2020 Mazda 3 – Mazda has been on a unique quest over the last few years to combine both best-in-class driving dynamics with best-in-class luxury. This new three is the latest example, and today we’re taking a look at the 2020 version, which has even more standard equipment now.
let’s talk a little bit about where the heck did Mazda come from believe it or not Mazda first started in the 1920s as a cork company a company that produces cork of all things; they didn’t create their first vehicle which was the Mazda go until the 1930s.
That was a three-wheeled pickup truck fast forward to 2020 this Mazda 3 is showcasing the new direction that the company wants to go in where they’re bringing a lot of high-end styles quality materials. But keeping the price affordable this 2020 Mazda 3 being a compact car is going to go up against the Kia Forte, it’s going to go up against the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and the other players in that segment of the car industry.
What you’ll find is that with this redesign that took place in 2019, they raised the bar in so many ways, especially now featuring all-wheel drive.
Mazda 3 Exterior
So Kicking things off on the outside this new generation has undoubtedly made a premium impression. This is a high and low looking car, especially here in the front with this grille and headlight combination. One of the beautiful things is that every trim is going to have this grill. And also, the headlights will always be LED, though.
The premium has a slightly fancier adaptive arrangement. As far as the rest of the styling, the sedan is about eight inches longer than the hatchback.
Which does contribute to the hatchback being the sporty-looking model, and this being the more sophisticated looking Around back, the design is finished off with dual exhaust outlets and LED taillights on every single model. So overall, Mazda did an impressive job with this exterior and has definitely set the bar for premium design in this segment. Now, like most Mazda’s, they do throw in nice large wheels for the majority of trims.
These 18 inches are on the select through the premium trim, and now for 2020 Mazda 3, the premium will have a slightly different finish. The base model is the only one that will come with 16-inch alloys. Heading out to the mirrors, they are always body-colored, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is standard.
on all but the base model and Now that brings us to one of our other 2020 changes, which is arguably the most important, and that is that the eye safety sense package is now standard on even the base model for 2020.
2020 Mazda 3 Interior
As you can see, it does continue to have the very premium look that debuted last year when 2020 Mazda 3 was fully redesigned — now talking about your color and material options. There are several. So, on the base model, It’s going to be cloth in black only when you go for the Selector preferred model like what we have here that are going to upgrade you to leatherette seating.
And that’s going to be in black or greyish, which is a gray and beige combination. As far as the premium model that’s going to come with the real leather in black or white colors But you cannot get red like you can on the hatchback model.
Now standard on all models, you do have a push-button start. Now over here at the gauges, one of the beautiful things about the mazda3 is That they include the premium digital measures on all the trims. This is usually reserved for the higher-end models on other Mostar Vehicles, but on this model, you do have a standard, and as you can see, it is reconfigurable.
Now coming back to these steering, you do have electric power-assisted steering, and on all but the base model, you will have this nice leather wrap steering wheel as you can see this is the newest monster design see. Now on the preferred and the premium model, they come with the upgraded Bose 12 speaker premium audio system.
This is your home screen right there, and you can go through these same sections. We believe it’s pretty much the same as the outgoing Generation of the system, so you have your phone and your audio and your navigation.
Now in this particular model, we don’t have the built-in navigation system. That’s only on the premium model. However, so long as you go for the Select model or app, you will have both Android Auto, including Apple CarPlay, which is probably numerous important to most of you guys.
All Whell Drive Performance 2020 Mazda 3 AWD
It’s been probably six to eight months since we last drove the Mazda 3. So it feels fresh again and to say very impressed right off to start there with the power. That it just feels a lot more potent than a lot of the competition.
Now, this, of course, is the two and a half liter Skyactiv-G engine naturally aspirated It makes 186 HP furthermore 186 pound-feet of torque. So, it doesn’t just feel faster. It definitely is faster. It’s more or less equivalent to some of the competition. They have like a lower-end engine and an upper-end engine.
This is giving you the upper-end engine standard equipment now. Even Mazda and the last generation used to have a 2-liter in then a two and a half. Now you have the two and a half straight from the start. So, you do start with basically midsize sedan or the Hertz and torque numbers Versus you know, something like a Corolla is and one-third one is the some of them are about 140.
It doesn’t seem like the power difference would be so noticeable, would you say if we said, we mean it was like the mid-range torque or whatever can we keep pushing you, it has the feeling of being propelled with a lot of the cars. For this Mazda 3, You do have cylinder deactivation on the all-wheel-drive or premium models, which is rare for the class.
But obviously, this model is going to miss out on that, but as far as your fuel economy is concerned for the front-wheel-drive model. That’s going to come in at 26 City, 35 highway, 30 combined, and if you opt for the all-wheel-drive system that’s going to come in at 25 City, 33 highway, 28 combined.
That is worth noting that that is on the lower end of the segment I pretty much expected that you are going to get worse field economy with the naturally aspirated engine a regular transmission You know, it really doesn’t I mean, that’s the price you pay for it So if you’re looking more for driving dynamics as opposed to the most economical car with the best fuel economy You know, this is going to be a good option for you.
How Does the 2020 Mazda 3 AWD Price?
So, for the base model, that’s going to start at twenty-one thousand five hundred dollars, and it is worth knowing that that’s a five hundred dollar increase because of the newly standard safety systems. Then you have the select trim, which is twenty-two thousand seven hundred.
The preferred, which is what we have here for twenty-four thousand two hundred and then finally of the top-end Premium trim for twenty-six thousand five hundred. AWD is going to add fourteen hundred dollars to all of those prices that we mentioned now.
We do have the preferred model, and we do also have the optional paint color this beautiful red for five hundred ninety-five dollars and then when you add the destination charge of nine hundred and twenty. This particular model has equipped in a twenty-five thousand seven-fifteen.
Which we have to say we mean that’s right in line with the competitors. And you’re getting a lot more bang for your buck when you go with the mazda3 than something like More a Corolla.