The 2020 Mazda 3 series AWD compact luxury sedan is making waves already with its confident stance, refinement, sophistication, style and impressive performance specs. It has won critical acclaim from various quarters and is seen as a vehicle that’s meant for people who love to drive. Its available advanced safety features such as the smart brake support gave it the top spot in IIHS top safety pick in the previous year. If this doesn’t yet entice you, its available predictive all-wheel-drive system is sure to impress with its ability to smartly manage the traction analyzing real-time inputs such as temperature, weather conditions, even drivers braking and gear changing patterns. Needing to learn more important facts about the 2020 Mazda 3 series, we chanced upon a Houston Mazda dealer who walked us through each aspect in detail.
Exterior Style Factor
The exterior of the 2020 Mazda 3 series is as stylish as it gets without going overboard in accentuation. Rather Mazda deploys its most cherished Kodo philosophy, which is a Japanese concept that translates to soul of motion. The most basic of the Mazda 3 series trims comes with LED Headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED combination taillights, all set into sleek enclosures. The Select package adds Auto On/off Headlights and the Premium package adds Signature lighting both on front and rear. You have power folding side mirrors as standard on the Mazda 3 which is an important factor that enhances driving convenience. Variable Intermittent wipers are standard and here again, as you upgrade to the Select package you get rain-sensing wipers which add value. The Premium package adds on lots of stylish accents such as the front grille in gloss black finish and front lower bumper decoration which is also in gloss black finish. The Premium also gives you the one-touch open power moonroof with interior sunshade.
Interiors of the Mazda 3 are crafted for style, comfort and luxury. This compact sedan seats 5 comfortably. Seating on the basic trim is cloth trimmed sport styled with a 60/40 split fold down rear seatbacks and adjustable headrests both in front and back. The Preferred trim adds luxurious leatherette trimmed sport seats with 8-way adjustable drivers’ seat, power lumbar support, two position memory and heated front seats. The premium trim pampers you in luxury with leather-trimmed sport seats and leather wrapped steering, gearshift and paddle shifters. One important fact that is worth mentioning is that on the convenience side, you have Cruise control with steering mounted controls, a remote keyless entry system, push-button-start and electronic parking brake straight out of the box on the most basic trim. Dual zone climate control is added as you upgrade to the Select package.
The most important fact that sets apart the 2020 Mazda 3 from its competitors is the MAZDA CONNECTInfotainment System. This extensible system provides you with a large 8.8-inch center display, voice command capability and a multifunction commander control. The addition of a 12-speaker Bose premium audio system from the Preferred trim is an added advantage.
SKYACTIV Aided Mechanics
The Mazda dealer serving Houston whom we approached highlighted an important fact about the 2020 Mazda 3 series that it comes with a most advanced fuel-saving mechanics that is aided by the SKYACTIV-G technology on its 2.5L, 4-cylinder engines which can be attributed for its smooth performance and efficiency.