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2012 Hyundai Elantra

2012 Mazda MAZDA3

  2012 Hyundai Elantra 4-door Sedan Auto GLS (Alabama Plant) Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv
MSRP
$15,345
$15,200
Invoice $14,918 $14,771
MPG
City/Highway
28/38 18/40
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2012 Hyundai Elantra has officially left the Civic and Corolla in the dust, thanks to a 38-mpg gas mileage rating, a sleek look, and tremendous value for the money. 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:

  • Stunning design and details
  • Great gas mileage
  • Refined, quiet cabin
  • Rides smoothly
  • Standard features

Dislikes:

  • Sluggish throttle response
  • Rear headroom is tight
  • Steering's better, not best

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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