Autoguide review for the new Mazda 3
The new 2014 Mazda 3 is a favorite among industry experts. AutoGuide recently reviewed the new Mazda 3 and goes in depth explaining SkyActiv technology and why they love getting behind the wheel of Mazda's new compact.
When the time came to reinvent the Mazda 3, the Japanese manufacturer needed to take a cautious approach in order not to alienate current Mazda 3 owners while at the same time ensuring that the vehicle would appeal to a whole new group of clients.
The Mazda 3 has always been known for its driving dynamics that make it one of the most fun cars in its segment. That is what made the first two generations of the Mazda 3 so popular. However, there was room for improvement in the fuel economy department, and that ultimately became the focus of the Mazda engineers responsible for designing the new model.
However, it is not easy to improve fuel consumption without taking away some of the driveability and performance of a vehicle. And yet, Mazda managed the nearly impossible task of combining efficiency with sportiness, and the end result is the 2014 Mazda 3.
The fact that Mazda improved fuel economy while preserving performance is what has made the Mazda3 a favorite among automotive journalists and industry experts. The 2014 Mazda3 was a finalist for the much coveted Canadian Car of the Year award handed out by the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada, has won numerous comparison tests in its category designed by reputed publications such as Car&Driver, and was even a finalist for the prestigious World Car of the Year award. Its new lineup of SKYACTIV technologies also helped the new Mazda3 get nominated for many eco-friendly vehicle awards.
There is no doubt about it, the 2014 Mazda3 is an overall improvement over the previous car, which already was a hit. Watch the full and unbiased review of the Mazda3 by AutoGuide below. It will tell you everything you need to know about Mazda’s hot new compact!