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Mazda Mazda3 MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
16 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 17 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 15 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 18 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2008 2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 6-sp manual FWD 25.03
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With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 25.03 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 66.4 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (14.3 percent), in heavy traffic (7.3 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2008 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
2008 2008 4dr Hatch 167-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp manual FWD 25.31
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2008 2008 4dr Hatch 184-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 25.76
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 167-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp manual FWD 35.31
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 184-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 24.7
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 148-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 30.97
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 148-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 30.91
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2008 Mazda Mazda3

2008 Mazda Mazda3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Its not class leading (like the Civic), but its not bad and for the performance completely acceptable. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Very reasonable considering the available performance. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
With a manual transmission it is common to get just over 30mpg without hypermiling. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I am a very spirited driver! Translation: I put my foot in it! I drive this car hard and it still gives me 480km/tank at $1.06/ltr. In Canada, that translates to a very conservative figure of $50 every 2-2.5 weeks. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2009 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
32+ Hwy. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
fuel economy sucks if you push it, big surprise. you can do high 20s if you are cruising at 65 see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
carful driving has netted me 37 mpg highway. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I traded in a 2006 Frontier with a 4.0L engine. Basically I drove the vehicle to and from work. The mazda 3 has good fuel economy compared to the truck. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Gets over 30 MPG see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I can get 27 mpmg in my daily city & highway commute with 5-spd manual and 2.3 engine. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 Mazda Mazda3 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
We average aprox 22MPG. Dont buy the Speed version of the Mazda 3 if your looking for fuel economy. Buy it if you have a smile pasted on your face when you drive. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
10.5L avg for 100kms for the 2.3L 5 spd engine. Not as good as some of the competitors. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I wish it was better. I get about 23MPG in the city and 27 combined city/highway. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Runs premium, burns through fuel fairly quickly with a lot of spirited driving. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
only 22 MPG highway - with a lead foot. My RAV4 V6 gets the same MPG see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
20mpg average for me, mostly city driving see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
needs premium gas see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
economy is average, but not the main reason to purchase. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
<20 MPG average see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Best case mileage is about as good as the worst case with the Civic. Between higher fuel and insurance costs, the total cost of ownership on the Speed3 made it not worth the extra money in spite of superior performance... to me see full Mazda Mazda3 review
 

2008 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.