All Press Releases for February 11, 2014

Mazda Dealer in the Tampa Area, Ferman Mazda of Brandon, Takes a Look at the 2014 Mazda 3

The 2014 Mazda3 is racking up best-of awards and making many experts' short lists, thanks to its Skyactiv improvements.

    TAMPA, FL, February 11, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The 2014 Mazda3 now at Ferman Mazda of Brandon is getting a lot notice from people in the know: "Best Compact Car" according to Yahoo! Autos(1), Car and Driver's "10 Best Cars" list(2), and "Innovation Vehicle of the Year" from the Motor Press Guild(3), among others.

These industry accolades all stem from the Mazda3's complete redesign in its third generation, featuring the full suite of Mazda's SKYACTIV technologies. These design and engineering tweaks not only look great, they increase the car's fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated 39 mpg highway for the sedan(4). The 2014 Mazda3 sits lower and is a bit shorter than previous models, which assists with efficiency, but shoulder room for front and rear passengers was increased(4), which improved comfort and daily drivability.

It takes more than just good design to earn these awards, though. The Mazda3 carries some new technologies as well, like i-ELOOP, which comes from "intelligent energy loop." This regenerative system converts the car's kinetic energy to electrical energy when the accelerator is released. The electricity is then used to power the headlights, climate controls and stereo(4).

The Mazda3 also uses simple technology to make a big difference, such as active grille shutters in front of the radiator. These shutters automatically open and close depending on driving conditions and engine load to improve aerodynamics or air flow to the engine as needed(4).

Not all of the new technologies found at our Mazda dealership in Tampa operate behind the scenes. The 2014 Mazda3 is the first to feature the Active Driving Display, a pop-up panel that displays speed, navigation directions, and other pertinent information in the driver's line of sight. When the car is turned off, the panel folds itself away and out of sight(4).

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1. "All-New 2014 Mazda3 Named 'Best Compact Car' by Yahoo! Autos." Mazda USA Media.

2. "All-New 2014 Mazda3, Mazda6 Named to Car and Driver's '10Best Cars' List." Mazda USA Media.

3. "All-New 2014 Mazda3 Named 2014 'Innovation Vehicle of the Year' by the Motor Press Guild." Mazda USA Media.

4. "2014 Mazda3." Mazda USA Media.

About Ferman Mazda of Brandon:

Ferman Mazda of Brandon was the area's first Mazda Retail Revolution dealership. Ferman Motor Car Company has been providing a premium guest service experience to guests since 1895.

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