Mazda has released official fuel economy figures for its 2014 Mazda3 hatchback, with the EPA stating that the 2.0-liter-equipped model will achieve 29 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway with the six-speed manual transmission.
Fuel economy is slightly better in the city with the automatic transmission, getting 30 mpg in the city while the 40 mpg on the highway remains the same. The 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G engine comes with 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque, and its fuel economy figures are in line with what the Japanese automaker had hoped to achieve with its 2014 Mazda3.
Fuel economy figures for the 2.5-liter powerplant with 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque have not been announced yet, but Mazda anticipates that it’ll be rated at 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway for the hatchback. Those opting for the i-Eloop system can expect slightly better figures at 29 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.
As for the 2014 Mazda3 sedan, the automaker anticipates that the 2.0-liter model will get 29 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway with a manual, while the automatic will get 30 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway. Again, these are Mazda’s estimates which were accurate for the EPA-announced figures. In addition, the automaker expects the 2.5-liter in the sedan will get slightly better economy than its hatchback counterpart at 28-mpg city, 39-mpg highway and 29-mpg city, 40-mpg highway for the 2.5-liter i-Eloop model.
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