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?
2020 Mazda3 Standard Features
Most excitingly, all 2020 Mazda3 models now come standard with the automaker’s i-Activsense safety and driver-assistance suite. This means that the 2020 Mazda3 will come with cutting-edge standard safety technology including blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.
The addition of standard safety such as the above takes away one of the final few things the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla could hold over the Mazda3. With standard safety in hand, the dominance of the premium small car from Mazda is all but assured.
As of this writing, pricing information is not finalized, but the starting price of the sedan is expected to increase by $500 to $22,420, while the starting price for the hatchback is expected to rise by $100 to $24,620.
What is i-Activsense safety technology?
A wide range of advanced safety tech is included under the expansive i-Activsense safety umbrella. The commonality is that the features use technological gizmos such as cameras and milliwave radars to both avoid and reduce the severity of vehicular incidents (ie, crashes). These innovations go a long way towards supporting safe driving.
The i-Activsense suite includes features such as an adaptive front lighting system, which points the low beam headlights in the direction that the driver steers. High-beam control automatically activates and deactivates high-beams, maximizing your visibility while minimizing the enraging of other drivers. Smart brake support helps the driver avoid rear-ending other vehicles at low speeds. These features, together with many more in the same vein, ease and secure the driving experience inside modern Mazda vehicles.