If you’ve been looking for a compact sedan that delivers a sporty driving experience with class-leading handling, you’ll want to take a look at the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan. The Mazda3 has long been a favorite of the automotive media and Tempe Mazda shoppers, thanks to its beautiful styling, well-appointed cabin and cutting-edge tech features you’d expect to find in a vehicle with a much higher price tag.
The 2021 Mazda3 is offered in sedan and hatchback versions. This article will concentrate on the sedan model.
According to the Mazda dealers near Tempe, the Mazda3 sedan is available in three trim levels: 2.0, 2.5 S and 2.5 Turbo. The numbers denote the engine that comes with each trim. Each model has option packages that add groups of features, listed as Select, Preferred, Premium and Premium Plus. Front-wheel drive comes standard in the 2.0 and 2.5 S trims. The 2.5 Turbo comes with all-wheel drive, which is available in the 2.5 S. A six-speed automatic transmission sends power to the wheels.
The 2.0 trim is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant that generates 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5 S is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 186 hp and 186 lb-ft. The 2.5 Turbo employs a turbocharged 2.5-liter-engine that develops 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque with regular gas and 250 hp and 320 lb-ft with premium.
The 2021 Mazda3 Sedan is very fuel-efficient, with an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of up to 28 mpg city/26 mpg highway for the base 2.0 trim.*
The Mazda3 Sedan gets excellent reviews. Autotrader writes: “The 2021 Mazda3 is one of those rare compact cars that have outstanding style and features that wouldn’t be out of place in a $50,000 luxury car. Available as a 4-door sedan or a 5-door hatchback, the Mazda3 also feels completely at home on a twisty road, thanks to suspension tuning that’s firm but not jarring.”
The 2021 Mazda3 Sedan 2.0 may be the base model, but it still gets a great set of standard features, including LED headlights and taillights, 16-in alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, cloth upholstery, a 7-inch driver information display, an 8.8-inch infotainment display, a stereo setup with eight speakers, HD radio, two USB ports and Bluetooth. Advanced safety features that come standard include frontal collision mitigation, automatic high beams, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and a driver alert monitor. Stand-alone options for the 2021 Mazda3 include a wireless charging pad, a navigation system and a black exterior accent package.