2012 Mazda Mazda3 consumer reviews

$15,200–$15,800 MSRP range
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95% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.7
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It’s taken me to many places.

I have owned this car for 8 years and have put over 115k miles on it myself. I currently has 131k. It has been an amazing car, very little issues, if any at all, just regular wear items replaced. I’ve always followed the regular maintenance and replaced things when they need to be done. I will agree with another review, these cars do wear through tires faster than most cars, make sure you rotate and balance every 6k


Great sporty daily driver

This is a decent daily driver. The previous owner had neglected oil changes and other basic Items but they were fairly cheap to fix. Sporty and still has lots of room for cargo and rear seats do fold which was an important feature to me.


Best car so far

It wasn't what was looking for but it has been the best car that we have been able to buy first time buyer as well


Strong car with great look

Great price for a dependable sleek looking vehicle . Rather have a 6 , but as long as it’s a Mazda , I’m good with it


Spent less than $100 in repairs in 162K plus miles

Car was comfortable, fun to drive and frugal on gas; much better than the other 2012 competitors in its class. Rear seat legroom was cramped for tall people. Best car I owned up to then. Bought three other new Mazdas since 2012 including two in last six months.....a CX-5 and a CX-30.


new experience

This car met my expectations and is very nice. The size was perfect for my daughter. The car has a decent sound system and great cargo space.


It is a very reliable car.

My car was in excellent condition, the milage was low, the engine purred like a kitten and I loved it. It will be a very reliable car.


Love the Car

No problems, owned for 4-5 years ran 80k miles up to 136k. No work what so every except brakes, pads, fluids and oil. Handles very well, quite sporty for 2.5l 4cyl car. Gas mileage is good, but a little lower with the 2.5l engine.


Most reliable car we ever owned.

We loved it so much we bought another one. Very fuel efficient car. Good car to commute to and from work. It is a good value.


Very reliable. Very good MPG. Cool to drive.

This is a great small car! Excellent gas mileage. Very comfortable and has all the bells and whistles. Runs smoothly without any tranny issues. We've always been a Honda or Subaru family, but with this little performer we may easily become a Mazda family.