The 2014 Mazda3 4-Door vs. the 2014 Dodge Dart
Gone is its smile but not its spirit, the completely redesigned 2014 Mazda 4-door sedan is one of the most fun and fuel efficient options in the compact car segment. Combining smart design with aggressive performance and a comfortable interior, it is the perfect synthesis of practical and play.
Similarly priced and sized, the 2014 Dodge Dart is another option in the compact class. Many drivers are drawn, though, to the Mazda3’s stronger fuel economy, as well as a wider range of options.
Performance and Efficiency
2014 Mazda3 SV models, the base trim, come standard equipped with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine with a tough power output of 155 hp, and average at about 41 mpg. This is compared with the 2.0L engine on the similarly priced Dodge Dart SE that averages around 36 mpg on the highway. Though Dart drivers can trade up to the Dart Aero model and get a 41 mpg highway fuel economy, this option does cost several thousand dollars more than the base Mazda3. And why should you have to pay more when you can get better fuel economy for less?
Here are just a few options that come standard on the Mazda3 that are not standard on the Dart:
- Air conditioning
- Trip computer
- Automatic headlights
- Power adjustable exterior mirrors
Test Drive the All-New Mazda3 at Cox Mazda in Bradenton, FL
Seeing how a car drives is half the fun. To get behind the wheel of the Mazda3, we encourage you to stop Cox Mazda in Bradenton. We’re located at 3101 Cortez Road W., just a short drive from many different communities around the Suncoast like Tampa and Sarasota.
For over 80 years, our family has been serving Bradenton with great cars, great prices, and great care. If you have any questions about the 2014 Mazda3 or financing, we encourage you to give us a call or come visit us.