Driven: 2012 Mazda3

2012 Mazda3 i Grand Touring 4-door sedan

Base price (with destination): $23,095
Price as tested: $24,970

Standard Equipment:
Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
6-speed sport automatic w/manual shift mode
Front-wheel drive
16-inch alloy wheels
Power windows
Power door locks w/remote
Power mirrors
8-way power driver's seat
Heated front seats
Leather-trimmed seats and door panel inserts
Power moonroof
16-inch alloy wheels
AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system w/aux input
265-watt Bose Centerpoint 10-speaker surround sound audio system
Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/Bluetooth, cruise, and audio controls
Bluetooth
Full-color compact navigation system
Cruise control
Tilt/telescopic steering column
Variable intermittent windshield wipers
60/40 split-fold rear seat
Two 12-volt power outlets

Options on this vehicle:
Technology package - $1400
Blind-spot monitoring system
Sirius satellite radio w/4-month subscription
Perimeter alarm
Rain-sensing wipers
Bi-xenon headlights w/auto leveling and auto on/off
Pivoting, adaptive front lighting system
Auto-dimming mirror w/compass and Homelink - $275
Interior lighting kit - $200

Key options not on vehicle:
Rear wing spoiler - $425
Fog lights - $350

Fuel economy:
(city/hwy/combined)
28 / 40 / 33 mpg

Engine:
2.0L I-4
Horsepower: 155 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 148 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm

Drive:
Front-wheel

Transmission:
6-speed automatic

Curb weight: 2950 lb

Wheels/tires:
16 x 6.5 inch aluminum alloy
205/55R16 Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 winter tires

Competitors:
Chevrolet Cruze
Ford Focus
Honda Civic
Hyundai Elantra
Kia Forte
Nissan Sentra
Subaru Impreza
Toyota Corolla
Volkswagen Jetta

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