2012 Mazda Mazda3: Sales Up, But The 3 Deserves Better
May 01, 2012
Sales figures are out today. For the first quarter of 2012, Mazda sold 42,218 Mazda 3 models, a healthy 24.9 percent increase over the same period last year. Even so, the 3 is one of the laggards of the small car segment. For comparison, Toyota's sold 93,232 Corollas so far this year. Yet if you'd poll our staff for a show of hands on which one they'd buy, a Corolla or a 3, you'd get, well, you already know the answer. The 3, as good as it is, deserves more American buyers.
More comparison sales numbers follow after the jump.
Chevrolet Cruze: 75,288
Ford Focus: 85,468
Honda Civic: 101,592
Hyundai Elantra: 61,237
Mazda 3: 42,218
Toyota Corolla: 93,232
Volkswagen Jetta: 47,959
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor