2012 Mazda 3 Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, Mazda 3 will be present as the successor of the predecessor series that will appear different. Taking shape changes redesign in 2010 model year. Mazda 3 also will be present as the first car that has been using technology SKYACTIV. This car is the new plan will be marketed in North America. By using machine SKYACTIV-G, all types of fuel can be used properly and by using the transmission SKYACTIV-Drive automatic all-new six-speed using the system or can also opt-MT SKYACTIVE used manually.
This car has a level of sporty driving dynamics class, responsive handling and a comfortable cabin space. In terms of exterior has also been improved from earlier to look more bold. In terms of interior also has created a new atmosphere in the presence of additional functionality without compromising anything on the previous. Additional features are a complete package of highly sophisticated security.
The 2012 Mazda 3 facelift achieves a high compression ratio of 12.0:1 and delivers 155 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 148 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 rpm. (The PZEV version of this engine sold in California and other states produces 154 hp at 6,000 rpm and 148 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 rpm). The Mazda 3 sedan with the MZR 2.0-liter has an EPA fuel economy rating of 25 city/33 highway with the standard five-speed manual transmission and 24 city/33 highway with the optional five-speed automatic transmission.
Also, previously only available with the MZR 2.5-liter engine, the Mazda 3 five-door hatchback model will now be offered in the U.S. with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine. This Mazda 3 hatchback is estimated to deliver 27 city/38 highway (SKYACTIV-MT) and 28 city/38 highway (SKYACTIV-Drive AT). The slightly lower highway estimates can be attributed to different aerodynamics and the higher weight ratio between the sedan and hatchback. However, the hatchback’s driving range remains impressive with more than 500 miles of driving on the same sized tank as the sedan. The MZR 2.0-liter engine will not be available in the hatchback model.
The 2012 Mazda 3’s exterior appearance ultimately features a more taut impression with a new front fascia and updated five-point grille opening for both sedan and hatchback styles. New design characteristics include more delicately sculpted forms around the openings on the outside edge of the front bumper and a rounded fog lamp shape (changed from the horizontally-wide version of the current model). All Mazda 3 and MAZDASPEED3 models will continue to be equipped with a high level of standard safety features. An optional feature available for 2012 models is a new Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system.