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Mazda Mazda3 MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
17 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 23 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 18 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 17 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 20 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 21 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 24 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 19 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 15 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 18 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 17 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 28 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 15 vehicles
44 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
45 miles per gallon 5 vehicles
46 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
47 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
48 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
49 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
50 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
51 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
52 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
53 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
54 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
55 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
56 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
57 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
58 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
59 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
60 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
61 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
62 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
63 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
64 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
65 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
66 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
67 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
68 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
69 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
70 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
71 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
72 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
73 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
74 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
75 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
76 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
77 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
78 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
79 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
80 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
81 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
82 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
83 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
84 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
85 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
86 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 6-sp manual FWD 21.69
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With the turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 has been averaging 21.69 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 34.1 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28.1 percent), in heavy traffic (12.6 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
2012 2012 4dr Hatch 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 29.69
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 36.34
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 35.04
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan 155-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 31.05
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2012 2012 4dr Sedan 148-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 24.98
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 Mazda Mazda3

2012 Mazda Mazda3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
30+mpg avg since new; starting to improve to around 33mpg per tankful, mixed driving, more town than highway see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This car does very well.. I drive mostly highway during the week, but a lot of rush hour driving means lots of stop and go. Even with that and the around town driving I do on the weekends, I am still averaging 38.1 MPG! see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Hard to beat 40 mpg in a car that drives as well and has the performance of the Mazda3. Most ZOOM ZOOM for the price of any car I test drove. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I drive it on the highway at a constant speed of about 78 with the cruise control on, for my daily commute . Very little traffic on my commute, and speed limit is 70. I get about 33 mpg, or 380 miles per tank. I've found that long-range runs of an hour or more seems to burn out the gunk, and I have better fuel economy for the next week or two. I figure driving near 80 is killing the advertised 39 mpg with the Skyactiv engine. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
While reviews are mixed, the Skyactiv engine delivers as promised for me. With over 70% city/suburb driving, I've yet to average under 30mpg (odo/pump). Set the cruise control at 65-70 and > 40mpg is easy on a flat highway. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Excellent fuel economy with the skyactiv 155hp engine see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
great gas mileage even for a lead-foot like myself. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 Mazda Mazda3 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Fuel economy has been OK. I usually do a 50/50 mix and in good weather, I get in the high 7s/100km or about 30 MPG. In the cold weather, it's been closer to 9L/100km or about 26 MPG. Strangely, it's about the same economy I got with my 99 Civic w/ 4 spd auto. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2011 4dr Hatch 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
22 mpg (city) in a car this small is abysmal. 27 highway is worse. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have the Grand Touring model with the upped engine. Fuel economy is very poor compared to other cars in its class. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
 

2012 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.