2021 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan

A Classic Ride With Modern Day Touches

2021 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan

A gray Mazda3 on a mountain road

CAPACITY

Seating

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Doors

ENGINE

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Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

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DRIVETRAIN

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FUEL CONSUMPTION

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2021 Mazda Mazda3 2.0

2021 Mazda Mazda3 2.0

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC with SkyActiv-G

155 hp @ 6000 rpm

150 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

6-speed automatic

DRIVETRAIN

FWD

FUEL CONSUMPTION

28/36

STARTING MSRP

$20,650

2021 Mazda Mazda3 2.5 S

2021 Mazda Mazda3 2.5 S

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.5L 4-cylinder with SkyActiv-G

186 hp @ 6000 rpm

186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

6-speed automatic

DRIVETRAIN

FWD

FUEL CONSUMPTION

26/35

STARTING MSRP

$21,650

Athletic, Luxurious, and Well-Equipped

Despite Mazda not being a luxury brand, the automaker sure seems to think it is. The well-equipped 2021 Mazda3 sedan has the comfort and technology of a luxury vehicle, but the pep and power of a sporty one. The combination makes each Mazda vehicle a top choice within its class, even the compact sedan known affectionately as the 3.

At Westshore Mazda, we proudly feature the luxurious athletic lineup of Mazda vehicles. We invite you to visit us to see how Mazda separates itself from the rest by engineering vehicles with top equipment and plenty of zoom under the hood.

What’s Under the Hood

The 2021 Mazda3 comes standard with a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 155 horsepower with 150 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5 Trim adds a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. Drivers who upgrade to the 2.5 Turbo and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus get the speedy 2.5-liter Dynamic Turbo engine that delivers 250 horsepower with premium fuel with 93 octane.

Regardless of the engine, the Mazda3 comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. The models with the turbocharged engine get i-ACTIV AWD, while the rest of the trims come standard with front-wheel drive. Buyers can add all-wheel drive to the Select, Preferred, and Premium trims.

Mazda is known for fuel economy and reliability. The 2.0-liter engine gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28/36 MPG, while the 2.5-liter gets 26/35, and the turbocharged engine gets 23/32 MPG. Despite the impressive fuel economy, the Mazda3 handles like a sports car with nimbly taking on twisty roads with ease.

Staying Connected, Entertained, and Informed

With a quick Mazda3 sedan review, buyers will notice that the 2.0 base trim comes with the standard 8.8-inch infotainment screen with Bluetooth, Pandora radio integration, and a pair of USB ports. But, buyers have to upgrade to the 2.5 trim to get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Most models come with eight speakers and an AM/FM radio.

The Premium and two Turbo trims come with a Bose 12-speaker audio system with an aluminum speaker grille.

Drivers get their information from the seven-inch LCD panel. The Premium and Turbo trims all include Mazda’s windshield-projected full-color Active Driving Display with Traffic Sign Recognition.

More Standard Driver-Assist Features than Other Automakers

If the drivetrain, technology, and Mazda engineering aren’t enough, each Mazda3 comes with numerous standard driver-assist and safety features. The 2.0 trim comes with necessary safety features like numerous airbags, the LATCH system, Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control, and more. Each model also comes with Smart Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning, Lane-keep Assist, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Driver Attention Alert, High Beam Control, and a rearview camera.

Mazda clearly values safety, as it puts more standard safety features in base models than many manufacturers put in their top trims. The automaker even puts its version of adaptive cruise control in all trims, while some automakers don’t offer it in any. The IIHS and NHTSA took notice and awarded the Mazda3 a Top Safety Pick+ and five-star crash safety rating.

Mazda does add Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear-Traffic Alert in the Select and Preferred trims. And, it adds Smart Brake Assist, Traffic Jam Assist, and a 360° View Monitor in the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus trim. The Premium trims and up also come standard with an Adaptive Front-lighting system.

Full interior view of a 2021 Mazda3

Comfortable and Confident Trims

The trim options offer affordability and plenty of standard equipment. The base model, the 2.0, comes with cloth seats, the 8.8-inch infotainment display, and almost all of the same driver-assist features as the top-of-the-line trim, the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus, which only has five additional driver-assist components. All Mazda3 models – both in the sedan and hatchback body styles – come with room for five with a 60/40 folding rear seat.
After the 2.0, the next trim is the 2.5 which has the larger engine. Then, Mazda offers the Select and Preferred with the 2.5-liter engine. The 2.5 comes with cloth seats, then the next two have leatherette-trimmed seats. The Premium trim comes with leather-trimmed seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters. The 2.5 Turbo has leatherette-trimmed seats but comes with a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel withF paddle shifters. The 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus is the best equipped and comes with perforated leather-trimmed seats.

You Can’t Go Wrong with a Mazda

The 2021 Mazda 3 sedan dimensions also impress with 13.2 cubic feet of cargo space and 92.8 cubic feet of overall passenger space. With the respectable fuel economy, three engine choices, and a luxury-car-worthy collection of standard safety features, the 2021 Mazda3 sedan is an outstanding choice for anyone looking for a compact sedan.

We invite you to see the 2021 Mazda3 and take one for a test drive. Our sales staff at Westshore Mazda can show you the different features, engine choices, and more. We’re confident that you’ll enjoy the handling, comfort, and styling along with the remarkable collection of driver-assist features from the highly respected automaker.