AutoGuide.com has named the new Mazda3 as its 2013 “Car of the Year” for its “attractive styling inside and out, with impressive features in versatile packaging.”
The 2014 Mazda3 was one of five finalists vying for the title, including the new 2014 Mazda6 in the Mid-Size Sedan category. It stood out for many reasons: on the outside, because of its emotive character lines that express the brand’s new KODO “Soul of Motion” design language; and on the inside, because of the famous SKYACTIV® engine technology, the i-ACTIVESENSE suite of pre-crash detection systems, and the next-gen MAZDA CONNECT™ connectivity system.
There’s no doubt in our minds, however, that the most impressive part of the Mazda3 is its engines. Customers can choose the standard SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine, which produces up to 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque with one of the best fuel economy ratings in its class at 41 highway mpg, or the optional, more powerful 2.5-liter, 184 horsepower and 185 torque engine which, when equipped with Mazda’s exclusive i-ELOOP tech, still delivers ridiculously good mpg up to 39 on the highway.
And the best part? You can find the Mazda3 right here at Parks Mazda.