The 2014 Mazda3 comes with two engine variants: a 2.5-liter that gets 184 hp, and a 2.0-liter that gets 155 hp. They get paired with a responsive six-speed transmission with optional sport paddle shifters. The 2.0-liter engine gets up to 34 mpg combined and the 2.5 gets up to 31. While a heavily equipped 3 can reach $27,000, a stripped down 2.0-liter can be had for around $16,000.
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