2014 Mazda 3: Fuel Economy Update For May
June 4, 2014
May was a pretty normal month for our 2014 Mazda 3. We put on about 1,600 miles and posted fuel economy similar to what we achieved in prior months.
For the month, we averaged 28.2 mpg. That had a minimal impact on our Mazda 3's lifetime average, which stands at 28.6 mpg. Somewhat discouragingly, in my opinion, is that we're still off the pace of the EPA's 31 mpg in combined driving. Granted, 2.5 mpg or so below is actually pretty typical for one of our long-term cars. But it seems like Mazdas of late are often overachievers. We were only 1 mpg below in our 2014 Mazda CX-5, for instance.
Maybe we just need to add a few more long-distance drives to our Mazda 3. We've still got plenty of time.
Worst Fill MPG: 22.2
Best Fill MPG: 41.1
Average Lifetime MPG: 28.9
EPA MPG Rating: 31 Combined (27 City/37 Highway)
Best Range: 342.2 miles
Current Odometer: 7,729 miles
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 7,729 miles