2014 Mazda3 gets priced in the U.S. image

The Japanese based automaker Mazda has recently announced the official starting price for the new generation of the Mazda3 Sedan and Mazda3 hatchback in the United States.

After it was officially unveiled just a few weeks ago, the new generation of the Mazda3, in its two body styles, hatchback and sedan, is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the carmaker officially announcing its starting price across the United States. According to the car manufacturer, the cheapest version of the 2013 Mazda3 is actually the Mazda3 i Sport Sedan, which can be yours from 18,445 USD, while if the top of the line Mazda3 s Grand Touring hatchback is what you have your eyes onto, you should know that this costs 26,495 USD.

“The compact car segment is one that is competitively cutthroat, meaning there is little room for error when launching an all-new vehicle like the 2014 Mazda3. But our best-selling vehicle has only gotten better, winning over the industry critics that were recently offered a behind-the-wheel experience. Yet our most important judges remain the consumers and I am confident that our third-generation Mazda3 will not disappoint”, said Jim O’Sullivan, the CEO and president for Mazda North America Operations.

The 2014 Mazda3 is powered by the standard SKYACTIV-G 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, which is producing a total output of 155 HP and 160 lb-ft of torque. There is also a 2.5 liter SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder, available for the s models, which is generating 184 HP and 185 lb-ft of torque. Both units can be mated to either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission, depending on the version chosen.