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2014 Mazda MAZDA3 Sedan

MSRP Range: $16,945 - $25,995 | 28 MPG City - 39 MPG Highway

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Benefits of Driving a 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 Sedan

Mazda's goal with the MAZDA3 has always been to offer the most fun to drive compact car on the market. The MAZDA3 directly competes with some of the best selling cars on the road including the Honda Civic, the Toyota Corolla and the Hyundai Elantra. With a base price below $17,000 the MAZDA3 is competitively priced while still maintaining enough upscale features to not feel like an economy car. With a sportier and more direct driving feel than its competitors, the MAZDA3 is able to do everything typically asked of a compact, while still putting a smile on the face of drivers.

What's new for 2014?

The MAZDA3 gets a complete redesign for 2014. The 'big smile' grill has been replaced with a more serious, if still 'pleased,' front end, while the rest of the car receives a thoroughly modern and quite unique reworking. A new engine at the top of the model range has been added, replacing the old 167 horsepower unit, while a regenerative braking system has also been introduced to aid fuel economy.

Model Strengths

  • Efficient, powerful drivetrains
  • feature laden
  • unique styling
  • good use of space

Model Review

The all new MAZDA3 comes with one of two engine choices, both utilizing Mazda's SKYACTIV technology to increase fuel economy. The base engine, available on all 'i' models is a 2.0L 4-cylinder unit that makes 155 horsepower and is capable of up to 41 mpg on the highway. It's connected to either a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual. The optional engine, available across the 's' range, is a 2.5L 4-cylinder capable of 184 horsepower, a fairly high number for a compact. Despite its power, the MAZDA3 is still able to achieve up to 40 mpg on the highway with the more powerful engine when equipped with Mazda's i-ELOOP regenerative braking system. The more powerful 2.5L engine is available only with a 6-speed automatic.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Opt
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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Engine

Engine Type 2.0 L Regular Unleaded I-4
Horsepower 155 @ 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 150 @ 4000 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Capacity 13.2 gal
Fuel Economy 29 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 541.2 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 16 X 6.5 in.
Tires P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 38.6 in. / 42.2 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.6 in. / 35.8 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 12.4 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 106.3 in.
Curb Weight 2781 lb.
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Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Navigation System Optional
Parking assist Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Roof Rack Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
MP3 Player Standard