The 2014 Mazda3 5-Door vs. the 2014 Nissan Cube

What’s not to love about the all-new 2014 Mazda3 5-door? Over the past 10 years, the Mazda3 has distinguished itself both in terms of style and performance. The redesigned Mazda3 is a worthy successor to its nameplate, delivering better performance and fuel economy, and more comfort than ever.

Another hatchback in the compact class, the 2014 Nissan Cube starts at roughly the same price as the sportier looking Mazda3, but consequently misses much of its competitors range of power, space, and features.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2014 Mazda3 5-door i Sport, the base Mazda3 model, comes with a 155 hp 2.0L engine delivering an estimated highway fuel economy of 40 mpg. Despite its smaller, 122hp 1.8L engine, the Cube only gets an estimated highway 30 mpg. There doesn’t seem to be much of a point in having a smaller engine when you get worse fuel economy.

Vehicle Features

Here are just a few of the standard features on the 2014 Mazda3 5-door that are non-standard on the Cube:

  • Automatic headlights with daytime running lights
  • An outside temperature gauge
  • A telescoping steering column

There are also some optional features available on the Mazda3 that you can equip on the base Cube. These include:

  • A navigational aid with a telematics system
  • A universal garage door opener
  • Remote ignition
  • An interior daytime / nighttime

And as for space, the Mazda3 has a maximum cargo space of 20.2 cubic feet, compared with the 11.4 cubicfeet in the Cube.

Learn More at Cox Mazda

There’s lots more to love about the 2014 Mazda3 5-door. If you would like to take this popular hatchback out for test drive, we encourage you to stop by Cox Mazda in Bradenton. We’re located at 3101 Cortez Road W, just a short drive from many different communities around the Suncoast. If you have any questions about the Mazda3 or financing, feel free to contact us at (941) 749-2790.