Monday, July 29, 2013

Official: 2014 Mazda3 gets 41 mpg starting at $16,495

With gas prices soaring by the end of summer, drivers are left wanting to find something more by spending less. It’s no surprise that Mazda has been scratching the surface on affordable fuel efficient vehicles since the introduction of their SKYACTIV technologies beginning with the 2012 Mazda3. This summer, the Japanese automaker unveiled its latest redesign with the all-new fully SKYACTIV 2014 Mazda3 set to launch in September 2013.

This week, Mazda finally revealed the fuel specs and pricing details on the all new compact sedan. Starting at $16,945 (pricing does not account for the $795 destination fee) for the baseline i SV manual transmission model, there will be two engines to choose from when making your selection. Trims that begin with “i” will come equipped with the SKYACTIV 2.0 liter gasoline engine which offers 30 city and 41 highway mpg, while the trims beginning with “s” will give drivers the 2.5 liter SKYACTIV gasoline engine delivering more power and 28 city / 38 highway mpg. Those that purchase any of the “s” trim Mazda3’s will be able to opt in for the i-ELOOP regenerative breaking system which helps deliver even stronger fuel economy.

Dealerships like Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda, a new and pre-owned Mazda dealer in Orlando, Florida, are gearing up for the 2014 Mazda3 this September by offering excellent deals on remaining 2013 Mazda3s. If you would like to learn more about the 2013 Mazda3 or the SKYACTIV technologies that help power the latest redesign, visit