2012 model year highlight from Mazda: the Mazda 3 (with Skyactiv).
GUIDE TO GREEN CARS, Summer 2012
Compiled by Megan E. Phelps, John Rockhold,
Hannah Kincaid, Emily Glover,
Bradley Berman and Zach McDonald
See “What the Numbers Mean” in The Ultimate Green Car Buyer’s Guide, 2012 for a full description of the metrics we collected for each model.
Gasoline, Compact or Hatchback
Price Range: $20,300 – $22,300
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 28/40/33
Annual Fuel Cost: $1,750
Air Pollution Score: 5
Greenhouse Gas Score: 8
ACEEE Green Score and Class Ranking: 48/Above Average
Safety Ratings: IIHS Top Safety Pick; 4-star NHTSA rating
Space: 94.1 cu. ft. p.v./seats 5
Drive Score: 5
Similar Used: Skyactiv new for 2012
Good to Know:
What the Press Says:
More 2012 green cars: Find details about many more green cars from other automakers in The Ultimate Green Car Buyer’s Guide, 2012.
Photo from Mazda
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