2012 Mazda 3
At the 2011 New York Auto Show this week, Mazda showed rancid the up-to-the-minute 2012 Mazda 3. 2012 Mazda 3 is Mazda’s original effort of SKYACTIV technologies in North America, receiving an all-new SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine as good as the new SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission and new SKYACTIV-MT six-speed labor-intensive transmission. Fashionable the up-to-the-minute Mazda 3, SkyActiv method a direct-injected, 2.0-liter I4 making 155 hp if the charm 40-mpg highway quantity once bolted to a six-speed autobox. Also accessible is a six-speed labor-intensive with improved efficiency, fine in lieu of 39 mpg highway.
The outer surface design and has been refined to express a bolder stance, alongside up-to-the-minute interior appointments creating extra functionality not including sacrificing the touch-and-feel quality. Additional safety facial appearance complete the package. The 2012 Mazda 3’s outer surface development ultimately facial appearance a more strung out impression with a up-to-the-minute front fascia and updated five-point grille opening in lieu of both sedan and hatchback styles. New design characteristics include more delicately sculpted forms around the openings on the outside tone of the front bumper and a rounded fog lamp nature (changed from the horizontally-wide version of the current model).
All Mazda 3 and MAZDASPEED3 models will resume to be equipped with a area of high pressure level of standard safety facial appearance. An possible countenance accessible in lieu of 2012 models is a up-to-the-minute Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) method.
The 3 has two engine options: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower and 135 pound-feet of torque and a 2.5-liter that delivers 167 horsepower and 168 pound-feet of torque. The EPA has not released fuel economy numbers for the 2011 3, but last year’s model rated 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. There are three available transmissions: a five-speed automatic and five-speed and six-speed manuals.
Reviewers praise the Mazda3’s precise breaking and steering, which increases the 3’s stability when braking and cornering. However, reviewers have a few complaints. The 3 understeers and the manual transmission in the 3 has an overaggressive throttle, making the drive less smooth.