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2012 Mazda MAZDA3

2012 Honda Civic

  2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv 2012 Honda Civic Sedan 4-door Auto LX Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$15,200
$15,955
Invoice $14,771 $14,846
MPG
City/Highway
18/40 22/41
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.0
/ 10
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Bottom Line With its new Skyactive powertrains, the 2012 Mazda3 is the eco-conscious choice that sure doesn't drive like one. Read Full Review The 2012 Honda Civic is a little more spacious, comfortable, and economical, but it's now one of the blandest of the bunch. Read Full Review
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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

Likes:

  • Smooth, absorbent ride
  • Roomy trunk
  • 44-mpg Hybrid

Dislikes:

  • Bland styling
  • Hard plastic dash materials
  • Hybrid's low-speed drivability
  • Flat, uncomfortable front seats
  • Road and wind noise
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