The Mazda3 Will Put Forth its Best Face for 2014
Even though the Mazda3 may be losing the manufacturer’s distinct “smile” design from its front end for 2014, this doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t expect the same spirited performance that has made it one of the most popular compacts on the market. Bradenton and Sarasota drivers love the Mazda3 for this exact reason, as well as its well-equipped interior and its fantastic list of features.
It’s still not to late to own or lease one of the “smile-era” Mazda3 models, which are bound to be a classic as soon as they go out of production. You can test drive either a hatchback or four-door model of the 2013 Mazda3 at Cox Mazda in Bradenton. We’re located at 3101 Cortez Road W, just a quarter of a mile to the west of the Sweetbay Supermarket.
A New Look, a New Era
The 2014 Mazda3 will don a face that more closely ties it with the all-new 2014 Mazda6, as well as the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 crossovers. Thanks to the finer sculpting in the body, the new Mazda3 also looks like it will have a more aggressive stance than ever.
Besides its new, bolder look, the 2014 Mazda3 will also deliver more power when compared with last year’s models. Drivers will have the option between a 155-hp 2.0L engine or a 184-hp 2.5L engine. Even when equipped with the tough 2.5L engine, drivers can opt for the i-ELOOP regenerative braking system and increase their maximum highway fuel efficiency to an EPA-estimated 38 mpg.
Expect Lots of Great Standard Features
One of the things about the all-new Mazda3 is that drivers can expect some of today’s best equipment to come standard. This includes:
- A push-button vehicle start system
- A tilting and telescoping steering wheel with mounted audio controls
- Auxiliary and USB audio input
- Bluetooth handsfree calling and audio streaming
- Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control
- Whiplash-reducing front headrests
Watch for the 2014 Mazda3 at Cox Mazda
We’re expecting the new Mazda3 in September. Once it gets here, we encourage you to stop by our dealership for a test drive! Cox Mazda is located at 3101 Cortez Road W, in Bradenton, just a short drive from many different communities around the Suncoast. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call!