A new high-efficiency engine re-establishes the 2012 Mazda 3 as a class favorite.
- Precise handling
- High fuel economy with optional 2.0-liter engine
- Stylish, well-equipped interior
- Impressive list of luxury options
- Extra utility of four-door hatchback.
- Ride might be too firm for some
- Cabin and trunk not as large as those of competitors.