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Fuel Economy Update for April - 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 S Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 12
edited May 9 in Mazda
imageFuel Economy Update for April - 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 S Long-Term Road Test

Going with the larger four-cylinder engine in the Mazda 3 means slightly decreased mileage, but the performance payoff is worth it.

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Comments

  • zimtheinvaderzimtheinvader Posts: 40

    It would be nice if there was a somewhat controlled test loop you would do for a baseline mpg. That way we'd know how much was enthusiastic driving and how much was unreasonable epa ratings.

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,504
    edited May 10

    Not bad. My 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 with a Hypertech tune pulls down over 30 if I keep it under 75 on the interstate. It has averaged @27 mpg over the seven years and 136k miles I've owned it. I'm more than happy with the fuel economy considering its current power output. That said, I'm hoping a Mazdaspeed version of the current 3 is in the pipeline; I really like the current 3, it just needs about 150 more hp...

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • novicenovice Posts: 64

    After six weeks and over 1,000 miles my wife's 2.5 2015 hatchback is averaging 32.2 mpg. This is mixed driving. Obviously better on the highway and less in town. The only trip we took was some Interstate then some winding roads with hills. On that jaunt we were almost 35 mpg.

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