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2.0l 4-cyl. (148-155hp)
2.5l 4-cyl. (167hp)
2.3l I4 turbo (263hp)

The long-running automotive horsepower war might finally be grinding to a halt with a stalemate, at least in the compact car segment. Replacing power output one-upmanship is a new, much greener conflict over fuel economy. Among compacts, 40 mpg is the new target, one that the Mazda 3 has fallen woefully short of in the past. Not anymore.

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PROS CONS
  • Precise handling
  • High fuel economy with optional 2.0-liter engine
  • Stylish, well-equipped interior
  • Impressive list of luxury options
  • Extra utility of four-door hatchback
  • Ride might be too firm for some
  • Cabin and trunk not as large as those of competitors

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3 is available in 2 versions:

SEDANHATCHBACK

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan is powered by a base 2.0-liter Inline-4 with 148 hp. Other available engines include a 2.0-liter Inline-4 with 155 hp and a 2.5-liter Inline-4 with 167 hp. Standard features include cloth seat-upholstery, 6-way driver bucket seat, 4-way passenger bucket seat, split-folding bench rear seat, AM/FM radio with CD-player... MORE SEDAN FEATURES

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan is available in 6 trim levels:

TRIMMSRP
Mazda 3i SV Sedan$15,200
Mazda 3i Sport Sedan$16,845
Mazda 3i Touring Sedan$18,700
Mazda 3i Grand Touring Sedan$22,550
Mazda 3s Touring Sedan$21,300
Mazda 3s Grand Touring Sedan$22,900
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The 2012 Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback is powered by a base 2.0-liter Inline-4 with 155 hp. Other available engines include a 2.5-liter Inline-4 with 167 hp and a 2.3-liter Inline-4 turbocharged with 263 hp. Standard features include cloth seat-upholstery, 6-way driver bucket seat, 4-way passenger bucket seat, split-folding bench rear seat, AM/FM radio with CD-player... MORE HATCHBACK FEATURES

The 2012 Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback is available in 5 trim levels:

TRIMMSRP
Mazda 3i Touring Hatchback$19,300
Mazda 3i Grand Touring Hatchback$23,150
Mazda 3s Touring Hatchback$21,800
Mazda 3s Grand Touring Hatchback$23,400
Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Touring Hatchback$24,000
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