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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 - Expert Reviews


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2012 Mazda Mazda3 Professional Review

...Under the Hood With the addition of SkyActiv, the Mazda3 now offers three engines. The base is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder known as MZR, which produces 148 horsepower and teams with a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic for EPA-estimated mileage of 25/33 mpg city/highway and 24/33 mpg, respectively. The standard engine in the hatchback and in sedans of the Sport trim level and higher is a 167-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder that works with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic for EPA-estimated mileage of 20/28 mpg or 22/29 mpg, respectively. Available with either body style, the...

2012 Mazda Mazda3 Professional Review

...Such limitations preserve some backseat room, and anyone sitting back there will need it. The Mazda3's legroom dimensions are misleading: There's an alleged 36.2 inches in both the sedan and hatchback, which would put it near the top of the segment. In reality, though, it's snug back there; rear seats in the Dart, Honda Civic, Kia Forte and Volkswagen Jetta feel roomier. Trunk volume in the Mazda3 sedan is just 11.8 cubic feet; the Cruze and Jetta offer 15 cubic feet or more. The Mazda3 hatchback offers a more usable 17 cubic feet behind the backseat, with 42.8 cubic feet of maximum volume...

2012 Mazda Mazda3 Professional Review

...A leader in that race is this week’s subject automobile, the 2012 Mazda3 with Skyactiv technology, also on display in Washington. It is a motorized contradiction in terms. Despite a modest facelift for the new model year, it retains all the humility of a car best parked in the driveway of a convent or rectory, particularly the five-door hatchback i Touring model driven for this column. But don’t let its looks fool you. The Mazda3 is addictive, arguably as much fun to drive as a more powerful and expensive automobile. It is engineering magic performed with lightweight materials...

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New Mazda 3 Debuts Tonight, Reveal To Be Streamed On Xbox Live

Mazda will stream the live reveal of a brand new model via Microsoft’s Xbox Live online gaming platform, the automaker has confirmed. The new model, likely to be the... read more June 26, 2013 by 

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2014 Mazda Mazda3 Spy Shots

Mazda is readying its next-generation Mazda3 Hatchback and Sedan for debut this coming year, with the new range expected to arrive as 2014 models. These latest shots... read more February 12, 2013 by 

2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv

Mazda Rejects DSGs, Redefines Automatic Transmissions Instead

Listen to some automakers, and you might think that conventional automatic transmissions are obsolete and inferior—and to be replaced by continuously variable (CVT)... read more August 10, 2011 by 

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