 80 5 65 39.125
  hills light none 10 20 40 30 60 42.647
  hills light light 5 30 45 20 60 40.871
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 28.600
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 38.600
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 28.500
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 23.600
  hills light light 10 10 50 30 60 38.070
  hills light light 5 15 60 20 60 39.384
  hills light none 10 20 40 30 65 36.875
  hills light none 15 25 40 20 60 41.426
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 33.200
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 25.100
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 28.500
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 27.700
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 27.300
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 32.600
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 32.000
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 31.100
  hills med none 10 25 50 15 65 34.500
  hills light none 10 10 50 30 60 39.343
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 28.300
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 23.300
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 29.900
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 30.400
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 29.000
  flat light light 5 25 30 40 37 30.600
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 34.600
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 39.900
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 23.600
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 23.500
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 34.000
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 31.300
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 33.500
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 28.900
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 29.000
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 27.200
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 30.600
  hills light none 10 20 40 30 65 43.323
  hills light none 10 20 60 10 55 36.322
  hills light light 5 15 50 30 60 41.695
  hills light light 10 10 60 20 60 41.996
  hills light none 10 10 60 20 60 44.933
  hills light light 5 15 30 50 60 42.200
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 27.500
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 24.300
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 28.700
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 28.100
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 34.800
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 29.400
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 29.800
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 23.800
  hills light hvy 10 20 50 20 60 34.871
  hills light hvy 10 10 50 30 60 41.495
  hills light light 10 10 50 30 60 40.748
  hills med none 10 20 30 40 60 37.008
  hills light light 5 15 60 20 60 42.645
  hills light none 15 25 40 20 60 37.457
  hills light none 5 15 60 20 60 42.954
  hills light light 10 10 50 30 60 37.244
  hills light light 10 30 40 20 60 42.530
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 21.300
  hills med none 30 10 0 60 70 41.331
  hills light light 10 10 50 30 60 43.108
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 31.600
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 36.300
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 30.600
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 33.200
  hills light none 15 25 40 20 60 38.060
  hills light hvy 10 10 50 30 60 40.820
  hills light none 5 15 50 30 60 45.677
  hills light none 10 20 50 20 70 39.583
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 35.400
  hills light light 5 15 50 30 60 43.039
  hills light none 10 20 60 10 55 33.493
  hills light hvy 10 10 60 20 60 39.975
  hills light hvy 10 10 60 20 60 48.064
  hills light light 5 15 50 30 60 38.120
  hills med none 5 5 40 50 65 39.368
  hills light light 10 20 50 20 60 38.718
  hills light light 5 15 50 30 60 43.771
  hills light hvy 10 10 60 20 60 40.687
  hills light none 5 15 50 30 60 43.579
  hills light light 10 20 50 20 60 40.110
  hills light none 10 20 40 30 60 40.000
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 27.600
  hills light none 5 15 50 30 60 41.193
  hills light none 10 20 60 10 55 36.888
  hills light hvy 10 10 60 20 60 43.803
  hills light light 5 15 50 30 60 41.304
  hills light hvy 10 10 60 20 60 45.315
  hills light none 10 10 20 60 70 42.650
  hills light light 5 15 50 30 60 45.204
  hills light light 5 15 50 30 60 38.635
  hills med none 5 15 50 30 60 41.353
  hills light light 10 20 50 20 60 39.404
  hills med hvy 5 5 0 90 70 45.452
  hills med none 5 5 10 80 70 35.410
  hills light none 5 15 50 30 60 40.973
  hills light light 5 15 50 30 60 39.427
  hills light none 10 20 50 20 60 38.853
  hills light hvy 10 10 60 20 60 42.709
  hills light light 5 30 45 20 60 42.974
  hills light none 10 20 60 10 55 34.309
  hills light light 10 10 50 30 60 37.365
  hills light none 10 20 40 30 60 40.921
  hills light none 10 20 40 30 65 40.117
  hills light none 10 10 75 5 65 37.438
  hills light none 5 15 65 15 65 42.174
  hills light hvy 5 15 50 30 60 40.700
  hills light none 10 10 60 20 60 43.079
  hills light none 10 10 50 30 60 40.063
  hills light hvy 5 30 40 25 60 36.125
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 9 28 36 27 52 36.9  
  Averages hills light light 9 28 36 27 52 36.9
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 36.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 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 (28 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 52 miles per hour (27 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2011 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 0 0 95 60 32.240
  flat med light 5 15 20 60 65 26.867
  flat med hvy 5 5 5 85 75 27.694
  flat med hvy 5 10 15 70 65 27.123
  flat med light 5 5 0 90 70 30.685
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 184-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2011 30.8 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 15 5 80 70 30.769
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, 2011 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2011 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 19 32 48 65 28.620
  flat med hvy 3 65 20 12 75 26.000
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, the 2011 Mazda Mazda3 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2011 34.9 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 4 96 75 36.802
  flat light none 1 3 16 80 65 33.000
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, 2011 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2011 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 27 14 5 55 60 26.476
  hills med hvy 0 5 20 75 70 27.131
  hills med none 10 5 10 76 75 26.173
  hills med hvy 10 5 10 75 70 25.161
  hills med light 10 10 10 70 70 26.783
  flat med light 10 5 25 60 70 25.088
  hills med hvy 10 5 10 75 70 28.259
  hills med none 5 5 10 80 75 26.630
  hills light light 24 4 16 56 65 26.882
  flat med none 5 5 5 85 75 27.800
  hills lead hvy 5 10 35 50 70 23.500
  hills lead hvy 0 5 20 75 70 29.273
  hills med light 10 10 10 70 70 28.965
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 7 14 69 70 26.8  
  Averages hills med light 10 7 14 69 70 26.8
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 26.8 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 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (7 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2011 29.7 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 10 30 60 68 29.700
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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2011 24.1 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 0 25 50 25 70 24.000
  hills light none 0 11 0 89 65 28.600
  hills med hvy 0 10 0 90 65 24.500
  flat light none 50 10 30 10 60 22.300
  flat med none 0 100 0 0 N/A 21.000
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 10 31 16 43 65 24.1  
  Averages hills med light 10 31 16 43 65 24.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2011 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010.5 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 25 25 25 25 68 25.600
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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 27.2 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 21 5 70 70 29.000
  flat light hvy 0 10 20 70 75 30.306
  flat light none 20 20 25 35 55 23.800
  flat med hvy 0 60 10 30 70 25.600
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 6 28 15 51 68 27.2  
  Averages flat light light 6 28 15 51 68 27.2
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 27.2 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 5 10 15 70 75 30.400
  flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 24.000
  flat lead none 5 15 10 70 80 30.402
  hills med light 5 15 10 70 75 29.828
  hills lead none 5 15 10 70 80 27.500
  flat light light 5 21 21 53 62 31.800
  flat med none 10 10 10 70 75 31.800
  flat med none 5 15 10 70 75 24.900
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 13 14 69 73 28.8  
  Averages flat med none 5 13 14 69 73 28.8
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage 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 73 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 15 30 15 40 60 24.054
  flat light none 20 30 20 30 60 27.273
  flat med light 15 30 15 40 60 29.003
  flat med light 15 30 15 40 60 34.719
  flat med hvy 0 6 61 33 70 26.334
  flat light light 0 10 60 30 65 30.418
  flat med light 5 30 15 50 60 36.000
  flat light hvy 0 0 50 50 65 31.595
  flat light hvy 5 15 15 65 70 32.124
  hills v.lt light 0 25 25 50 65 31.122
  flat med none 10 20 20 50 60 26.000
  flat light light 45 10 0 45 70 24.800
  flat med light 15 30 15 40 60 34.685
  flat light hvy 5 0 55 40 70 32.548
  flat med light 15 30 15 40 60 31.444
  flat light none 15 30 15 40 60 27.167
  flat med light 15 30 15 40 60 30.684
  flat med none 15 30 15 40 60 29.646
  flat med light 15 30 15 40 60 33.716
  flat med light 5 30 15 50 60 31.505
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 12 22 24 43 63 30.2  
  Averages flat med light 12 22 24 43 63 30.2
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 30.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 34.9 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 10 50 40 70 31.000
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 65 37.500
  flat light none 0 0 80 20 65 35.347
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 70 36.724
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 65 38.451
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 70 34.267
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 40.000
  flat lead none 0 5 35 60 65 27.500
  flat light none 0 0 75 25 65 35.114
  flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 34.545
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 39.450
  flat light none 0 20 20 60 60 31.326
  hills med none 0 35 0 65 70 30.268
  hills light none 0 30 20 50 60 31.858
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 65 36.429
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 70 38.716
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 6 45 49 67 34.9  
  Averages flat light none 0 6 45 49 67 34.9
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 34.9 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 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (45 percent), in the city (6 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 30 10 10 50 60 24.000
  flat med none 18 27 29 27 60 32.000
  flat med hvy 0 5 5 90 65 26.667
  flat med none 9 9 55 27 60 23.387
  flat med none 20 15 15 50 65 25.100
  flat med light 10 20 10 60 65 23.461
  flat lead none 5 20 35 40 70 23.121
  flat med none 10 13 10 67 65 22.963
  flat med none 0 25 25 50 75 22.147
  flat med none 10 13 10 67 65 23.374
  flat med none 0 12 5 83 65 21.410
  flat med light 10 20 10 60 65 24.795
  flat med none 0 25 25 50 75 25.171
  flat light none 15 0 15 70 75 26.700
  hills med light 60 10 15 15 75 22.108
  flat med light 10 30 40 20 70 26.500
  flat light none 15 0 15 70 75 27.700
  flat med none 10 13 10 67 65 25.000
  flat med none 10 13 10 67 65 23.040
  flat med none 10 13 10 67 65 23.622
  flat med none 0 12 5 83 65 23.600
  flat med none 10 20 0 70 70 26.167
  flat med none 10 13 10 67 65 23.102
  flat med none 10 13 10 67 65 22.883
  hills med light 75 10 5 10 75 20.804
  flat med none 10 13 10 67 65 23.934
  hills med light 0 17 0 83 65 22.551
  flat med none 0 12 5 83 65 21.979
  flat med light 10 20 10 60 65 24.061
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 13 15 14 58 67 24.2  
  Averages flat med none 13 15 14 58 67 24.2
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 24.2 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 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in the suburbs (14 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 not used at all.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 8 3 62 27 75 30.259
  hills med light 8 5 61 26 70 31.028
  hills med light 5 2 72 21 65 28.301
  hills med none 6 26 3 65 70 26.800
  hills med light 8 5 61 26 70 30.969
  flat med light 0 33 0 67 60 27.000
  hills med light 8 5 61 26 70 30.806
  flat med light 10 30 10 50 65 26.000
  flat med light 10 40 10 40 60 25.588
  flat med light 10 40 10 40 65 29.023
  flat med hvy 5 10 45 40 65 27.000
  hills med light 15 50 10 25 68 23.500
  flat med light 33 0 33 33 60 23.000
  flat light none 0 7 17 76 75 29.500
  flat med hvy 2 20 45 33 75 25.000
  flat lead hvy 2 20 45 33 70 25.400
  hills med light 10 25 5 60 74 28.000
  hills med light 10 25 5 60 74 28.700
  hills med light 8 5 61 26 70 29.763
  flat light light 8 50 40 2 60 27.000
  flat light light 8 50 40 2 60 27.116
  hills med light 8 5 61 26 70 31.902
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 8 21 34 37 68 27.8  
  Averages hills med light 8 21 34 37 68 27.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 27.8 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 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (34 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 20 0 80 75 23.587
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 70 28.084
  flat light none 0 15 10 75 65 23.671
  flat lead light 0 50 0 50 70 22.687
  flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 75 25.600
  hills light none 0 0 0 100 70 28.414
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 27.262
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 70 24.716
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 70 22.972
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 70 24.948
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 70 26.647
  flat med none 0 0 75 25 65 24.531
  flat med light 10 10 0 80 70 21.200
  flat med none 6 38 0 57 65 23.246
  flat med none 6 38 0 56 65 25.300
  hills med light 0 75 0 25 75 21.507
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 75 23.909
  flat light none 0 37 0 63 70 25.811
  flat med none 15 5 15 65 60 23.900
  flat light none 0 50 0 50 70 25.000
  flat light light 10 0 50 40 60 28.400
  flat light hvy 10 40 20 30 75 28.000
  flat light light 0 25 0 75 75 28.000
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 75 26.670
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 28.223
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 2 18 9 71 70 25.3  
  Averages flat light none 2 18 9 71 70 25.3
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.3 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 71 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (18 percent), in the suburbs (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 10 80 10 0 N/A 24.600
  flat light none 0 80 20 0 N/A 24.300
  flat light none 10 80 10 0 N/A 20.700
  flat light none 10 60 15 15 50 22.300
  flat light none 5 10 0 85 68 26.700
  flat light none 0 80 20 0 N/A 22.600
  flat light none 0 80 20 0 N/A 23.400
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 68 40.200
  flat light none 10 80 10 0 N/A 21.300
  flat light none 0 95 0 5 50 21.400
2010 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 65 11 20 59 24.8  
  Averages flat light none 5 65 11 20 59 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 in the city (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 59 miles per hour (20 percent), in the suburbs (11 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2010 23.8 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 5 10 85 70 23.569
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 70 23.301
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 70 24.852
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 70 23.356
  flat light none 0 9 0 91 70 24.042
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 28.181
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 70 23.140
  flat light none 0 10 0 90 70 24.888
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 70 24.084
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 70 24.734
  hills light none 0 0 0 100 70 26.169
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 27.562
  hills v.lt none 0 75 0 25 65 22.104
  flat lead light 5 0 90 5 60 27.600
  flat med light 0 5 0 95 60 25.000
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 75 25.338
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 23.713
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 23.261
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 19.744
  hills med light 0 90 0 10 60 19.165
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 65 26.914
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 80 21.414
  hills med light 0 15 0 85 75 25.182
  hills med light 0 90 0 10 65 18.824
  hills med light 0 90 0 10 75 21.006
  flat med light 0 0 33 67 75 23.852
  flat med light 10 0 0 90 80 26.127
  flat light hvy 10 20 60 10 70 25.400
  flat med none 0 0 100 0 N/A 25.600
  flat med hvy 50 20 10 20 60 25.800
  flat med none 50 20 10 20 60 23.800
  flat med hvy 50 20 10 20 60 22.100
  hills med light 5 5 20 70 75 28.800
  mtns med light 0 0 10 90 75 27.200
  hills med light 0 50 0 50 65 23.444
  hills med light 0 90 0 10 60 21.106
  flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 23.300
  flat med hvy 5 40 25 30 75 25.100
  flat med light 0 0 33 67 75 21.737
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 21.505
  hills med light 0 25 0 75 80 22.095
  flat med light 0 50 0 50 65 25.349
  flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 25.326
  flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 24.179
  flat med light 0 80 0 20 60 21.653
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 22.280
  hills med light 0 90 0 10 60 20.559
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 20.000
  flat med light 0 0 33 67 75 22.931
  flat med light 0 40 0 60 60 25.424
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 22.254
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 23.261
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 20.821
  flat v.lt light 0 47 16 37 65 27.374
  hills med light 0 95 0 5 65 19.604
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 75 28.526
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 21.164
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 3 20 21 56 70 23.8  
  Averages flat med light 3 20 21 56 70 23.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 23.8 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 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2009 36.9 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 10 90 62 34.600
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 62 39.200
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 184-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Mazda Mazda3 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2009 29.7 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 3 2 35 60 75 28.602
  flat med none 25 20 15 40 60 29.800
  flat med none 25 20 15 40 60 29.000
  flat light none 5 20 25 50 60 30.100
  hills med light 3 2 25 70 75 31.071
2009 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 12 13 23 52 66 29.7  
  Averages flat med none 12 13 23 52 66 29.7
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2009 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 35 40 20 74 27.700
  flat med light 5 40 20 35 81 28.700
  flat lead hvy 5 30 10 55 80 24.534
  flat med none 5 30 15 50 68 24.200
  flat lead hvy 5 30 10 55 80 26.667
  flat lead light 5 30 30 35 80 28.742
  flat lead hvy 5 30 10 55 80 26.495
  flat med none 5 30 15 50 68 25.600
  flat med light 1 39 15 45 74 25.600
  flat light none 5 50 10 35 62 22.400
  flat med light 3 20 27 50 74 25.600
2009 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 33 18 44 75 26.0  
  Averages flat med light 4 33 18 44 75 26.0
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2009 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 10 30 50 70 28.200
  flat med light 25 65 0 10 70 17.021
  flat med none 0 10 15 75 75 24.067
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 70 27.000
  flat med none 21 25 25 29 70 25.417
  flat med none 0 0 15 85 70 22.000
  flat med light 0 20 70 10 70 22.300
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 8 19 23 51 71 23.7  
  Averages flat med none 8 19 23 51 71 23.7
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 23.7 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 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2009 25.8 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 30 30 40 70 24.819
  flat med light 0 20 25 55 75 27.461
  flat med light 0 5 15 80 75 29.680
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 26.398
  flat light light 0 5 10 85 70 26.589
  flat med light 0 30 40 30 65 21.038
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 28.325
  flat med light 0 20 20 60 70 24.863
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 75 31.841
  flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 24.311
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 75 27.064
  flat med light 0 5 10 85 75 29.931
  flat med light 0 0 10 90 75 27.125
  flat med light 0 20 20 60 75 23.448
  flat med light 0 0 20 80 70 28.522
  flat light light 0 30 30 40 70 24.706
  flat med light 0 20 20 60 70 26.610
  flat med light 0 10 40 50 75 23.029
  flat med light 0 0 60 40 75 23.411
  flat med light 0 20 20 60 75 27.505
  flat med light 0 0 10 90 75 27.581
  flat med light 0 10 40 50 75 20.736
  flat med light 5 5 0 90 75 29.000
  flat med light 0 5 5 90 75 26.757
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 70 20.304
  flat med light 0 25 50 25 70 21.234
  flat light light 0 0 25 75 70 30.940
  flat med light 0 15 40 45 70 22.963
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 70 20.587
  flat med light 0 5 5 90 75 28.980
  flat med light 0 0 10 90 75 24.138
  flat med light 0 15 20 65 75 26.500
  flat med light 0 0 25 75 75 25.663
  flat med light 0 0 75 25 75 19.710
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 75 27.106
  flat med light 0 30 40 30 70 22.945
  flat med light 0 5 35 60 75 23.346
  flat med light 0 0 10 90 75 28.755
  flat med light 0 15 25 60 75 27.955
  flat light hvy 0 0 25 75 60 31.000
  hills lead hvy 10 10 10 70 60 33.444
  flat light light 47 47 4 3 60 21.176
  flat light light 47 47 4 3 60 20.941
  flat med light 0 10 50 40 70 24.918
  flat med light 0 10 50 40 70 21.809
  flat med light 0 25 50 25 70 23.407
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 26.771
  flat med light 0 5 20 75 70 31.072
  flat light light 0 0 20 80 70 28.491
  flat med light 0 10 55 35 70 22.624
  flat med light 0 10 25 65 70 26.968
  flat med light 0 0 40 60 70 23.058
  flat light light 0 40 30 30 70 22.838
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 65 27.381
  flat light light 0 30 40 30 70 21.052
  flat med light 0 5 10 85 70 28.068
  flat med light 0 5 25 70 70 26.000
  flat light light 0 10 25 65 70 27.480
  flat med light 0 30 40 30 65 22.929
  flat med light 0 5 15 80 70 26.425
  flat med light 0 5 25 70 70 27.252
  flat med light 0 5 15 80 70 29.809
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 11 26 61 71 25.8  
  Averages flat med light 2 11 26 61 71 25.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 25.8 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 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2009 30.1 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 15 15 35 35 74 28.200
  hills light light 15 15 35 35 74 29.100
  hills light light 15 15 35 35 74 30.100
  flat light light 5 10 10 75 62 34.100
  hills light light 15 15 35 35 74 32.500
  flat lead light 0 5 20 75 65 26.500
  flat med light 0 5 15 80 65 28.500
  flat med light 0 5 20 75 65 29.949
  flat med light 0 5 5 90 70 32.000
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 7 10 23 59 69 30.1  
  Averages flat med light 7 10 23 59 69 30.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 30.1 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 59 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 (7 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2009 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 20 80 65 31.818
  flat med light 0 5 25 70 70 27.514
  flat light light 0 40 40 20 70 21.337
  flat med light 0 0 40 60 70 24.218
  flat med light 0 0 75 25 70 20.458
  flat med light 0 10 45 45 65 24.730
  flat med light 0 30 35 35 70 19.746
  flat med light 0 22 22 56 75 26.458
  flat med light 0 10 25 65 70 27.365
  flat med light 0 15 25 60 70 30.314
  flat med light 0 10 30 60 70 27.221
  flat light light 0 30 40 30 70 20.612
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 70 23.547
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 13 36 50 70 25.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 13 36 50 70 25.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (36 percent), in the city (13 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008.5 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 80 0 20 65 25.000
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 60 40.000
  flat light hvy 10 60 10 20 70 25.893
  flat med none 0 80 0 20 65 22.000
  flat med none 0 90 0 10 65 24.300
  flat med light 0 5 0 95 65 34.685
  hills med light 0 15 0 85 65 32.000
2008.5 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 1 47 1 50 65 29.1  
  Averages flat med light 1 47 1 50 65 29.1
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 29.1 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 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (47 percent), in heavy traffic (1 percent), and in the suburbs (1 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008.5 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 11 89 0 N/A 25.100
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 70 29.091
2008.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 16 50 35 70 27.1  
  Averages flat light light 0 16 50 35 70 27.1
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008.5 39.4 MPG Highway Percentage 77 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 0 20 0 80 60 43.086
  flat med hvy 0 20 0 80 60 39.484
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 60 40.706
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 37.556
  flat med none 0 21 0 79 60 42.328
  flat med hvy 0 10 15 75 65 40.183
  flat med none 0 20 10 70 60 39.005
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 60 39.768
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 38.357
  flat med light 0 15 10 75 60 39.655
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 39.730
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 36.129
  flat med none 0 30 0 70 60 36.086
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 43.585
  flat med none 0 30 0 70 60 36.243
  flat med hvy 0 15 10 75 60 40.191
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 38.425
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 38.290
  flat med none 0 30 0 70 60 36.829
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 43.301
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 33.995
  flat med none 0 15 10 75 60 39.607
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 36.081
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 38.196
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 40.316
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 38.471
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 38.715
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 41.001
  flat med hvy 0 10 15 75 65 38.739
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 60 43.845
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 60 38.720
  flat med hvy 0 20 0 80 60 40.829
  flat med hvy 0 20 0 80 60 42.308
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 39.245
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 41.572
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 39.120
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 60 44.576
  flat med hvy 0 20 0 80 60 41.477
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 35.709
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 43.308
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 39.252
  flat med none 0 30 0 70 60 36.551
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 60 42.557
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 60 38.710
  flat med light 0 25 0 75 60 39.721
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 36.555
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 37.656
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 41.378
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 35.404
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 41.148
  flat med light 0 15 10 75 60 42.060
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 36.518
  flat med none 0 20 10 70 60 35.484
  flat med none 0 25 0 75 60 37.788
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 60 40.345
2008.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 22 2 77 60 39.4  
  Averages flat med none 0 22 2 77 60 39.4
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 39.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 77 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in the suburbs (2 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008.5 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 60 20 10 10 60 22.500
  flat light none 1 95 1 3 65 22.000
  flat lead hvy 5 5 10 80 75 25.495
  flat lead hvy 5 5 70 20 85 23.760
  flat med light 10 40 0 50 65 19.444
  flat lead hvy 5 5 70 20 85 28.300
  flat med light 5 5 20 70 75 5.000
  flat med hvy 5 5 25 65 60 26.786
  hills med hvy 5 65 10 20 70 26.000
2008.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 11 27 24 38 71 22.1  
  Averages flat med light 11 27 24 38 71 22.1
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 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 city (27 percent), in the suburbs (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008.5 29.8 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 5 0 95 70 29.800
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 5 0 95 70 29.8  
  Averages flat med none 0 5 0 95 70 29.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 29.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008.5 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 10 15 75 60 27.790
  flat med none 0 5 45 50 60 28.500
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 8 30 63 60 28.1  
  Averages flat med none 0 8 30 63 60 28.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 28.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008.5 27.4 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 66 17 17 0 N/A 27.523
  flat light none 67 17 17 0 N/A 27.182
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 67 17 17 0 N/A 27.4  
  Averages flat light none 67 17 17 0 N/A 27.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 27.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008.5 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 10 7 0 83 70 28.000
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 10 7 0 83 70 28.0  
  Averages flat light light 10 7 0 83 70 28.0
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 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 83 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the city (7 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008.5 22.9 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 50 50 0 N/A 22.900
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 50 50 0 0 22.9  
  Averages flat med none 0 50 50 0 0 22.9
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 22.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 30 50 10 10 70 23.500
  flat med light 25 50 25 0 N/A 24.000
  flat lead none 0 11 6 83 75 22.700
  flat lead light 0 10 30 60 75 28.500
  flat med none 0 20 20 60 75 24.000
  flat med light 35 50 10 5 60 23.700
  mtns lead none 0 0 0 100 80 26.500
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 13 27 14 45 73 24.7  
  Averages flat med light 13 27 14 45 73 24.7
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-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 on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008 35.3 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 0 5 90 65 35.313
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, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008 30.9 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 0 30 60 75 31.053
  flat med none 0 20 60 20 62 34.600
  flat light none 5 10 5 80 62 33.600
  flat light light 10 10 20 60 70 31.774
  flat med none 0 0 3 97 56 35.600
  flat med none 10 0 30 60 75 31.500
  flat med light 0 20 60 20 50 33.100
  flat light none 10 15 25 50 62 23.100
  flat light none 0 23 23 55 70 25.000
  flat med none 5 5 15 75 62 30.200
  flat light light 1 5 69 25 75 30.500
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 10 31 55 65 30.9  
  Averages flat med none 5 10 31 55 65 30.9
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 30.9 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 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 5 5 84 68 34.700
  flat med none 0 0 0 0 N/A 26.510
  flat med none 20 20 30 30 74 28.000
  flat med none 0 10 30 60 74 32.700
  flat light light 0 35 35 30 68 30.200
  flat med light 0 35 35 30 68 26.100
  flat med none 9 0 18 73 80 26.923
  flat med light 10 25 35 30 55 27.273
  flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 39.900
  flat v.lt none 0 35 35 30 62 37.400
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 4 17 23 46 68 31.0  
  Averages flat light none 4 17 23 46 68 31.0
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 31.0 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 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 1 0 99 75 26.930
  flat med light 20 5 5 70 70 25.185
  flat light light 8 7 15 70 65 24.641
  flat med none 5 0 0 95 75 27.269
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 80 27.269
  flat med none 25 25 10 40 65 22.670
  flat med none 10 10 10 70 65 25.376
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 75 26.822
  flat light none 5 40 0 55 65 24.200
  flat med none 5 0 0 95 75 25.035
  flat med light 10 5 10 75 65 24.524
  flat light none 30 30 0 40 70 25.600
  flat light hvy 9 36 0 55 65 22.400
  flat light none 5 10 10 75 65 26.108
  flat med hvy 10 30 5 55 75 23.636
  flat med none 0 25 60 15 70 21.528
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 85 26.523
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 75 28.278
  flat med none 0 25 60 15 70 22.065
  flat med none 0 15 0 85 75 26.485
  flat med none 0 15 70 15 70 20.947
  flat med none 10 10 5 75 75 26.500
  flat med none 1 0 0 99 80 25.821
  flat light none 5 5 10 80 70 27.254
  flat light hvy 5 10 10 75 70 26.919
  flat light light 5 10 15 70 65 26.248
  flat med none 10 10 10 70 65 24.567
  flat med none 5 5 5 85 65 24.675
  flat light hvy 5 10 10 75 65 25.041
  flat med light 5 10 10 75 70 27.106
  hills lead none 30 20 20 30 65 24.200
  flat med none 0 75 0 25 75 24.000
  hills med none 5 5 10 80 60 27.000
  hills lead hvy 5 5 10 80 60 27.900
  hills lead none 30 30 0 40 65 21.500
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 60 28.000
  flat med none 5 10 10 75 65 25.544
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 70 30.000
  flat med hvy 0 10 10 80 70 23.000
  flat med none 5 75 10 10 75 16.000
  flat med none 5 5 10 80 60 24.600
  flat med none 5 5 5 85 75 26.458
  flat med light 10 10 10 70 65 25.686
  flat med light 10 10 10 70 70 23.589
  flat light none 2 3 5 90 70 27.136
  hills med none 5 5 10 80 60 28.700
  flat light none 5 40 0 55 65 25.000
  flat med light 5 10 10 75 70 24.291
  flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 21.429
  flat med none 20 40 0 40 70 22.240
  flat med light 5 0 0 95 75 26.309
  flat med light 29 0 15 56 70 21.117
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 7 14 12 67 69 25.0  
  Averages flat med none 7 14 12 67 69 25.0
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L 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 on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (14 percent), in the suburbs (12 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 not used at all.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 20 70 0 10 70 19.900
  hills med hvy 20 70 0 10 70 25.000
  hills light none 20 30 30 20 60 24.100
  hills med hvy 20 70 0 10 70 23.000
  flat med light 0 60 20 20 65 25.000
  hills light none 0 20 0 80 60 27.700
  hills light none 20 70 0 10 70 24.000
  hills light hvy 5 60 5 30 70 25.000
  flat med light 5 70 5 20 70 25.200
  flat med hvy 10 20 35 35 70 26.400
  hills med none 20 70 0 10 70 23.000
  flat med hvy 0 10 40 50 81 24.800
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 32.000
  hills med light 10 30 30 30 68 24.000
  flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 26.000
  flat v.lt light 5 20 30 45 65 29.915
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 10 42 18 30 69 25.3  
  Averages hills light light 10 42 18 30 69 25.3
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 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 69 miles per hour (30 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2008 25.8 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 5 20 70 70 29.200
  flat v.lt none 0 0 100 0 N/A 25.600
  flat light light 6 83 0 11 70 18.687
  flat lead hvy 25 5 5 65 80 24.790
  flat med hvy 0 10 40 50 75 28.000
  flat v.lt none 0 0 100 0 N/A 25.600
  flat med none 5 5 70 20 60 27.000
  flat med none 10 20 20 50 60 27.000
  flat v.lt none 0 0 20 80 55 31.132
  flat med none 60 30 0 10 80 18.750
  flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 26.400
  flat light light 0 10 0 90 70 27.000
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 15 33 42 69 25.8  
  Averages flat light light 10 15 33 42 69 25.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 25.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 80 0 10 60 22.100
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 184-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 0 0 0 100 74 24.000
  flat med none 0 80 0 20 62 21.400
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 70 27.200
  flat lead light 20 40 0 40 74 22.400
  flat light light 5 25 40 30 70 25.800
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 70 31.500
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 24 23 48 70 25.4  
  Averages flat med light 4 24 23 48 70 25.4
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.4 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 (24 percent), in the suburbs (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 0 80 10 10 75 22.600
  flat light none 0 2 0 98 74 30.200
  flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 32.000
  flat med none 5 20 15 60 74 25.800
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 81 26.700
  flat light light 32 65 3 0 N/A 24.500
  flat med none 0 5 5 90 55 38.200
  flat light none 20 20 10 50 62 26.400
  flat med none 9 55 18 18 60 21.322
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 35.859
  flat lead none 9 55 18 18 70 19.500
  flat light none 10 20 30 40 62 35.100
  flat med none 0 0 75 25 55 31.100
  flat light light 35 35 10 20 65 28.400
  flat med light 10 30 30 30 70 28.000
  flat light none 20 20 10 50 56 25.800
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 35.210
  flat light light 2 5 3 90 68 35.100
  flat med none 30 50 0 20 62 26.100
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 24 14 52 66 28.8  
  Averages flat med none 10 24 14 52 66 28.8
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic 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 66 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 31.4 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 10 0 80 10 70 27.000
  flat med light 0 5 60 35 65 34.000
  flat med light 0 5 60 35 65 32.500
  flat med light 10 20 30 40 75 28.000
  flat med light 10 0 80 10 70 29.000
  flat med light 0 5 60 35 65 33.700
  flat med light 0 5 60 35 65 29.200
  hills light hvy 2 5 23 70 65 29.600
  flat med hvy 5 35 25 35 70 33.064
  flat light light 0 5 20 75 70 37.500
  flat med light 0 5 60 35 65 31.500
  flat med hvy 10 0 80 10 70 29.000
  flat light hvy 1 0 4 95 70 39.000
  flat med light 10 0 80 10 70 26.000
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 6 52 38 68 31.4  
  Averages flat med light 4 6 52 38 68 31.4
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 31.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (38 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 24.4 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 25.194
  hills light light 0 90 8 2 60 18.333
  flat med light 10 20 20 50 68 22.400
  hills light light 0 90 8 2 60 22.727
  flat light light 5 50 0 45 70 30.864
  flat med none 1 1 8 90 75 24.900
  hills light light 0 90 8 2 60 26.500
  hills light none 0 22 44 33 60 28.100
  hills light none 0 22 44 33 50 25.800
  hills med none 0 22 44 33 60 22.300
  flat med none 23 24 24 29 60 24.000
  flat med hvy 20 0 40 40 75 29.100
  flat med none 0 100 0 0 N/A 18.000
  flat med hvy 5 10 10 75 65 24.500
  hills light none 0 22 44 33 60 24.400
  hills light none 0 22 44 33 60 25.700
  hills med none 0 22 44 33 60 22.600
  hills light none 0 22 44 33 50 25.500
  hills light none 0 22 44 33 60 25.100
  hills lead none 0 22 44 33 60 24.200
  hills light none 0 2 10 88 60 25.300
  hills light light 40 10 25 25 60 22.000
  flat med none 10 50 30 10 75 21.000
  flat v.lt none 0 0 25 75 70 21.724
  flat light none 0 50 0 50 55 29.000
  hills med light 5 65 5 25 70 25.000
  flat med light 5 90 5 0 N/A 24.700
  hills light none 0 2 10 88 50 25.900
  flat v.lt none 0 50 0 50 70 23.100
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 4 34 25 36 62 24.4  
  Averages hills light none 4 34 25 36 62 24.4
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 24.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (34 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 2 5 3 90 70 28.800
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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 11 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 67 22 0 11 60 20.000
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 67 22 0 11 60 20.0  
  Averages flat med light 67 22 0 11 60 20.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (11 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 35.1 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 2 5 3 90 70 27.500
  flat lead light 2 5 3 90 70 26.900
  flat light light 15 10 0 75 60 60.000
  flat med none 20 60 0 20 60 26.000
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 20 2 69 65 35.1  
  Averages flat med light 10 20 2 69 65 35.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 35.1 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 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 80 20 0 0 N/A 18.800
  flat med light 0 0 75 25 55 26.500
  hills med none 0 10 55 35 70 24.700
  flat med none 0 10 55 35 80 26.000
  flat med none 0 10 80 10 75 25.800
  flat med none 0 25 25 50 65 32.000
  flat med hvy 0 25 25 50 65 28.000
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 11 14 45 29 68 26.0  
  Averages flat med none 11 14 45 29 68 26.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (29 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 29.5 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 10 10 5 75 65 32.500
  flat med light 0 5 35 60 75 26.400
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 8 20 68 70 29.5  
  Averages flat med light 5 8 20 68 70 29.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 29.5 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 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (8 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 15 0 40 45 70 26.400
  hills light hvy 15 0 40 45 70 24.800
  hills light hvy 0 0 10 90 70 34.118
  hills light light 15 0 40 45 70 26.100
  hills light light 0 0 40 60 70 26.512
  hills light hvy 15 0 40 45 70 26.140
  flat light hvy 0 42 44 15 60 27.100
  flat light hvy 0 20 60 20 60 21.700
  flat med none 5 10 15 70 74 22.200
  hills light hvy 15 0 40 45 70 27.172
  hills lead none 5 10 15 70 81 23.500
  flat med light 30 25 40 5 70 19.200
  hills med none 10 20 50 20 62 16.700
  flat lead light 40 45 0 15 75 20.400
  flat lead light 22 22 26 30 75 24.800
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 12 13 33 41 70 24.5  
  Averages hills med light 12 13 33 41 70 24.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 24.5 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 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 26.4 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 60 10 25 62 26.400
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 60 10 25 62 26.4  
  Averages flat med light 5 60 10 25 62 26.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (25 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 27.1 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 15 0 40 45 70 27.100
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 15 0 40 45 70 27.1  
  Averages hills light light 15 0 40 45 70 27.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 5 10 85 60 32.000
  hills med light 15 30 5 50 70 26.230
  hills med none 5 60 5 30 56 22.400
  flat med none 5 5 10 80 62 18.100
  flat med none 5 5 10 80 62 24.000
  flat light none 5 30 0 65 70 32.106
  hills light none 0 29 33 38 70 30.200
  flat light none 10 15 10 65 65 29.200
  flat light none 10 15 10 65 65 27.500
  flat med hvy 5 5 10 80 62 22.400
  flat med hvy 5 15 50 30 70 28.000
  flat light none 15 30 15 40 70 29.545
  flat light none 5 89 5 0 N/A 22.000
  flat lead light 20 15 10 55 75 28.000
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 8 25 13 55 66 26.5  
  Averages flat med light 8 25 13 55 66 26.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 26.5 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 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 20 60 20 74 28.000
  flat med light 2 0 60 38 65 27.000
  flat med hvy 0 5 10 86 65 27.128
  flat light light 5 5 50 40 65 25.000
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 8 45 46 67 26.8  
  Averages flat med light 2 8 45 46 67 26.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 26.8 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 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (45 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2007 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 20 15 10 55 75 27.000
  flat lead hvy 20 40 10 30 80 23.700
  flat med none 5 20 25 50 80 28.435
  flat med light 15 20 25 40 70 30.430
  flat med none 5 20 25 50 80 26.518
  flat lead light 0 5 0 95 85 26.800
  flat light light 15 20 25 40 70 30.173
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 11 20 17 51 77 27.6  
  Averages flat med light 11 20 17 51 77 27.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 27.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006.5 16.4 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 50 30 15 5 56 16.800
  flat lead hvy 50 30 15 5 56 16.000
2006.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 50 30 15 5 56 16.4  
  Averages flat lead hvy 50 30 15 5 56 16.4
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006.5 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 16.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2006.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 24 24 24 27 80 23.000
  flat med none 0 100 0 0 N/A 19.600
  flat light none 0 20 60 20 75 26.400
  flat light none 17 25 25 33 74 25.800
  flat med light 2 59 29 10 62 22.200
  flat lead hvy 0 50 50 0 N/A 33.500
  flat light none 0 10 20 70 75 31.400
  flat med hvy 25 25 25 25 75 26.500
  flat light none 0 20 10 70 75 30.400
  flat light none 10 20 60 10 65 23.500
  flat med none 30 20 30 20 70 26.000
  flat light light 5 25 50 20 60 25.000
  flat med none 0 50 40 10 65 23.109
  flat light none 0 20 10 70 75 29.400
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 8 33 31 28 71 26.1  
  Averages flat med light 8 33 31 28 71 26.1
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 26.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (28 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006 28.3 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 5 5 5 85 60 34.700
  flat med none 0 5 0 95 70 28.200
  flat light light 0 33 33 33 55 28.700
  flat med light 10 20 10 60 60 28.000
  flat med light 5 75 15 5 60 27.000
  flat med light 0 5 0 95 70 35.000
  flat med light 10 30 10 50 62 29.400
  flat med none 30 0 10 60 65 26.700
  flat med light 10 20 20 50 62 26.100
  flat light light 50 30 10 10 75 24.167
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 75 24.000
  flat med none 0 5 95 0 N/A 27.000
  flat med light 10 30 10 50 75 28.300
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 20 21 49 66 28.3  
  Averages flat med light 10 20 21 49 66 28.3
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 28.3 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 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 20 70 65 27.234
  hills med hvy 1 14 14 70 75 28.902
  flat med light 10 20 20 50 65 30.000
  flat med none 5 5 30 60 65 32.000
  flat light light 80 10 5 5 60 22.000
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 19 12 18 51 66 28.0  
  Averages flat med light 19 12 18 51 66 28.0
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2006 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 5 95 90 30.000
  flat med none 0 90 0 10 70 28.300
  mtns med none 0 0 10 90 70 29.800
  flat med none 0 80 10 10 70 29.800
  flat med none 0 10 0 90 75 34.900
  flat med light 0 80 20 0 N/A 29.000
  flat light none 10 50 30 10 60 34.175
  flat med light 0 40 20 40 60 32.000
  flat med light 0 5 0 95 60 35.000
  flat lead none 0 80 0 20 74 19.200
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 1 44 10 46 70 30.2  
  Averages flat med none 1 44 10 46 70 30.2
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 30.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (44 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006 29.6 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 5 30 60 65 29.576
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 5 30 60 65 29.6  
  Averages flat med light 5 5 30 60 65 29.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 29.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006 27.2 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 15 30 35 20 70 26.917
  flat med none 15 30 35 20 70 26.441
  flat med none 15 30 35 20 70 26.224
  flat med none 15 30 35 20 70 28.765
  flat med none 15 30 35 20 70 26.027
  flat med none 15 30 35 20 70 27.441
  flat med none 15 30 35 20 70 26.707
  flat med none 15 30 35 20 70 27.746
  flat med none 15 30 35 20 70 27.189
  flat med none 15 30 35 20 70 26.823
  flat light none 25 0 50 25 60 26.238
  flat light none 5 5 15 75 70 30.100
  flat med light 0 30 30 40 60 27.000
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 14 26 34 26 68 27.2  
  Averages flat med none 14 26 34 26 68 27.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 27.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (26 percent), in the city (26 percent), and in heavy traffic (14 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 23 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 10 80 10 65 23.000
  flat med hvy 30 10 10 50 85 26.000
  flat light light 50 30 10 10 62 25.300
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 27 17 33 23 71 24.8  
  Averages flat light hvy 27 17 33 23 71 24.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (27 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (23 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 most or all of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006 29.2 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 15 45 10 30 60 27.011
  flat med none 5 15 40 40 74 26.700
  hills v.lt none 5 20 10 65 60 31.569
  flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 24.000
  flat light none 0 50 0 50 60 30.000
  flat med none 15 30 35 20 70 25.798
  flat med none 15 30 35 20 70 26.193
  hills med light 1 24 25 50 74 29.000
  hills med none 5 10 5 80 68 29.800
  flat light light 50 25 10 15 62 23.500
  hills v.lt light 5 5 5 85 60 36.000
  flat lead none 0 90 0 10 74 29.400
  flat med hvy 10 10 60 20 60 25.000
  flat lead none 0 12 0 88 75 25.000
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 65 31.700
  hills med none 5 5 40 50 65 30.000
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 65 32.000
  hills light none 24 21 25 30 65 32.000
  hills v.lt light 5 5 5 85 60 35.400
  flat v.lt light 0 0 10 90 55 35.000
  flat med hvy 50 10 20 20 75 24.800
  hills med light 10 10 50 30 75 26.400
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 30.200
  flat med light 0 0 40 60 60 30.000
  flat light light 0 0 40 60 55 33.000
  hills v.lt light 5 5 5 85 60 35.565
  flat light light 0 100 0 0 N/A 22.500
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 70 30.777
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 8 22 21 49 66 29.2  
  Averages flat light light 8 22 21 49 66 29.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 29.2 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 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in the suburbs (21 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 on only some of the time.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 30 20 30 20 70 20.000
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 30 20 30 20 70 20.0  
  Averages flat med light 30 20 30 20 70 20.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent), and in the city (20 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.
 
Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 2006 26.2 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt hvy 5 10 20 65 65 26.165
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt hvy 5 10 20 65 65 26.2  
  Averages flat v.lt hvy 5 10 20 65 65 26.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 26.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-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 %