2020 MAZDA3 Review


The Mazda3 has always been a good-looking, fun-to-drive sedan for commuters around Charlotte, Lincolnton, and Gastonia. For the 2020 model year, Mazda continues to build off the strong traditions of this sedan. Our 2020 Mazda3 review will give you an idea of what this model is all about.

We’ll start by discussing the performance in terms of horsepower and fuel efficiency. Our team at Mazda of Gastonia understands that customization is also key for the Mazda3. So we’ll be laying out the available trim levels for you, too!

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A Powerful and Efficient Sedan

Mazda3The Mazda3 pulls off the rare feat of being both a thrilling on-road companion as well as an efficient, everyday commuter car.

The sole engine in the model is a 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder that’s able to generate 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. For the sake of grip, you can choose between front-wheel drive configuration or i-Activ® AWD.

Also of note is the Skyactiv®-Drive 6-speed electronically controlled sport automatic transmission. The transmission is intelligent and refined, helping your sedan reach an EPA-estimated 27 city/36 highway MPG when configured with FWD.1

A Wealth of Technology and Space in the Cabin

If you’re driving your 2020 Mazda3 every day, it’s nice to have room to stretch your legs. It also helps to have a user-friendly infotainment system!

A few key dimensions in the cabin include: the headroom, which measures 37.6 inches up front and 36.7 inches in the rear; and the legroom, which is 42.3 inches in front and 35.1 inches in back.

The trunk is roomy, too. Thanks to 13.2 cubic feet of space, you’ll have the convenience of bringing golf clubs or bags of luggage along for the ride.

Infotainment is another favorable aspect of the Mazda3 interior. For instance, the available Bose® 12-speaker Premium Audio Sound System comes with Centerpoint® 2 and AudioPilot® 2 capabilities.

Accessing your favorite playlist on the Mazda Connect™ infotainment system is straightforward thanks to Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. What each integration system does is give you the immediate ability to link your smartphone with the vehicle before accessing applications, music, navigation, and more!

2020 MAZDA3 Trim Levels

Mazda3 InteriorMazda is always happy to help you customize your favorite model. For the 2020 Mazda3, there are four distinct trim levels that you can choose from, plus a bevy of accessories and packages.

The base model is the well-equipped Mazda3 Sedan. If you want to move up a rung on the ladder, there’s the Select Package trim. The last two options would be the Preferred Package trim and the fully-loaded Premium Package!

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Test Drive the 2020 MAZDA3!

If you’re already thinking about a sleek, stylish new car for your trips around Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton, consider the 2020 Mazda3. The sedan is a thrill to drive while also touting impressive efficiency.

To learn more about the car, reach out to Mazda of Gastonia!


1EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

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