2014 Mazda 3: Fuel Economy Update for August
September 5, 2014
We put 1,884 miles on our 2014 Mazda 3 during the month of August, burning 67.1 gallons of 87-octane fuel along the way. We averaged 28.1 mpg during that time, which dropped our lifetime average from 29.1 mpg down to 28.9, taking us a little further away from the EPA’s 31-mpg combined fuel economy rating.
We achieved our best range to date during August, at 343.8 miles, when the Mazda 3 was in the hands of Josh Jacquot. Now Josh prides himself on many, many things in life, one of which is pushing a car closer to the brink of complete fuel-depletion than any other editor. Or any sane person.
Worst Fill MPG: 22.2 mpg
Best Fill MPG: 41.1 mpg
Average Lifetime MPG: 28.9 mpg
EPA MPG Rating: 31 Combined (27 City/37 Highway)
Best Range: 343.8 miles
Current Odometer: 12,761 miles
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 12,761 miles