If a compact sedan is in your future, you’ll want to give the 2021 Mazda3 some serious attention. This compact sedan has been a favorite among auto reviewers as well as Avondale Mazda shoppers. It’s not a secret to see the reason why. The Mazda3 provides motorists with a driving experience they forgot was possible outside a performance car.
The Mazda3 Sedan delivers an athletic and refined ride. Step inside, and you’ll be treated to an interior with the look and feel of a luxury sedan. The Mazda3 Sedan comes with a wide array of technology and advanced safety feature typically found in a vehicle that costs a lot more. Customers of the Mazda dealers near Avondale tell us they haven’t seen another compact sedan with as much curb appeal as the 2021 Mazda3.
The 2021 Mazda3 Sedan remains one of the automotive media’s favorite compact cars. The reviewers at Cars.com write: “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.”
Buyers have a choice between three trim levels: 2.0, 2.5 S and 2.5 Turbo. (Each model is named for its engine size.) Select, Preferred, Premium and Premium Plus option packages add on many outstanding features.
The Mazda3 2.0 is motivated by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. This model is front-wheel drive only. The 2.5 S trim is equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder powerplant that’s good for 186 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. This model gets standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. The new Mazda3 2.5 Turbo employs a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine that makes 250 hp and 320 lb-ft with premium gas and 227 hp and 310 lb-ft with regular. The 2.5 Turbo trim comes with all-wheel drive. All models send power to the wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan checks in with up to 28 mpg city and 26 mpg highway for the base 2.0 trim.*
The 2021 Mazda3’s interior oozes style and panache. The driver and passengers will even be impressed with the base model, which features a black interior and cloth seats. Most models get standard synthetic leather, while the upper trims come with genuine leather. Everyone will love the soft-touch materials that cover the dash, center armrest and door panels. The illuminated switches and gauges look decidedly upscale. There’s an 8.8-inch screen that displays data for the navigation and audio systems. This system is controlled by a user-friendly rotary knob. Music lovers will appreciate the Mazda Connect system, which can play high-res FLAC audio files.
* 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.