2014 Mazda3 vs. The Competition

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3 on Monday, June 9th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

One vehicle looks like a valiant white knight when comparing the 2014 Mazda3 vs. the competition.

2014 Mazda3 vs. The Competition

The Mazda of Lodi blog recently highlighted the dealership’s resources for comparing various Mazda models with each vehicle’s closest competition. As it turns out, Mazda of Lodi is not the only voice in the industry interested in making Mazda comparisons. Car and Driver magazine recently published an article that compared the 2014 Mazda3 against the likes of Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Jetta, and Kia Forte. While that pantheon of compact car popularity certainly gave Mazda a run for its money, the 2014 Mazda3 ultimately stood alone atop the hill of compact capability

When it comes to vehicles like Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, Mazda of Lodi has already demonstrated how the 2014 Mazda3 proves to be the more dynamic choice in the compact category. Car and Driver uses the same language in describing Mazda’s advantage over Volkswagen Jetta and Kia Forte. In fact, the author of the article cites “dynamic behavior” as one of the primary qualities that distinguishes the 2014 Mazda3 vs. the competition.


With more dynamic driving character, Mazda3 reigns supreme over vehicles like Civic, Corolla, Jetta, and Forte.


Experience high-end steering response with Mazda3’s immediate turn-in.

When it comes to a vehicle’s dynamic qualities, most drivers are inclined to think of engine metrics like torque and horsepower. Car and Driver, on the other hand, draws our attention to the fine-tuning that enhances other areas of the Mazda3 drive experience. The article particularly praises Mazda3’s turn-in, which is a quality that describes how the vehicle transitions from straight-line travel into a turn once the steering wheel is rotated. Highly-responsive turn-in is a quality prized in sport-performance vehicles, and Car and Driver calls Mazda3’s turn-in “immediate.”

The next-dynamic quality that distinguishes the 2014 Mazda3 vs. the competition is brake performance. Much like the vehicle’s turn-in, Mazda3’s brakes respond quickly when engaged by the driver. Car and Driver puts it this way, “The brakes are firm and fast acting, and you can feel load transfer between the tires.”

In addition to the car’s satisfying drive experience, Car and Driver goes on to highlight interior features—like the upscale Commander Control Dial—that distinguish the 2014 Mazda3 vs. the competition. In turn, Mazda of Lodi goes on to invite New Jersey car fans to test drive the compact category’s best effort in the 2014 Mazda3. Click to schedule to your Mazda3 test drive with Mazda of Lodi today.