2020 Mazda 3: Classy sedan, sporty hatch aim for semi-premium market

The 2020 Mazda 3 has an all new platform with reduced noise, more safety features, a more premium interior, and even better handling.


Globally the new 3 will be available with three conventional gas engines: a 1.5L, 2L and 2.5L. There will also be a 1.8L turbo-diesel I4, and the company’s new SkyActiv-X compression ignition gas engine with a new mild hybrid system.

Depending on the engine and trim level, the 3 will be available with 6-speed manual and 6-speed auto. The Mazda 3 will also be offered with the i-ACTIV AWD for the first time in export markets, including the USA.

Available features include an 8.8″ widescreen infotainment display, 12 speaker Bose sound system, driver monitoring, traffic jam assist, and autonomous emergency braking.

Sedan Dimensions (compared to third generation)

Length: 4,662mm (+82mm) | 183.5″ (+3.2″)
Width: 1,797mm (+2mm) | 77.9″ (+0.1″)
Height: 1,445mm (-10mm) | 56.9″ (-0.4″)
Wheelbase: 2,725mm (+25mm) | 107.3″ (+1″)

Hatch Dimensions (compared to third generation)

Length: 4,459mm (-1mm) | 175.6″ (+0.04″)
Width: 1,797mm (+2mm) | 77.9″ (+0.1″)
Height: 1,440mm (-15mm) | 56.7″ (-0.6″)
Wheelbase: 2,725mm (+25mm) | 107.3″ (+1″)




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Joshua Thompson

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2020 Mazda 3: Classy sedan, sporty hatch aim for semi-premium market