The 2012 Mazda 3 takes a leadership role in automotive engineering with what Mazda is calling SkyActiv technology, “an engineering philosophy that starts with a blank slate and open mind.”
The big change for 2012 is the introduction of a new 2.0-liter engine that gets Mazda’s SkyActiv treatment, delivering a terrific 28 miles per gallon in the city, 40 mpg on the highway. In fact, during one good run with that engine, we got 43.7 mpg. The SkyActiv engine runs on Regular gasoline.
The 2012 Mazda3 lineup features two new SkyActiv transmissions to go with the SkyActiv engine: a 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual. We found both worked beautifully.
One big styling change on all 2012 Mazda3 models is the nose. That big grin that’s been fixed on the face of the Mazda3 for the past two years has been wiped off, replaced by a smile that’s more reserved.
Mazda3 i Touring features the new SkyActiv 2.0-liter engine and 6-speed automatic Touring also upgrades with Bluetooth, alloy wheels, cruise control, leather trim, and upgraded sound system.
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