-With the Chicago gas prices always higher than the norm, this car will save you a lot on gas if you are doing long distance trips. The 2012 Mazda3 has new high-efficiency technologies marketed under the SkyActiv name, including an optional engine claimed to earn the car as much as 40 mpg on the highway.
-All four tires are less than a year old
As required on all 2012 models, the Mazda3 has antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Airbags include the two in front, seat-mounted side-impact torso airbags for the front occupants and side curtains along the side windows.