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2014 Mazda3 Hatchback

To engineer a work of art, you have to master every detail.  We are thrilled to introduce the all-new 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback.

 It takes conviction to stand up to the naysayers.  A creative fire that's fearless of the blank page and the courage to flip conventional wisdom on its head.  Because this is the only way to change the game and the only way to build cars that are truly worth driving.  It is how Mazda reinvented the gasoline engine, dramatically improving efficiency without surrendering heart-pounding performance.  It is how Mazda engineered a lighter car that's even stronger, safer, more responsive and more exhilarating to drive.  These are actions, not words; proof, not theories.  Making the impossible possible; it's the Mazda way.  It is the all-new 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback way.  Jim Ellis Mazda in Marietta, GA treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!  Whether you live in Duluth, Roswell, Alpharetta, here in Marietta or in the greater Atlanta area, we want you to know that you can "Always Expect the Best" at Jim Ellis Mazda Marietta!

A few years ago, Mazda announced the "Sustainable Zoom-Zoom" plan
, detailing the company's long-term vision for technology development.  This vision commits to make "cars that always excite, look inviting to drive, are fun to drive, and make you want to drive them again," and to help achieve "an exciting, sustainable future for cars, people and the Earth".   Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the 2014 Mazda3 is all-new.  Its body, chassis, suspension, and powerful yet fuel efficient drivetrains now all benefit from Mazda's full suite of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY.  With the attractive KODO design, class-leading infotainment features and i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies, the Mazda3 once again raises the bar and leaves the competition far, far behind. 

Only the conviction of Mazda engineers could bring the Mazda3 to light.  Completely re-imagined, the Mazda3 is a testament to obsessive engineering down to the smallest detail. To achieve a greater level of precision and artistry, Mazda sculpts every design in hard clay rather than relying exclusively on computer-aided design.  By using special tools created by the artists themselves, Mazda was able to yield a design so accurate that it measures within a fraction of a millimeter of the engineers' original vision.  It's a level of craftsmanship that might seem extreme - and one other automakers would never attempt.  But at Mazda - defying convention is how to build cars worth driving.  Versatile, nimble, striking; the all new 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback is all of these things.  It is a culmination of courageous engineering, creative design and fearless conviction to achieve the impossible.

Designed to capture the motion, power and fluidity of nature, every muscular line and refined curve of the Mazda3 embodies the most dramatic expression of the KODO "Soul of Motion" design to date.  Slightly lower and wider, the Mazda3's crouching stance, prominent grille and piercing headlamps make a formidable first impression.  But as always with Mazda, form follows function, and the Mazda3's beautifully sculpted exterior also provides outstanding aerodynamics.    By offering an exceptionally low coefficient of drag - another way of saying better aerodynamics - the Mazda3 delivers better gas mileage, performance and handling than ever before.  It is yet another example of how there's always more to the Mazda3 than meets the eye.  The 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback comes in a variety of color options including: Soul Red Metallic, Jet Black Mica, Blue Reflex Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Meteor Gray Mica, Liquid Silver Metallic, Titanium Flash Mica or Snowflake White Pearl Mica.

The KODO styling starts up front with a bold front fascia, signature e-wing front grille, sculpted hood and predatory headlights then continues down the sides with a cab-rearward stance, sharply raked windshield, taut character lines and large wheels, finishing in the back with contoured rear styling, accentuated fenders, eye-catching taillights and available rear lip spoiler.  The wheelbase has been lengthened 2.5" while the overall vehicle length has not, shortening overhangs and allowing a cab-rearward design.    The 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback is available in several trims including: i Sport, i Touring, i Grand Touring, s Touring and s Grand Touring. 

The 2014 Mazda3 offers available LED daytime running lights with a signature halo ring that adds a nice sophisticated styling touch while making you even more visible to oncoming drivers.  These turn on automatically when the vehicle is started.  Eye-catching available LED rear combination taillights produce a circular lighting signature as well.  These are available on the s Touring and s Grand Touring.  The rear roof spoilers are another great feature which helps to increase aerodynamic down-force while adding a sporty flair.  The rear roof spoiler perfectly converges with the 5-door's downward-sloping roof-line, emphasizing the top-to-bottom slimness of the cabin.  The spoiler is available on the i Touring, i Grand Touring, s Touring and s Grand Touring models and available as an accessory on the i Sport models.  The 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback brings with it some very sporty wheel choices.  The i SV and i Sport models receive the 16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers that make a statement through seven spokes with bold twists.  Next are the 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels that come standard on the i Touring and Grand Touring models which offer a more sophisticated appearance with five pairs of spokes.  Finally, top out with new 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels on the s Touring and Grand Touring models that express a strong character with a premium five-element design.  All models are equipped with all-season tires to provide optimum grip and handling all year round.  The Mazda3 Hatchback comes equipped with dual exhaust outlets that are exposed and include bright finishers. 

Mazda designers have raised the bar with Mazda3's integration of form and function.   Upscale amenities and a relaxing environment ensure that comfort never takes a backseat.  The driver-focused high-tech cockpit has received a major re-design to direct the focus where it should be, you, the driver.  The sports-car inspired steering wheel with grooves helps comfortably position your hands at 9 and 3 o'clock for the most spirited driving.  The white-graphic gauges and displays where they are naturally visible to you and positions intuitive controls where that are easy to reach.  It also features high-contrast back-lit displays with white LED illumination that quickly convey important information.  It shows a large, easy-to-read central speedometer/tachometer.  The Speedometer is analog in i models, digital in the s models while the Tachometer is digital in i models and analog in the s models.  

An all-new feature in the 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback s Touring and s Grand Touring models is the Active Driving Display.  This feature positions a clear panel that shows your vehicles speed, navigation directions and other information comfortably in your line-of-sight.  It directs the virtual display beyond the instrument panel, more in line with where your eyes are naturally focused.   The information is displayed according to priority, with the most essential data enlarged to minimize distraction.  When so equipped, it can even display turn-by-turn route guidance, as well as i-ACTIVSENSE system alerts.  Display brightness automatically changes in response to ambient conditions or can be manually adjusted via the new Commander control.  A friendly reminder, always adjust the angle or open/close the display using the Setting screen to avoid damaging the display. 

Sport-inspired seating with the ergonomic design distributes driver weight to reduce pressure points and increase comfort.  Sport-type front bucket seats add extended side bolsters that better hold yours and your front passenger in place during spirited driving while providing more room for rear passengers' knees and feet with a sculpted seat back and open seat bottom.  The 60/40 split fold-down rear seat-backs expands the versatility of the trunk for simple and convenient storage of larger or longer items.  The seats start off with two grades of black or sand cloth upholstery.    Upgrade to premium seating with the available black leatherette upholstery or the rich feel and sporty look of the available black or almond leather upholstery.  Add in the comfort of heated front seats with three temperature settings.  Also available are the perforated seat inserts, red contrast stitching and leatherette padded door trim.  These upgraded choices are available on the i Grand Touring models and the s touring and s Grand Touring models.

The 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback comes equipped with premium-level interior centered around the most important part of the vehicle, you.  It positions the Mazda Connect infotainment system display on top of the dashboard, reducing driver distraction and conveying a sense of openness in the cabin with a low dash.  It also features a black-keyed instrument panel and center stack that integrates seamlessly with the center console for smooth and clean finish while using a variety of complementary black, silver and carbon-fiber interior trim finishes that give the cabin a highly sophisticated appearance.  An added dash of soft-touch materials on frequently touched surfaces, such as the door trim and instrument panels only adds to the up-scale appearance.  The red contrast stitching to the leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and boot, parking brake level and boot and the door armrests. 

New for 2014, the remote keyless entry and remote start system is now available on the i SV and Sport models.  This system uses a smart remote transmitter with lock, unlock and trunk-open buttons for standard convenience while it integrates Push Button Start that allows you to start the vehicle without using a traditional key.  The transmitter includes a panic button and interior light fade-out feature for additional security.   The Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry System is available on the i Touring and i Grand Touring models and the s Touring and s Grand Touring models.  This system allows you to also lock, unlock and enter the vehicle without removing the smart remote transmitter from your pocket or purse. 

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control allows you and your occupants to select automatic control of airflow temperature, amount and mode to keep the interior comfortable.  This system provides separate temperature controls for you and your front passenger for individual, custom comfort.  It features a dedicated LED display that makes climate control adjustments clear and simple.  The dust and pollen air filter helps reduce any unwanted particles in the air to create a cleaner, healthier cabin.  Also, the display screen between the primary climate controls makes it easy to see system settings and features soft white lighting to match the gauge cluster.  This system is available in the i Touring with the Technology Package and standard on the i Grand Touring, s Touring and s Grand Touring models. 

The 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback offers several smart cabin storage options to keep often-used personal items within easy reach with a glove compartment, front center console open storage bin, front-door storage pockets, passenger's side seat-back pocket and available overhead console with sunglasses holder.  Front- and rear-door bottle holders, dual front cup holders and available dual rear cup holders are provided so everyone can enjoy refreshments along the way.  The Touring and Grand Touring models also include a rear center armrest.  The Mazda3 is very versatile with enough cargo space to accommodate the luggage, sports equipment and other gear needed to support an active lifestyle.  The 3 Hatchback provides 20.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up and up to 47.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down.  It features a removable cargo cover to hide cargo from view for additional security and keep it cool by shielding it from sunlight.  Also, it features a cargo-area light with an on-off switch for added convenience.

Mazda3 owners enjoy the wind-in-the-hair and sun-in-the-face feeling courtesy of the power sliding-glass moonroof equipped on the i Grand Touring and s Grand Touring models (optional on i Touring models).  The 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback takes all of the troubles that parking lot maneuvering brings with the rear-view camera.  This integrates seamlessly with MAZDA CONNECT and helps to enhance your awareness and confidence while backing up or parallel parking.  It displays the instant the transmission is shifted into reverse giving you full view of what is behind you. 

Just because the 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback is a blast to drive doesn't mean the excitement ends there.  You and your occupants are kept entertained and connected to your active lifestyles whether winding through mountain roads, driving out to the beach or battling traffic to go to work.  For Mazda engineers, creating a car that's sporty, practical and fun-to-drive simply wasn't enough.  They wanted to enliven the driving experience from the moment you open the door.  To create this new level of connectedness, the center gauge lights up and pulses like a heartbeat when you enter the cabin. When you use the push button to start the ignition, the side gauges also illuminate, while the available Active Driving Display rises up to greet you.

The 2014 Mazda3 now offers a host of technology features called, collectively, i-ACTIVSENSE.  The collection consists of systems previously found on higher-priced cars, radar and electronics equipment, now bundled into affordability, like: blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, heads-up display, automatic high beams that detect oncoming traffic, forward collision alerts that apply the brakes if the system figures you're not going to apply the brakes yourself, and adaptive cruise control, which makes its first appearance in a car of this segment.  Now the Mazda3 has a similar knob -- which it dubs the "Commander".

The AM/FM/CD stereo sound system features a center high-mount LCD display that places the audio system in an easy-to-see and easy-to-reach location.  This system comes with four standard door-mounted full-range speakers for ample sound quality.  It incorporates automatic level control that adjusts audio volume and sound quality according to your vehicle speed.  This system offers an available multi-format CD player that is capable of playing MP3, WMA and ACC files from your home-burned CD's.  Includes USB port that connects a late-model smart phone, iPod or flash memory device directly to the audio system so stored music can be selected and played using the audio system controls.  The USB port, auxiliary audio-audio input jack and 12-volt power outlet are adjacent to one another for easy access to your digital devices.  Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio capability, featured on the i Sport, i Touring, i Grand Touring, s Touring and s Grand Touring models, allows you to safely focus on the road as you use your phone.  This system pairs with up to seven compatible Bluetooth mobile phones with Hands-Free Profile (HFP) to allow you to make and receive calls using the steering-wheel-mounted controls and voice commands.  Bluetooth hands-free streaming audio allows you to play your content wirelessly from compatible Bluetooth smartphones with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), such as the built-in music player in mobile phones.

Mazda Connect Infotainment System is an intuitive graphical user interface that makes operating the system much faster and easier.  This system features a center high-mount 7-inch touch screen to show communication, audio and navigation systems from an easy-to-use location.  This integrates a full suite of smartphone-based content, including multiple internet radio apps such as Aha Radio, Pandora and Stitcher.  This system also integrates voice commands enabling drivers to control selected Mazda Connect functions by speaking into an overhead microphone.  System functionality and apps are upgradeable so you can keep up with all the latest software enhancements.  A second USB port is added to connect late-model iPod or flash memory devices.  Mazda Connect must be operated by the new Commander control or voice command when the vehicle is moving.  The Mazda Connect Infotainment System is standard on the i Grand Touring and s Grand Touring models and available in the i Touring and s Touring models with the Technology Package.  The Infotainment System features a Short Message Service (SMS) which works with Message Access Profile (MAP) to read incoming SMS text messages aloud and allow the driver to reply with edited preset messages or call the sender with the convenient press of a button.  E911 Automatic Emergency Notification calls 911 from the paired Bluetooth mobile phone if the vehicle is involved in a moderate to severe collision.  This system is also activated within the main setup menu of the infotainment system when equipped with Mazda Connect. 

The 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback features a Mazda Navigation system that integrates seamlessly with the Mazda Connect infotainment system offering high-quality NAVTEQ maps, voice recognition and advanced lane guidance.  This system enables destination searches from the contact list of a paired smartphone or from the Yelp online urban guide using Aha Radio.  It displays turn-by-turn directions on the available Active Driving Display where they are comfortably in your line-of-sight.  An automotive-grade SD card is used to offer you the ability to update your map database over the internet using your computer.  It includes free downloading of the latest map database within 3 years of vehicle delivery.  The Navigation System is equipped with Mazda Connect.


Also included with Mazda Connect is the Commander control.  This functions as the primary means for operating the infotainment system with simple tilt, turn and push movements of a rotary knob and natural presses of surrounding audio, home, navigation, favorites and back buttons.  The five buttons and a volume knob are strategically arranged around the Commander control allowing instant access to navigation, audio, favorites and the home screen.  Internet Radio Integration, which includes Aha Radio, Pandora and Stitcher, is included with Mazda ConnectPandora Internet radio integration allows you to tune into preset genre stations, other users stations or even create your own stations based on your personal music preferences.  Aha Internet radio integration delivers Web-based entertainment and information using a radio-like format that is familiar to drivers.  Aha accesses more than 30,000 presets for Internet music services, radio stations, news, entertainment, audiobooks, Facebook and Twitter feeds and personalized location-based services.  Stitcher Internet radio integration lets you listen to customized station playlists of your favorite radio shows and podcast's that they "stitch" together from more than 15,000 preset stations.  This integration accesses free Pandora, Aha and Stitcher Internet radio services require compatible iPhone or Android smartphones that have an account and app for each service.  HD Radio is another great feature included which offers subscription-free digital AM and FM broadcasts with crystal-clear sound, on-screen information and additional programming choices through HD2 and HD3 multicast channels.  This system displays song title, artist name, station ID and other relevant data.  Mazda Connect offers SiriusXM satellite radio also which features coast-to-coast coverage with digital channels of commercial-free music, sports, news, comedy, talk and entertainment.  SiriusXM includes a free 4-month trial subscription to XM All Access, which comes with over 150 satellite radio channels, including premium programming.  Also included is access to over 160 channels of SiriusXM Internet Radio on a computer, tablet or smartphone. 

The 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback equipped with Mazda Connect also comes with the Bose Centerpoint 2 Surround Sound System.  The Bose system incorporates the standard AM/FM stereo into a Bose-designed system that integrates seamlessly with the center high-mount 7-inch touch screen.  It features a compact, lightweight and super-efficient Bose digital amplifier and nine high-performance speakers, including next-generation woofers and full-range speakers.  It uses proprietary Centerpoint 2 surround sound signal processing circuitry that continuously analyzes the signal from nearly any stereo source and expands the 2-channel stereo audio into five independent surround channels for a captivating musical experience.  This system includes patented AudioPilot 2 noise compensation technology that uses a microphone to sense changes in cabin noise and then continuously and automatically maintains proper tone and volume. 


From the way the engine responds to every one of your inputs to the steering's almost telepathic tuning, the 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback stirs your very soul - compelling you to get in and go again and again.  When it comes to fuel efficiency, the Mazda3 is miles ahead, literally.  With up to an astounding EPA-estimated 33 Highway MPG.  Not only does the Mazda3's excellent fuel economy mean fewer fill-ups to interrupt your driving enjoyment, but more peace of mind knowing you are consuming less resources.

The 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback delivers two direct-injection engine options to choose from.  First, a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder rated at 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque.  This engine integrates advanced direct injection, volcano-top pistons and a new 4-2-1 exhaust manifold to achieve a best-in-class high compression ratio of 13:1 without engine knock.  Improvements deliver a 2 lb-ft increase in torque for more mid-range power.  This engine can be paired with your choice of a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission.  The 2.0-liter engine (manual or automatic hatchback) are rated at an impressive 33 mpg combined, with the city and highway cycle numbers varying slightly.  The SKYACTIV-G 2.0-Liter engine is standard on the i Sport, i Touring and i Grand Touring.  Secondly, a more powerful 184-hp and 185 lb-ft of torque, SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT).  This engine integrates advanced direct injection, volcano-top pistons and a new 4-2-1 exhaust manifold to achieve a best-in-class high compression ratio 13:1 without engine knock.  It delivers 15% more low- to mid-range torque and 15% better fuel economy than the MZR engines it replaces for fun-to-drive performance with high fuel efficiency.  The 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback is rated at either 31 mpg or 32 mpg combined, depending on trim level.  The SKYACTIV-G 2.5-Liter engine is standard on the s Touring and s Grand Touring models.

A new high-tech feature on the 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback is i-ELOOP, which is a system that continuously recovers kinetic energy as the vehicle decelerates and reuses it as electricity.  Energy that previously would have simply gone to waste is now retained and stored for later use.  It can be beneficial in powering the headlights, climate control, stereo system or any number of additional electrical equipment in the vehicle.  This technology significantly reduces the need for the engine to burn excess fuel in order to generate electricity which ultimately improves your fuel economy.  This system improves fuel economy by approximately 5% during real-world driving conditions with frequent acceleration and braking.  In order to create a system which efficiently recaptures kinetic energy, generates electricity and rapidly stores that electricity, Mazda utilizes a variable voltage alternator and low-resistance, high-capacity Electric Double Layer Capacitor (EDLC).  Conventional alternator's charge at around 12 volts (V), however i-ELOOP's variable voltage alternators fluctuate its variable output voltage from 12 V to 25V in reply to the voltage level of the capacitor and making it possible to constantly deliver electricity to the capacitor.  Unlike a battery that works through a chemical reaction, capacitors collect and store energy as electricity and for this reason it can charge and discharge great quantities of electricity very rapidly.  It also displays very little deterioration of the electrodes even after extended consumption.  Using capacitors as electricity storage devices in brake energy regeneration systems not only increases fuel economy, it is also expected to lengthen the life span of the vehicles lead-acid battery.  Additionally, the capacitor used with i-ELOOP requires no heavy or precious metals, and its chief component is activated charcoal which makes it very environmentally friendly.  The active grille shutters open and close automatically depending on driving conditions, improving aerodynamic performance and contributing to gains in real-world fuel economy.  The i-ELOOP system is available in the s Grand Touring when equipped with the Technology Package

A vehicle with too much weight will lead to heavy fuel consumption and overall poor efficiency.  In a car, losing weight has counts of positive gains but engineers have to be completely mindful that they are maintaining strength and rigidity because strength keeps it safe and rigidity keeps it handling properly.  Mazda engineer's goal with the 2014 Mazda3's body was 30% greater rigidity, top crash safety performance and 8% weight reduction.  They reached those goals by using more extensive use of high tensile steel that is stronger and lighter than conventional steel and harder working streamline technology such as crash energy pathways that are more efficient that take advantage of the entire body instead of just the floor.  A quicker steering system was designed to make the Mazda3 more nimble at low speeds then using a very European style front suspension geometry, high speed stability was beefed up significantly for that smooth moving autobahn kind of ride.  In the rear, wheel angles and pivot points and the suspension links to improve stability to make bumps less bumpy while decreasing brake dive while braking.  The SKYACTIV-Body is lighter and stronger and better disperses energy in a collision for improved safety.  The SKYACTIV-Chassis makes the vehicle both agile and stable while you are enjoying the best of both worlds at any given speed.  Innovative engineering makes exceptional use of high-tensile and ultra-high-tensile steel to keep the vehicle weight low for better fuel economy, while increasing body rigidity for agile, responsive and a smooth, quiet ride.  The 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback features a compact MacPherson strut front suspension and a sophisticated multilink rear suspension.  This system integrates lighter, more responsive SKYACTIV engineering to keep the wheels in optimum alignment with the road for better handling and ride comfort.  Front and rear stabilizer bars help reduce body roll while cornering, keeping wheels grounded to enhance grip and traction.  Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS) uses a computer-controlled electric motor to apply assistance to the steering column only when needed.  This provides more assist during low-speed maneuvering and less assist during high-speed cruising.  It takes only 2.6 steering wheel turns-less that even the Miata - to go lock to lock.  It does all of this while eliminating the components required in a hydraulic setup, reducing engine load and improving fuel efficiency. 

The SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission features a compact and lightweight design with less internal friction for improved fuel economy.  It offers a short shift stroke with a crisp and precise shift feel for added driving enjoyment.   Dual-mass flywheel minimizes engine speed fluctuations for improved noise, vibration and harshness.  This transmission is standard on the i Sport, i Touring and i Grand TouringSKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission features an innovative torque converter and lock-up clutch that combines the smooth, seamless shifting of an automatic with the quick, direct shifting of a manual.  It uses a high-speed transmission controller for fast, smooth up-shifts and perfectly rev-matched downshifts while providing the hands-off convenience of an automatic with the hands-on control of a manual-shift mode.  The s models include steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for fingertip operation and an available Sport mode for a more engaging driving experience.  The shift knob shape was achieved after exhaustive study.  Fitting snugly in the driver's palm to provide a sense of engagement and improve the driving experience.  The SKYACTIV-Drive transmission is standard on s Touring and s Grand Touring models and optional on i Sport, i Touring and i Grand Touring models.  

Out on the open road, the fun never has to stop, but your 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback sure does.  The Mazda3 braking system delivers exceptional stopping power for improved control and shorter stopping distances.  It does this with the 11-inch ventilated front (11.6 on s models) and 10.4-inch solid rear disc brakes.  This braking system features fully ventilated front discs that provide superior cooling to better resist brake fade.  Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) allocates front and rear braking force electronically for dependable stopping power under various driving and load conditions.  Brake Assist recognizes hard braking and helps you quickly apply maximum braking force in emergencies.  Hill Launch Assist (HLA) helps accelerate from a stop while on a slope by maintaining braking force  for two seconds after stepping off the brake pedal and before stepping on the accelerator pedal. 

You don't necessarily expect safety innovations to improve the driving experience...unless, of course, you're a performance-obsessed automaker like Mazda.  In addition to a wide array of passive safety features to protect occupants in a crash, the 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback offers the available suite of i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies which is a collection of advanced safety technologies unavailable in any other car in its class.  An active approach to safely, i-ACTIVSENSE is designed to put you closely in tune with your surroundings based on the belief that by making you more aware of road conditions, you'll be better prepared to either prevent an accident or lessen its severity. 

The SKYACTIV-Body Ring Structure incorporates an advanced Ring Structure into the floor, cab sides and roof that evolves "Triple H" body construction and adds strength and rigidity to the body and passenger compartment for better crash protection.  Front and rear crumple zones help absorb crash energy by progressively collapsing in an accordion-like fashion for greater occupant protection.  Front and rear side-impact door beams provide additional occupant protection in the event of a side impact.  The 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback is also equipped with an advanced air bag system.  The advanced driver's and passenger's front air bags use crash zone and passenger's seat weight sensors to determine deployment, giving supplemental protection to front-seat occupants.  Front seat-mounted side-impact air bags use sensors in the side pillars and front doors to determine deployment for supplemental chest protection for front-seat occupants.  Front and rear side-impact air curtains use the side-pillar and front-door sensors to determine deployment with front and rear coverage for supplemental head protection for occupants. 

The Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) System and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) are features available on the i Touring, i Grand Touring, s Touring and s Grand Touring.  The BSM system uses radar sensors inside the rear bumper to monitor rear detection zones when your speed is 7 mph or faster, illuminating a warning light in the outside mirror if a moving vehicle is detected in that zone.  BSM sounds a warning beep if you use the turn signal while the warning light for that zone is illuminated.  Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) integrates with the BSM system to illuminate warning lights in the outside mirrors and rear-view monitor and sound a warning beep if your vehicle is backing out of a parking space at 8 mph or slower and a vehicle approaches from the side at 3 to 18 mph.  Both systems can be deactivated by a switch to the left of the steering wheel. 

The 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback s Grand Touring Technology Package delivers some high-tech features to help you navigate safely and smoothly.  The Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) uses a forward-sensing camera at the top of the windshield to detect the white or yellow lines of the traffic lane when your vehicle's speed is 44 mph or faster, illuminating a warning indicator in the Active Driving Display and sounding a warning beep if your vehicle is unintentionally deviating from its lane.  The audio system speakers emit a warning on the side in which the vehicle may be straying, allowing you to take corrective action.  This system senses turn signal usage, steering wheel input and acceleration to prevent false alarms.  It can be deactivated by a switch to the left of the steering wheel.  Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) which uses a radar sensor behind the front emblem to detect the distance to a vehicle ahead, accelerating and decelerating in conjunction with the vehicle ahead when your speed is preset between 19 and 90 mph.  This system provides the convenience of steering-wheel-mounted controls that allow the distance between vehicles to be set to one of four levels: long, medium, short and extremely short.  Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW) uses a radar sensor to detect a vehicle or obstruction ahead when your vehicle speed is 10 mph or faster, illuminating a warning indicator in the Active Driving Display and sounding a warning beep if the system determines that your vehicle may hit the vehicle or obstruction ahead.  Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) uses a near-infrared laser sensor at the top of the windshield to detect a vehicle ahead when your speed is between 2 and 18 mph, applying the brakes if the system determines that a collision with the vehicle ahead is unavoidable.  This system prepares the brakes for stopping by moving the pads closer to the disc when it detects a vehicle ahead helping you to possibly avoid a collision if the relative speed between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead is 9 mph or slower.  The SCBS automatic brake is released approximately 2 seconds after your vehicle comes to a stop.  A warning is illuminated in the Active Driving DisplayHigh Beam Control (HBC) uses the forward-sensing camera to determine the conditions in front of the vehicle while you drive at night and will automatically switch the headlights between high and low beams.  This system switches to high beams when your speed is 18 mph or faster and the system detects there are no vehicles in front of your vehicle or approaching in the opposite direction.   It switches to low beams when the system detects a vehicle or the lights of a vehicle in front of your vehicle approaching in the opposite direction, when driving on roads lined with streetlights or in well-lit areas, or when your speed is 12 mph or slower

Available on s Touring and s Grand Touring  are the Bi-Xenon High-Intensity-Discharge (HID) headlights that include low and high beams to provide one of the brightest and most uniform light patterns on the road, while lasting up to five times longer than halogen headlights.  These use a windshield-mounted sensor to measure ambient light conditions and turn the headlights on or off.  Available on the s Grand Touring is the automatic leveling feature that avoids causing undue glare to oncoming traffic, changing the angle of the headlights when they are turned on, based on the number of passengers and weight of cargo.  The s Grand Touring models are equipped with the Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) which pivots the Bi-Xenon headlights to the left or right up to 15 degrees as you steer, illuminating more of the road for better visibility while cornering.  Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers are standard on the s Grand Touring.  They use a windshield-mounted sensor to detect the first drop of rain and automatically turn the wipers on and off.  This system helps to keep your hands on the wheel during inclement weather for increased safety and convenience.  There is a ring on the windshield wiper stalk that allows you to adjust the sensitivity of the wipers. 

Every all-new 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback comes with a comprehensive limited warranty that will protect your Mazda in the unlikely event a repair is needed in your vehicles first years.  Everywhere your Mazda takes you, we will have you covered with the warranty and 24/7 roadside assistance. 

Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty - Mazda warrants that new your new Mazda3 will be free of defects with normal use and prescribed maintenance for 36 months or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement and certain other items are excluded.

Powertrain Limited Warranty - Mazda warrants that the Powertrain Components of your new Mazda3 will be free of defects with normal use and prescribed maintenance for 60 months or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement and certain other items are excluded.

24/7 Roadside Assistance - If your Mazda3 is not drivable due to a warranted part failure during the coverage period of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty (36 months/36,000 miles), towing service will be covered to the nearest Mazda Dealer. In addition, if a Mazda vehicle is not drivable due to the failure of a warranted powertrain component, then towing service will be covered during the coverage period of the Powertrain Limited Warranty (60 months/60,000 miles).

Genuine Mazda Accessories are a thing of beauty and are built specifically for your Mazda3!  They fit to the 'T', work like magic, and will impressive everybody who is graced by the presence of your 2014 Mazda3 HatchbackGenuine Mazda Accessories are built with the same excellent quality that your Mazda is built with, which speaks entirely for itself. We also offer special discounts on accessories on our Parts Special Page.

**Data Represented here should not be deemed reliable, see Mazda Brochure for actual specs.

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