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2012 Dodge Caliber

2012 Mazda MAZDA3

  2011 Dodge Caliber 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv
MSRP
$17,380
$15,200
Invoice $16,944 $14,771
MPG
City/Highway
23/32 18/40
Rating
6.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2012 Dodge Caliber offers a good deal in terms of space, versatility, and features for the money, but you might not find much else to like. 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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Likes:

  • Features for the money
  • Interior space and flexibility

Dislikes:

  • Poor gas mileage
  • Sluggish feel with CVT
  • Worrisome safety scores
  • Still lags in refinement

Likes:

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

Dislikes:

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