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The redesigned 2014 Mazda 3 sedan manages to stand out even when it doesn’t stand out. It rides on a wheelbase that’s identical to most of its competitors, namely the Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla. It’s much like them under the hood as well, with its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine turning the front wheels through a six-speed automatic. It’s good looking, but it’s not startlingly beautiful.
Since its 2003 debut, the Mazda 3 has always left us grinning. We even kept grinning after Mazda’s designers pasted an actual smile on the face of the second-generation model. That stylistic misstep turned out to be one of our biggest gripes with the old 3; others were essentially limited to a smallish rear seat and the so-so fuel economy when equipped with the 2.5-liter engine. Still, a 3 with the 2.5 finished a strong second behind the current Ford Focus and ahead of a Volkswagen Jetta, Chevrolet Cruze, and Hyundai Elantra in a 2011 comparison test.
2014 Mazda 3 Release Date
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2014 Mazda 3 Price
A five-door hatchback is again offered, but the subject here is the mainstream four-door sedan. The 2014 Mazda 3 i Touring model we tested is two steps up from the base $17,740 SV model, but three steps down from the top of the line $26,790 S Grand Touring.
Starting at $21,440 with the six-speed automatic transmission, the test car was fortified with a $1,600 Technology package, a $200 charge for the Snowflake White Pearl paint, $125 worth of scuff plates and a $70 cargo mat. Add it all up and this is a $23,435 Mazda 3.
2014 Mazda 3 Specs
As is typical of sedans in this class, the Mazda 3 has grown slightly. That 106.3-inch wheelbase is up 2.4 inches over the outgoing model, while the overall width is up 1.6 inches and the overall height has dropped 0.6 inch. The overall length is down about half an inch to 180.3 inches, but most of the difference comes from the shape of the bumper cover, not the actual structure.
Those hiccups aside, the Mazda 3’s interior is otherwise thoughtful, comfortable and finished with a high degree of quality. There’s plenty of room up front, but adjusting those front seats for a 6-footer does cut severely into the room in back. Mazda claims 35.8 inches of legroom for the rear passenger, which is down 0.4 inch from the second-generation sedan and a vast 5.6 inches behind the 41.4 inches of rear legroom Toyota claims for the also-new 2014 Toyota Corolla. A limousine the Mazda 3 is not.
2014 Mazda 3 Engine
The test car was also equipped with the 155-horsepower 2.0-liter version of Mazda’s direct-injection, DOHC Skyactiv four. And that winds up in a single exhaust outlet out back. Mazda 3s powered by the 184-hp, 2.5-liter version of the engine get a dual chrome-tipped exhaust to let the world know you’re a driver of taste, distinction and robust financial wherewithal.
At 2,903 pounds, the 2014 Mazda 3 is svelte by 21st-century standards. But 155 hp can only do so much with that much mass, so the measured performance of the new Mazda 3 is subdued. Letting the transmission shift itself, it traipsed from zero to 60 mph in a languid 8.3 seconds (8.0 seconds with a foot of rollout as on a drag strip) and knocked off the quarter-mile in an easygoing 16.2 seconds at 87.3 mph. The transmission can be shifted manually (push forward for downshifts, pull back for upshifts) but that didn’t do anything to improve the numbers.
Performance junkies will likely gravitate toward the more powerful 184-hp, 2.5-liter Skyactiv engine offered in the 3. Opting for the 2.5-liter brings quicker acceleration without much of a fuel economy penalty. What the larger engine will cost is still up in the air; the upcharge to fit a (non-Skyactiv) 2.5 in the outgoing model was $1550.