• fb_12724734 avatar Paul Posted: 10/20/2011 8:25am PDT

    that's subcompact numbers from a compact: goes over 40 mpg on highway and you almost can't get it under 30 mpg, exactly like Mazda2. Way better than Cruzz mpg, which rarely tops 30 regardless of the ECO joint. (consumer reports, Fuelly, and this website). Possibly one notch over Focus too.

  • bengt avatar Bengt Posted: 10/22/2011 10:59am PDT

    Paul,
    Agreed. Those initial numbers we saw from the trip computer look very promising. But we've found that there's no better test than actually driving a vehicle for a week or more and a few hundred miles, to see what it returns in familiar conditions, compared to others in its class. We hope to bring you that soon.

  • bigeater avatar bigeater Posted: 11/16/2011 8:05pm PST

    Who cares how a car handles on the Angeles Crest Highway? That's a unique and beautifully maintained piece of road in sunny So. Cal.
    Get real and tell us how these cars handle on roads that the rest of us drive on. Any modern car handles wonderfully on smooth roads. We want to know whether the suspension can keep the tires on the road when they're bouncing from frost-heaved crack to pothole to raccoon carcass and back again.

  • temecula68 avatar temecula68 Posted: 12/1/2011 3:50pm PST

    I just picked up the 2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv this past Sunday, it will be my wife's primary car and the family car on the weekends. She is averaging 35MPG commuting on non-highway roads which is great I think, I am looking forward to getting it on the freeway for a longer trip. The ride is great, steering just as described in this article. I am very happy with this purchase.