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Mazda3 i SV (2014)

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Mazda3 i SV (2014) review: 28 facts and highlights

Mazda3 i SV (2014)

Why is Mazda3 i SV (2014) better than the average?

  • higher maximum torque
    203Nmvs172.96Nm
  • longer wheelbase
    2.7mvs2.54m
  • more cylinders
    4vs3.77
  • Height
    1.46mvs1.5m
  • larger fuel tank
    50lvs47.25l
  • more headroom (rear)
    955mmvs942.42mm
  • more valves
    16vs15.03
  • lower coefficient of drag
    0.26Cdvs0.3Cd

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has front-wheel drive
Mazda3 i SV (2014)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

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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3.Has fully independent suspension
Mazda3 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.

4. longer basic warranty (years)

3yrs

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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Unlimited yrs

5. 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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10yrs

6. 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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Dimensions

1. shorter length

4.58m

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2.34m

2. greater cargo volume

351l

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

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3. 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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3.07m

4.weight

1.26t

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1.69kg

5. 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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1.06m

6.height

1.46m

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1.39m

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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0.25Cd

Engine

1. 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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2. 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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400Nm

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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0l/100 km

4. larger fuel tank

50l

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

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5. more horsepower

155hp

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

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306hp

6. larger engine size

2l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

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3l

Features

1.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Mazda3 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.

2.USB ports

1

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

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2

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