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2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport

4dr Hatchback

2014 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L

4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback

2014 Kia Forte LX

4dr Sedan

2014 Mazda Mazda3
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2014 Volkswagen Golf
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2014 Kia Forte
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*Does not include customer cash-back incentives or options
   $18,982*    $19,615*    $16,541*
MSRP $18,945 $19,995 $15,900
Destination Charge $795 $820 $800
Invoice Price $18,131 $19,195 $15,599
Total List Price $19,740 $20,815 $16,700
Available Engines 155-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas) 170-hp, 2.5-liter I-5 (regular gas) 148-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 6-speed manual w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed manual w/OD
Fuel Economy City 29 mpg 23 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 40 mpg 30 mpg 37 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data      
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side - Pole, Side - Pole -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Overall, Overall -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR) -
Front, Overall Front -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT) -
Front, Driver's -
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier -
Front, Passenger's -
Side, Overall Side -
IIHS Crash Test Data      
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Marginal Good
Front, Head/Neck Good - Acceptable
Side, Driver Torso Good Good Acceptable
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good Good
Front, Retraints and dummy kinematics Good - Poor
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good Good
Front, Chest Good - Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good Good
Front, Lower leg/foot Acceptable - Marginal
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Front, Structure and safety cage Good - Poor
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Good Good Good
Front, Overall evaluation Good - Poor
Front, Hip/thigh Good - Poor
Side, Overall Side Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good Good
Overview 2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport 2014 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2014 Kia Forte LX
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
Interior 2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport 2014 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2014 Kia Forte LX
Air conditioning, front manual manual manual
Air filter Standard Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
Clock in-dash in-dash in-dash
Compass Available Standard Available
Cruise control Standard Standard Available
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim urethane urethane urethane
Floor console full full full
Floor mats carpeted front & rear carpeted front & rear Available:
carpeted front & rear
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror day-night day-night day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material urethane urethane urethane
Seats 2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport 2014 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2014 Kia Forte LX
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front armrests center center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim cloth cloth cloth
Entertainment 2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport 2014 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2014 Kia Forte LX
CD player in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Available Standard
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport 2014 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2014 Kia Forte LX
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front
Headlights halogen halogen halogen
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) Available:
keyfob (all doors)
Panic alarm Standard Standard Available
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Exterior 2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport 2014 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2014 Kia Forte LX
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Tinted windows light light light
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Spoiler lip Available:
lip
Available:
lip
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Mud flaps Available Available Available
Mechanical 2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport 2014 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2014 Kia Forte LX
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Suspension tuning regular regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Available Standard Available