San Luis Obispo Mazda Drivers Cruise The Coast In The 2020 Mazda3
Buyers who are looking for a compact sedan or hatchback that provides exciting driving dynamics, attractive styling, and an economical price tag should take a close look at the 2020 Mazda3. San Luis Obispo Mazda shoppers are impressed with the Mazda3’s sophisticated cabin, which looks like it belongs in a car that costs a lot more. Mazda3 owners all agree that this is one compact car that’s fun to drive.
The 2020 Mazda3 seats five passengers and comes in four trim levels base, Select, Preferred and Premium. The Mazda3 is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission. Preferred hatchback models can get an optional six-speed manual transmission, something you won’t find on most competing vehicles. According to the Mazda dealer near San Luis Obispo, the Mazda3 is one of the only cars in its class that provides optional all-wheel drive, which is available on all models except the base sedan.
SLO Mazda Drivers Get Press Praise
The Mazda3 continues to please both owners and the automotive media. The automotive experts at Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com wrote: “Good news, Mazda fans: There’s still plenty of that intrinsic “zoom-zoom” in the latest Mazda3. In fact, we think the 2020 Mazda3 is its best version yet. ... [T]he 3 retains its status as the most athletic car in its class. With its taut architecture and excellent steering feel, Mazda’s compact sedan and hatchback are made to carve corners. Even more impressive are this new Mazda3’s newfound levels of quiet. It has the hushed ride of a premium car.”
The 2020 Madza3 is very fuel-efficient. EPA-estimated fuel economy is rated at up to 27/36 mpg for front-wheel-drive sedan models with cylinder deactivation technology.*
Standard features on the base Mazda3 include push-button start, keyless entry, rain-sensing wipers, an audio system with eight speakers, an infotainment system with an 8.8-inch screen, Bluetooth and two USB ports. Driver-assistance features that come standard include automatic high beams, a driver-attention monitor, a blind-spot monitor, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist and lane-departure warning.
Step up to the Select trim and you’ll get more creature comforts, including dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather seats, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Preferred gets heated front seats, an eight-way-power driver seat with memory and lumbar support, a Bose premium stereo system with 12 speakers, and satellite radio.
The top-spec Mazda3 Premium comes with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, leather upholstery, a power moonroof and a head-up display. Available features include a black exterior accent package, wireless charging and a navigation system.
The IIHS gave the 2020 Mazda3 its top score of Good in all crash tests, and the agency named the Mazda3 a Top Safety Pick+. The 2020 Mazda3 received the highest rating of five stars by the NHTSA for overall safety.
* 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.