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Mazda Mazda3 Fuel Economy Data

4dr Sedan 150-hp 2.0L I4 4-sp shiftable automatic FWD

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
flat med light 10 20 20 50 65 30.000
flat med none 5 5 30 60 65 32.000
flat light light 80 10 5 5 60 22.000
hills med hvy 1 14 14 70 75 28.902
flat med none 0 10 20 70 65 27.234

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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 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
i always got 400 miles / tank :) 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
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 manual FWD
good on gas, 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 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 Mazda Mazda3 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.

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