2014 Mazda 3: Fuel Economy Update for September
October 6, 2014
September was a good month for our 2014 Mazda 3. We put on about 1,800 miles, and that included Phil's trip up and back to the Sierra for a hiking trip. Overall, we posted a slightly better fuel economy than what we achieved in prior months.
For the month, we averaged 32 mpg. That helped out our Mazda 3's lifetime average, which now stands at a record-high 29.3 mpg. We're still below the EPA estimated 31 mpg, but 29 isn't too shabby. Somehow, I also managed to post a new record range this month: 358 miles. But it looks like there's even more potential, as that was on a 10.7-gallon fill. I looked back at our log, and a few other drivers have added about 11.5 gallons.
Worst Fill MPG: 22.2
Best Fill MPG: 41.1
Average Lifetime MPG: 29.3
EPA MPG Rating: 31 Combined (27 City/37 Highway Combined)
Best Range: 358 miles
Current Odometer: 14,867 miles
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 14,867 miles