At the time of this writing, gas prices in the United States are very low, so used-car buyers may not be paying too much attention to fuel economy when selecting a model. But although the prices are low, thrifty buyers can save money when they’re looking for used cars for sale by choosing a fuel-efficient pre-owned vehicle. It will save money now, and owners will see greater savings if gasoline prices rise in the future.
Buying a used car is a great way to save money. Purchasing a pre-owned model that gets excellent fuel economy will save you even more. Several used Mazda models that provide excellent fuel economy ratings are available at dealerships like CardinaleWay Mazda Las Vegas, the used cars dealer in Las Vegas (also serving Henderson). We’re highlighting some recent models that provide more than 30 mpg on the highway.
2017 Mazda 6
The Mazda6 was introduced in Japan in 2002, where it was known as the Mazda Atenza. The 2017 Mazda6 is part of the model’s third generation and features exceptional handling and a sophisticated cabin. The 2017 Mazda6 is offered in three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. All models are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 184 horsepower and 185 lb.-ft. of torque. The Sport and Touring trims get a standard six-speed manual transmission and have an available six-speed automatic that’s standard on the top-spec Grand Touring trim.
EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2017 Mazda6 with the manual transmission is rated at 24 mpg city/34 mpg highway. With the automatic, the 2017 Mazda6 returns 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway. With the GT Premium package and the i-Eloop system, the fuel-economy figures are 27 mpg city/35 mpg highway.
2017 Mazda CX-3
The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is a subcompact crossover that debuted in 2014 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The CX-3 was first sold in the United States in 2015 as a 2016 model. At the time, the CX-3 was Mazda’s smallest and most affordable crossover. The 2017 CX-3 delivers outstanding performance, sporty handling and a fun driving experience.
The 2017 Mazda CX-3 seats five and is offered in Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels. It’s equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 146 horsepower and 146 lb.-ft. of torque, teamed to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available.
While some vehicles offer great performance at the expense of fuel economy, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 offers buyers exceptional fuel economy, thanks to Mazda’s SkyActiv technology. EPA-estimated fuel economy with front-wheel drive is rated at 29 mpg city/34 mpg highway, while all-wheel-drive models get 27 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
2018 Mazda CX-5
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover that seats five passengers. Mazda unveiled the CX-5 in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show. The American version debuted a year later at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The 2018 Mazda6 is available in three trims: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. The 2018 CX-5 is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 187 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport modes. All trims have standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2017 CX-5 with front-wheel drive is 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway, while models with all-wheel drive are rated at 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway.