The 2016 Mazda3 MPG Ratings are Impressive

September 25th, 2015 by

If you’ve been looking for a compact sedan or hatchback that offers dynamic styling, a well-appointed cabin, and powertrain setup that offers dynamic performance while still coming through with money-saving fuel economy, then you’re bound to be impressed by the 2016 Mazda3 mpg ratings. No matter how you spin it, Mazda has engineered winning performance with this model.

Mazda3 Fuel Economy

Available in both sedan and hatchback formats, the Mazda3 comes in three different that correspond to the two available engine choices.

  • 2.0L Four-Cylinder: The 2016 Mazda3 starting engine is a 2.0L inline-four that offers incredible fuel economy. With the six-speed automatic transmission, this powertrain can achieve an EPA-estimated 41 mpg highway and 30 mpg city, while the six-speed manual gets almost the same at an EPA-estimated 41 mpg highway and 29 mpg city.
  • 2.5L Four-Cylinder: Opting for the more powerful 2.5L four-cylinder engine doesn’t mean you have to compromise on efficiency. In fact, when you opt for the i-Eloop regenerative braking system available on 2016 Mazda3 i Grand Touring models, you’ll get up to an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway and 29 mpg city. Even if you don’t, standard fuel economy comes in at up to 39 mpg highway and 28 mpg city with the automatic transmission, or 37 mpg highway and 25 mpg city with the manual.

Mazda3 Performance

With fuel economy numbers that high, you might be surprised to find out that the 2016 Mazda3 is actually incredibly engaging to drive as well, thanks in part to its finely tuned suspension and receptive steering. Add to that the 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque on the 2.0L engine, or 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque on the 2.5L engine, and you’re experiencing a performance you wouldn’t usually find in a car with a starting MSRP under $18,000.


It’s not just by chance that the 2016 Mazda3 is able to achieve such incredible numbers on both sides of the performance-fuel efficiency dichotomy. It is only through harnessing the strengths of Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY that this has been achieved. SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY is comprised of Mazda’s innovative engine, transmission, transmission, and braking systems and has been designed to help traditional combustion engines harness their maximum potential while eliminating as much poorly used energy as possible.

Test Drive the 2016 Mazda3 at Cox Mazda

Are you ready to experience the 2016 Mazda3 fuel economy for yourself? Then get to Cox Mazda at 3101 Cortez Rd. W. in Bradenton, FL today!