2014 Mazda Mazda3 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Titanium Flash Mica
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,914 - $16,241
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
29 City / 41 HWY
Horsepower
155-184
Seats
5

How 2014 Mazda Mazda3 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.5Comfort 3.7Styling 4.6Value 3.9

Editor's Overview

First Mazda3 to incorporate the automaker’s complete suite of efficiency-enhancing Skyactiv design technologies, this stellar compact is all new for 2014. Offered in sedan and 5-door hatchback configurations, it matches sophisticated exterior and interior design with excellent fuel economy and offers several new class-exclusive active safety systems.

Mazda Mazda3 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon i SV $10,152 - $11,927
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon i Sport $9,914 - $11,851
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon i Touring $11,481 - $13,562
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon i Grand Touring $11,168 - $13,363
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon s Grand Touring $13,720 - $16,241
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
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chevronDown icon s Touring $11,588 - $13,775
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.44
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High-quality small sedan with modern features.

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I have had my car, second-hand, for about ten months. It has performed consistently well. Unlike my old car which used to seize up in the cold. It warms up very quickly and has dual zone heat/air. The computer keeps track of tire pressure so I can use my mini air compressor to get a tire back up to the right psi before it goes flat. It also has pop-up reminders for maintenance. There is a Bluetooth feature to sync with my phone which is great for answering calls hands-free and playing Pandora through the sound system for longer trips, but this is actually the feature most likely to give me issues. I would much rather it be the phone sync than something actually important.

Amanda S
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Great safety features. Bluetooth, blind spot notifier, seatbelt warning.

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I absolutely love the safety features that are included in my Mazda 3. There is a blind spot feature that is available on both side mirrors. If you are making a lane change while another vehicle is present that you cannot see in the lane, a blinking icon will begin to beep as soon as you turn your blinker on. There is also a seatbelt warning to remind you to buckle up. I also love the Bluetooth feature. I can make a call without having to even pick up my phone. There is a button you can press, and simply say out loud who you would like to call. It has definitely reduced my chances of getting into accidents.

Elizabeth B
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Most comfortable car and gas saver ever!

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I have always been a Chevy person but due to an accident, I had to purchase a car immediately so I went to the same car lot I have bought all my vehicles from and all they had at the time that I could afford at the time was a Mazda 3 and was iffy about it. Once I drove it, I was in love! It is the most comfortable and smooth driving car I have ever owned! It is fully loaded and I have never had any issues with it since I purchased it in 2014 and talk about a gas saver, omg! I can go a week and a half on ten bucks!! I would definitely recommend this vehicle to anyone!

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$10,152 - $11,927
$9,914 - $11,851

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 (hp)
155 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SKYACTIV
2.0L SKYACTIV
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
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Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Not Available
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 (in.)
42.2 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 (in.)
38.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.8 (in.)
35.8 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 (in.)
37.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.4 (cu. ft.)
12.4 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Not Available
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/60HR16
P205/60HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 (in.)
106.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 (ft.)
34.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
180.3 (in.)
175.6 - 180.3 (in.)

Width

Width
70.7 (in.)
70.7 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2781 - 2848 (.lbs)
2781 - 2855 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 (hp)
155 (hp)

Torque

Torque
150 (ft. lbs.)
150 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 (gal.)
13.2 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
36 (mpg)
36 (mpg)

City

City
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
41 (mpg)
41 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Rear Collision Warning
  • Back-Up Camera

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (3)

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Fuel System, Gasoline > Storage > Tank Assembly Sep 21, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 21, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V684000
Summary:
Mazda Motors North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Mazda3 vehicles manufactured January 4, 2014, to September 18, 2015. The fuel tank of the affected vehicles may have been improperly handled during manufacturing and, as a result, the welded attachment of the Inlet Check Valve (ICV) may fail and allow fuel to leak.
Consequence:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and depending on the tank lot number, dealers will inspect the ICV weld, replacing the fuel tank, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 1, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 0116I.
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Electrical System > Alternator/generator/regulator Apr 2, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 2, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V173000
Summary:
Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2014 Mazda3 vehicles manufactured June 12, 2013, through December 18, 2013, and model year 2014-2015 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured May 20, 2013, through December 4, 2013, and both equipped with a 2.5L engine and a regenerative engine braking system. When driving the affected vehicles in heavy rain or in deep puddles, the alternator belt may slip causing the Power Control module (PCM) to incorrectly assume failure of the charging system.
Consequence:
Once the PCM assumes that the charging system has failed, the vehicle will stop charging and could result in poor acceleration, loss of steering assist and windshield wiper operation, and a possible engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the PCM with updated software, free of charge. The recall began on May 19, 2014. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 7314D.
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Parking Brake Jun 21, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 21, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V393000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Mazda6 and 2014-2016 Mazda3 vehicles. Water could possibly enter the brake caliper causing the parking brake actuator shaft to corrode and possibly bind.
Consequence:
If the parking brake actuator shaft binds, the parking brake may not engage or disengage fully. If the parking brake does not engage properly, the vehicle may move unexpectedly if it is parked on a slope, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will check the parking brake actuator shafts, replacing any that are corroded, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed August 24, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 1217F.

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