2012 Mazda3. Compromise: Zero
It’s what happens when raising standards comes standard. It performs like a sports car, is refined like a luxury car and priced like an economy car. Fuel efficient, fully loaded, and class shattering, it’s the culmination of an entire line of Mazda innovations distilled into a single vehicle.
Reviews of the 2012 Mazda3 Sedan
Above all, the 2012 Mazda 3 is characterized by excellent performance and gas mileage thanks to its fuel-efficient Skyactiv engine. It’s a fun car to drive, has one of the best powertrains in its class and has received good safety scores from the IIHS.
-U.S. News (read the full review)
The 2012 Mazda 3’s Skyactiv engine doesn’t compromise its performance and allows the car to go 20% further on single tank of gas and gets up to 40 mpg on the highway. It handles superbly with an overall athletic feel and its “steering is surely the best among small, affordable cars.” Inside, the cockpit is sophisticated and plush and there are a lot of technology features available that really set the 3 apart from the competition.
-The Car Connection (read the full review)
The 2012 Mazda 3 is fun, efficient and “perhaps the best example of Zoom-zoom.” It offers a long list of high-end features, appealing good looks, is very affordable and boasts a “premium interior and dynamite styling.” The bottom line is that “with the Mazda 3, you no longer have to sacrifice good fuel economy for a fun ride, or great high-end features for a good price.”