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2014 Mazda Mazda3

Base MSRP: $16,945

Most reviewers agree that the 2014 Mazda3 is one of the most fun-to-drive cars in the small car class. You can get the Mazda3 as a sedan, or, if you need more cargo space, as a hatchback. The 2014 Mazda3 is our 2014 Best Compact Car for the Money.