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Mazda Mazda3 Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2012)

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2012 Mazda Mazda3 Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Sedan 4dr Hatch
Wheelbase 103.9 in 103.9 in
Length 180.9 in 177.4 in
Width 69.1 in 69.1 in
Height 57.9 in 57.9 in
Curb Weight 2929 lb. 2953 lb.
Fuel Capacity 14.5 gal. 14.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 38.1 in 38.1 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 54.9 in 54.9 in
Hip Room, Row 1 53.7 in 53.7 in
Legroom, Row 1 42.0 in 42.0 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.4 in 37.7 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 54.0 in 54.0 in
Hip Room, Row 2 52.2 in 52.2 in
Legroom, Row 2 36.2 in 36.2 in
Total Legroom 78.2 in (over 2 rows) 78.2 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 11.8 ft3 17.0 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 11.8 ft3 42.8 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2012 Mazda Mazda3

2012 Mazda Mazda3 Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Nice contoured, form fitting seats offer plenty of support, quite comfortable. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 Mazda Mazda3 Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Rear seat a bit tight, needs more room back there. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I bought this car to replace a 2004 Mazda 6i Hatchback that I truly loved (got rear-ended and totaled). I did not like the 2012 Mazda 6 at all (or the milage it got), so I went the 3 with Skyactiv. The rear seat and rear legroom is just a bit too small. If it were a tad larger, this would be a awesome car, but the great mileage I get offsets this to a certain degree. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Non of either if the front seats are all the way back, but rear seat room is NOT a factor for me. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It's a joke. You can't fit anything in the back seat aside from children and/or groceries/shopping. Putting an adult back there will require a sincere apology, and possibly a written note and gift bottle of wine. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Rear seat is rather tight, worse than my old Protege5 see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The Mazda3 is not a vehicle for transporting more than 2 people. The backseat is cramped for a full-size adult. However, when required, they will fit. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2011 4dr Sedan 104-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Seating room is borderline for 2 adults, particularly leg room. 3 adults virtually impossible. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
 

2012 Mazda Mazda3 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim i SV i Sport i Touring s Touring i Grand Touring s Grand Touring
Standard Engine 2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
148 hp@6500
135 lb-ft@4500
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
148 hp@6500
135 lb-ft@4500
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
155 hp@6000
148 lb-ft@4100
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
167 hp@6000
168 lb-ft@4000
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
155 hp@6000
148 lb-ft@4100
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
167 hp@6000
168 lb-ft@4000
Optional Engine(s)   2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
148 hp@6500
135 lb-ft@4500
   
Standard Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s) 5-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic 5-speed manually-shiftable automatic
   5-speed manual   
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires205/50VR17 tires205/55HR16 tires205/50VR17 tires

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2012 Mazda Mazda3 4-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim i Touring s Touring i Grand Touring s Grand Touring MazdaSpeed3
Standard Engine 2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
155 hp@6000
148 lb-ft@4100
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
167 hp@6000
168 lb-ft@4000
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
155 hp@6000
148 lb-ft@4100
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
167 hp@6000
168 lb-ft@4000
turbocharged
2.3L I4
DOHC-4v
263 hp@5500
280 lb-ft@3000
Standard Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic 5-speed manually-shiftable automatic 
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires205/55HR16 tires205/50VR17 tires205/55HR16 tires205/50VR17 tires225/40YR18 tires

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2012 Mazda Mazda3

2012 Mazda Mazda3 Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It has more than enough power for my daily driving needs. The transmission is smooth and responsive. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I'm generally not a fan of auto transmissions, especially on small 4 cylinder engines. After driving both the 6sp M and 6sp A, the auto was the better choice though. Coming from the RX-8, the 3 manual was lacking. The skyactiv auto works as adverti see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
The motor is strong and the "punch" is there. With 6 gears it lets you cruise in relatively peace when needed too. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2011 4dr Sedan 167-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Excellent acceleration and economy balance see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2011 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
As advertised, power is excellent! I use it as my daily driver and it satisfies the needs for commuting and yet it can accelerate like my 2004 Corvette. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2011 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Sweet. sounds great, shifter is amazing. Clutch... everything. Perfect powertrain. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 Mazda Mazda3 Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Transmission reluctant to downshift (automatic trans) when going uphill; no doubt programmed to get better mileage. Manual trans might have been better choice. Otherwise, auto shifts effortlessly and is totally unobtrusive. Engine feels strong for the most part (standard SkyActive engine). see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This car has absolutely no oomph. I've had to modify my driving to accomodate the lack of power. No darting. You need to think in terms of currents in traffic, and try to figure out good flows in order to pass or get along anywhere; you will NOT be able to push the gas to try to reach that open area up on the right for an exit. You need to adjust, and instead drop you speed and start anticipating another 1/4 to 1/2 mile BEFORE your exit, how you're going to get over. Traffic is thus a major problem; all you can do is flow. You CANNOT move to the left/passing lane and expect anything to happen; there is not much acceleration at all. You also do not have enough power to get yourself out of trouble. This car's transmission FIGHTS you , to get into the tallest gear/lowest RPM possible. It DOES NOT react whwn you push the pedal. I've many times pushed the pedal down, only to be rewarded with a dull Rrrrrr. As I wonder what's happening, and push further, even resting the pedal on the floor, the car downshifts not once, but TWICE, pushing the rpm's to about 5500 - for 1 second, before it upshifts. This is FRIGHTENING in it's slowness of reaction, slowness of acceleration, and possibility of damage to the engine. I bought the car due to my commute of 400 miles per week and the high prie of gas. With the price down, I have no reason to keep this car. It's lack of positives outweigh any benefit. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
 

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2012 Mazda Mazda3 MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Sedan i SV 15,200 14,771 795
4dr Sedan i Sport 16,845 16,115 795
4dr Sedan i Touring 18,700 17,888 795
4dr Sedan s Touring 21,300 20,373 795
4dr Sedan i Grand Touring 22,550 21,568 795
4dr Sedan s Grand Touring 22,900 21,901 795
4dr Hatch i Touring 19,300 18,462 795
4dr Hatch s Touring 21,800 20,850 795
4dr Hatch i Grand Touring 23,150 22,141 795
4dr Hatch s Grand Touring 23,400 22,378 795
4dr Hatch MazdaSpeed3 24,000 22,952 795

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