What’s new for the 2021 Mazda3?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda 3 on Thursday, August 13th, 2020 at 7:19 pm
2021 Mazda3 2.5T driving on mountain road

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.


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2021 Mazda3 2.5T cockpit showcase

New Powertrain Options

The 2021 Mazda3 will have three different engine options: the 2.0, the 2.5S, and the 2.5T. The 2.0 has the 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder found in the Miata and the CX-3. It produces 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5S option features the same Mazda3 engine from 2020. It’s the 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder that puts out 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5T uses the turbocharged 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder found in top-tier CX-5 models and the CX-9. With regular fuel, it has 227 horses and 310 lb-ft of torque. With premium, those numbers go up to 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. FWD will be standard on every 2.5S trim, with AWD available. Only FWD will be offered on the 2.0. Every 2.5T will have AWD.

New Standard Features

Newly standard for 2021 are Mazda Connected Services and an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot. These features were both available on 2020 Mazda3 models, but only at higher trims. The 2021 Mazda3 will come with a three-year trial for Mazda connected Services. This service lets you look up diagnostic data, schedule service appointments, start your car (if equipped with remote start), and much more. The Wi-Fi hotspot comes with a 6-month/2GB trial. For a complete list of features, check out the official 2021 Mazda3 press release.

Interested in the 2021 Mazda3?

If you’d like request more info about the 2021 Mazda3, give Hall a call. We can answer your questions and let you know when the vehicle becomes available.

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