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Cars for commuting: Mazda3 i

Auto » Cars For Commuting: Mazda3 i

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Mazda3 i SV
  • Mazda3 i (SV model)

  • Starting MSRP: $16,700
  • Engine specs: 2 liters, four cylinders
  • Gas mileage:
    • City - 25 mpg
    • Highway - 33 mpg

The sleek but affordable Mazda3 is a highway fuel-sipper with technology dubbed Skyactiv-G, which enables the vehicle to reach as much as a 40 mpg threshold for highway fuel economy on one model of the Mazda3. According to Mazda, new advances in the design of the transmission helped improve fuel efficiency by 4 percent to 7 percent.

The sedan also earned 2012 Top Safety Pick honors from IIHS, using the most recent test scores. Advanced safety features include front and front-side-impact air bags, side-impact air curtains, an antilock brake system and traction control system.

The Mazda3 has a sound system that includes 10 speakers, Bluetooth, CD/MP3 and USB connectivity on top models. The vehicle comes in seven colors.


 

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