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2012 Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback - Consumer Review

2012 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring 4dr Hatchback w/SKYACTIV-G (2.0L 4cyl 6M)

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So Far an excellent car
By minichrt1 on


2012 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring 4dr Hatchback w/SKYACTIV-G (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


To keep this short and sweet my wife gets almost 500 miles per 11 gallons of fuel. It is a 14 gallon tank so when the fuel light goes on there should be 3 gallons left but it is hard to ignore the fuel light and the range being under 40 miles. Best example of mileage that we have repeated more than once... 60 mph in 6th gear on a straight and level stretch or road with the cruise control and AC on with 4 people in the car 44.7 mpg turn off the ac and it goes up to 47mpg. This is not drafting and the instant mpg readout will hold steady as long as the road is level.

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MPG= low fuel costs about $38 per fill up at current price of gas. Nice interior and stereo excellent handling. good acceleration for what it is. Can make passes with comfort on a 2 lane road. feels solid and has a very quiet engine once it warms up.

Suggested Improvements

a bit funny looking. but still a good looking car. Don't put all the buttons for sat radio and mufti disc changer on the radio unless it is already installed. Heck put in a taller 6th gear and get some better mileage.
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