Mazda promised a game changer when hyping the unveiling for the 2014 Mazda3 and did it ever change the game for the compact car segment.
Last week, AutoGuide.com unveiled their nominees for car of the year. The 2014 Mazda3 was nominated alongside its larger twin, the 2014 Mazda6, in the mid-size sedan segment. The nominees also included the 2014 Chevrolet Impala in the full-size sedan segment, the Cadillac CTS in the luxury segment, and the Mercedes-Benz CLA in the CLA segment.
AutoGuide.com chose the Mazda3 after asking if they would recommend the nominees to be the best vehicle to consider over others in the same class. The Mazda3 stood out as the choice because, as AutoGuide puts it, “It’s not that the Mazda4 is a great compact car; it is a great car period.” There were no other cars in the compact segment worthy of being considered along with the Mazda3.
With fuel efficiency of the 2.0 liter engine base model being 30 mpg city and 41 mpg highway, a tight chassis making turns feel fluid, and the styling of a high end vehicle were the main factors that AutoGuide.com took into consideration to pick the 3 over the Civic Si Sedan and the Ford Focus ST.
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