The 2014 Mazda3 was named a finalist Thursday for the 2014 Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal. Finalists for the Green Car of the Year are selected for their achievements in raising the bar in environmental performance.
The all-new 2014 Mazda3 is built from the ground up with award-winning SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, Mazda’s engineering approach toward increasing overall vehicle efficiency, performance and fuel economy, while reducing CO2 emissions. In 2013, Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology earned the 2013 Green Car Technology Award from Green Car Journal.
“Mazda continues to push the boundaries with its SKYACTIV technology in order to offer consumers world-class vehicle efficiency and it is an honor to have the 2014 Mazda3 named a finalist for the Green Car of the Year,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO).
With the full complement of SKYACTIV® technologies combined with the handsome styling of the KODO design and the segment exclusive i-ELOOP capacitor-based regenerative engine braking system, the 2014 Mazda3 touts best-in-class fuel economy with 41 highway mpg.
The 2014 Mazda3, available in four-door and five-door models, is offered in four trim levels – SV (sedan only), Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. On sale now, pricing starts at less than $17,000 MSRP for sedans and less than $19,000 MSRP for five-door configurations.
“The all-new 2014 Mazda3 is a stand-out that clearly benefits from Mazda’s award-winning SKYACTIV technology,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com. “The artful combination of high efficiency, appealing style, infotainment, and driving enjoyment result in an affordable model that’s right at home as a Green Car of the Year nominee.”