Archive for the ‘Mazda 3’ Category
2021 Mazda3: Multiple New Engine Choices and New Standard Features
With the 2020 Mazda3 winning the World Car Design of the Year award, interest in the compact sedan and hatchback are at an all-time high. Eyes are on Mazda to see where they take the best designed car of 2020 for the new model year. They have not disappointed.
What’s new for the 2021 Mazda3? One word: turbocharger.(more…)
Mazda Announces 2021 Mazda3 Turbo Model, Reveals a Few Specs
For a long time, people have been asking for a Mazda3 hot hatch. Hot hatches are incredibly popular, as well as being affordable performance cars. However, Mazda has stuck with naturally-aspirated engines for the Mazda3 for a few years. That’s why we were so surprised when Mazda announced that…
The 2021 Mazda3 will have a turbocharged engine.(more…)
Can Manual Transmissions Use Adaptive Cruise Control?
Adaptive cruise control and a manual transmission may initially seem like they’re completely incompatible. If a vehicle manually requires you to shift gears, then how could adaptive cruise control regulate speed? Despite this seemingly inherent contradiction, some manual vehicles do have it, like the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback Premium six-speed manual variant.
So then, how can a manual vehicle have adaptive cruise control?(more…)
2020 Mazda3 Driver Assistive Features and Other Tech
You may have heard that the Mazda3 has many features. However, a lot reviews and critics may just mention one or two of them, assuming you keep up to date with every feature that is considered industry standard for that model year. We thought we’d give you a more complete picture.
For instance, does the 2020 Mazda3 have adaptive cruise control?(more…)
Watch the 2020 Mazda3 Snow Driving Test
For many of us here in the Midwest, whether a vehicle can handle the snow isn’t just a consideration, it’s a primary reason for buying (or not buying) a vehicle. And while someone on the internet telling you that a vehicle handles alright in the snow is all well and good, actually seeing it handle inclement weather is much more convincing.
How well does the 2020 Mazda3 drive in the snow? Take a look.(more…)
The New SKYACTIV-X Engine is Crazy Efficient
Unfortunately for the US, we still don’t know when we’ll be getting the SKYACTIV-X engine, except that it’ll be available on select 2020 models (so within the next calendar year). However, the 2020 Mazda3 with SKYACTIV-X motor is already available in Europe. That means two things: 1. A US release probably isn’t all that far behind. 2. We have definitive performance specs in real world conditions. Spoiler alert: the SKYACTIV-X engine is ridiculously efficient.
So, what’s the SKTACTIV-X mpg? (more…)
The 2020 Mazda3 is sure to amaze with the advancements it brings to the always-incredible Mazda3 line. We can’t wait to experience a whole new level of premium performance and style. But what’s new in the way of base-model features? In particular, what comes standard on the 2020 Mazda3? (more…)
Smartphone Connectivity on the 2018 Mazda3
The 2018 Mazda3 was a great ending note to the previous Mazda3 generation, preceding the full redesign kicked off by the 2019 model. If you’re shopping for a pre-owned Mazda3, the 2018 model offers a ton of eye-catching value and capability. But one lingering question remains: does the 2018 Mazda3 have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto? (more…)