Mazda has recently revealed the pricing information of the 2014 version of the Mazda 3 and this reflects a significant increase compared to that of the previous year’s model.
Based on the information obtained from Mazda, the entry-level version of the sedan which is the Mazda3 i SV will be sold at a starting price of $16,945. Such price is applicable for the i SV which is equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission. The Mazda3 i SV with the SKYACTIVE-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission will be marketed at a starting price of $17,995. Both of these prices reflect an increase of about $245 over the cost of purchasing the previous year’s models.
The increase in price however according to Mazda is coupled with an increase on the standard features offered on the Mazda3 i SV. Mazda shared that the 2014 version of the i SV now has the automatic power door locks, push-button start, remote keyless entry system, USB connection port and daytime running lights.
The price of the 2014 Mazda3 i Sport trim according to the Japanese carmaker will start at $18,445. This trim comes with additional features such as the Bluetooth, map lights, tachometer, CD player and cruise control. The 5-door versions of this trim are set to carry an MSRP of $18,945. Since both of these versions of the i Sport trim come with a 6-speed manual transmission, opting for the 6-speed automatic requires an additional cost which is about $1,050.
Aside from that, Mazda has also confirmed that the i Touring sedan will have a starting price of $19,595 and the hatch is sold at $20,095. The increase in the price over the previous trim was brought about by the availability of the features such as leather-wrapped steering wheel, the Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System from Mazda, heated mirrors, rear spoiler and the 16-inch alloy wheels.
Finally, the Mazda3 i Grand Touring sedan will have a starting price of $22,745 while the price of the 5-door hatchback version will start at $23,245. This trim comes with added features such as the heated seats in front, leatherette upholstery, and power seat for the driver.