The Mazda3 comes in sedan and hatchback body styles. While the sedan is a practical and popular vehicle, Avondale Mazda shoppers looking for more cargo space and unique exterior styling will choose the 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback. The hatch offers 20.1 cubic feet of cargo space, while the sedan provides 13.2 cubes. Plus, the hatchback is the only way to get the Mazda3 with a manual transmission.
When you first step inside the 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback at the Mazda dealers near Avondale, you’ll notice how far Mazda has raised the bar in terms of quality. The Mazda3 Hatchback’s lush interior compares favorably with the cabins of some luxury models, and the Mazda3 Hatchback carries a lower price tag. On the outside, we wouldn’t be remiss to suggest the Mazda3 Hatchback has class-leading styling.
The 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback gets a lot of love from the automotive media. One example is Car and Driver, which wrote: “The 2021 Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback continue to defy economy-car stereotypes with their affordable price and numerous luxury touches. Mazda often straddles the line between mainstream and luxury, and it pays off in its bread-and-butter hatchback, particularly in the swanky Premium and Premium Plus trims.”
The 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback is available in two models: 2.5 S and 2.5 Turbo. Instead of offering a myriad of different trim levels, Mazda provides four option packages: Select, Preferred, Premium and Premium Plus. Both models get a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.5 S trim with the Premium package opens the door to the available six-speed manual gearbox.
Under the hood of the Mazda3 Hatchback 2.5 S is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine good for 186 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. This trim gets standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive 2.5 Turbo is motivated by a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine that puts out 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. The 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback gets up to an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway for the 2.5 S with front-wheel drive.*
The Mazda3 Hatchback’s standard G-Vectoring Control Plus system increases traction when the vehicle corners and turns. The system cuts the power slightly when turning, and shifts the vehicle’s weight forward to provide more grip to the turning front wheels.
The 2.5 S trim comes with 16-in alloys, automatic wipers, LED headlights, keyless entry, push-button start, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an infotainment system with an 8.8-inch screen, an eight-speaker audio setup and two USB ports. Standard safety gear includes adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.
The 2.5 Turbo model comes equipped with a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, heated front seats, simulated leather upholstery, a power moonroof, a head-up display and dual-zone climate control. Standard safety features include adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot monitor, lane-departure warning, automatic emergency braking and rear cross-traffic alert.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 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.