The Mazda 3 series have always won accolades from the users and critics alike all over the world mainly for stepping beyond the limits of its own class both in terms of performance and comfort levels. Now that the 2020 model year edition has joined the market, the critics are going all praise for the value it packs not only through its upscale interior appointments, but also through its excellent handling tweaks that again gets a boost with the option to drive with all-four-wheels.
Wide Range of Lineup Choices
A group of auto critics we met at the premise of the Phoenix Mazda dealership showroom praised the 2020 Mazda 3 series as an exemplary set of small car models that could balance so well between frugality and practicality, performance and fuel economy, utility and luxury. They also praised about the way in which Mazda left a wide range of choices to the prospective buyers to configure their chosen trim.
The 2020 Mazda 3 series offers a handful of compact car trims that can be ordered both in the guises of sedans and hatchbacks. The entire lineup for the year 2020 is set to be powered by a couple of inline-4 engines that are allowed to work in combination with either an automatic or manual transmissions, while Mazda also leaves the choice up to the users if they want their Mazda 3 model to be driven by front- or all-four-wheels.
Hence the year 2020 sees the Mazda 3 series to be lined up in sedan and hatchback models, among which both the kinds further get split into base, Select, Preferred, and Premium trim levels, except for the Select trim that doesn’t come in the offer list for the hatchbacks.
Moreover, for this year Mazda has also enabled a full suite of collision-avoidance tech features on every 3 series model that used to come as standard only on the Select and above trims till last year.
Effective Power Options
The 2020 Mazda 3 series models usually run on a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine that is rated at 186 horsepower. The engine paired either with a 6 speed manual or automatic transmission can produce exceptional power impact for this Mazda compact car and shows its capability of continuously delivering a creamy ride and nimble handling characteristics. With this engine working under the hood, the 2020 Mazda 3 model series come out successful in achieving a Fuel economy rating that’s unexpectedly good for its own segment. The EPA rates for the 2020 Mazda 3, a mileage of 30 mpg from a combined trip of both city and highway speeds.
The handling stays evenly predictable all through the journey, as Mazda has installed the best possible driving dynamics and an onboard computer that takes care of all driving hazards and keeps the driver entertained through its refined demeanor. The experts we met at the Mazda Phoenix dealership showroom concluded that even without a sports engine power, the 2020 Mazda 3 exhibits a powerful drive capacity, that’s worth the praise.