The 2021 Mazda3 is a compact car that comes in sedan or hatchback body styles. The Mazda3 is sporty and sophisticated. Most importantly, you won’t find another car in this segment that’s as fun to drive. Some of the reasons this model is so popular at dealers like the Mazda dealership near Gilroy are its many cutting-edge technology and driver-assist features, including some that you’d expect to find in a car that costs a lot more. The Mazda3’s well-appointed cabin will give some luxury models a run for the money. On the outside, the Mazda3 has lots of curb appeal.
The Mazda3 sedan comes in three trim levels: 2.0, 2.5S and 2.5 Turbo. Hatchback models are available in 2.5S and 2.5 Turbo trims. The 2.0 and 2.5S get standard front-wheel drive. The 2.5S gets optional all-wheel drive, the 2.5 Turbo gets all-wheel drive standard, and all models are equipped with a standard six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.5S hatchback’s optional Premium package lets you add an available six-speed manual gearbox. Here’s the engine rundown:
The automotive media continues to give the Mazda3 outstanding reviews. Kelley Blue Book writes:
“Although the 2021 Mazda3 sedan and hatchback are priced on the lower end of the spectrum, they exude a premium feel, and there’s obvious attention to detail inside the 5-seat cabin. ... This is a driver’s car, with superb ride and handling and a quiet cabin. Almost all models can be ordered with all-wheel drive, a feature not found on many of the Mazda3’s rivals...”
The base Mazda3 2.0 trim includes 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, keyless entry and ignition, cloth upholstery, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, and rain-sensing wipers. Also standard is an infotainment system with an 8-inch display, an eight-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, HD radio and two USB ports. Standard driver-assist features include automatic emergency braking, a blind-spot monitor, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning.
The Mazda3 2.5S trim comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, simulated leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2.5S Preferred package gets a power moonroof. A 12-speaker Bose audio system and satellite radio are standard with the 2.5S Premium package.
The Mazda3 2.5 Turbo trim includes paddle shifters, simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats and a head-up display. The Premium package adds navigation, a Bose audio system and SiriusXM satellite radio. The Premium Plus package comes with leather upholstery and a 360-degree overhead monitor.