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2014 Mazda3

Almost by definition, affordable compact cars aren't supposed to be fun. Sure, hot hatches get our blood pumping, but not long ago, the terms "compact car" and "economy car" could safely be used interchangeably. A key exception for the last decade has been the Mazda3, a car that has consistently delivered more dynamic thrills and tactile feedback than its contemporaries. Competitors have picked up their game significantly in recent years, however, leaving the Mazda3 wanting in several areas, including overall refinement, in-car technology and cabin appointments, so Mazda went back to the... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.0L I4
Power:
155 HP / 150 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
Base Price:
$18,945
As-Tested Price:
$24,635
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    Next month at the Geneva Motor Show, we'll finally get a look at the highly-anticipated Mazda3 MPS (that's Mazdaspeed3 in Americanized English for y'all), as well as the new Mazda3 i-stop, which features the automaker's fuel-saving stop/start system. The i-stop system, combined with Mazda's MZR 2.0L DISI four-cylinder, deliver 12-percent better city fuel ...

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    VIDEO: Mazda releases unrevealing teaser vid of 2010 Mazda3
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    Spy Photos: Mazda3 sedan wearing skin-tight camo
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    LA 2007: Mazda Design Challenge rendered in clay, sweat
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