IRVINE, Calif. (April 15, 2015) – Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com named the 2015 Mazda3 as the most tech-savvy vehicle available for less than $20,000, highlighting Mazda3’s features in its “10 Tech-Savviest Cars Under $20,000” list.
KBB.com noted that Mazda3 is available with a “full suite of easy-to-use multimedia options and is by far the most affordable car you can get with an infotainment controller in the center console.”
The MAZDA CONNECTTM seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with console-mounted multifunction commander control is standard on Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels. MAZDA CONNECTTM features integrated Bluetooth® phone pairing and audio streaming, available navigation, voice-operation, diagnostic and trip information displays, AM/FM/HD radio, SMS text message auto deliver and voice reply and Pandora®/AhaTM/StitcherTM audio streaming.
The entry 2015 Mazda3i SV sedan starts at $16,945 and comes with a standard SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine that produces 155 horsepower and nets 29 mpg city/41 mpg highway. Mazda3 sedan and five-door models also have an available 2.5-liter SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY engine that yields 184 horsepower and can net up to 39 mpg highway. Both engines are available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
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