2012 Mazda MAZDA3

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2012 Mazda3
2012 Mazda3
The Mazda 3 has long been one of our favorite compact cars, largely because it's fun to drive, well constructed, and practical. In 2.3-liter turbocharged Mazdaspeed 3 form, it's a rough-and-tumble riot. The 3 can be very well equipped with options befitting larger cars--things like rain-sensing wipers; swiveling, automatic bixenon headlights; LED taillights; a Bose ten-speaker sound system; and, for the first time, a blind-spot monitoring system. The big focus this year is on fuel economy, and where some of this car's competitors have included efficiency as standard equipment, Mazda is allowing its customers to decide for themselves the importance of fuel economy is. Customers who don't care can choose one of the port-injected, normally aspirated four-cylinders, which carry over from last year. For a bump in economy, they can choose a Skyactiv model. For an extra $850, ecoconscious customers get the direct-injected 155-hp, 2.0-liter engine; headlights with transparent blue rings around them; and badges inside and out. It's an outspoken strategy for a car that can just barely match the regular Hyundai Elantra's EPA ratings. Having four engines, three transmissions, and two body styles (sedan and hatchback) might seem excessive, but the 3 accounts for more than half of Mazda's sales in the United States, and having choices is rarely a bad thing for customers.
Five Car Comparo Parked Front View
The majority of the compact-sedan class has been heavily revised or totally redesigned in the past two years, and Dodge has just rolled out its Alfa Romeo-based Dart, the latest entry in a hotly contested segment. Will the Dart be able to topple the best of the bunch from the top spot?
2012 Mazda 3i Grand Touring Front Right View
Since its debut, the Mazda 3 has been one of the best choices for enthusiasts on a budget. The 2012 3 has lost some of the previous car's character but it makes noticeable gains in refinement. In the cabin, the central console is still dominated by hard plastic, but its shiny finish has been toned down slightly and the new HVAC controls are easier to use by feel, so you don't have to take your eyes off the road. The overall design is also more cohesive and the look is more upscale, especially in the two-tone color scheme in this tester.
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Where I live, the prices at the gas station all start with the number 4, and the alarmist local TV station is speculating that gasoline could reach $5 a gallon by this summer. All of that means demand for small cars should remain strong; but some small cars are likely to benefit more than others, as I expect that buyers will increasingly scrutinize EPA numbers, and those small cars that can post big digits will be the biggest winners.
2013 Mazda CX5 Dr Seuss Truffula Tree
What does the new Mazda CX-5 crossover have in common with Dr. Seuss? Not that much, but it seems Mazda felt the new film adaptation of The Lorax provides the perfect opportunity to talk up its new range of Skyactiv technologies.
Mazda Skyactiv D Engine
Mazda predicts its current fiscal year, which ends the end of March, will mark its fourth straight year of ending in the red. Its financial burden comes from a combination of its global sales slipping to 0.2 percent to 1.25 million units and the yen’s strength against the U.S. dollar and other currencies.

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 Specifications

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2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
25 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
33 MPG
148 hp @ 6500rpm
135 ft lb of torque @ 4500rpm
  • Air Conditioning (optional)
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)

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