2014 Mazda 3 to five door hatchback is again Offered but the subject here is the mainstream in sedan.The four door 2014 Mazda 3 Touring model we tested is two steps up from the base model but three steps down from the top of the line Grand Touring.2014 Mazda 3 to the starting at $ 21.440 with the six in the speed automatic transmission the test car Which fortified with a technology package , a $ 200 charge for the Snowflake White Pearl paint worth of scuff plates and a $ 70 cargo mat . Add it all up and this is a 2014 Mazda 3.
Unfortunately to the test car equipped with the So what 155horsepower 2.0liter version of 2014 Mazda 3 Skyactiv in direct injection DOHC four. And did winds up in a single exhaust outlet out back.2014 Mazda 3 powered by the 184hp 2.5liter version of the engine get a dual chrome tipped exhaust to let the world know you’re a driver of taste and distinction on robust financial wherewithal with MacPherson struts up front and a multilink independent system in the rear suspension, the 2014 Mazda 3 Is not exotic but in 2014 Mazda 3 has tuned it for maximum communication with the driver . Even though the test car wore modest all season tires on alloy wheels to it felt planted and tenacious under all Circumstances . On the skid pad it pulled 0.82g on average Whether what the traction control turned on or off It went through the slalom gates at a drama free at 63.1 mph The four wheel disc brakes never complained When the car was pushed on the street and the antilock system worked without a peep or utterance . 133foot down to a stop from 60 mph Is not overly confidence inspiring.It’s the details to That Make This Car Special What’s particularly satisfying is how well detailed this car is For instance look past the handsome shape of the trapezoidal grille to how it ‘s trimmed in discrete chrome accents that look like theywere pulled off a more expensive car . And did Continues chrome trim along the side of the car where it defines the bottom edge of the green house.
As fine as the new 2014 Mazda 3 looks on the outside so it makes drivers instantly comfortable on the inside. The seats are well shaped to and contour to even the oddest shaped body the steering wheel is the perfect diameter thickly padded and covered in black leather with contrasting red stitching to the automatic transmission ‘s shifter has some Appropriate folder and it all feels ergonomically correct.Still it’s not perfect The striped upholstery lining goofy looks and feels like a garment bag to while the instrument cluster is clogged up by at unnecessary piece of shiny plastic did segregates the tachometer from the large speedometer . Beyond that, there is some with faux carbon fiber trim that’s not only implausible as carbon fiber but too harshly ridged . You Could almost buff Those ridges on your fingernails.
2014 Mazda 3 interior is otherwise thoughtful comfortable and finished with a high degree of quality. There is plenty of room up front but adjusting Those front seats for a 6 -footer does cut severely into the room in back.2014 claims to Mazda 3 with 35.8 inches of legroom for the rear passenger , Which is 0.4 inches down from the second generation sedan and a vast 5.6 inches behind to the 41.4 inches of rear legroom in the sedan a 2014 Mazda 3 is not.2014 Mazda 3 experiences some impact harshness did INITIALLY can be disconcerting . But the ride itself is a controlled during cruising speeds and the car runs quietly with little in the way of tire noise overmost surfaces.Compared with the direct and competition from enthusiast ‘s viewpoint on the 2014 Mazda 3 does the best job of balancing handling and ride comfort in its class.
2014 Mazda 3 makes big claims for its Skyactiv technologies in promo ting better fuel includes economy.This to a regenerative braking system similar to ‘ that’ in a hybrid did scavenges power for later use by the car ‘s electrical System.2014 Mazda 3 averaged a commendable 29.1 at mpgThe to EPA ratings are 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway , and synthesis seem achievable given name a more conservative driving style.And virtually any style would to be more conservative than ours.
2014 Mazda 3 offers something slightly different. It has an eagerness and the Corolla does not offer a style that’s distinctly different from Honda ‘s Civic.Most of all has a feel to it did makes you look forward to driving it Whether you are just running errands or heading out on a road trip . It’s Involving in a way did to its Competitors Are not even If They happen to share the same size wheelbase or engine type . It’s not a feature you want to place on the window sticker but it did is one you’ll appreciate every time you get behind the wheel.2014 Mazda 3 has always left us grinning . We kept grinning even after 2014 Mazda 3 designers pasted at actual smile on the face of the second generation model.That with stylistic misstep turned out to be one of our biggest gripes with the old Essentially 3 others were limited to a smallish rear seat and the fuel economy as When equipped with the 2.5liter engine.Still a 3 to with the 2.5 finished in a strong second behind to the current Ford Focus and ahead of a 2014 Mazda 3 has been thoroughly redone for 2014 Mazda 3 and the result might stand a chance at unseating the 10Best winning Ford Focus to a comparison test darling as king of the segment . Previously to this would have Constituted a sibling rivalry as the three shared a platform with the first- generation Focus . But with 2014 Mazda 3 divorce finalized the company whipped up its own lightweight Skyactiv architecture and slid it under the new 2014 Mazda Skyactiv 3.The name is Malthus applied to the platforms did and support the new 2014 Mazda 3 but the 3’s structure Although Conceptually similar is unique .
According to the 2014 Mazda 3 new structure Boasts a 30 percent improvement in torsional rigidity and curb weight is down by about 60 and 100 pounds DEPENDING on trim level . We have not weighed to the 3 on our scales but Mazda’s numbers are generated centrally within a few pounds of ours so figure on a weight range of 2800-3050 pounds . Other pertinent numbers The wheelbase is stretched by 2.4 inches overall length is down to by just over half an inch in the sedan version and 1.8 inches in the five door in width is up by 1.6 inches to height and is down by 0.6 inches . Rear – seat space is now class competitive and comfortable But for dimensional differences will be the load thing on your mind When you lay eyes on the 2014 Mazda 3 has combined elements of the 6 sedan and to create a handsome and elegant compact . Notable cues to are a Relatively long nose and windshield to upright . The proportions are closer to Those of a rear drive car than of the cab forward designs worn by the and Mazda 3 Even the sedan looks fantastic Which is something did can not be said of most compacts including the Ford Focus . That new body is quite THEREFORE aerodynamic Accor ding to 2014 Mazda 3 but the major boost in fuel economy comes from the 2.0liter to and 2.5liter four cylinder engines in.
2014 Mazda 3 Skyactiv fans might Recognize the 2.0liter engine , the powerplant in all 3i models . In the previous 2.0liter in what the Skyactiv fitted with a fairly Conventional exhaust manifold designed to fit into the old architecture ‘s smaller engine compartment . But what the 2.0liter designed to have a larger bulkier exhaust manifold Which now fits in the new car . Why Should You Care Because it delivers more midrange torque . At the 4000rpm peak torque to the engine is up only 2 lb -ft over last year’s , but it delivers 148 lbft at 3000 rpm as much as the old version did at its 4100 – rpm peak . Coupled with the six -speed automatic is expected to return the 2.0liter EPA numbers of 30 mpg city and 41 highway in the sedan and 30/40 in the hatchback . Manual versions achieve achievement achievement achievement the same highway numb Acceleration Is not exactly strong in the base 2014 Mazda 3 but the 155 – hp engine has enough muscle to pull itself to freeway speeds without eliciting any worry from the driver . Engine noise is kept to distant and the note does not really change as the revs increase. There’s no waiting to for the power to arrive but rather a smooth steady stream of pull.Performance junkies will likely gravitate toward the more powerful 184hp 2.5liter Offered with Skyactiv engine in the 2014 Mazda 3 opting for the 2.5liter brings quicker in acceleration without much of a fuel economy penalty cost is the larger engine will shut up in the air fit to the upcharge a non Skyactiv 2.5 in the outgoing model to Which is $ 1550ers but loose 1 mpg in the city cycle 2014 Mazda 3.