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Mazda 3 i SV (2014)

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Mazda 3 i SV (2014) review: 28 facts and highlights

Mazda 3 i SV (2014)
Mazda 3 i SV (2014)

Why is Mazda 3 i SV (2014) better than the average?

  • better fuel economy (city)
    9.7l/100 kmvs12.33l/100 km
  • better fuel economy (highway)
    6.9l/100 kmvs8.28l/100 km
  • Height
    1.46mvs1.47m
  • smaller turn radius
    10.6mvs11.37m
  • shorter length
    4.58mvs4.86m
  • more headroom (rear)
    955mmvs949.79mm
  • lower coefficient of drag
    0.26Cdvs0.29Cd
  • Width
    1.8mvs1.89m

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General info

1.Has fully independent suspension
Mazda 3 i SV (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

2. smaller turn radius

10.6m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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10m

3.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Mazda 3 i SV (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

4. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

96561km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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160934km

5. longer basic warranty (km)

57936km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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96561km

6. longer drivetrain warranty (years)

5yrs

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

351l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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2. more headroom (front)

980mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.08m

3.height

1.46m

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1.41m

4. shorter length

4.58m

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4.42m

5. longer wheelbase

2.7m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.57m

6. more headroom (rear)

955mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

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1.05m

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Speed

1. lower coefficient of drag

0.26Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

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0.24Cd

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Engine

1. higher maximum torque

203Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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2. better fuel economy (city)

9.7l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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1.87l/100 km

3. better fuel economy (highway)

6.9l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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2.28l/100 km

4. more horsepower

155hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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5. larger fuel tank

50l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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122.4l

6. more valves

16

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.

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Features

1.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

2.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Mazda 3 i SV (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

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