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2012 Mazda 3 Sport Review

Have Fun in the 2012 Mazda3 Sport!


If you are looking for a vehicle that is funky, fuel efficient and has tons of room the 2012 Mazda3 Sport is the hatchback for you. New for 2012 is the 2.0L engine. This little car sure can zoom zoom. Some other changes have been done to the exterior and interior and there are more additional standard equipment for most trim levels.

The interior of the 2012 Mazda3 Sport is cute and luxurious. You get the best in features such as a tilt steering wheel to any shape or size, front door storage pockets with bottle holders for all your traveling needs and an awesome AM/FM CD player with MP3 capability and 4 speakers.


The exterior of the 2012 Mazda3 Sport is just that, sporty. It has a bold design that will be turning heads everywhere you drive. It has a funky rear spoiler, door handles that are body coloured, an aggressive front grille and illuminative halogen headlights. There are also a lot of colour options to fit your personality.

The power and handling the 2012 Mazda3 Sport is exceptional. This hatchback now comes standard with SKYACTIV which is a system that increases fuel efficiency and engine output. The systems that are in place are a new gasoline engine that uses diesel-like compression ratios, direct injection to improve fuel economy, a new automated transmission which combines a traditional automatic torque converter with a dual-clutch and a lightweight body design. The 2012 Mazda 3 Sport has a few available trim options: GX, GX w/ AC, GS-SKY, GS and GT.

2012 Engines:

  • 2.0L 4-cyl: 148 horsepower and 135 lb-ft of torque
  • SKYACTIV-G 2.0L 4 cyl: 155 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.5L 4-cyl: 167 horsepower and 168 lb-ft of torque

2012 Fuel Economy:

  • 2.0L Inline 4-cyl: city 7.35 (32) and highway 5.0 (47)
  • SKYACTIV-G 2.0L Inline 4-cyl: city 6.7 (35) and highway 4.89 (48)
  • 2.5L Inline 4-cyl: city 7.5 (31) and highway 5.6 (42)

The 2012 Mazda3 Sport was awarded a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for this year. This sporty hatchback protects you with anti-lock brakes, side door impact protection beams, dual front airbags, side airbags and curtain airbags, engine immobilizer theft deterrent system, front active headrests, adjustable rear seat headrests, integrated child seat anchor brackets, 3-point rear safety belts and child-proof door locks.

Brad Hansen

West Coast Mazda

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