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2012 Audi A3

2012 Mazda MAZDA3

  2012 Audi A3 4-door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv
Invoice $25,361 $14,771
21/42 18/40
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Bottom Line The fashionable, versatile 2012 Audi A3 is as deft for the city commute as it is at ease on the highway. Read Full Review With its new Skyactive powertrains, the 2012 Mazda3 is the eco-conscious choice that sure doesn't drive like one. Read Full Review
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  • Excellent S tronic transmission
  • Versatile layout
  • Handling and roadholding
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Stylish exterior


  • Road noise
  • Bluetooth is a pricey option
  • $40k loaded


  • Excellent handling and stability
  • Class-leading steering feel
  • Nicely configured interior
  • Disc brakes on all models
  • Very refined powertrains (SkyActiv)


  • Optional moonroof limits headroom
  • Base and s still have mediocre gas mileage
  • Road noise
  • Bluetooth reserved for top trims
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