In this episode, we test out the fuel economy in the all new 2016 Mazda3. Redesigned just two years back the Mazda3 has traded its cheerful design for a sporty aggressive appearance.
Our tester was equipped with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is more powerful and less efficient compared to the base 2.0-liter engine. Our test yielded 274 km on a half tank of gas and gave a decent average fuel economy of 9.9L/100km.
After using up a half tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $28.95 at a fuel cost of $1.01/litre. At that rate, expect to spend around $58 for a full tank of gas.
REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS
Tested fuel range: 274 km on a half tank
Tested fuel range: 548km on a full tank
Fuel economy: 9.9L/100km
Fuel economy (mpg): 23mpg
REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS
CAD $58 @ $1.01/litre
AS-TESTED VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS
2.5-litre 4-cylinder (DOHC)
184 hp @ 5,700rpm
185 lb-ft @ 3,250rpm