When you’re deciding on a new vehicle, fuel economy is an important factor. You’ll want a vehicle that can take you wherever you need to go. The 2021 Mazda3 is a sedan that combines style, comfort, and fuel economy so you can enjoy your ride and spend less time at the pump.
To introduce drivers from Willow Grove, Willow Manor, and Glenside to the Mazda3 fuel efficiency and drivetrains, the team at Sussman Mazda has put together this review.
MPG and Engines
Depending on which trim level you choose for the Mazda3, there are different engine options. The first standard engine is a Skyactiv®-G 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. This engine uses front-wheel drive (FWD) and has an EPA-estimated 28 city/36 highway MPG.*
Another standard engine option on higher-level trims is the Skyactiv®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with a power output of 186 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft of torque. You can choose between front-wheel drive and i-Activ AWD® (all-wheel drive) that will change your fuel economy just a bit. The FWD has an EPA-estimated 26 city/35 highway MPG, and the AWD has an EPA-estimated 25 city/33 highway MPG.*
On the highest-level trims, the engine gets a bit more power and comes standard with i-Activ AWD®. This engine is a Skyactiv®-2.5L Dynamic Pressure Turbo engine with up to 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. You’ll get an EPA-estimated 23 city/32 highway MPG.*
FWD and AWD
As we mentioned above, the Mazda3 has either front-wheel drive or i-Activ AWD®. FWD is when the engine puts power toward the front wheels to move your vehicle.
i-Activ AWD® is a bit different. AWD uses all four wheels to propel your vehicle. Mazda’s i-Activ AWD® takes that a step further, using Mazda3 g-sensors to detect how your vehicle’s weight shifts as you drive. Depending on that shift, your engine will shift torque to the wheels that need it, so you’ll have more traction in rain, snow, or mud.
Tips to Increase Fuel Economy
Improving fuel economy means you’ll spend more time on the road and less time at the pump. Who doesn’t want that? To help you get better gas mileage, our team has put together some helpful tips.
First, be sure you bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance. Keeping your Mazda3 running in tip-top shape means you’ll get better fuel economy.
Another tip is to avoid excessive idling when you can. When you idle, your engine is still running, so you’re still using gas. How much fuel you use can depend on your engine size and air conditioner use. However, to save some gas, turn off the vehicle while you wait.
When you’re on long drives on the highway, using cruise control can help save some gas. Cruise control enables you to maintain a set speed, so you aren’t using gas to accelerate or decelerate as often.
Test Drive the MAZDA3
Now that you’ve gotten a look at the MPG specs of the Mazda3, drivers around Willow Grove, Willow Manor, or Glenside can come down to Sussman Mazda to get a better look at the entire Mazda3 for themselves. Take this luxury sedan for a test drive to decide if this is the vehicle for you. Schedule a test drive with us today!
* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.