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2012 Mazda 3 Hatchback Pictures

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An automatic-equipped Mazda 3 hatchback earns 28/39 EPA ratings with the new engine; that drops to 27/38 if you get the manual gearbox. Equipped with the Skyactiv-G engine and the new six-speed automatic transmission, the Mazda 3 sedan earns 28 city/40 highway mpg EPA ratings. Its 155-horsepower, Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter inline-4 proved suitable for our daily needs. Mazda came up with some new cloth upholstery for the 2012 model, and it's quite nice, especially in the lighter Dune color (not shown here). A driver seat that rocked slightly upon acceleration and deceleration was our only unexpected issue. We don't see the point of sunroofs. With lower compression than its European counterpart, the new 2.0-liter engine is a little shy on low-end grunt, but it's so smooth, you won't mind if it revs a bit. 2012 Mazda 3. Seats are supportive, and a telescoping steering wheel makes it easy to find a good driving position. The center stack looks more dignified without all the simulated metal. 2012 Mazda 3 Sedan Shifter 2012 Mazda 3 Sedan Center Console It may not have the most grunt, but the Skyactiv-G engine has a flatter torque curve than either of the older MZR engines. 2012 Mazda 3 Sedan Exterior 2012 Mazda 3 Skyactiv. Blue halos around the gauges set the Skyactiv apart from other Mazda 3s. Mazda still does the manual gate of the automatic shifter correctly. Bless it. 2012 Mazda 3 i Five-Door Grand Touring. 2012 Mazda 3 Skyactiv. 2012 Mazda 3. 2012 Mazda 3. 2012 Mazda 3. Now there's a tasteful door panel design. Mazda switched the illumination for the radio display from red to blue to coordinate better with the trip computer, but it still looks clunky.