The 2014 Mazda3 is probably going to be on a lot of shopping lists, thanks to its striking good looks, clean interior treatment, fuel economy and driving character. If it happens to be on your personal list of new cars to test, you'll be happy to see that the configurator for Mazda's newest product has officially gone online.

In terms of build-your-own web items, configuring a 3 isn't much of a departure from the rest of the Mazda range. Most of the work comes from choosing one of the three trim levels - Sport, Touring and Grand Touring - and selecting either the 155-horsepower, 2.0-liter, Skyactiv four-cylinder or its larger sibling, the 184-horsepower, 2.5-liter, Skyactiv four. From there, a simple range of color and interior finishes are available, before a slim list of packages, options and accessories. Really, Mazda's made it easy to get through this build process.

Click on over to the configurator and take a look at the options, colors and prices for Mazda's newest five-door hatchback.


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      Bruce
      • 1 Year Ago
      You can have any number of doors you want, as long as it's 5.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      jeffie123jeff
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have a 2009 mazda 3i with the value package and it listed for a little over 18k. 17 in rims,fog lights, 6 speaker radio, etc. Now to get any thing close to that the price is over 23k...over 5k more. I know item for item its not the same and it seems for mazda to survive they need to go a bit up market. But my fear is that this going to be just like dodge's launch of the dart. Where they over priced it from the start and cars just sat there because people had sticker shock. So a year later they reduced the price 2 to 3k across the board. I love my mazda and want to get another one. But to get the one i want with the 2.5 it would be better to get 6 touring or gulp a fully loaded dodge dart gt for 3 to 5k less. My guess is afer the "must have it now" buyers pick up theirs. Mazda will see sales of the 3 drop. And will have to look at incentives or reducing the sticker prices more inline with the last model.
      J
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can't believe every option I've ever wanted isn't available on the base model (with a manual and a diesel and a unicorn)! No sale, Mazda.
        Ducman69
        • 1 Year Ago
        @J
        In most parts of the world, base version diesel with a stickshift is pretty damn normal, and not quite unicorn territory.
      libertedelacroix
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am very let down by Mazda. I am looking for a practical but fun commuter car with great fuel economy (100 mile commute a day). Naturally, the Mazda 3 was the ONLY car in this segment that appealed to me on an enthusiast level (must say, the Kias are looking fantastic though, but fun-to-drive is not its strong suit). It was not until I optioned one midway with the 2.5L before realizing "Holy ****.... a Mazda 3 is gonna be $26,000!?" Fully loaded it is close to $30k. Are you serious Mazda?? Alas, a fantastic (and dare I say, even quite beautiful) product, marred by AWFUL packaging. Even with the Mazda 6, the price gap between the trim levels is a few grand each time (no upgrades in engine/suspension to boot), and Mazda's all-or-nothing approach to packaging is really what's gonna hurt their sales. Basics which should be stand alone options (upgraded speakers, homelink, etc) are bundled with the most ridiculous features that I would NEVER want or need. Unfortunately, it looks like all that time I wasted waiting for this car and all the miles I put on my Audi will be for nothing. Looks like it will be either a Civic (yuck) or Kia Forte for me.
        Matthew Hopkins
        • 1 Year Ago
        @libertedelacroix
        The 2014 2.5 Hatch is a hair more expensive than the 2013 2.5 Hatch was. Considering the non-trivial jumps in power and fuel economy it seems like a pretty good deal to me. Don't get me wrong, I was initially surprised at the cost of the 2014 with the 2.5 when it was released last month or so. That was, until someone else suggested I look at the price of the weaker, less-efficient, 2.5 MZR in the 2013. Ain't no law that says you gotta buy a Mazda, dude.
          Adam Drake
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Matthew Hopkins
          I haven't looked at 2013 MSRP for the Mazda 3, but I know I got my 2010 S Touring for $19,720 plus destination. That same trim in 2014 now commands $25,095. Sure, it's a better car and some inflation is to be expected, but a 25% price hike?? It's playing in the 6's price sandbox and not stacking up well, given it's a compact vs. a midsize.
        icemilkcoffee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @libertedelacroix
        The Civic and Forte are comparable to the Mazda 3 with the 2.0l engine. If you load up the Civic with the same options as a Mazda3 2.0, I bet you there won\'t be much daylight between them as far as price is concerned.
        Schwy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @libertedelacroix
        Are you complaining about not being able to find a second car that suits your needs? Really? You expect anyone on any forum or in person for that matter to feel bad for you? Go drive your precious Audi, put some miles on it and stop whining.
          Schwy
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Schwy
          Everyone gets your point, and I can tell you don't care about much from your first post. The only reason why people keep arguing with you is because you sound way overly pretentious about your views.
          libertedelacroix
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Schwy
          Schwy: Lol, I could care less about you "feeling bad for me". I was simply stating the packaging is wack. Feel free to disagree, but at least say something relevant to the topic. As for my opinions on what other posters on the internet think of me personally? Well, you can eat **** and die for all I care (and in fact I hope you do). Tor: Clearly reading comprehension is not your strong suit. Literally the first sentence of my statement was "Let's be real here- this car, while definitely a well built car with a good chassis and engine, still is a FWD econobox." What part of that implies I thought this was a luxury compact??? Once again, I think my point is getting lost in translation. The product itself is great, and reviews have been stellar. But a Mazda 3 in anything but base model is priced a little too high, which is ironic considering the Mazdaspeed3 is a steal for its performance.
        jessesrq
        • 1 Year Ago
        @libertedelacroix
        That is precisely why Kia exists, for people like you who care more about how many features you can get for cheap than about a well designed car.
          libertedelacroix
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jessesrq
          Let's be real here- this car, while definitely a well built car with a good chassis and engine, still is a FWD econobox. For "people like me" there exists the GTI, WRX, and other good contenders. However, as I have mentioned, I am not looking for a performance car (already have an Audi for that). I am looking for a reasonable car that is fun, reliable, has good fuel economy, and has some creature comforts. While the Mazda has all of those things, the packaging is what kills it. I never thought I would get so many thumbs down for asking for MORE consumer choice. But then again, Autoblog was never known as a bastion of knowledgeable/rational people. The guy who asks for an AWD manual diesel gets +23457 thumbs up (despite how ridiculous that is given consumer trends), but the guy who asks for more reasonable packaging gets thumbs down and is labeled as not being reasonable....
          tor
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jessesrq
          are you confusing mazda3 as a luxury compact? because it's not.
        Greg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @libertedelacroix
        Whiny b!tch, much? (I want a bigger engine that any other country in the world gets, and I want it cheap! Waaaaah!) Want a practical, yet fun commuter? Get the 2.0L. Done. (But I want the bigger engine that approaches hot hatch territory! Waaaaah!) If your idea of practical, yet fun is MOAR POWAR!, just go buy a Focus ST. (No! I'm stuck buying either a Kia or Honda. I can't consider any other options. Waaaaah!)
      Matt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yet another car where they don't offer Xenon headlights with a manual transmission. Why can't I shift my own gears AND not die from colliding with a deer at night?
        makasay
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt
        You probably weren't going to buy it any way
        canuckcharlie
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt
        Automakers still have the perception that ppl who buy manuals are cheap and trying to save money by not getting high end options.
          Greg
          • 1 Year Ago
          @canuckcharlie
          And they are right. The number of people in the US who want a manual for performance is around 1%.
          David
          • 1 Year Ago
          @canuckcharlie
          It depends on the car. Some hatches have a 50% manual take rate, and many have a 30% take rate, e.g. MINI Cooper, Hyundai Veloster, Fiat 500.
        David
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt
        That's what the Kia Forte5 SX is for, and why I might get it instead of the Mazda3. I'd get every option that I want, exactly the way I want it.
      manure
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugh! These pedestrian impact hoods - so ridiculous.
      askroon
      • 1 Year Ago
      No manual trans for the 184-HP engine......... I thought Mazda was about being the drivers option.. so disappointed
        drew
        • 1 Year Ago
        @askroon
        They've said it will be coming, but after the initial launch. Probably a mid-year option.
        Daniel
        • 1 Year Ago
        @askroon
        Be patient. Manual will be available in the near future.
      Bamboo
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's weird, I can't find the option for the MadzaSpeed version. (Hint Hint Madza)
      Jason
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can't wait to see one of these on the road. Mazda on the come back
      makasay
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fully loaded is nearly 29,000 dollars!!! Yikes!! For that kinda money I'd go and get me an Accord EX-L V6 or Mazda6 GT
        tagberto
        • 1 Year Ago
        @makasay
        With most cars, when you option it up to "fully loaded" the price rises significantly. Why is that a surprise? Is it more expensive than a similarly loaded competitor? Do you need all of those options? Are you willing to pay for them?
        Greg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @makasay
        Every priced a fully-loaded Focus Ti?
        piggybox
        • 1 Year Ago
        @makasay
        so what? you can get a mustang with that money
      S h a w n
      • 1 Year Ago
      At first glance, I loved this new design. BUT, after several weeks of viewing, that hood is just too long, and the fender sweeps make it appear even longer. It's got that BMW 1-series clown shoe look to it.
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