The Mazda3 is all-new for 2014 and adopts the sleek new company look first seen on the CX-5 and Mazda6. Two four-cylinder engines will be offered, a 155 hp 2.0-liter and 184 hp 2.5-liter, each with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.
The interior is roomier than the outgoing car's and features an upscale style, optional infotainment system with Twitter and Facebook integration and class exclusive head's up display.
Available advanced safety systems include blind spot and lane departure warnings, automatic collision-avoidance braking and radar cruise control. Pricing will be announced closer to when it goes on sale this fall.
Big changes for little compact.