Pricing: 2014 Mazda CX-5, MX-5 Miata; 2014 Volvos, 2014 Subaru WRX
Pricing increases for all, except the 2014 XC90 and S60.
Three automakers announced pricing this week for some of their 2014 models: Volvo has upgraded almost its entire lineup, most of which see modest price increases. Mazda and Subaru, on the other hand, have issues mid-year price hikes for the CX-5 crossover, MX-5 Miata roadster, and Impreza WRX sport compact.
The biggest news is the new prices for the 2014 Volvo S60, XC60, XC70, S80, and XC90. While the XC90 is just a carry-over from 2013, the other four models have received significant upgrades both inside and out. As we saw at the New York auto show this past spring, the S60 and XC60 gain more angular front fascias, while the XC70 and S80 receive subtle nips and tucks here and there. Inside, all four Volvos gain refreshed cabins with the automaker's new Sensus Connected Touch infotainment system with internet connectivity, along with a new set of digital gauges.
Volvo has also promised an all-new four-cylinder engine for the S60, XC60, XC70, and S80, but that won't debut until next year. That means all four cars will continue to be offered with a 3.0-liter turbocharged I-6; the XC60, XC70, and S80 also have a 3.2-liter I-6, while the S60 can also be had with a 2.5-liter turbocharged I-5. The XC90 will be all-new for 2015 - which is when it will receive a variant of the new four-banger, as well - but soldiers on for now with same 3.2-liter six-cylinder as other Volvos.
Most 2014 Volvo prices increase by between $300 and $1150, depending on model and trim level. Notable exceptions to that include all XC90 models save the R-Design, and the T6 and T6 R-Design S60s, all of which drop in price anywhere from $200 to $1900. The 2014 Volvo S60 starts at $33,315; the 2014 Volvo XC60 starts at $35,765; the 2014 Volvo XC70 starts at $35,415; the 2014 Volvo S80 starts at $40,815; and the 2014 Volvo XC90 starts at $42,115.
Effective this summer, Mazda will apply a $200 price increase to both the 2014 CX-5 crossover and the 2014 MX-5 Miata roadster. That means the CX-5 now starts at $22,190 and the MX-5 Miata retails at $27,700. Subaru has also boosted prices on the 2014 Impreza WRX by $200, which means the hotter Impreza now carries a base price of $26,790. There are no changes to the cars.
All prices listed include destination charges.
Sources: Volvo, Mazda, Subaru