2014 Mazda 3: Fuel Economy Update for April
May 8, 2014
It was a busy month of weekly test cars here at the office so our long-term Mazda 3 didn't get as many miles on it as usual. Those who did get behind the wheel clearly enjoyed the powerful 2.5-liter engine as the mileage figures dipped below 30 mpg on several of the tanks.
With an overall average of 28.9 mpg, our Mazda 3 is still not quite meeting its EPA combined rating of 32 mpg. Not surprising given that it encourages you to drive it hard with its quick steering and capable chassis. We'll put some additional highway miles on it in May to see if that overall number edges up a little.
Worst Fill MPG: 22.2
Best Fill MPG: 41.1
Average Lifetime MPG: 28.9
EPA MPG Rating: 32 Combined (28 City/39 Highway)
Best Range: 342.2 miles
Current Odometer: 903 miles
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 6,173 miles