For the money, you’ll be able to own a 2012 Mazda3 i SV sedan fitted with a 148 hp MZR 2.0-liter engine and a manual gearbox.
If you want to take advantage of the Skyactiv technologies you'll have to go for the Mazda3 i Touring or Grand Touring models that are powered by the firm's new SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine producing 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. Both of these are also available with the all-new SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual gearbox or the all-new SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission for an extra $850.
The Mazda3 i Touring sedan is priced from $18,450, while the Mazda3 i Touring hatchback which gets an impressive 39 mpg on the highway will cost $500 more. The Grand Touring sedan starts at $22,300 with five-door model will set you back $22,800.