2012 Mazda 3i Touring 5-Door Specifications

Discussion in 'New Automobile Specifications' started by xcel, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member


    MSRP: $19,300
    Destination: $795

    Options Pricing:

    6-speed AT - $850
    SiriusXM Satellite Radio with free 4-month subscription - $430
    Fog Lights - $350
    Auto dimming mirror with Compass and Homelink - $200
    Crystal White Pearl Mica Paint - $200
    Interior Lighting Kit - $200
    All-Weather Floor Mats - $100 (Carpeted Floor Mats are Standard)
    Rear Bumper Step Plate - $60
    Wheel Locks - $55
    PZEV Emissions - $0


    Engine Type: In-Line 4-Cylinder
    Engine Block/Cylinder Head: Aluminum-Alloy
    Displacement (cc):1,998
    Horsepower @ rpm: 154@6000 RPM (Non-PZEV = 155 HP)
    Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm): 148@4,100
    Redline (rpm): 6,500
    Bore and Stroke (mm): 83.5x91.2
    Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
    Valvetrain: 16-valve VVT
    Direct Injection
    Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
    Front-Wheel Drive
    CARB Emissions Rating: PZEV
    Federal Emissions: Tier II/Bin5
    Direct Ignition System



    Gear Ratios

    6-Speed Manual Transmission

    1st: 3.363 2nd: 1.947 3rd: 1.300 4th: 0.971 5th: 0.795 6th: 0.645
    Final Drive: 4.105
    Reverse: 3.385

    6-Speed Automatic Transmission (available)

    1st: 3.552 2nd: 2.022 3rd: 1.452 4th: 1.000 5th: 0.708 6th: 0.599
    Final Drive: 3.893
    Reverse: TBA

    Calculated RPM@ 60 mph (MT/AT): 2,136/1,881


    Unit-Body Construction
    MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
    Independaqnt Multi-link Rear Suspension
    Stabilizer Bar (mm., front/rear): TBA/TBA
    Electro-Hydraulic Power-Assisted Steering (EHPAS)
    Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock: 2.94
    Steering Ratio: 16.2:1
    Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.): 35.8 ft.
    Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in.): 10.94/10.43
    Wheels: 16x6.5
    All-Season Tires: Bridgestone P205/55 R16
    Temporary Mini Spare Tire


    Interior Measurements:

    Headroom (in., front/rear): 38.9/38.0
    Legroom (in., front/rear): 42.0/36.2
    Shoulder Room (in., front/rear): 54.9/54.0
    Hiproom (in., front/rear): 53.7/53.2
    Passenger Volume (cu. ft.): 94.6
    Cargo Volume (cu. ft.): 17 (42.8 with rear seats down)
    Seating Capacity: 5


    Exterior Measurements:

    Wheelbase (in.): 103.9
    Length (in.): 177.4
    Height (in.): 57.9
    Width (in.): 69.1
    Track (in., front/rear): 60.4/59.8
    Curb Weight (lbs. MT/AT): 2,896/2,969
    Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, MT and AT): 60/40
    Cd: 0.29


    EPA Mileage Estimates/Capacities:

    5-Speed Manual (City/Highway): 27/38
    5-Speed Automatic (City/Highway): 28/39
    Crankcase (qt.): 4.2 without out filter chance and 4.4 with
    Coolant System (gal. MT/AT): 7.8/8.7
    Fuel (gal.): 14.5
    Required Fuel: Regular Unleaded

    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012
  2. herm

    herm Well-Known Member

    Passenger Volume (cu. ft.): 94.6
    Cargo Volume (cu. ft.): 17

    So it is a midsized car and gets 39mpg with an AT.. not bad.
  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I'd hardly call it midsize. It's firmly in the Compact segment. I think the high roofline and hatch are skewing the numbers. The head, hip, shoulder and legroom numbers are compact class.
  4. herm

    herm Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the hatch space skews the numbers.. just like a Prius and other true hatchbacks..
  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    The fact that one of the best handling cars in the class is now near the top in mileage as well... is OUTSTANDING!
  6. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    +1. Though it's an '06 model, my Mom's 3 is on the smaller side of compact when it comes to passenger space - front and back are relatively tight. The current 3 (I have driven the sedan for work) is not much better. The 5-door's cargo space is quite adequate, however. Taken as a whole package, the 3 is great in 5-door form, less so in sedan form.
  7. CRUABL21

    CRUABL21 New Member

    I own this car and was wondering if there were any tips to help get more MPG from it.
  8. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    ^ try making a meaningful introduction - please.

    Sorry, your post looks a lot like comment spam.
  9. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    CRUABL21, please try reading the articles linked from the home page on this site so you can familiarize yourself with the basics. Generally the same techniques work similarly across a range of cars, and any advice specific to the Mazda3 is going to be in the nuances. So make sure you know the basics first, then feel free to come back with any questions.

    When you do have specific questions, please let us know a little bit more about your driving routes (highway? boulevard cruising? stop and go? long or short trips? hills?) and driving style so we can help you out. And do you have the manual or the automatic? Without knowing these things all we can do is refer you to the general advice.
  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Just passing along a little info that this car in sedan format is being readied for one of those special kind of drives with its 12:1 CR based SKYATIV-G engine and 6-speed SKYATIV-MT technology leading the way. It will be going after the gasoline engine powered everything, hybrid powered everything and diesel powered everything in a really big way :eek:

    I have been working with Mazda Techs, Engineers, Execs, Mgmt and PR people for the past two weeks and it is turning into something really cool ;)

    Others involved in the project in alphabetical order include:
    • CleanMPG
    • Eureka!
    • Goodyear
    • MAMA
    • Motorola Mobility
    • ScanGauge
    Soon, very soon ;)

  11. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    Based on Eureka's involvement, I'm guessing you're going on a big camping trip. :flag:
  12. brick

    brick Answers to "that guy."

    Did Mazda ever resolve the clutch wear issue with previous 3's? I was looking into them a month or so ago...mostly out of idle curiosity...and read a huge number of posts complaining of clutches going out early (30,000mi) for no apparent reason. It sounded like there may have been some relationship to bad motor mounts, but it's hard to tell. Does anybody know enough to confirm or quash that concern?
  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Tim:

    The Mazda3 i with SKYATIV-G and the SKYATIV-MT uses a new clutch and manual transmission assembly so any link to the past would be a step. I will let you know more about the new MT after 30 or so thousand shifts in the next 30 or so days ;)

  14. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Man, I wish I could have found the time to do this. Good luck Wayne (and Mike?)!
  15. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Andrew:

    I tried to have Mike out on this one but it is going to be at least 20-days and he does not have the time. I had to schedule this with my son between his summer and fall semesters actually. I am sure you can imagine what that is going to be like :rolleyes:

  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Good luck to the Gerdes's.
  17. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Andrew:

    I just saw your reply to this from last year. 4-days before the launch it was canceled due to contractual reasons between GWR and Kia which stopped Mazda from performing the drive.

    In any case, are you up for a camping adventure or maximum speed (no more than the PSL of course) coast to coast drive later this summer possibly? I would love to have you along for another adventure of the type only CleanMPG members know how to do ;)

  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Not gonna happen this year. Baby on the way in September = time off already allotted.

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