Mazda Mazda3 Review Rundown

Mazda Motor | Published on 30 Apr 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer


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  • Powerful turbocharged engine
  • Lots of driver-assistance tech
  • Comfortable ride
  • Not the cheapest hatchback in the class


Mazda3 is a compact car available with Mazda's switchable Spark-Controlled Compression Ignition system (SPCCI), delivering the highest efficiency of any petrol engine on the market today.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
Mazda's handsome family hatchback, the 3, updated for 2021. But for the addition of a standard-fit sunroof on higher trim-level versions, that update is concerned mainly with what's under the bonnet. The car offers a choice of two petrol engines, both with a pretty simple 24V, belt-driven, mild-hybrid assistance system.
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  • Gorgeous styling
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard-fit gearbox
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 62%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2021 Mazda3 sedan has a new 2.0-liter base engine with 155 horsepower. The hatchback models only come with the upgraded 2.5-liter I4. A six-speed manual is available, but only on the top trim and only with front-wheel drive. The Mazda3 hatch has just over 20 cubic feet of space with its rear seats up.
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  • Powerful 2.0-liter turbo engine
  • Lots of standard driver-assistance features
  • Good fuel economy
  • Lackluster infotainment system
  • Lack of cargo space


Sentiment Score[*] 64%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
Despite impressive on-paper figures, the 2021 Mazda3 Turbo acts more like a retired hot hatch that just wants to sit on the deck and grill all day. Its 2.5-liter turbocharged I4 puts out 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque with premium gas. The 6-speed automatic transmission's long gearing is geared toward non-sprightly situations.
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  • Powerful twin-turbo I4
  • Gorgeous all-wheel drive
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 52%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
Mazda's 2.5-liter turbocharged I4 makes a healthy 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet. Turbo models come with a gloss black trim on the grille and front bumper, as well as 18-inch wheels. Even with the extra power, the Mazda3 Turbo isn't exactly quick.
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  • Great on-road manners
  • Lots of fun to drive
  • Excellent interior quality
  • Turbo engine isn't quick enough for long periods of time
  • Not all-wheel drive


  1. 1. ^ Mazda 3 e-Skyactiv-X GT Sport 2021 UK review. Autocar. 2021-04-21. Retrieved 2021-04-30.
  2. 2. ^ 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback review: Stylish and fun, no turbo required. Cnet. 2020-12-01. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ 2021 Mazda3 Turbo first drive review: Mazdaspeed for grownups. Cnet. 2020-11-20. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ 2021 Mazda3 Turbo review: More power, but it'll cost ya. Cnet. 2021-03-18. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  5. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  6. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  7. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.


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