2012 Mazda Mazda3 Long Term Road Test

2012 Mazda Mazda3: Ideal For Grocery Shopping

May 25, 2012

 2012 Mazda Mazda3

The 3's compact size means it's pretty easy to park in tight spaces. And since we have the hatchback body style, it doesn't get much more convenient for loading grocery bags as that tall opening makes it easy to lift the bags in and out. I had five bags in the photo, and there's certainly room for a few more.

I also like the scuff/scratch protectors on the rear bumper.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Mazda Mazda3 in VA is:

$142 per month*
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