If you’re looking for a compact hatchback that’s both sporty and refined, you’ll want to take a close look at the 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback. Tempe Mazda shoppers particularly enjoy the Mazda3’s luxurious cabin, which comes without the high price tag of a luxury vehicle.
While the high-quality materials inside the 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback are sure to impress, the folks at the Mazda dealers near Tempe tell us the new turbocharged engine is getting a lot of attention. It provides powerful performance that will even brighten daily commutes.
The 2021 Mazda3 is offered in sedan and hatchback body styles. We’ll be looking at the hatchback in this review. The 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback is available in two trim levels: 2.5 S and 2.5 Turbo. Buyers can choose from four option packages to add more features.
Powering the Mazda3 2.5 S trim is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Premium package allows buyers to choose an available six-speed manual gearbox. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback 2.5 S is rated at up to 26 mpg city/35 mpg city*
The 2.5 Turbo employs a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine that generates 227 hp and 310 lb-ft. With 93 octane gas, these figures rise to 250 hp and 320 lb-ft. The 2.5 Turbo also gets the six-speed automatic gearbox, as well as standard all-wheel drive.
The automotive media gives the 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback high marks. Cars.com writes: “Endowed with the model’s first turbocharged gas engine since the Mazdaspeed3 left showrooms early last decade, the 2021 Mazda3 can muscle past slower traffic with little effort — a commanding, if reserved, degree of performance that should raise the car’s appeal among Mazda fans. ... The Mazda3 is among the most fun-to-drive cars in its class, and a new engine only furthers that strength.”
Standard features for the 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback 2.5 S trim include 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, automatic wipers, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, remote vehicle monitoring and control, an eight-speaker audio system, an 8.8-inch infotainment display, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 25.S also comes with frontal collision mitigation, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams and a driver alert system. The 2.5 S has three available packages: Select, Preferred and Premium.