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Mazda Mazda3 Fuel Economy (MPG)

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Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 39.8
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 41.9
  flat med light 0 5 5 90 68 40.2
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 39.6
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 39.3
2015 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 40.2  
  Averages flat light none 0 5 5 90 68 40.2
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2015 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 40.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

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

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

In addition the average 2015 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 75 44.4
  flat light none 0 85 0 15 70 31.8
2014 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 43 0 58 73 38.1  
  Averages flat light none 0 43 0 58 73 38.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 38.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2014 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 34.8
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 33.9
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 27.9
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 31.6
  flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 34.7
2014 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 32.6  
  Averages flat light hvy 10 55 10 25 65 32.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 32.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2014 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Hatch 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
mtns med none 0 0 5 95 70 29.6
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 28.5
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 25.8
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 26.3
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 26.8
2014 4dr Hatch 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 8 17 75 70 27.4  
  Averages flat med light 0 8 17 75 70 27.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2014 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 27.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 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.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 0 30 70 65 39.6
  flat med light 0 10 15 75 65 42.2
  hills light hvy 0 0 45 55 60 32.6
  hills light light 0 5 35 60 65 35.3
  flat v.lt hvy 0 0 35 65 70 40.1
2013 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 3 32 65 65 38.0  
  Averages hills light light 0 3 32 65 65 38.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 38.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 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 (32 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 hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 32.0
  flat light light 0 10 10 80 70 31.4
  flat light light 0 5 20 75 70 36.3
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 70 38.0
  flat light light 0 5 20 75 70 38.8
2013 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 8 18 74 70 35.3  
  Averages flat light light 0 8 18 74 70 35.3
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 35.3 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 74 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 40 40 10 62 24.3
  flat med none 10 20 30 40 74 29.4
  flat med none 15 30 35 20 62 26.0
  flat med none 15 25 35 25 62 28.6
  flat med none 10 30 40 20 68 27.1
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 12 29 36 23 66 27.1  
  Averages flat med none 12 29 36 23 66 27.1
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 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 (29 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (23 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.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 40.3
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 40.3  
  Averages flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 40.3
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 40.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 20 40 30 68 29.0
  flat med none 20 20 40 20 62 28.4
  flat med none 20 20 40 20 62 28.1
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 17 20 40 23 64 28.5  
  Averages flat med none 17 20 40 23 64 28.5
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 28.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 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 64 miles per hour (23 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (17 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 39.6
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 41.6
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 37.4
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 40.8
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 60 38.2
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, the 2013 Mazda Mazda3 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.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 20 20 40 20 62 28.1
  flat med none 15 15 40 30 68 30.3
  flat med none 15 15 60 10 68 26.3
  flat med none 15 15 60 10 68 27.2
  flat med none 5 25 50 20 68 28.8
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 14 18 50 18 67 28.1  
  Averages flat med none 14 18 50 18 67 28.1
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 28.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 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 67 miles per hour (18 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (14 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 10 90 0 N/A 20.7
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 70 38.7
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 70 31.1
  flat light none 0 0 40 60 70 28.3
  flat light none 0 40 60 0 N/A 25.8
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 10 46 44 70 28.9  
  Averages flat light none 0 10 46 44 70 28.9
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 28.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (44 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 light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 27.7
  flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 36.2
  flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 33.9
  flat light none 0 0 5 95 62 30.1
  flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 33.0
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 32.2  
  Averages flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 32.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 32.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 50 0 50 70 26.6
  flat light none 0 70 0 30 70 21.6
  flat med none 0 50 0 50 70 26.6
  flat med none 0 65 0 35 70 24.7
  flat light none 0 30 0 70 70 27.7
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 53 0 47 70 25.4  
  Averages flat med none 0 53 0 47 70 25.4
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 25.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (47 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 10 10 0 80 65 35.5
  flat lead light 15 5 0 80 70 34.7
  flat lead light 0 0 0 100 70 35.2
  flat lead light 15 5 0 80 70 30.3
  flat lead light 15 0 0 85 70 33.1
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 11 4 0 85 69 33.8  
  Averages flat lead light 11 4 0 85 69 33.8
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 33.8 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 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (11 percent), in the city (4 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 0 40 10 50 75 19.6
  flat med none 20 30 0 50 75 18.4
  flat med none 20 30 0 50 75 19.7
  flat lead none 20 10 40 30 75 18.3
  flat lead none 20 10 40 30 75 18.0
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead none 16 24 18 42 75 18.8  
  Averages flat lead none 16 24 18 42 75 18.8
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 18.8 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 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (16 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 10 10 60 20 60 44.2
  hills light none 10 20 50 20 60 37.8
  hills light none 10 20 50 20 60 38.9
  hills light light 10 20 50 20 60 40.1
  hills light light 10 20 50 20 60 39.4
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 10 18 52 20 60 40.1  
  Averages hills light light 10 18 52 20 60 40.1
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 40.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 10 30 60 68 27.2
  flat med light 0 10 30 60 68 21.8
  flat med light 0 10 30 60 68 23.6
  flat med light 0 10 30 60 68 29.5
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 10 30 60 68 25.5  
  Averages flat med light 0 10 30 60 68 25.5
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 25.5 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.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 40 30 60 42.6
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 10 20 40 30 60 42.6  
  Averages hills light none 10 20 40 30 60 42.6
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 42.6 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 60 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 10 0 90 68 38.1
  flat med light 0 10 0 90 68 40.2
  flat med light 0 40 0 60 68 33.9
  flat med light 0 25 0 75 74 28.5
  flat med light 0 60 0 40 68 28.0
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 29 0 71 69 33.7  
  Averages flat med light 0 29 0 71 69 33.7
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 33.7 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 71 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (29 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 10 10 50 30 60 39.3
  hills light none 10 10 50 30 60 40.1
  hills med hvy 5 5 0 90 70 45.5
  hills light hvy 10 10 60 20 60 40.7
  hills light hvy 10 10 50 30 60 41.7
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 9 9 42 40 62 41.5  
  Averages hills light light 9 9 42 40 62 41.5
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 41.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (40 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the city (9 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med hvy 0 5 35 60 80 34.1
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, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 34.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 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.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 27.6
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 30.4
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 27.8
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 30.5
  flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 29.4
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 29.1  
  Averages flat med light 10 50 15 25 37 29.1
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 29.1 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.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 15 5 80 70 30.8
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 15 5 80 70 30.8  
  Averages flat light light 0 15 5 80 70 30.8
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 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.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 5 10 15 70 65 27.1
  flat med light 5 5 0 90 70 30.7
  flat med light 5 0 0 95 60 32.2
  flat med light 5 15 20 60 65 26.9
  flat med hvy 5 5 5 85 75 27.7
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 7 8 80 67 28.9  
  Averages flat med light 5 7 8 80 67 28.9
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 28.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2011 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 19 32 48 65 28.6
  flat med hvy 3 65 20 12 75 26.0
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 42 26 30 70 27.3  
  Averages flat med light 2 42 26 30 70 27.3
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 27.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2011 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 1 3 16 80 65 33.0
  flat light light 0 0 4 96 75 36.8
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 1 2 10 88 70 34.9  
  Averages flat light light 1 2 10 88 70 34.9
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 34.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2011 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 27 14 5 55 60 26.5
  flat med light 10 5 25 60 70 25.1
  hills light light 24 4 16 56 65 27.7
  hills med light 10 10 10 70 70 29.0
  hills med light 10 10 10 70 70 26.8
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 16 9 13 62 67 27.0  
  Averages hills med light 16 9 13 62 67 27.0
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 27.0 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 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (16 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in the city (9 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 50 10 30 10 60 22.3
  hills light none 0 11 0 89 65 28.6
  flat med none 0 100 0 0 N/A 21.0
  hills med light 0 25 50 25 70 24.0
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 13 37 20 31 65 24.0  
  Averages hills med none 13 37 20 31 65 24.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (31 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 10 30 60 68 29.7
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 10 30 60 68 29.7  
  Averages flat light light 0 10 30 60 68 29.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 29.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2011 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 0 10 0 90 65 24.5
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 0 10 0 90 65 24.5  
  Averages hills med hvy 0 10 0 90 65 24.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 25 25 25 25 68 25.6
2010.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 25 25 25 25 68 25.6  
  Averages flat med hvy 25 25 25 25 68 25.6
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010.5 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2010.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 5 15 10 70 75 29.8
  flat light none 0 0 25 75 60 24.0
  flat light hvy 5 10 15 70 75 30.4
  flat lead none 5 15 10 70 80 30.4
  flat light light 5 21 21 53 62 31.8
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 12 16 68 70 29.3  
  Averages flat med light 4 12 16 68 70 29.3
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 29.3 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 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (16 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 60 10 30 70 25.6
  flat light none 20 20 25 35 55 23.8
  flat light light 5 21 5 70 70 29.0
  flat light hvy 0 10 20 70 75 28.4
2010 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 6 28 15 51 68 26.7  
  Averages flat light light 6 28 15 51 68 26.7
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 26.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 15 30 15 40 60 29.6
  flat light hvy 5 15 15 65 70 32.1
  flat light hvy 5 0 55 40 70 32.5
  flat light none 15 30 15 40 60 27.2
  flat med hvy 0 6 61 33 70 26.3
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 8 16 32 44 66 29.5  
  Averages flat light light 8 16 32 44 66 29.5
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 29.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 50 50 65 36.4
  flat light none 0 0 75 25 65 35.1
  flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 34.5
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 65 38.5
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 65 37.5
2010 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 65 35 65 36.4  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 65 35 65 36.4
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 36.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (35 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 12 5 83 65 23.6
  flat med none 0 12 5 83 65 22.0
  flat med none 9 9 55 27 60 23.4
  hills med light 75 10 5 10 75 20.8
  flat lead none 5 20 35 40 70 23.1
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 18 13 21 49 67 22.6  
  Averages flat med none 18 13 21 49 67 22.6
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in heavy traffic (18 percent), and in the city (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.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 8 3 62 27 75 30.3
  hills med light 8 5 61 26 70 31.0
  hills med light 15 50 10 25 68 23.5
  flat lead hvy 2 20 45 33 70 25.4
  hills med light 10 25 5 60 74 28.7
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med light 9 21 37 34 71 27.8  
  Averages hills med light 9 21 37 34 71 27.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 27.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (34 percent), in the city (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 0 47 16 37 65 27.4
  flat lead light 0 50 0 50 70 22.7
  flat light none 0 5 10 85 70 24.7
  flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 75 25.6
  flat med none 0 0 75 25 65 24.5
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 20 22 57 69 25.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 20 22 57 69 25.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 80 20 0 N/A 24.3
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 68 40.2
  flat light none 0 80 20 0 N/A 22.6
  flat light none 0 80 20 0 N/A 23.4
2010 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 61 15 24 68 27.6  
  Averages flat light none 0 61 15 24 68 27.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 27.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (24 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 15 10 75 65 23.7
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 15 10 75 65 23.7  
  Averages flat light none 0 15 10 75 65 23.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 23.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 10 0 85 68 26.7
  flat light none 10 80 10 0 N/A 20.7
  flat light none 0 95 0 5 50 21.4
  flat light none 10 60 15 15 50 22.3
  flat light none 10 80 10 0 N/A 24.6
2010 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 7 65 7 21 56 23.1  
  Averages flat light none 7 65 7 21 56 23.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 23.1 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 56 miles per hour (21 percent), in heavy traffic (7 percent), and in the suburbs (7 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 5 0 95 75 26.7
  flat light none 0 10 0 90 70 24.9
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 27.3
  flat light none 0 9 0 91 70 24.0
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 70 24.7
2010 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 6 1 93 71 25.5  
  Averages flat light none 0 6 1 93 71 25.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 93 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (6 percent), in the suburbs (1 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 10 90 62 39.2
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 62 34.6
2009 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 10 90 62 36.9  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 10 90 62 36.9
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 36.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2009 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 25 20 15 40 60 29.0
  hills med light 3 2 25 70 75 31.1
  hills med light 3 2 35 60 75 28.6
  flat light none 5 20 25 50 60 30.1
  flat med none 25 20 15 40 60 29.8
2009 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 12 13 23 52 66 29.7  
  Averages flat med none 12 13 23 52 66 29.7
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 29.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2009 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 30 15 50 68 24.2
  flat med light 3 20 27 50 74 25.6
  flat light none 5 50 10 35 62 22.4
  flat med light 5 40 20 35 81 28.7
  flat lead light 5 30 30 35 80 28.7
2009 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 34 20 41 73 25.9  
  Averages flat med none 5 34 20 41 73 25.9
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (34 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 5 95 70 27.0
  flat med none 0 0 15 85 70 22.0
  flat med none 21 25 25 29 70 25.4
  flat med light 0 20 70 10 70 22.3
  flat med light 10 10 30 50 70 28.2
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 6 11 29 54 70 25.0  
  Averages flat med none 6 11 29 54 70 25.0
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage 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 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 15 15 35 35 74 28.0
  flat light light 5 10 10 75 62 31.8
  flat lead light 0 5 20 75 65 26.5
  flat med light 0 5 20 75 65 29.9
  flat med light 0 5 5 90 70 32.0
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 8 18 70 67 29.6  
  Averages flat med light 4 8 18 70 67 29.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 29.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (8 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.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 20 80 75 24.3
  flat light light 0 30 30 40 70 24.7
  flat light light 0 30 40 30 70 20.6
  flat light light 0 0 20 80 70 28.5
  flat light light 0 0 25 75 70 30.9
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 12 27 61 71 25.8  
  Averages flat light light 0 12 27 61 71 25.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Mazda Mazda3 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 (27 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 90 0 10 65 24.3
  flat light hvy 10 60 10 20 70 25.9
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 60 40.0
  flat med light 0 5 0 95 65 34.7
  hills med light 0 15 0 85 65 32.0
2008.5 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 2 34 2 62 65 31.4  
  Averages flat med light 2 34 2 62 65 31.4
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 31.4 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 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (34 percent), in heavy traffic (2 percent), and in the suburbs (2 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 20 10 70 70 29.1
  flat light none 0 11 89 0 N/A 25.1
2008.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 16 50 35 70 27.1  
  Averages flat light light 0 16 50 35 70 27.1
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 43.6
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 43.3
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 41.1
  flat med none 0 20 0 80 60 44.6
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 40.3
2008.5 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 42.6  
  Averages flat med light 0 20 0 80 60 42.6
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 42.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 5 5 25 65 60 26.8
  hills med hvy 5 65 10 20 70 26.0
  flat med light 5 5 20 70 75 5.0
  flat light none 1 95 1 3 65 22.0
  flat lead hvy 5 5 70 20 85 28.3
2008.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 35 25 36 71 21.6  
  Averages flat med light 4 35 25 36 71 21.6
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 21.6 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 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 5 45 50 60 28.5
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 5 45 50 60 28.5  
  Averages flat med none 0 5 45 50 60 28.5
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 28.5 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 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (45 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 50 50 0 N/A 22.9
  flat med none 0 5 0 95 70 29.8
  flat light none 66 17 17 0 N/A 27.5
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 22 24 22 32 70 26.7  
  Averages flat med none 22 24 22 32 70 26.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 26.7 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 32 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in heavy traffic (22 percent), and in the suburbs (22 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 10 15 75 60 27.8
  flat light light 10 7 0 83 70 28.0
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 5 9 8 79 65 27.9  
  Averages flat light light 5 9 8 79 65 27.9
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 27.9 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 79 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (9 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 67 17 17 0 N/A 27.2
2008.5 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 67 17 17 0 0 27.2  
  Averages flat light none 67 17 17 0 0 27.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 27.2 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 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 0 5 90 65 35.3
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 0 5 90 65 35.3  
  Averages flat light none 5 0 5 90 65 35.3
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 35.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 20 20 60 75 24.0
  flat light hvy 30 50 10 10 70 23.5
  flat med light 25 50 25 0 N/A 24.0
  mtns lead none 0 0 0 100 80 26.5
  flat med light 35 50 10 5 60 23.7
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 18 34 13 35 71 24.3  
  Averages flat med light 18 34 13 35 71 24.3
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 24.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (34 percent), in heavy traffic (18 percent), and in the suburbs (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.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C 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 0 0 3 97 56 35.6
  flat med none 5 5 15 75 62 30.2
  flat med none 10 0 30 60 75 31.5
  flat med none 0 20 60 20 62 34.6
  flat light none 5 10 5 80 62 33.6
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 4 7 23 66 63 33.1  
  Averages flat med none 4 7 23 66 63 33.1
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 33.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 10 30 60 74 32.7
  flat med none 20 20 30 30 74 28.0
  flat med none 0 0 0 0 N/A 26.5
  flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 62 39.9
  flat med none 9 0 18 73 80 26.9
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 6 6 17 52 73 30.8  
  Averages flat med none 6 6 17 52 73 30.8
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 30.8 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 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 percent), in heavy traffic (6 percent), and in the city (6 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 9 36 0 55 65 22.4
  flat med none 5 0 0 95 75 27.3
  flat light none 5 40 0 55 65 25.0
  flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 21.4
  flat med none 5 0 0 95 75 25.0
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 24.2  
  Averages flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 24.2
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 60 30 0 10 80 19.0
  flat med none 5 5 70 20 60 27.0
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 33 18 35 15 70 23.0  
  Averages flat med none 33 18 35 15 70 23.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (33 percent), in the city (18 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (15 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 10 20 35 35 70 26.4
  hills light hvy 5 60 5 30 70 25.0
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med hvy 8 40 20 33 70 25.7  
  Averages hills med hvy 8 40 20 33 70 25.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 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 70 miles per hour (33 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 100 0 N/A 25.6
  flat med none 10 20 20 50 60 27.0
  flat lead hvy 25 5 5 65 80 24.8
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 12 8 42 38 70 25.8  
  Averages flat med light 12 8 42 38 70 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 in the suburbs (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (38 percent), in heavy traffic (12 percent), and in the city (8 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 70 5 20 70 25.2
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 70 5 20 70 25.2  
  Averages flat med light 5 70 5 20 70 25.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 25.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 5 20 70 70 29.2
  flat med hvy 0 10 40 50 75 28.0
  flat light light 0 10 0 90 70 27.0
  flat light light 6 83 0 11 70 18.7
  flat v.lt none 0 0 100 0 N/A 25.6
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 2 22 32 44 71 25.7  
  Averages flat light light 2 22 32 44 71 25.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med hvy 20 70 0 10 70 23.0
  hills light none 20 70 0 10 70 19.9
  hills light none 20 70 0 10 70 24.0
  hills light none 0 20 0 80 60 27.7
  hills light none 20 30 30 20 60 24.1
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 16 52 6 26 66 23.7  
  Averages hills light none 16 52 6 26 66 23.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 23.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (26 percent), in heavy traffic (16 percent), and in the suburbs (6 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 26.4
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 26.4  
  Averages flat light none 5 15 20 60 70 26.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 20 70 0 10 70 23.0
  hills med hvy 20 70 0 10 70 25.0
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 32.0
  flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 26.0
  hills med light 10 30 30 30 68 24.0
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 10 34 26 30 70 26.0  
  Averages hills med light 10 34 26 30 70 26.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 34 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 (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 5 25 40 30 70 25.8
  flat med none 0 80 0 20 62 21.4
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 70 27.2
  flat med light 0 0 50 50 70 31.5
  flat lead light 20 40 0 40 74 22.4
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 29 28 38 69 25.7  
  Averages flat med light 5 29 28 38 69 25.7
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 25.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 80 0 10 60 22.1
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 80 0 10 60 22.1  
  Averages flat light light 10 80 0 10 60 22.1
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 2 5 3 90 68 35.1
  flat med none 0 0 75 25 55 31.1
  flat light none 0 2 0 98 74 30.2
  flat light light 35 35 10 20 65 28.4
  flat med none 0 5 5 90 55 38.2
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 7 9 19 65 63 32.6  
  Averages flat light none 7 9 19 65 63 32.6
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 32.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (19 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light hvy 2 5 23 70 65 29.6
  flat med light 10 0 80 10 70 26.0
  flat med light 10 20 30 40 75 28.0
  flat med light 10 0 80 10 70 29.0
  flat med hvy 10 0 80 10 70 27.0
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 8 5 59 28 70 27.9  
  Averages flat med light 8 5 59 28 70 27.9
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 27.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 5 50 0 45 70 30.9
  hills light none 0 22 44 33 60 25.7
  hills light none 0 22 44 33 50 25.8
  hills lead none 0 22 44 33 60 24.2
  hills light none 0 22 44 33 60 28.1
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light none 1 28 35 35 60 26.9  
  Averages hills light none 1 28 35 35 60 26.9
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 26.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (28 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 15 30 5 50 70 26.2
  flat light hvy 0 5 10 85 60 32.0
  flat med hvy 5 5 10 80 62 22.4
  hills med none 5 60 5 30 56 22.4
  flat med none 5 5 10 80 62 24.0
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 21 8 65 62 25.4  
  Averages flat med light 6 21 8 65 62 25.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L 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 62 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (21 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 20 60 20 60 21.7
  flat med none 5 10 15 70 74 22.2
  flat med light 30 25 40 5 70 19.2
  hills lead none 5 10 15 70 81 23.5
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 10 16 33 41 71 21.7  
  Averages flat med none 10 16 33 41 71 21.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 21.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 15 20 25 40 70 30.4
  flat med hvy 5 15 50 30 70 28.0
  flat lead light 2 5 3 90 70 26.9
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 7 13 26 53 70 28.4  
  Averages flat med light 7 13 26 53 70 28.4
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 28.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 53 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 (7 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 10 20 50 20 62 16.7
  flat light hvy 0 42 44 15 60 27.1
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 5 31 47 18 61 21.9  
  Averages hills med light 5 31 47 18 61 21.9
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 30 0 65 70 32.1
  flat light none 10 15 10 65 65 27.5
  hills light none 0 29 33 38 70 30.2
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 25 14 56 68 29.9  
  Averages flat light none 5 25 14 56 68 29.9
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 29.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 0 0 10 90 70 34.1
  hills light light 0 0 40 60 70 26.5
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 0 0 25 75 70 30.3  
  Averages hills light hvy 0 0 25 75 70 30.3
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 30.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 10 15 10 65 65 29.2
  flat light none 5 89 5 0 N/A 22.0
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 8 52 8 33 65 25.6  
  Averages flat light none 8 52 8 33 65 25.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (33 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the suburbs (8 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 20 60 20 74 28.0
  flat med light 2 0 60 38 65 27.0
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 1 10 60 29 70 27.5  
  Averages flat med light 1 10 60 29 70 27.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 27.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (29 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 20 25 50 80 26.5
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 20 25 50 80 26.5  
  Averages flat med none 5 20 25 50 80 26.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 26.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (20 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 not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 10 80 10 75 25.8
  flat med none 0 25 25 50 65 32.0
  flat med hvy 0 25 25 50 65 28.0
  flat light light 5 5 50 40 65 25.0
  flat med hvy 0 5 10 86 65 27.1
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 1 14 38 47 67 27.6  
  Averages flat med light 1 14 38 47 67 27.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 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 67 miles per hour (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (38 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 2 5 3 90 70 28.8
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 2 5 3 90 70 28.8  
  Averages flat lead light 2 5 3 90 70 28.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 28.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in the suburbs (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 40 45 0 15 75 20.4
  flat lead light 22 22 26 30 75 24.8
  flat med light 0 0 75 25 55 26.5
  flat med light 80 20 0 0 N/A 18.8
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 36 22 25 18 68 22.6  
  Averages flat lead light 36 22 25 18 68 22.6
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (22 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (18 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 20 40 10 30 80 23.7
  flat med none 5 20 25 50 80 28.4
  flat lead light 0 5 0 95 85 26.8
  flat lead light 20 15 10 55 75 28.0
  flat med light 20 15 10 55 75 27.0
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat lead light 13 19 11 57 79 26.8  
  Averages flat lead light 13 19 11 57 79 26.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Mazda Mazda3 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 79 miles per hour (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (19 percent), in heavy traffic (13 percent), and in the suburbs (11 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 15 0 40 45 70 27.2
  hills light hvy 15 0 40 45 70 26.1
  hills light hvy 15 0 40 45 70 24.8
  flat med light 67 22 0 11 60 20.0
  hills light light 15 0 40 45 70 26.1
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light hvy 25 4 32 38 68 24.8  
  Averages hills light hvy 25 4 32 38 68 24.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2007 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 50 30 15 5 56 16.8
  flat lead hvy 50 30 15 5 56 16.0
2006.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat lead hvy 50 30 15 5 56 16.4  
  Averages flat lead hvy 50 30 15 5 56 16.4
With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006.5 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 16.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2006.5 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 5 75 15 5 60 27.0
  flat light light 0 33 33 33 55 28.7
  flat med light 10 30 10 50 75 28.3
  flat med light 10 30 10 50 62 29.4
  flat med light 10 20 20 50 62 26.1
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 7 38 18 38 63 27.9  
  Averages flat med light 7 38 18 38 63 27.9
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 27.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (38 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 20 60 20 75 26.4
  flat light none 0 20 10 70 75 30.4
  flat light light 5 25 50 20 60 25.0
  flat light none 10 20 60 10 65 23.5
  flat med none 0 50 40 10 65 23.1
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 3 27 44 26 68 25.7  
  Averages flat light none 3 27 44 26 68 25.7
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 25.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (26 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 20 20 50 65 30.0
  flat light light 80 10 5 5 60 22.0
  flat med none 5 5 30 60 65 32.0
  hills med hvy 1 14 14 70 75 28.9
  flat med none 0 10 20 70 65 27.2
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 19 12 18 51 66 28.0  
  Averages flat med light 19 12 18 51 66 28.0
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2006 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 5 95 90 30.0
  flat light none 10 50 30 10 60 34.2
  flat med light 0 80 20 0 N/A 29.0
  flat med light 0 40 20 40 60 32.0
  flat lead none 0 80 0 20 74 19.2
2006 4dr Sedan 150-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 2 50 15 33 71 28.9  
  Averages flat med none 2 50 15 33 71 28.9
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 28.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2006 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 40 60 55 33.0
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 30.2
  flat med light 0 0 40 60 60 30.0
  hills med light 10 10 50 30 75 26.4
  hills light none 24 21 25 30 65 32.0
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 7 6 33 54 66 30.3  
  Averages flat med light 7 6 33 54 66 30.3
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 30.3 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 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in heavy traffic (7 percent), and in the city (6 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 5 30 60 65 29.6
  flat light hvy 0 10 80 10 65 23.0
  flat light light 5 45 15 35 65 24.6
  flat light light 50 30 10 10 62 25.3
  flat light none 10 25 5 60 75 30.8
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 14 23 28 35 66 26.7  
  Averages flat light light 14 23 28 35 66 26.7
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 26.7 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 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (14 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 5 95 68 30.5
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 74 33.1
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 74 30.5
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 80 28.0
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 74 30.2
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 0 4 96 74 30.5  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 4 96 74 30.5
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 30.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 96 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (4 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 65 25 10 60 26.8
  flat light none 0 10 20 70 70 29.0
  flat med none 0 70 30 0 N/A 25.6
  flat med none 0 65 25 10 60 26.5
  flat lead hvy 10 65 15 10 85 25.0
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 55 23 20 69 26.6  
  Averages flat med light 2 55 23 20 69 26.6
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 26.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 25 25 25 25 60 29.0
  flat med none 5 5 5 85 65 35.0
  flat light light 10 20 10 60 60 32.0
  hills med none 10 40 20 30 60 26.0
  flat light none 10 40 20 30 70 26.0
2005 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 12 26 16 46 63 29.6  
  Averages flat light none 12 26 16 46 63 29.6
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 29.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in the suburbs (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 70 20 0 N/A 27.5
  flat med none 20 30 50 0 N/A 32.9
  flat med none 3 2 10 85 70 28.3
  hills light none 0 5 0 95 65 34.9
  mtns light light 2 70 3 25 70 31.0
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med none 7 35 17 41 68 30.9  
  Averages hills med none 7 35 17 41 68 30.9
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 30.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in the suburbs (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 9 11 23 57 75 27.5
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 9 11 23 57 75 27.5  
  Averages flat med none 9 11 23 57 75 27.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 27.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 3 2 10 85 70 30.3
  mtns light light 23 23 25 29 70 32.0
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med light 13 13 18 57 70 31.2  
  Averages hills med light 13 13 18 57 70 31.2
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 31.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead hvy 0 80 10 10 85 20.9
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead hvy 0 80 10 10 85 20.9  
  Averages flat lead hvy 0 80 10 10 85 20.9
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 20.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 10 50 35 75 28.0
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 10 50 35 75 28.0  
  Averages flat light none 5 10 50 35 75 28.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 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 75 miles per hour (35 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 10 60 25 60 24.0
  flat med light 15 35 0 50 70 25.0
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 23 30 38 65 24.5  
  Averages flat med light 10 23 30 38 65 24.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 30 50 20 0 N/A 28.2
  flat med none 15 7 3 75 68 23.5
  hills med none 5 20 50 25 65 25.7
  flat med light 10 10 0 80 70 28.3
  hills med light 10 20 30 40 80 24.7
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 14 21 21 44 71 26.1  
  Averages flat med none 14 21 21 44 71 26.1
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 26.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (21 percent), in the suburbs (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (14 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 15 10 5 70 80 25.0
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 15 10 5 70 80 25.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 15 10 5 70 80 25.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (15 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in the suburbs (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 23 6 2 69 75 30.5
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 23 6 2 69 75 30.5  
  Averages flat med light 23 6 2 69 75 30.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 30.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (23 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in the suburbs (2 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 20 70 0 10 62 23.8
  hills light none 20 22 24 33 60 25.0
  flat med hvy 15 70 0 15 75 23.3
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 18 54 8 19 66 24.0  
  Averages flat light light 18 54 8 19 66 24.0
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 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 66 miles per hour (19 percent), in heavy traffic (18 percent), and in the suburbs (8 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 30 0 70 85 30.4
  flat med none 10 10 40 40 75 29.0
  flat light none 0 4 2 94 75 31.1
  flat med light 10 30 25 35 68 25.6
  flat lead hvy 0 80 0 20 85 22.9
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 4 31 13 52 78 27.8  
  Averages flat med none 4 31 13 52 78 27.8
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 27.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 78 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 10 10 75 75 30.5
  flat med hvy 10 10 50 30 70 25.0
  flat med light 50 8 5 38 70 26.0
  flat light light 5 5 32 59 65 25.2
  flat light light 0 0 35 65 65 25.0
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 14 7 26 53 69 26.3  
  Averages flat med light 14 7 26 53 69 26.3
With the 167-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 26.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in heavy traffic (14 percent), and in the city (7 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 20 20 50 70 35.0
  flat med none 30 20 20 30 74 22.4
  hills med none 0 15 15 70 60 31.2
  hills med none 0 15 15 70 75 29.8
2004 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 10 18 18 55 70 29.6  
  Averages hills med none 10 18 18 55 70 29.6
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 29.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2004 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light light 0 10 20 70 75 30.0
  flat med hvy 5 15 20 60 75 30.0
  flat med light 5 5 30 60 74 27.7
2004 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 3 10 23 63 75 29.2  
  Averages flat med light 3 10 23 63 75 29.2
With the 148-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Mazda Mazda3 gas mileage has been averaging 29.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

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

In addition the average 2004 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 20 80 65 28.0
  flat light none 0 0 90 10 75 26.8
  flat light hvy 20 40 20 20 65 24.6
  flat light hvy 30 30 20 20 65 24.0
  flat light none 40 40 15 5 62 20.5
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 18 22 33 27 66 24.8  
  Averages flat light light 18 22 33 27 66 24.8
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Mazda Mazda3 fuel economy has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (27 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (18 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 11 22 11 56 70 29.0
  flat med light 10 10 60 20 68 28.7
  flat med light 0 0 0 100 75 33.0
  flat med light 10 15 10 65 75 27.5
  flat light none 0 90 0 10 62 29.4
2004 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 27 16 50 70 29.5  
  Averages flat med light 6 27 16 50 70 29.5
With the 155-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 29.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), in the suburbs (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

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

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

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

Mazda Mazda3 Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Mazda Mazda3's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.