For 2020, every Mazda3 now comes standard with Mazda's i-Activsense suite of driver assists that includes lane-departure warning and assist, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, driver attention alert, auto high beams and adaptive cruise control. See the 2020 Mazda3 models for sale near you
We highly recommend the new Mazda3. Each potential buyer will have to decide whether the sedan or hatchback is preferable and if all-wheel drive is necessary, but we think most will be quite happy with either the Select or Preferred package. Find a Mazda3 for sale
The 2020 Mazda3 5-seater compact car is available in sedan and hatchback forms.
The Mazda3 Sedan ($22,420) comes with 16-in alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, keyless entry and ignition, cloth upholstery, an 8.8-in infotainment display, a 7-in configurable driver information display, 60/40 split folding rear seats, Bluetooth phone and audio, an HD radio, two USB ports and an 8-speaker sound system. Also standard are lane-keeping assist and lane-departure warning, low-speed emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, driver attention monitor, auto high beams and blind spot monitoring.
The Mazda3 Hatchback ($24,520) has more standardized equipment to justify its higher price, such as 18-in alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic dual-zone climate control and simulated leather seating surfaces, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
Most of these additional features are available as options in the sedan. Other extras include AWD, a head-up display, leather upholstery, a power moonroof, adaptive LED headlights, power-adjustable heated front seats with driver's-side memory settings and a 12-speaker Bose audio system.
Trunk space for the sedan is 13.2 cu ft., about average for the class. The hatchback has 20.1 cu ft. of luggage area behind the rear seats, expanding to 47.1 cu ft. when those seats are folded down.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
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