The 2014 Mazda3 and 2014 Infiniti Q50 are easily the most important models for Mazda and Infiniti respectively, and efficiency minded consumers will be paying close attention to fuel economy ratings just released by the EPA.

The EPA has released the 2014 Mazda3 five-door hatchback figures of 30 mpg city and 40 mpg on the highway for automatic-transmission models powered by the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 155 hp. The manual transmission shaves one mpg off of the city figure; We expect the sedan will return similar numbers. Figures haven’t been released for the newer, 2.5-liter four-cylinder, that engine bumps horsepower up to 184, while returning almost identical fuel economy. The news also comes on the heels of the 2014 Mazda6 figures, which when paired with i-ELOOP—a system that 2014 Infiniti Q50 Front Three Quarters View 300x199 imagerecycles kinetic energy and uses it to power some of the electrical components— return the best fuel economy in the midsize segment.

The 2014 Infiniti Q50 has also received EPA ratings. The Q50′s 3.7-liter V-6 returns 20 mpg city, 30 mpg on the highway, and a combined figure of 23 mpg, when paired with the seven-speed automatic transmission. Premium models shave one mpg off of the highway figure, and every all-wheel-drive model returns the same fuel economy at 19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and a 22 mpg figure combined. The 2014 Infiniti Q50 starts at $37,355. Pricing for the 2014 Mazda3 is not available yet.

Source: Fueleconomy.gov

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