26/35  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
7.9  Sec.
0-60 MPH
13.2  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New For the 2020 Mazda Mazda3?

The most noticeable differences in the new model are a range of driver assistance features and the availability of ActiveSense suite in the standard model. The base model includes such accessories as blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane-keep assistance, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and emergency braking system. In 2019, these features were only available in the higher trims.

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The Mazda3 Has Many Features Across Several Trims

There are four trim levels offered by Mazda3. The base trim level is an automatic front-wheel-drive model available in 5 different colors. The trim is also available in an all-wheel-drive package. The other trim levels include Select, Preferred, and Premium, which are priced according to their respective features.

Among the most convenient choices offered in the 2020 model is the option to upgrade the package to all-wheel-drive at a reasonable cost. The Preferred and Premium models also include such goodies as heated front seats, Bose audio system, power-adjustable driver seat, SiriusXM satellite radio, and additional features.

2020 Mazda3 Power & Performance

2020 Mazda Mazda3The new Mazda3 is equipped with a 2.5-Litre gasoline engine that can generate 186hp. This is the only engine configuration available to buyers. The premium level also comes with the option of an auto-manual transmission.

Instead of the powerful engine, Mazda engineers have adapted a more streamlined engine that offers a smooth ride on straight and twisty roads. There is a natural feeling to the steering wheel, and the driver feels a tight body control, which translates into a comfortable ride on the rough terrain for everyone sitting in the car. Even when under power, there is hardly any hint of understeer.

On bumpy roads, the engine and the acceleration coordinate well to provide a restraint body roll and stability. The smoothness is also visible around the corners as the car can easily rip through tight corners without losing control. Overall, you are likely to get a very refined cruising experience due to the hushed engine and road noise.

The front-wheel-drive can achieve 36 mpg on highways and 27 mpg inside the city. In contrast, the all-wheel-drive manages 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. However, numerous road tests have also shown that the new model may exceed its mileage estimate by 5 to 10 mpg in certain conditions.

Which Safety Features are Available on the Mazda3?

2020 Mazda Mazda3Mazda3 excels in safety ratings as it achieved five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. The Insurance Institute of Highway Security also conformed its outstanding safety features by calling it a top safety pick among its class of vehicles. The safety features are further enhanced by an array of driver assistance technology available at every trim level.

Besides featuring emergency braking and automatic high beam lights, the car has a stop-and-go technology controlled by the standard adaptive cruise control. On highways and traffic rush hours, the driver will certainly appreciate the lane departure alerts and lane-keeping assistance. Similarly, rear cross-traffic alerts and blind-spot monitor are some of the other distinguishing features of 2020 Mazda3.

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