2012 Mazda Mazda3 Long Term Road Test


2012 Mazda Mazda3: Not Blinded By the Light

June 06, 2012

2012 Mazda Mazda3 

Look Ma, no glare. Well, not much, anyway. The interior of our 2012 Mazda 3 is not decorated with the obnoxious sort of chrome trim found elsewhere, the kind that tends to shoot laser-like reflections right back at you when the sun shines in through the windows just so. 

This afternoon I arrived home with the sun at just such an angle, and I was struck by the fact that I was not being struck by anything that required a defensive squint posture, a quick donning of sunglasses or the sort of shield move one executes with an open palm.

At the same time, the silver paint does a good job of mimicing aluminum. It adds a bit of character to the various knobs without being tacky or overly brilliant from a reflective standpoint.

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 10,415 miles

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

$144 per month*
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