The 2020 Mazda3 is a compact car that comes in sedan and hatchback configurations. The Mazda3 looks and feels more upscale than other vehicles in its class. Visit Phoenix area Mazda dealerships, and you’ll understand why we call the Mazda3 the nicest compact car you can buy today. The Mazda3 can take curves like no other vehicle in this segment, while keeping the driver and passengers comfortable when driving on bumpy roads. A long list of driver-assistance features and an exceptional infotainment system make the 2020 Mazda3 even more satisfying.
The 2020 Mazda3 seats five. There are four trim levels on offer, listed as base, Select, Preferred and Premium. Phoenix Mazda shoppers appreciate the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which puts out 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is a six-speed automatic. Hatchback models in the Preferred trim can choose the available six-speed manual gearbox, a feature that’s not available on most rival compacts. Moreover, the Mazda3 offers optional all-wheel drive on all models except the base sedan, another offering that’s rare for this segment.
The 2020 Mazda3 gets exceptional reviews from the automotive media. Autoblog wrote: “Completely redesigned last year, the 2020 Mazda3 pretty much carries over, continuing to be the connoisseur's choice for a compact car. For starters, its elegant sedan and unique hatchback body styles are considerably more stylish than expected for this segment. Park it next to a similarly priced Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla and people are likely to think you paid far more than you did. The same goes for the cabin, which is functional yet stylishly minimalist...”
As you’d expect with any Mazda vehicle, the 2020 Madza3 is very fuel-efficient, with an EPA-estimated rating of up to 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway for sedans with front-wheel drive and cylinder deactivation technology.*
Inside, there’s a lot to impress. Stack up the Mazda3’s beautiful cabin against rivals, and the 3 comes out looking decidedly more upscale. Even the base Mazda3 elicits admiration. But the 2020 Mazda3’s interior isn’t only about looks. The steering wheel will feel like it was custom-built for your hands. There’s plenty of room for the center console, and the sizeable dashtop screen is easy to see. The large controller knob is easy to use and located right where you need it.
The driver and passengers can relax in the comfortable seats. The sedan model provides 13.2 cubic feet of space in the trunk to store cargo, while the hatchback delivers a full 20.1 cubic feet of space.
Even the base Mazda3 comes with a wealth of standard features, including keyless entry, push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, an infotainment system with an 8.8-inch screen, an audio system with eight speakers, two USB ports and Bluetooth. The Mazda3 also comes with a full suite of driver-assist features, such as lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot monitor, a driver-attention monitor and automatic high beams.
* 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.