Sometimes, the criteria that make a vehicle stand out from the crowd are hard to define. That’s certainly the case with the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback. Sure, it provides plenty of versatility, great safety scores, and outstanding fuel economy. These are some of the reasons the Mazda3 is so popular at dealerships like the Phoenix area Mazda dealers, but there’s more.
When you see the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback, you’ll notice its elegant styling and muscular stance. Suddenly, all other hatchbacks begin to pale in comparison. It’s not just the exterior. Step inside the cabin, and you’ll be greeted by a level of sophistication usually reserved for luxury models. The interior is logically organized, and the infotainment system is easy to use.
Then there’s the ride. According to the Mazda dealer near Phoenix, drivers will experience the perfect blend of comfort and performance. The engine is fast, the transmission is responsive, and the driving dynamics will impress even the most demanding drivers. Anyone looking for a compact hatch should place the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback at the top of their shopping list.
The automotive media is firmly in the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback’s corner, with Gear Patrol writing: “Since the all-new generation arrived for 2019, the Mazda 3’s styling (especially in hatchback form) could best be described as tasteful. The exterior is, to this reviewer’s eye, a beautiful mixture of flowing lines and sharp, decisive cuts. ... [T]he all-wheel-drive 2020 Mazda 3 Hatchback is deeply desirable. It presents a decisive alternative to the well-established mainstream universe of Civics and Corollas.”
One feature we particularly like is the cutting-edge Mazda Connect infotainment system, which features an optional digital instrument gauge cluster. Drivers will appreciate the standard 8.8-inch display screen, which is controlled by an easy-to-use rotary controller. The system can play several different types of music formats, including high-resolution FLAC files.
Mazda fans won’t be surprised to learn the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback is very safe. The IIHS gave the Mazda3 Hatchback it’s highest rating of Good for all crash tests and named the model a Top Safety Pick+, its highest honor. Similarly, the NHTA gave the Mazda3 Hatchback its top marks of five stars for overall safety.
The 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback is offered in three trim levels: Base, Preferred and Premium. Powering the Mazda3 Hatchback is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available, which is something you won’t find on most competing vehicles. Another thing you won’t find on rivals is an available manual transmission. Buyers of the Preferred trim with front-wheel drive can choose a six-speed manual gearbox.
Standard features on the Base trim include simulated leather upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, LED headlights, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an 8.8-inch infotainment display and an audio system with eight speakers. Additionally, there’s a complete suite of standard driver-assistance features.
Step up to the Preferred trim and you’ll get amenities that include heated front seats, a power driver's seat and a Bose stereo system with 12 speakers. The top-spec Premium gets adaptive headlights, leather upholstery, a head-up display, a sunroof, and paddle shifters (with the automatic gearbox).
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.