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Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback (4th gen)

MSRP 21500 USDNEX score 77%

Product Overview

Mazda 3 is a compact vehicle in both sedan and hatchback form. In its fourth incarnation, Mazda offers the option of a 2.0L SkyActiv-X compression-ignition gasoline (petrol) engine. The world's first internal combustion engine of such sort, it improves the efficiency by up to 30%.

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Ratings

What we found**

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

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Decent handling
  • Gorgeous interior
Cons
  • Lack of standard-fit sunroof
  • Lacks all-wheel drive
  • Expensive for a hatchback
  • No manual transmission
  • Subpar fuel economy
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Specifications

Variants:
SkyActiv-D
SkyActiv-G
SkyActiv-X

Dimensions

Size | Height
1440 mm
Size | Length
4460 mm
Size | Width
1796 mm
Wheelbase
2725 mm

Performance

SkyActiv-GFuel Economy
2.5L: 27 mpg AWD / 30 mpg FWD

Powertrain

SkyActiv-DEngine | Displacement
1.8 L
SkyActiv-GEngine | Displacement
1.5, 2.0, or 2.5 L
SkyActiv-DEngine | Type
I4 diesel
SkyActiv-GEngine | Type
I4 petrol
SkyActiv-XEngine | Type
I4 compression-ignition petrol
Transmission | Gears
6-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual or automatic

Production

Debut
2018 LA Auto Show
Made In
Japan, Mexico, Thailand, China

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The revised SPCCI engine is a generally well-mannered four-cylinder. The slick, light, precise shift quality of the car’s six-speed manual gearbox is a particular highlight. Medium-firm suspension gives the 3 a slightly terse and clipped-feeling ride over an uneven country road.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Decent handling
Cons
  • Lack of standard-fit sunroof

cnet[2]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The Mazda Connect infotainment system is a bit of a drag. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard so you aren't forced into using the native system. G-Vectoring Control Plus is standard on all Mazda3 hatchbacks. The hatchback looks great but it isn't as spacious as a Honda Civic.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Powerful turbocharged engine
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • Expensive for a hatchback
  • Lacks all-wheel drive

cnet[3]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The 2021 Mazda3 Turbo looks absolutely bitchin' in my tester's five-door form. Like every other Mazda3, it has a body generally devoid of eye-searing sharp angles. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot come packed into an 8.8-inch screen.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • No manual transmission
  • Slightly stiffer front dampers

cnet[4]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The 2021 Mazda3 Turbo sedan has a combined rating of 27 miles per gallon. The turbo engine makes 250 hp and 320 lb-ft if you run it on premium fuel. The front seats are comfortable, though they could use a bit more bolstering. Cargo space is on the small side, sadly, with just 13.2 cubic feet.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Lots of fun to drive
  • Excellent infotainment
Cons
  • No all-wheel drive
  • Subpar fuel economy

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Mazda 3 e-Skyactiv-X GT Sport 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mazda/3/first-drives/mazda-3-e-skyactiv-x-gt-sport-2021-uk-review. 2021-04-21. Retrieved 2021-04-30.
2. ^ 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback review: Stylish and fun, no turbo required. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-mazda-mazda3-hatchback-preferred-auto-fwd-review/. 2020-12-01. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ 2021 Mazda3 Turbo first drive review: Mazdaspeed for grownups. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-mazda-mazda3-hatchback-preview/. 2020-11-20. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ 2021 Mazda3 Turbo review: More power, but it'll cost ya. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-mazda-mazda3-sedan-2-5-turbo-awd-review/. 2021-03-18. Retrieved 2021-04-30.

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