2012 Mazda MAZDA3 Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3Review
Ange writes:
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Nice car clean on the inside good on gas

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MattPottruff writes:
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Such an enjoyable car to drive an incredibly smooth manual transmission! Such a smooth ride and the features are awesome and everything you could need. It’s missing nothing I love my mazda and coming from VW’s such an amazing switch better then my passat and jetta forsure

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Darryl writes:
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Great car thats great on saving gas. I recommend for first time drivers

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3Review
Katie writes:
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The car was perfect in all aspects. It was an easy transaction.

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J__D__M writes:
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Everything good except the seats. Much better than Corolla.

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 i Grand Touring Review
The 2012 Mazda gets great gas millage averaging around 41 mpg on the interstate but it rides terrible. This is not a good car for long trips.
vs2002 Buick LeSabre Custom Sedan FWD
2012 Mazda MAZDA3 i Grand Touring winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Front Seats Ranked 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom Sedan FWD better.
"The Buick front seats are roomier and more comfortable."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom Sedan FWD better.
"The Buick has much more cargo space"
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 Review
mazellal says:
Great car. Drove Touring and Grand Touring trims. Both have the SkyActive engine. Seemed slightly underpowered with less pick-up than the Chevy Cruzes that I drove. Still a fun car to drive and would have purchased if I could have worked out a deal.
vs2011 Suzuki Kizashi
2012 Mazda MAZDA3 winning categories:
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  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
vs2013 Chevrolet Cruze
2012 Mazda MAZDA3 winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2011 Suzuki Kizashi better.
"Suzuki has a more powerful engine for sure, but gets far lower gas mileage than Mazda3."
Handling Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Cruze worse.
"Cruze seems to have a little better pickup/power, but he Mazda3 handled a little better. Not much different to be honest."
Handling Ranked 2011 Suzuki Kizashi worse.
"Seemed to handle better."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Cruze better.
"Bigger trunk. Rear seats fold down if/when longer items need to be hauled."
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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 Review
Demiranda23 says:
a more sleek and sportier look. A fun and safe car for the family or for driving long distance.
vs2012 Hyundai Sonata
2012 Mazda MAZDA3 winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring HatchbackReview
mazdaamanda writes:
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Woohoo! — I love all the extras! It's completely loaded! Low miles, 2.5L Motor, great gas mileage. Handles great too! The blind spot detection is saving my skin too. I'm also loving the Bluetooth and Navigation. I really got a great deal on this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Sporty Styling!

Cons: None

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 i TouringReview
Sega2010 writes:
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Better Than Basic Honda/toyotas — i like great fuel economy and sporty look i just want more room in the back seats for my growing family. other thank that you cant beat this car style with fuel economy and handling. you wont find other cars like this for price.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: great car good gas mileage

Cons: need more room in back seats

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2021 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Guru9XNR4B

meh. Mazda could have done more to make this a true hot hatch. Very uninspiring. Read More

Review By Guru9T61DF

I hate driving but i look forward to driving this car every day. It takes away all driving anxiety and replaces it with blind spot detectors and a rearview camera that has better picture than my phone... Read More

2020 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Jaymendez383

I think the car was a great value we were looking at Home civic and Toyota Corolla too. Read More

Review By Jonny

With the exception of the VW Golf/GTI, no other non-luxury brand offers this level of refinement, features and driving enjoyment in a compact. The interior is on par with the luxury brands, its impecc... Read More

2019 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By MichaelCH522

Many upscale interior features for this price point. Great safety features as well as Apple car play. I would have liked automatic seat adjustments and seat warmers. Comparable to the Honda Civic.... Read More

Review By Cbaes

Smoothest ride for the price not a single complaint about this vehicle Read More

2018 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Jody

I think it is a very nice vehicle very clean Read More

Review By mqshaw

Great car, very responsive handling and exactly what we wanted. Read More

2017 Mazda MAZDA3 Reviews

Review By Guru9VRV34

Great car love the features one of the few companies not using a cvt transmission Read More

Review By Guru9YCZMC

Smooth good valve and had a older model in the pass. Read More

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