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2012 Mazda Mazda3

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2012 Mazda Mazda3 Ratings
80

Years

Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
80
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Great
81/100
Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Great
81/100
Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.

Resale

Average
76/100
J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Car of 2012

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Mazda Mazda3 after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • The vehicle's audio system

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Mazda Mazda3 during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Performance Specs

MPG City

18 - 28

MPG Hwy

25 - 40

Horsepower

148 - 263

Transmission

5 speed, Automatic, 5 speed, Manual, 6 speed, Automatic, 6 speed, Manual

Engine

Gas I4

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Mazda Mazda 3 Review

Overview
Discover more pedal to the metal less pump to the tank in the new 2012 Mazda3 4-Door. Offering up a choice of 3 spirited yet fuel-efficient engines … the Mazda3 i SV and i Sport features a responsive 148-horse power 2-liter engine that delivers a pump-friendly 33 mpg highway. While the Mazda3 s models kick in with a potent high-output 167 horse power 2.5-liter engine that combines top-shelf performance with excellent fuel economy. Don’t forget about the 40 mile per gallon 2-liter 4-cylinder with SKYACTIV technology fitted to the i Touring and i Grand Touring. Technological treats await you in the new Mazda. Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio capabilities are standard on most models. An innovative Multi Information Display elegantly integrates audio system info trip computer calculations systems data ambient temperature and maintenance reminders. And with the available compact navigation system it’s all in living color. The elegant interior refinements in the Mazda3 will inspire the kind of superlatives you normally associate with pricey luxury cars. Plus standard safety features like advanced front air bags side-impact air curtains and Dynamic Stability Control with you keep your and yours sage behind the wheel. Incredible driving. Incredible Fuel economy. With the new 2012 Mazda3 4-Door the driving excitement goes on and on.
Overview
Refreshed for 2012 the new Mazda 5-Door is engineered to burn less fuel and more Adrenaline. Get behind the wheel and discover dynamic performance with stunning good looks to match. And with the SKYACTIV Technology on s models fuel economy is taken to a whole new distance. The Mazda 5-Door is designed to be all about you the open road and a ton of stuff. Including a convenient 5th door and 60/40 split fold-down rear seat. It’s able to easily transport longer larger items—and still leave room for a backseat driver. The elegant interior refinements in the Mazda will inspire the kind of superlatives you normally associate with pricey luxury cars. Plus standard safety features like advanced front air bags side-impact air curtains and Dynamic Stability Control with you keep your and yours sage behind the wheel. Get ready to be the envy of all your friends. The 2012 Mazda 5-Door.
Overview
Discover more pedal to the metal less pump to the tank in the new 2012 Mazda3 4-Door. Offering up a choice of 3 spirited yet fuel-efficient engines … the Mazda3 i SV and i Sport features a responsive 148-horse power 2-liter engine that delivers a pump-friendly 33 mpg highway. While the Mazda3 s models kick in with a potent high-output 167 horse power 2.5-liter engine that combines top-shelf performance with excellent fuel economy. Don’t forget about the 40 mile per gallon 2-liter 4-cylinder with SKYACTIV technology fitted to the i Touring and i Grand Touring. Technological treats await you in the new Mazda. Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio capabilities are standard on most models. An innovative Multi Information Display elegantly integrates audio system info trip computer calculations systems data ambient temperature and maintenance reminders. And with the available compact navigation system it’s all in living color. The elegant interior refinements in the Mazda3 will inspire the kind of superlatives you normally associate with pricey luxury cars. Plus standard safety features like advanced front air bags side-impact air curtains and Dynamic Stability Control with you keep your and yours sage behind the wheel. Incredible driving. Incredible Fuel economy. With the new 2012 Mazda3 4-Door the driving excitement goes on and on.
Overview
Refreshed for 2012 the new Mazda 5-Door is engineered to burn less fuel and more Adrenaline. Get behind the wheel and discover dynamic performance with stunning good looks to match. And with the SKYACTIV Technology on s models fuel economy is taken to a whole new distance. The Mazda 5-Door is designed to be all about you the open road and a ton of stuff. Including a convenient 5th door and 60/40 split fold-down rear seat. It’s able to easily transport longer larger items—and still leave room for a backseat driver. The elegant interior refinements in the Mazda will inspire the kind of superlatives you normally associate with pricey luxury cars. Plus standard safety features like advanced front air bags side-impact air curtains and Dynamic Stability Control with you keep your and yours sage behind the wheel. Get ready to be the envy of all your friends. The 2012 Mazda 5-Door.

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