The Mazda Mazda3 is a distinctively styled compact available in sedan and hatchback bodystyles. The Mazda3 sedan comes with a base 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to 5-speed manual and automatic transmissions. Optionally available on the sedan and standard on the hatchback is a stronger 2.0-liter SKYACTIV engine with 155 hp mated to 6-speed transmissions, as well as a 2.5-liter engine with 167 hp and a 5-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual. The Mazda3 features a well-built interior and sporty handling, although the latter comes at the cost of a firm ride. The hatchback is also available in the performance-oriented Mazdaspeed3 trim powered by a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine with 263 hp.
Changes for 2012
For 2012, the Mazda3 is available with a new 2.0-liter SKYACTIV 4-cylinder engine with 155 hp and receives a new nose and a number of changes to the packages and standard equipment.
2012 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan
The 2012 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan is available in 6 trim levels.
2012 Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback
The 2012 Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback is available in 5 trim levels.
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