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Mazda Mazda3 Fuel Economy Data

4dr Sedan 156-hp 2.3L I4 5-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 lead light 0 10 30 60 75 28.500
flat lead none 0 11 6 83 75 22.700
mtns lead none 0 0 0 100 80 26.500
flat med light 35 50 10 5 60 23.700
flat med light 25 50 25 0 N/A 24.000
flat light hvy 30 50 10 10 70 23.500
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flat med none 0 20 20 60 75 24.000

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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 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
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 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
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 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
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 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Based upon the new (2008) ratings, I expected to get well over the window-sticker 32 MPG highway rating. I have not been disappointed. I have gotten anywhere from 33 to 41 MPG on long road trips and have averaged right around 34 MPG in everyday driving. 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 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 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 turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
<20 MPG average 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
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 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
needs premium gas 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 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 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 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 Mazda Mazda3 Gas Mileage (MPG)

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