The 2014 Mazda3 Named to Ward’s 10 Best Interiors List

May 7th, 2014 by

Ward's Best Car InteriorsFeatures like top speed and maximum horsepower are important, but if you are like most drivers, performance is not your only concern. You also want a vehicle that will be comfortable, convenient, and stylish, and a lot of that has to do with the interior. The 2014 Mazda3 was recently named to Ward’s list of the 10 best interiors available on today’s models. It shares some elite company with vehicles like the Rolls-Royce Wraith. It is worth pointing out that while the Wraith sells for over $300,000, the Mazda3 has an MSRP of under $20,000. For less than a tenth of the price, the Mazda3 offers a comparable level of quality.

What is Ward’s 10 Best Interior List?

In order to compile it’s list, WardAuto examined 41 current model year vehicles that feature a new or redesigned interior. As part of its determination, Wards considers everything from the utility of the interior technologies, the quality of the upholstery and dash construction, and the aesthetic of the overall design. The winners don’t just look good: they provide an unparalleled driving experience for both drivers and passengers alike.

Why Did the 2014 Mazda3 Make the List?

The 2014 Mazda3 was singled out because it offers the kind of interior you would expect to find on a much more expensive car. The judges at Wards commented that “It’s not every day an entry-level model can be had with beautiful interior styling, a sophisticated central controller that resembles that of an Audi and advanced safety features such as radar-based adaptive cruise control, forward-obstruction warning and lane-departure warning.”

They also singled the Mazda3 out for its thoroughly contemporary styling, featuring everything from carbon-fiber trim to an instrument cluster that shimmers at night. It takes an impressive interior to compete with vehicles like the Corvette Stingray and the Mercedes-Benz S550, but the Mazda3 holds its own.

Drive the 2014 Mazda3 at Cox Mazda

This year’s Mazda3 is available as both a sedan or a compact Mazda hatchback. Pick the body style that best suits you needs, and know  you are getting a premium interior no matter which style you select. To see how nice this year’s model really is, visit Cox Mazda and climb into the driver’s seat.