SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The expectations in the hatchback class continue to increase as the 2014 Mazda3 and 2014 Chevy Sonic establish themselves on the road. Ingram Park Mazda is taking the opportunity to weigh in on the vehicles to determine which hatchback has the do-it-all performance drivers expect.
Over the last few years, the Chevy Sonic has positioned itself as one of the most exciting hatchbacks available. It took a few tries for the vehicle to improve its performance and appearance, but the 2014 model has been given more aggressiveness and utility. Powered by the 1.8-liter ECOTEC four-cylinder engine, the vehicle generates 138 horsepower as well as an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-estimated 35 mpg highway fuel economy. When the vehicle's turbo engine is utilized, the vehicle can produce up to an EPA-estimate 40 mpg highway fuel rating.
Another redesign that has risen to the top of the hatchback class is the 2014 Mazda3. Mazda took a risk by revitalizing its bread-and-butter vehicle, but the automaker was rewarded with a stronger, more efficient lineup staple. Earning a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine, the Mazda3 produces an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway in its base model while delivering a 155-horsepower performance. With a sleeker exterior shape, the vehicle is more aerodynamic for improved maneuverability and efficiency.
While each vehicle delivers an impressive performance, success is in the details. When a base model offers more horsepower and efficiency than another vehicle's upgrade, it's difficult to deny its proficiency. Ultimately, drivers must select the hatchback that best fits their driving needs and preferences.
To experience the 2014 Mazda3's capabilities, drivers may schedule a test drive with Ingram Park Mazda online or at the dealership. Call 855-841-9854 or visit the website for additional information.
Media Contact: Gary Wiley, Ingram Park Mazda, 210-381-7532, firstname.lastname@example.org
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