We are 107,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

Mazda Mazda3 MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
19 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2006 2006 4dr Hatch 167-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp manual FWD 28.53
See all data
With the 184-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 28.53 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 42.3 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (23 percent), in heavy traffic (9.8 percent), and in the suburbs (0 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.
2006 2006 4dr Hatch 184-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.2
See all data
2006 2006 4dr Sedan 167-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp manual FWD 28.25
See all data
2006 2006 4dr Sedan 184-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 26.13
See all data
2006 2006 4dr Sedan 148-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 30.22
See all data
2006 2006 4dr Sedan 148-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28.03
See all data

Return to top

Was this information useful?

We're glad we could help! Share this page:

We're so sorry! Tell us how we can improve it.

See TrueDelta's information for all Sedans and Hatchbacks.
See TrueDelta's information for all Mazda models.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2006 Mazda Mazda3

2006 Mazda Mazda3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have a very heavy foot & I get much better mileage than I expected. 10km/litre see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
good fuel economy for a car with a small amount of punch to it. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I get around 28 city/ 34 highway MPG which is a lot better then my pig of a Nissan Maxima got! I feel given the overall performance and fun factor found here, the numbers are amazing. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
i always got 400 miles / tank :) see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
you can drive it hard and still get great fuel economy see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Given its performance, it has remarkable economy. When babied on the highway, I can get 38+mpg. In the city with a leadfoot, I get about 23. On average is 28-30 MPG. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
good on gas, see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Better than average for the engine size. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
My daily commute of 37 miles each way yields an impressive 32mpg on the highway. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
being a hatchback, I was able to take my wife and son and all of his college gear (pretty much a full load) and still get 31.5 MPG. Around town it typically gets 25 to 27 which is acceptable for the type of driving I do see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 Mazda Mazda3 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
21 average gets expensive. But again, performance has its price. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have a very heavy foot and 90% of my driving is around town. I am getting about 24 mpg on average which is underwhelming. Having said that I only averaged 27 mpg on a 92 Civic with a 1.5L motor. I have a gift for getting poor mileage with any car. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
lower than others in the class, but, a price you pay for the added performance. I would not trade that, but, it would be nice if they could keep the performance and improve mileage. if mileage is a major issue for you, this might bug you. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Again, not bad. I average 26 mpg around my suburban town. Still not as good as the Civic. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The city mpg is only 20 and that is driving conservatively. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Sub par for the segment driving under mixed city/highway conditions. Really tanks in the winter. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
It is on the low side; granted, the engine has a good amount of torque. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
No where close to what they claim in mileage see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I typically get around 25 mpg, though it might be improving. Will see on an upcoming trip. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
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. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
 

2006 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.