3. 2014 Mazda3
But even if he isn’t, it’s hard not to feel lucky this year with something as enjoyable as the Mazda3 on the market. With both the 2.0- and 2.5-liter SkyActiv four-cylinder engines available, there’s a reason why we chose this as the 2014 AutoGuide.com Car of the Year. It packages styling, driving dynamics and value that arguably challenges more expensive segments to improve. Bravo, Mazda.