The 2020 Mazda3 is one of the most entertaining compact cars on the market. Lively acceleration and sporty handling make it a blast to drive. You can also look forward to experiencing great comfort on the road. According to Phoenix area Mazda dealers, an i-Activsense safety package is now standard throughout the lineup.
There are four available Mazda3 trims: Base, Select, Preferred, and Premium. The Mazda dealer near Phoenix also offers both sedan and hatchback body styles. Every trim features the same 2.5-liter, SkyActiv-G four-cylinder engine under the hood. It’s rated to develop a competitive 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. While most of the lineup is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, you can opt for a six-speed manual transmission on the hatchback’s Preferred trim.
In terms of fuel economy, the 2020 Mazda3 can get up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway with front-wheel drive.* Mazda’s i-Activ AWD system is optional on certain models. Very few cars in the segment can rival the Mazda3’s precise handling. When taking sharp corners, standard G-Vectoring Control Plus shift’s the car’s weight forward to enhance tire grip. A smooth ride makes the Mazda3 an even more rewarding.
Mazda’s “Soul of Motion” design language gives the Mazda3 a sleek and athletic look. Signature exterior lighting also helps the new Mazda3 stand out from the crowd. While a stylish set of 18-inch alloy wheels come standard, available 18-inch wheels further enhance the car’s sporty stance. Some of the striking paint options include Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, and Machine Gray Metallic.
An upscale interior adds to the Mazda3’s appeal. Top-notch materials are found throughout the cabin. Upgraded upholstery is available on the higher trim levels. You also have access to amenities like heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control. Most importantly, you'll have plenty of room to stretch out. With roughly 20 cubic feet of cargo space in the back, the hatchback is ideal for drivers who need to haul extra stuff.
There are plenty of high-tech features found on the 2020 Mazda3. A Mazda Connect infotainment system with an 8.8-inch touchscreen is standard. While on the road, you can easily operate the unit using a console-mounted controller knob. The upgraded version of Mazda Connect provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Meanwhile, music fans can rock out to the available 12-speaker Bose stereo. An Active Driving Display is offered as well.
Chosen as a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, the 2020 Mazda3 received some of the best crash scores in its class. For 2020, every new Mazda3 receives Mazda’s i-Activsense suite of safety features. Highlights include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control. Aside from the base model, all of the other trims provide standard blind-spot monitoring.
* 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.