2012 Mazda Mazda3 Values

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2012 model year changes

The Mazda3 has gone through a few notable changes for 2012. The first is the addition of Mazda's SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. The new technology boosts fuel economy to nearly 40 mpg on the highway. It pairs a direct-injected 2.0L engine with a special 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, and helps to shave some weight from the outgoing model. Other changes across the model range include a revised grille, new headlamps, and a redesigned rear valence panel. Also new this year is a base model hatchback edition -- previously, buyers had to order the s trim to get the 5-door hatchback body.

Competitive comparison

Small size, sporty performance from S and MazdaSpeed 3 models, excellent fuel economy thanks to new SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY.

Special features for 2012

The Mazda3 has been Mazda's best-selling vehicle for several years, representing nearly half of Mazda's U.S.-market sales, and it's easy to understand why. It's a high-quality car that's simple, small, and sporty, which help it to stand out in an increasingly crowded small car segment. And this year's addition of the economical SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY makes it an even more inviting alternative to the Hyundai Elantra Touring, Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.


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