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2012 Toyota Corolla

2012 Mazda MAZDA3

  2011 Toyota Corolla 4-door Sedan Auto S (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv
MSRP
$16,130
$15,200
Invoice $15,243 $14,771
MPG
City/Highway
26/34 18/40
Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line For those who want frugal, trouble-free transportation but have no want of excitement, the 2012 Toyota Corolla fits the bill. 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:

  • Comfortable ride
  • Quiet interior
  • Good safety ratings

Dislikes:

  • Feels like basic transportation
  • Light, rubbery steering
  • Dull interior
  • Feels sluggish with four-speed auto

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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