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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
(2014 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatchback shown)
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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
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls Standard:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 8, window grid diversity antenna
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, theft deterrent
Available:
6
N/A Available:
radio steering wheel controls
N/A
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
Auxiliary visors dual N/A N/A
Cargo concealed storage N/A Standard Standard
Cargo net Available N/A Available
Cargo tie downs N/A Standard N/A
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 Standard:
urethane
urethane
N/A Available:
leather
N/A
12V DC power outlet 1 2 2
Overhead console N/A mini with storage N/A
Floor console full full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Up driver front and rear N/A
1-Touch Window Down driver front and rear driver
Programmable garage door opener Available N/A Available
Instrumentation digital/analog analog analog
Driver information center N/A Standard N/A
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge N/A Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox N/A Standard Standard
Lighting - map lights front front & rear N/A
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors N/A N/A Available:
driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror Standard:
day-night
day-night Standard:
day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
N/A Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release mechanical N/A mechanical
Remote trunk release N/A N/A mechanical
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 1 2 Available:
1
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material urethane Standard:
urethane
urethane
N/A Available:
leather
N/A
Tire inflator N/A N/A Standard
Seats 2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport 2014 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2014 Kia Forte LX
Front seat type bucket sport bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 6-way 2-way power 6-way
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 2-way power 4-way
Lumbar support N/A driver and passenger N/A
Front armrests center center Standard:
center
N/A N/A Available:
center sliding
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats N/A Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
N/A
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear armrest N/A with pass-thru Available
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
Radio AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan Standard:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A
CD player in-dash mounted single Standard:
in-dash mounted single
in-dash mounted single
N/A Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
N/A
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Available Standard
Speakers 4 8 Standard:
4
N/A N/A Available:
6
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Standard
Navigation system Available N/A N/A
1st row LCD screen N/A Available:
1
N/A
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard N/A 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
Exterior light control auto off N/A auto off
Delay off headlamps N/A N/A Standard
Headlight washer N/A N/A Standard
Daytime running lights Standard Standard N/A
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Parking assist Available N/A N/A
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) Available:
keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Standard N/A N/A
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
Content theft-deterrent alarm system N/A Standard N/A
Ignition disable Standard Standard N/A
First aid kit Available Available N/A
Theft deterrent radio N/A Available N/A
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport 2014 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2014 Kia Forte LX
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 144/unlimited 60/100,000
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Maintenance (mths/miles) N/A 24/24,000 N/A
Exterior 2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport 2014 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2014 Kia Forte LX
Antenna integrated roof window grid window grid
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint Standard:
clearcoat monotone
clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Available:
pearlcoat monotone
N/A N/A
Available:
metallic monotone
N/A N/A
Bodyside moldings N/A Available:
black
N/A
Grille trim black w/chrome accents black black w/chrome surround
Fog/driving lights Available:
front
N/A N/A
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door liftgate liftgate trunk
Tinted windows light light light
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors N/A Standard Standard
Sunroof N/A Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
N/A
Spoiler lip Available:
lip
Available:
lip
Roof rack Available N/A N/A
Tires P205/60HR16.0 BSW AS Standard:
P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS
Standard:
P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS
N/A Available:
P225/45HR17.0 BSW AS
Available:
P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS
N/A Available:
P225/40HR18.0 BSW performance AS
N/A
Wheels Standard:
16" steel
Standard:
15" steel
Standard:
15" steel
Available:
16" gray aluminum
Available:
17" silver aluminum
Available:
16" silver aluminum
Available:
steel
Available:
18" silver aluminum
Available:
steel
Spare tire and wheel compact steel full-size steel N/A
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Rear window wipers fixed interval fixed interval N/A
Mud flaps Available Available Available
Mechanical 2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport 2014 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2014 Kia Forte LX
Engine 2.0L I-4 2.5L I-5 1.8L I-4
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
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard N/A
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 suspension type independent multi-link independent multi-link semi-independent torsion beam
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard N/A
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Available Standard Available
Transmission Standard:
6-spd man w/OD
6-spd auto w/OD Standard:
6-spd man w/OD
Available:
6-spd auto w/OD
N/A Available:
6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio Standard:
3.85
3.87 Standard:
4.33
Available:
3.59
N/A Available:
3.07
Remote vehicle starting system Available N/A Available
Specifications 2014 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport 2014 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L 2014 Kia Forte LX
Exterior length 175.6 " 165.4 " 179.5 "
Exterior body width 70.7 " 70.3 " 70.1 "
Exterior height 57.3 " 58.2 " 56.5 "
Engine 2.0L I-4 2.5L I-5 1.8L I-4
Horsepower 155 @ 6,000 rpm 170 @ 5,700 rpm 148 @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 150 @ 4,000 rpm 177 @ 4,250 rpm 131 @ 4,700 rpm
Fuel economy - city 29 mpg 23 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 40 mpg 30 mpg 37 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.29 / 3.59 " 3.25 / 3.65 " 3.19 / 3.43 "
Curb weight Standard:
2,797 lbs.
3,102 lbs. Standard:
2,736 lbs.
Available:
2,855 lbs.
N/A Available:
2,776 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) N/A 4,278 lbs. N/A
Payload N/A 999 lbs. N/A
Wheelbase 106.3 " 101.5 " 106.3 "
Front track 61.2 " 60.7 " Standard:
61.5 "
N/A N/A Available:
61.1 "
Rear track 61.4 " 59.6 " Standard:
62.0 "
N/A N/A Available:
61.7 "
Turning radius 17.4 ' 17.9 ' 17.4 '
Drag coefficient .28 .32 .27
Front legroom 42.2 " 41.2 " 42.2 "
Rear legroom 35.8 " 35.5 " 35.9 "
Front headroom 38.6 " 39.3 " 39.1 "
Rear headroom 37.6 " 38.5 " 37.3 "
Front hiproom 55.5 " N/A 53.8 "
Rear hiproom 53.5 " N/A 53.1 "
Front shoulder room 57.2 " 54.7 " 56.1 "
Rear shoulder room 54.4 " 52.8 " 54.9 "
Luggage volume 20.2 cu.ft. 15.2 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 47.1 cu.ft. 46.0 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 96 cu.ft. 93 cu.ft. 96 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 13.2 gal. 14.5 gal. 13.2 gal.