The 2014 Mazda3 4-Door vs. the 2014 Kia Forte

2014 Mazda3 4 doorIt’s smiling grille may be gone, but the Mazda3 still remains one of the most fun-to-drive compacts available on the market. A bold redesign that includes an aggressive new look, performance improvements and more is making the 2014 Mazda3 4-door one of the most popular choices for drivers around Bradenton and Tampa.

To take the 2014 Mazda3 for a test drive, we invite you to stop by Cox Mazda in Bradenton. Our dealership is located on Cortez Road W., just a quarter of a mile to the west of the Sweetbay Supermarket.

What sets the 2014 Mazda3 apart from other compacts like the 2014 Kia Forte? For starters, the Mazda3 has fantastic fuel economy, much better than the Forte, helping drivers to save on their daily commute as well as those long road trips. Here’s how the two models compare.

Signature Mazda Fuel Economy

Thanks to its 155hp SKYACTIV-G 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, Mazda3 models with manual transmission maintain an EPA estimated 29mpg in the city and 41mpg on the highway. This is compared to the 25mpg in the city and 37mpg on the highway achieved by 2014 Forte models similarly equipped with manual transmission and a 148hp 1.8L 4-cylinder engine.

Even when you decide to kick up the power and go with the 184hp SKYACTIV-G 2.5L engine, the Mazda3 still gets an incredible estimated 39mpg on the highway. The highest power option on the Kia Forte is a 173hp 2.0L engine that provides an estimated fuel efficiency of 36mpg on the highway.

Take the new Mazda3 out for a Spin

Already test driven the Kia Forte? Now it’s time to get behind the wheel of the Mazda3 4-door. We’d be happy to show you how it compares to the hatchback models, as well as Mazda’s other options. We can also explain to you the different financing options we have available.

Cox Mazda is located at 3101 Cortez Road W, a short drive from many different communities around the Brandenton and Tampa areas. Our family has been selling cars for over 80 years and is pleased to continue to serve the Suncoast. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!