The 2021 Mazda 3 comes with an array of engines that are turbocharged and non-turbocharged for 2 kinds of body: a sedan and hatchback. The fuel economy estimated for the models are differentiated according to the availability of trims and engine. The base Mazda 3 with a standard 2.0 litre four-cylinder Sedan is estimated to give an EPA rating of 28 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg combined. Its 2.5 Litre non-turbo engine shows a little less EPA ratings of 26/35/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined. Onto the turbocharged hatchback model AWD yields gas mileage of 23 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg combined. On a real-test drive, both drive types were able to amp an increase of 2-3 mpg rating on a 200-mile highway drive. The base 3 sedan can run up to 409 miles by consuming 3.2 gallons/ 100 miles of fuel and the hatchback can run up to 330 miles by consuming 3.8 gallons/ 100 miles of fuel.
In the segment of powerful turbo engine sedans, the Mazda 3 competes well with the 2021 Honda Civic and the 2021 Toyota Corolla. The agile handling Honda Civic is estimated to give gas mileage of 30 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway and 33 mpg combined. On average, it can run upto 409 miles by consuming 3.0 gallons/ 100 miles of fuel. The latter Toyota Corolla gives 31 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway and 34 mpg combined. This fuel efficient car is estimated to run upto 449 miles on 2.9 gallons/100 miles of fuel consumption on a fuel tank capacity of 13.2 gallons.
The 2021 Mazda 3 has all the accent of a refined and athletic compact car which is manufactured by Mazda from Japan. The 2021 Mazda 3 comes in sedan and hatchback drive types. You can select your drive type in these following trims: Base 2.0, 2.5 S, Select, Preferred, Premium, 2.5 Turbo and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus. The base model comes with the standard 2.0L 4-cylinder power engine with an upgraded Infotainment system. The mid-range model enjoys standard features like the heated front seats and power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory settings. On the top-tier models, the design attaches navigation, SiriusSM satellite radio, and 12-speaker Bose stereo system like functions.
As of July, 2021 the price of Mazda 3 in its two drive types are mentioned below.
|BODY STYLE||TRIM||Price in USD (MRSP)|
|HATCHBACK||2.5 S hatchback||$22,650|
|2.5 Turbo Premium Plus||$33,900|
|2.5 S Sedan||$21,650|
|2.5 Turbo Premium Plus||$32,600|
In the UK, the 2021 Mazda 3 SE-L hatchback trims starts from £21,805.
Specifications of Mazda 3
The Mazda 3 offers three different four-cylinder engines starting with 2.0 liters on the base sedan. It makes 155 horsepower and comes in only front-wheel drive. Moving up to the 186 horsepower 2.5 liter four-cylinder comes with an all-wheel drive system. Lastly, the most offering 250 horsepower turbocharged 2.5 liter. Buyers can get a six-speed manual but only if they stick with front-wheel drive.
Fuel Economy in mpg (Regular Gasoline)
|BODY STYLE||TRIM||DRIVETRAIN MPG (City/Highway/Combined)|
|FWD AUTO||AWD AUTO||FWD MANUAL|
|HATCHBACK||2.5 S hatchback||26/34/29||–||–|
|2.5 Turbo Premium Plus||–||23/31/26||–|
|2.5 S Sedan||26/35/30||–||–|
|2.5 Turbo Premium Plus||–||23/32/27||–|
|Vehicle Specification Items||Details|
|Width (max)||70.7 in.|
|Cargo Capacity, all seats in place||13.2 cu. ft.|
|Curb weight||3100 lbs.|
|Heating & Capacity||Available|
|Engine Size||2.5 L|
|Horsepower (standard)||186 hp @ 6000 rpm|
|Torque (standard)||186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed shift-able automatic|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13.2 gallons|
|Turning Radius||34.8 ft.|
The 2021 Mazda 3 is seen as upscale for its segment with its competitors as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. The premium 250-hp 2.5L turbocharged power engine accelerates quickly giving an outstanding 41 mpg on a real-world highway test drive. Not only its efficient fuel economy, has it earned Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS and 3 stars rating by the NHTSA. We understand owning one of these can no longer be waited on so lock on the colors like Sonic Silver Metallic, Jet Black Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica and more that come with 60 month/ 60,000 miles basic warranty.
This review on Mazda 3 mpg, fuel economy or gas mileage along with specifications, features and rivals was submitted by Pranit M. on June 2021.