2014 Mazda MAZDA3 5-Door Overview
What’s New for the 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 5-Door
The MAZDA3 has been completely redesigned for the 2014 model year, but that doesn’t just mean new exterior styling; the 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 5-Door also boasts more powerful and fuel-efficient engines, as well as a new list of standard features.
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 5-Door Exterior
The 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 5-Door is the sporty hatchback variant of the tradition sedan MAZDA3. The redesign for 2014 has created a more aggressively-sculpted front fascia with a new grille, and the MAZDA3 5-Door’s rear spoiler combines with standard 16-inch alloy wheels to create a more athletic stance.
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 5-Door Performance
There are two engines available to power the 2014 MAZDA3 5-Door. The base 2.0-liter four-cylinder produces a surprising 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. For an even more exhilarating, Mazda-renowned driving experience, drivers can opt for the available 2.5-liter four-cylinder that puts out 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque.
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 5-Door Efficiency
Power numbers increased slightly from the previous generation, but the 2014 MAZDA3 5-Door really impresses in terms of fuel economy. The base four-cylinder returns an impressive 30 mpg city and 41 mpg highway, while the higher-performing 2.5-liter still returns 28 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. For a 1-mpg improvement from both engines, drivers can opt for the available i-ELOOP regenerative braking technology.
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 5-Door Interior
Edmunds.com calls the 2014 MAZDA3 5-Door’s interior “among the best in its class.” The driver-oriented dash makes being behind the wheel feel like a cockpit, and upgraded materials give a surprisingly premium feel. Standard features in the 2014 MAZDA3 5-Door include Bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry and ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 5-Door Safety
In addition to blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, standard safety features on the 2014 MAZDA3 5-Door include traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, and a comprehensive suite of airbags.