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2014 Mazda3 2.0L Hatchback officially rated at 40 mpg highway

Published by Mazda Blogs on July 11th, 2013

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The Environmental Protection Agency has spoken, and these are the miles per gallon numbers it has officially bestowed on the 2014 five-door Mazda3 hatchback with the SkyActiv-G 2.0-liter engine: 29 city, 40 highway, 33 combined when fitted with the six-speed manual; 30 city, 40 highway and 33 combined when equipped with the six-speed automatic.

Those numbers exactly match the fuel economy targets that Mazda had set for the car when optioned with the 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G with 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. For comparison to other cars in the segment, the EPA numbers for the 2013 Honda Civic sedan are 28 city, 39 highway, 32 combined when its 140-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder is paired with the five-speed automatic. The Hyundai Elantra GT gets 27 city, 37 highway and 30 combined according to the EPA when its 148-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder is paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The numbers for the 2014 Ford Focus aren’t out yet.

While we wait on the EPA to confirm the numbers for the rest of the Mazda3 range, we’ve got to say that things keep looking better and better for this little hatch. If you’d like to start taking bets, here are Mazda’s targets for the rest of the Mazda3 line-up:

Hatch

  • 2.5L 6AT: 28/37
  • 2.5L 6AT i-Eloop: 29/39

Sedan

  • 2.0L 6MT: 29/41
  • 2.0L 6AT: 30/41
  • 2.5L 6AT: 28/39
  • 2.5L 6AT i-Eloop: 29/40

That 2.5-liter SkyActiv-G gets 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque, the capacitor-equipped i-Eloop system meant to help buyers who choose that engine get a few more mpg.

2014 Mazda3 2.0L Hatchback officially rated at 40 mpg highway originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mazda3 sedan revealed by Top Gear Russia [w/poll]

Published by Mazda Blogs on July 4th, 2013

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Thanks to our comrades at Top Gear Russia, the trickling reveal of the Mazda3 sedan has begun. We saw the hatch in person in New York (and loved it), and we wanted to see if the trunked version could hold onto the same mojo. If you like the Mazda6, then you should like the Mazda3 because it takes just about everything from its toothsome big brother and shrinks it into a compact package.

Top Gear Russia was allowed to share photographs of the Mazda sedan they call “Treshka” (or they leaked them, depending on whom you talk to), but not their drive impressions. The site page says it will come in four trims for the Russian market – Drive, Active, Active+ and Supreme – and offer three engines. Our specifications will certainly differ. Other than that, all we have to go on are the looks, which some may argue are even better than the hatch thanks to a trunk line that provides more balance to that long hood up front.

The Mazda3 will go on sale later this year and US prices should be announced in September. For the time being, content yourself with the gallery of high-res images above.

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Mazda3 sedan revealed by Top Gear Russia [w/poll] originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 03 Jul 2013 22:17:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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