This is one of the few Japanese models for which German designers have a peaceful sleep. Although the C-segment sedans are not too popular, Mazda is the new “Three” has changed this trend, a sedan version of the Mazda 3 has the same price as hatchback.The reasons for this popularity is an appealing design at 2014 Mazda 3 Sedan which looks like a smaller version of the “sixes”.
For the first time on the international presentation in Spain and then at longer test, and the top version hatchback model, marked G165 and packages Revolution.
New Mazda 3 Sedan Design and Exterior
The test also found this time sedan and the two-liter gasoline of 120 “horses” whose designation G120. This engine is interesting because of its specific design – has increased the compression to 14.0: 1, improved flexibility at low revs and reduced fuel consumption which is at a level far smaller engine capacity.
Trunk: 419 LNA unfortunately, still a lot of customers that cars are compared by size and not on other, more important parameters. Far from being the dimensions are not important, but most are not decisive. Sedan version of the Mazda 3 has just the answer for those who mere centimeters.
However, the boot is not among the highest in the class or for sedans, but the specifics are beginning to “three’s” apart from all other competitors. This model is generally specific for having above average long wheelbase but it did not profit space in the cabin. The reason is the compression engine. It sounds strange but it is so. In fact, with increased compression had to go and increased exhaust branch. When you look under the hood, between the engine and the body is quite area and all the exhaust branch.
New Mazda 3 Engine
Another logical question is how is it possible that Mazda expands when everyone else is reduced? Power of 120 “horses” to almost belonged atmosphere petrol volume of 1.6 liters. It’s no trouble to reach 1.2 turbo petrol and even 1.0! The essence was to achieve power 1.6 engine torque 1.8 and 1.2 equivalent consumption. The two-liter petrol engine is available in two power levels – from 120 to 165 hp, with the stronger version reserved for hatchback.
What then is offering a 2014 Mazda 3 Sedan 2.0 of 120 hp? To immediately get on with it – excellent acceleration at low revs, great gear acceleration and smooth operation and fuel economy in the city of 7.8 l/ 100 km in stop-and-go driving with a heavy foot on the gas. “troika” with this engine accelerates to “a hundred” on under nine seconds and at low revs it behaves better than the turbo engine. High rate likes and easily spin up to the redline speedometer which starts at almost 6,500 r/min! Such driving and leads to these spending and if you’re in a moderate acceleration and drive boulevards, the car will spend an average of about 7.1 km/l, as we have a measurement after the shooting and experimentation.
Do you remember the average gasoline engine that had until recently been produced and which were at 130 km/h “spinning” at about 4000 r/min to the fullest extent of transfer? Mazda at that speed on a fantastic 2600 r/min and then spends about 6.4 km/l.
Diesel? What is it for?
Joking aside, modern diesels are progressing but petrol is still untouchable in terms of the cost of acquisition and maintenance costs. All in all, engineering and technology Mazda has something to rival engineers do not sleep peacefully. “Troika” of all Japanese cars closest to the best German models in its segment in terms of quality, finish and general quality of design. It’s hard to find fault and if it can be found, mostly a question of individual taste and not a real absence. Especially we need to praise exceptionally rich equipment in this, the basic package for a sedan. A detailed list is below the chart with technical details.
In addition to a larger trunk and a design that is very reminiscent of the Mazda 6, “Three” sedan has several advantages over hatchback. Since it is even easier and five kilograms, and has better aerodynamics – 0.26 Cd against 0.275 Cd.
Automatic braking up to 30km/h
Interestingly enough, even though it comes to the basic package, the 2014 Mazda 3 has some of the most advanced security systems. One of them is the automatic braking at speeds up to 30 km / h, which is of great importance in city driving while avoiding collisions. In the event that the driver does not react, system is activating with the help of a 3D camera built behind the interior mirror and stops the car immediately before going to hit a barrier.
The base package Challenge also contains a multimedia system that can be operated in two ways – via the large display on the touch sensitive seven-inch diagonal or via joystick that is at hand – in front shifters. This joystick is most similar to that of the Audi models, and in the same way independent potentiometer is designed to amplify sound, which is located directly under his right fist – immediately after removal from the shifters. You only pay extra for GPS .
Standard equipment for 2014 Mazda 3 Sedan: ESP, front and side forever. pillows, forever. curtains, pressure sensors in the tires, alloy wheels 16 inches, automatic dual-zone air conditioning, seven-inch diagonal screen sensitive to touch, MZD connect system with joystick, intelligent brake system up to 30 km / h, cruise control, fog lights, audio system with CD player, six speakers and Bluetooth connectivity for mobile phone, two USB ports, SD card slot and AUX socket, leather steering wheel and shifters, power-folding mirrors, engine starting button
Optional equipement: GPS device with maps of Europe and USA, metallic paint
2014 Mazda 3 Sedan Price
It is interesting that both body shapes are identical in price, so that the 2014 Mazda 3 Sedan can be bought from 16,790 euros with a basic equipment package Challenge, who is second in hatchback. For that amount you get a car with engine capacity of 1.5 liters with 100 hp and tested version with the same equipment and 2.0 gasoline will cost 17,790 Euros including VAT. In the USA price is starting from $16,945.