Mazda3 Hatchback Vs Toyota Matrix
The 2012 Mazda3 Hatchback vs. the 2012 Toyota Matrix
Bradenton drivers love the 2012 Mazda hatchback because of its great mileage and excellent features. It’s a strong contender in its class and stands up well against rivals like the 2012 Toyota Matrix. Come visit our showroom at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton to test drive the recent Mazda3.
How the Mazda3 Stands Up to the Competition
The new lineup for the Mazda3 utilizes the innovative Skyactiv-G technology for its 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway when coupled with an automatic transmission. It delivers 148 hp and 136 lb-ft of torque. The Matrix has a 1.8 4-cylinder engine that gets 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway for the automatic. Its horsepower rating is 132 and 128 lb-ft of torque.
The Mazda3i model line has a fuel tank capable of holding 14.5 gallons, whereas the Matrix stores 13.2 gallons. Those 1.3 gallons can make a noticeable difference on longer trips. When moving to the 3s hatchbacks, the capacity increases to 15.9 gallons, which means the Mazda vehicle has 2.7 more gallons of storage.
The little things can make a big difference when it comes to purchasing a new car, and the Mazda3 has a variety of features and options for the different trim levels that smart drivers appreciate. The Grand Touring model offers superlative accessories, like heated front seats and dual zone air conditioning, whereas the Toyota 5-door doesn’t offer either.
Certain components make operation easier for Mazda drivers. The 3s models have an auto on/off setting, an adaptive headlight component that reads an oncoming vehicle’s steering wheel angle and speed automatically to help with cornering. Neither of these conveniences are offered with the Matrix.
The New Mazda3 Hatchback Is Waiting For You
It’s simple to schedule a test drive in the 2012 Mazda3 either online or by visiting our dealership. Come speak to one of our experts about the financing packages available for you, so you can drive away in a new hatchback or sedan today. When you “Like” our page on Facebook, we’ll also keep you informed about the best deals on all of our automobiles in Bradenton.