If you’re looking for a brand new car, but you’re living on a budget, you might be crestfallen, thinking there’s no fun cars out there at a price you can afford. Mazda begs to differ, though—they’ve introduced the 2014 Mazda3 just to prove you wrong. The new Mazda3 brings the excitement to the typically mundane compact segment, with a host of features and technology starting at only $19,000.
The Mazda3 flouts conventional compact car wisdom every way it possibly can—starting even with its exterior design. The Mazda3 borrows its grille from the upscale Mazda6, just part of a sporty exterior that proves that this compact aims to separate itself from the pack. Take one look at the new Mazda3 and one word will spring automatically to mind: sporty.
Fortunately, the Mazda 3 is more than an empty shell. It’s not just a sexy frame trying to masquerade as something greater than it is. It just really is that great. Don’t believe us yet? Check out the new 2.5L four-cylinder engine, complete with SkyActiv technology. That baby revs the Mazd 3 up to 185 horsepower while delivering awesome gas mileage: 28 mpg city and 38 highway. Or open the door and check out the swanky exterior, complete with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an easy-to-use infotainment system.
The 2014 Mazda 3 is available now, so come by Parks Mazda to check it out—in either sedan or hatchback form—at your earliest convenience.