Kelley Blue Book has put together a list for 2014 of the 10 Best Sedans under $25,000. Of the 10 vehicles on this, Preston Automotive Group offers four.
The first vehicle to make the list that is available at Preston Mazda is the Mazda6. The Mazda6 came in at number seven on Kelley Blue Book’s list. The engine is a 2.5L inline four cylinder with the fuel economy at 25/37 city/highway. It is front wheel drive with a 6 speed manual transmission. The Mazda6 has a smooth and responsive powertrain with quick acceleration and impressive fuel economy. It is a five passenger sedan offered in Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. Standard features on the base manual transmission Sport include 17 inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, a 3.5 inch multi information display, a four speaker sound system and many more great features! Standard safety features include antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags and full length side curtain airbags. The Mazda 6 also has plenty of room for its rear passengers. They will feel as though they are seating in a first class cabin rather than coach. There is also generous headroom even for those who are taller. The interior of the Mazda6 is clean and functional. Polished aluminum trim accent the cabin, while the Grand Touring’s leather upholstery features contrasting stitching. The materials and quality are among the best in its class.
The 2014 Mazda3 comes standard with a six speed manual transmission and a four cylinder engine that reviewers have said provides enough power around town. If desired, a more powerful four-cylinder engine is also available. The EPA reports that the 2014 Mazda3 gets up to 30/41 mpg city/highway which is excellent. No matter which engine is chosen terrific handling and crisp steering make the Mazda3 one of the most fun to drive model in its class. The Mazda3 offers two different engine and drivetrain choices. The first is a 155 horsepower Skyactiv 2.0L 4 cylinder engine with a choice of Skyactiv-MT 6 speed manual or Skyactiv Drive 6 speed automatic transmission. The second engine available is a 184 horsepower Skyactiv 2.5L 4 cylinder engine with Skyactiv drive 6 speed automatic transmission with sport model. There are excellent available features for the Mazda3 that add to the luxury of the vehicle. Moonroof with one touch open is one of them; this is great if the buyer wants fresh air on a nice spring afternoon. Another luxury available is 6-way power driver’s seat with manual lumbar adjustment as well as heated front seats. For the customer’s convenience they can get the Mazda keyless entry and start system. This means they do not need to have their key out in order to get into the vehicle, in order to start the Mazda3 all the customer has to do is place their foot on the break and then push the start button. This makes it much easier to get somewhere quicker. Mazda Connect infotainment system is yet another great feature that Mazda offers for the Mazda3. With the infotainment system the customer gets the 7 inch full color touch screen display, multi-function commander control, navigation system, Bose 9 speaker surround sound system, SiriusXM satellite radio with a 4 month trial subscription and SMS text message auto deliver and voice reply!
The Altima driving experience is where innovation pays off. The Altima has a fluid, powerful acceleration, refined handling and a class leading 38 mpg. Passing the pump in an Altima is as easy as passing the truck in front of you! The technology in the Nissan Altima is unbelievable; the driver focused technologies in the Altima aren’t just there for show they have purpose. The instrumentation is designed to keep you informed while helping minimize distraction on the road. The Nissan Altima is equipped with moving object detection that can help alert you to things you might have otherwise missed. The tires can let you know when they need air as well as when they have enough air. The Nissan Altima is not only innovative but is also an extremely safe vehicle. NASA research determined that the posture of astronauts naturally take in the weightlessness of space. Nissan Engineering used this research to develop front seats that optimize comfort and reduce fatigue! It earned a 5 star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program! It has also been named one of the best ten sedans under $25,000 by Kelley Blue Book. The Altima has a class-leading highway fuel economy and powerful acceleration. The engine body and chassis are lighter than ever and the aerodynamics has been slimmed downed! The Altima is one of the select group of Nissan vehicles to wear the Puredrive badge, Puredrive is a key part of Nissan’s commitment to achieve lower levels of CO2 emissions.
The final vehicle that made the list is the 2014 Ford Fusion which is now in stock at Preston Ford. The Ford Fusions are big on fuel efficiency. The lineup of Fusion models include the Hybrid and the Energi Plug-In which are each powered by a combination electric motor and gas sipping 2.0L gasoline engine. The Fusion has a sleek silhouette and conveys a sense of agility. The Fusion has a very distinctive look with its bold, hexagonal frill and low profile laser cut projector headlamps. When you open the door you will notice available ambient lighting with seven color choices that will help establish the mood. The available leather trimmed seats and heated front seats convey luxury while also keeping you comfortable. The available technology features on the 2014 Ford Fusion will do everything to make your drive more convenient and also help protect you and your passengers in the event of an accident. The voice activated Sync with MyFord Touch allows the driver to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road at all times. A great feature available on the Fusion is the adaptive cruise control function. The sensors detect traffic slowing ahead and make your vehicle also slow down, when traffic has cleared the vehicle resumes at the set speed. The Fusions can also have active park assist.
By: April Green