The upgraded 2014 Mazda 3 will have some level of Skyactiv lightweight and fuel-saving technologies included, just like newest CX-5 and Mazda 6 have. It will certainly additionally acquire the 6’s and CX-5’s desirable Kodo style language. As you can see on the pictures here, the Mazda 3 is again one of the most desirable little cars around.
The upcoming Mazda3, like the just recently revamped 6, is a full separation from the outgoing model, with virtually no sticking around Ford DNA whatsoever. Adhering to the anthropometric fad of gradually enhancing size, the wheelbase extends 2.4 inches to 106.3 and the size widens by 1.6 inches, generating 2.3 inches of front and 0.4 inch of back shoulder space. The roofline visits 0.6 inch for much better aerodynamics.
In The united state, the 3 will certainly have 2 offered engines. The 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G engine will certainly generate 155 hp at 6000 rpm, and 150 lb-ft at 4000 revoltions per minute. The various other engine is the 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G that’s already discovered in the CX-5 and Mazda6, making 184 hp at 5700 revoltions per minute and 185 lb-ft at 3250 revoltions per minute. One more great efficiency technique i-ELOOP brings: capacitors that store electricity regenerated by the alternator during stopping, an additional asserted world-first. Mazda’s new i-ELOOP set of fuel-saving additionals additionally includes active grille shutters that course air around the auto except when the radiator definitely requires it to cool the Skyactiv engines. Either engine has an option of handbook or automatic six-speed transmissions.
The EPA says the 2014 Mazda 3 hatchback with a six-speed automatic transmission returns 30 mpg in city driving and 40 mpg on the motorway. Mazda pointed out sedan models with a six-speed automatic transmission are estimated to return 30 mpg in city driving and 41 mpg on the motorway.
Inside, the huge information is the HUD, which Mazda will certainly integrate into all Mazda automobiles going ahead as part of a “human-machine-interface” device. That conjures up photos of cyborgs, however really the point is to combat driver distraction. We understand the HUD show will certainly hold all the regular steering information you would certainly expect, however it’s not clear exactly what various other info will certainly be presented. A collection of new safety-related “applications” utilizing cams, millimeter-wave radar dome, and laser device sensing units is supplied under the i-ACTIVESENSE name (possibly the hyphen and shout-case are to keep them out of difficulty with Apple?), a pricey option plan. Components feature high-beam control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure caution, forward-obstruction caution, Smart City Brake Assistance (superior or automatic stopping, when a collision is prepared for at speeds under 19 miles per hour), and radar trip control.
And what about Diesel version? At this factor, there are no plans to make a SKYACTIV-D model. That might be code for essentially anything in manufacturer-speak, so well have to hang around and see just what instructions Mazda goes there. Likely the function of the Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D will be the key factor in a feasible diesel Mazda3, but our European and Oriental buddies obtain the diesel engine right off the bat.
The revamped 2014 Mazda 3 sedan starts at $17,740, including a $795 location charge, mirroring a $245 price boost over the outgoing version. The 2014 Mazda 3 goes on sale in September.
The 2014 Mazda 3 i Sporting activity hatchback starts at $19,740, including shipping.
A Touring Modern technology plan for the 2014 Mazda s Grand Touring version mixes in the i-Eloop regenerative engine braking system and sets you back $1,600.
The sedan-only 2014 Mazda 3 i SV model features numerous new standard features. They are push-button beginning, automatic power door locks, a remote keylessentry system, daytime running lights and a USB connection port. Also standard are a matte-finish front grille, 16-inch wheels and a four-speaker AM/FM audio system.
The top-of-the-line 2014 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring sedan starts at $26,790, including shipping, while the hatchback version starts at $27,290, including shipping.
The Mazda 3 sedan undercuts one of its chief rivals, the 2013 Honda Civic sedan. The 2013 Honda Civic LX sedan starts at $18,955. Honda has not announced 2014 Civic pricing.