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2012 Mazda Mazda3 i SV

4dr Sedan

2012 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring SKYACTIV

4dr Sedan

2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Touring

4dr Hatchback

2014 Kia Forte LX

4dr Sedan

2012 Mazda Mazda3
(2012 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan shown)
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2012 Mazda Mazda3
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2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
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2014 Kia Forte
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*Does not include customer cash-back incentives or options
N/A N/A N/A    $16,541*
MSRP $15,200 $18,700 $24,000 $15,900
Destination Charge $795 $795 $795 $800
Invoice Price $14,771 $17,888 $22,952 $15,599
Total List Price $15,995 $19,495 $24,795 $16,700
Available Engines 148-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas) 155-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas) 263-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (premium) 148-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 5-speed manual w/OD 6-speed manual w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed manual w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed manual w/OD
Fuel Economy City 25 mpg 27 mpg 18 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 33 mpg 39 mpg 25 mpg 37 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data        
Other, Overall Rollover Rating -
Side - Pole, Side - Pole -
Side, Rear Seat - -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - - -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver - - -
Overall, Overall -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR) -
Front, Overall Front -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT) -
Front, Driver's -
Side, Front Seat - -
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier -
Front, Passenger's -
Side, Overall Side -
IIHS Crash Test Data        
Front, Head/Neck - - - Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Acceptable Acceptable - Good
Side, Driver Torso Good Good - Acceptable
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Acceptable Acceptable - Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good - Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good - Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good - Good
Front, Retraints and dummy kinematics - - - Poor
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Acceptable Acceptable - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good - Good
Front, Chest - - - Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good - Good
Front, Lower leg/foot - - - Marginal
Front, Structure and safety cage - - - Poor
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good - Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good - Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Acceptable - Good
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good - Good
Other, Roof Strength Good Good - Good
Front, Overall evaluation - - - Poor
Front, Hip/thigh - - - Poor
Side, Overall Side Good Good - Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good - Good
Overview 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i SV 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring SKYACTIV 2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Touring 2014 Kia Forte LX
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes
N/A N/A Available:
immobilizer
N/A
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 10 brand, amplifier, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
6
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
N/A
N/A Available:
10 brand, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
N/A N/A
Interior 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i SV 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring SKYACTIV 2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Touring 2014 Kia Forte LX
Air conditioning, front N/A manual dual zone front automatic manual
Air filter N/A Standard Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard Standard
Cargo concealed storage N/A N/A N/A Standard
Cargo net Available Available Available Available
Cargo tie downs N/A N/A Standard N/A
Clock in-dash in-dash in-dash in-dash
Compass Available Available Available Available
Cruise control N/A Standard Standard Available
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim plastic/rubber leather/metal-look leather urethane
12V DC power outlet 2 2 2 2
Lighter elements Available:
front
Available:
front
front N/A
Ashtray Available Available Available N/A
Floor console full full full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A
Front windows power power power power
Rear windows power power power power
1-Touch Window Up driver driver driver N/A
1-Touch Window Down driver driver driver driver
Programmable garage door opener Available Available Available Available
Instrumentation digital/analog digital/analog digital/analog analog
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer N/A Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge N/A N/A N/A Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning N/A Standard Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display N/A Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - map lights front front front N/A
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors N/A N/A driver and passenger Available:
driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release mechanical mechanical mechanical mechanical
Remote trunk release mechanical mechanical N/A mechanical
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 1 1 1 Available:
1
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material plastic/vinyl leather leather/metal-look urethane
Tire inflator N/A N/A N/A Standard
Seats 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i SV 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring SKYACTIV 2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Touring 2014 Kia Forte LX
Front seat type bucket bucket sport bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 6-way 6-way 6-way 6-way
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 4-way 4-way 4-way
Front armrests center center center Standard:
center
N/A N/A N/A Available:
center sliding
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable adjustable
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear armrest N/A Standard Standard Available
Rear head restraints 2 - adjustable 2 - adjustable 2 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim cloth cloth cloth/leather cloth
Entertainment 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i SV 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring SKYACTIV 2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Touring 2014 Kia Forte LX
Radio Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A
CD player Standard:
in-dash mounted single
Standard:
in-dash mounted single
Standard:
in-dash mounted single
in-dash mounted single
Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
N/A
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard Standard Standard
Speakers 4 Standard:
6
10 brand Standard:
4
N/A Available:
10 brand
N/A Available:
6
Amplifier N/A Available Standard N/A
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Standard Standard
Navigation system Available Available Available N/A
1st row LCD screen N/A N/A 1 N/A
Bluetooth Compatibility N/A Standard Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i SV 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring SKYACTIV 2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Touring 2014 Kia Forte LX
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front front
Headlights halogen halogen Standard:
halogen
halogen
N/A N/A Available:
high intensity low/high beam
N/A
Exterior light control N/A N/A Available:
fully automatic
auto off
Delay off headlamps N/A N/A N/A Standard
Headlight washer N/A N/A N/A Standard
Directionally adaptive headlights N/A N/A Available N/A
LED brakelights N/A N/A Available N/A
Illuminated entry N/A Standard Standard Standard
Remote keyless entry N/A keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) Available:
keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system N/A N/A Available N/A
Panic alarm N/A Standard Standard Available
Door locks manual power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system N/A N/A Available N/A
Ignition disable Standard Standard Standard N/A
First aid kit Available Available Available N/A
Blind spot sensor N/A N/A Available N/A
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i SV 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring SKYACTIV 2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Touring 2014 Kia Forte LX
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited 60/unlimited 60/100,000
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000 60/60,000
Exterior 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i SV 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring SKYACTIV 2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Touring 2014 Kia Forte LX
Antenna window grid window grid integrated roof window grid
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone Standard:
clearcoat monotone
Standard:
clearcoat monotone
clearcoat monotone
N/A Available:
pearlcoat monotone
Available:
pearlcoat monotone
N/A
N/A Available:
metallic monotone
Available:
metallic monotone
N/A
Grille trim black black black black w/chrome surround
Fog/driving lights Available:
front
Available:
front
front N/A
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk liftgate trunk
Tinted windows light light light light
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors N/A N/A N/A Standard
Sunroof N/A Available:
1st row regular express open sliding and tilting glass
N/A N/A
Spoiler Available:
wing
Available:
wing
wing Available:
lip
Roof rack Available Available Available N/A
Rear step bumper N/A N/A Available N/A
Tires P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS P225/40YR18.0 BSW performance Standard:
P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS
N/A N/A N/A Available:
P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS
Wheels 16" steel Standard:
16" silver aluminum
Standard:
18" silver aluminum
Standard:
15" steel
N/A Available:
silver aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
Available:
16" silver aluminum
N/A N/A N/A Available:
steel
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel compact steel N/A
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Windshield wipers - rain sensing N/A N/A Available N/A
Rear window wipers N/A N/A fixed interval N/A
Mud flaps Available Available N/A Available
Mechanical 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i SV 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring SKYACTIV 2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Touring 2014 Kia Forte LX
Engine 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.3L I-4 1.8L I-4
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC
Turbocharger N/A N/A intercooled turbo N/A
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard Standard N/A
Suspension tuning regular regular sport regular
Front suspension type strut strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link multi-link multi-link semi-independent torsion beam
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard N/A
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic N/A Available N/A Available
Transmission 5-spd man w/OD Standard:
6-spd man w/OD
6-spd man w/OD Standard:
6-spd man w/OD
N/A Available:
6-spd auto w/OD
N/A Available:
6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 4.11 Standard:
4.11
4.19 Standard:
4.33
N/A Available:
3.89
N/A Available:
3.07
Locking/limited slip differential N/A N/A Standard N/A
Remote vehicle starting system N/A Available N/A Available
Specifications 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i SV 2012 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring SKYACTIV 2012 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Touring 2014 Kia Forte LX
Exterior length 180.9 " 180.9 " 177.6 " 179.5 "
Exterior body width 69.1 " 69.1 " 69.7 " 70.1 "
Exterior height 57.9 " 57.9 " 57.5 " 56.5 "
Engine 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.3L I-4 1.8L I-4
Horsepower 148 @ 6,500 rpm 155 @ 6,000 rpm 263 @ 5,500 rpm 148 @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 135 @ 4,500 rpm 148 @ 4,100 rpm 280 @ 3,000 rpm 131 @ 4,700 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant Standard Standard Standard N/A
Fuel economy - city 25 mpg 27 mpg 18 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 33 mpg 39 mpg 25 mpg 37 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.44 / 3.27 " 3.29 / 3.59 " 3.44 / 3.70 " 3.19 / 3.43 "
Curb weight 2,866 lbs. Standard:
2,872 lbs.
3,281 lbs. Standard:
2,736 lbs.
N/A Available:
2,950 lbs.
N/A Available:
2,776 lbs.
Wheelbase 103.9 " 103.9 " 103.9 " 106.3 "
Front track 60.4 " 60.4 " 60.4 " Standard:
61.5 "
N/A N/A N/A Available:
61.1 "
Rear track 59.8 " 59.8 " 60.0 " Standard:
62.0 "
N/A N/A N/A Available:
61.7 "
Turning radius 17.1 ' 17.1 ' 18.0 ' 17.4 '
Drag coefficient .28 .27 .32 .27
Front legroom 42.0 " 42.0 " 42.0 " 42.2 "
Rear legroom 36.2 " 36.2 " 36.2 " 35.9 "
Front headroom 38.9 " Standard:
38.9 "
38.9 " 39.1 "
N/A Available:
38.1 "
N/A N/A
Rear headroom 37.5 " Standard:
37.5 "
38.0 " 37.3 "
N/A Available:
37.4 "
N/A N/A
Front hiproom 53.7 " 53.7 " 53.7 " 53.8 "
Rear hiproom 52.2 " 52.2 " 52.2 " 53.1 "
Front shoulder room 54.9 " 54.9 " 54.9 " 56.1 "
Rear shoulder room 54.0 " 54.0 " 54.0 " 54.9 "
Luggage volume 11.8 cu.ft. 11.8 cu.ft. 17.0 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 11.8 cu.ft. 11.8 cu.ft. 42.8 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 94 cu.ft. 94 cu.ft. 95 cu.ft. 96 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 14.5 gal. 14.5 gal. 15.9 gal. 13.2 gal.