2020 Mazda 3

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Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t worry about a stiff ride, although the SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can also be a great bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you obtain for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide selection of options, so you can pick and choose those that are right for the budget.

Crossover SUVs could be most of the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Mazda 3. Coming off a redesign just last year, the 2020 Mazda 3 is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to choose from.

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As has been the case for some time, you will get the 2020 Mazda 3 with a four-cylinder engine or even a better V6, or you will get the miserly 2020 Mazda 3 Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Mazda 3 is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Mazda 3 also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Mazda 3 with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Mazda 3 offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you opt for one of the upper trim levels. There are many of options to pick from over the way.

The 2020 Mazda 3 is really as competent as they come. It’s well-priced overall, and modern feature content makes it supremely an easy task to drive. If you’re looking for something with much more class and space than the usual small sedan, the 2020 Mazda 3 might just be the sedan for you.

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The 2020 Mazda 3 is the beds base trim. It includes a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.

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Standard on every 2020 Mazda 3 Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.

On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a vehicle alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.

You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with many different additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.

Many of the features on the upper trim levels can be included with the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options incorporate a sunroof, a JBL sound system along with an integrated navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.

As sedans go, the 2020 Mazda 3 stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is easy to fold down to suit longer items. You will find enough cabin storage options to make a lot of people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.

Small-item storage


Cabin storage is good however, not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is really a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.

Cargo space


The 2020 Mazda 3 features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles make it easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.

Child safety seat accommodation


It’s super easy to mount an automobile seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so your front seat need not be scooted entirely forward.
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