2020 Mazda3 Hatchback for Sale in West Springfield, MA
Mazda has long been known for making nicely appointed vehicles and pricing them reasonably. They continue to appeal to a broad range of car buyers with the 2020 Mazda3, which now includes a suite of active safety technologies, known collectively as Mazda’s i-Activsense, as standard equipment on all trim levels. These useful driver aids, which were once reserved for only the most expensive trim, add an extra element of driver confidence. The 2020 Mazda3 comes in two versions, sedan and hatchback, but this page will focus solely on the hatchback variation.
Trims and Powertrain
The 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback is offered in three trim levels, or “packages,” as Mazda refers to them: the Base, Preferred, and Premium. Each of these gets its power from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 186 horsepower and 186 pounds-feet of torque with your choice of either front- or all-wheel drive. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board, but those who crave a more engaged (and, dare we say, more fun) driving experience can opt for a six-speed manual transmission if they choose the Premium trim level.
Comfort and Convenience
The base 2020 Mazda3 comes with an especially generous slate of standard features for an entry-level model. This includes power-folding side mirrors, LED lights (headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights), a rear roof spoiler, a rearview camera, simulated-leather sport seats and door inserts, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and push-button ignition, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Upgrades on the Preferred include a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and side mirrors with memory functions and integrated turn-signal indicators. The Premium gets genuine-leather-trimmed sport seats and a sunroof. The automatic-transmission version also receives steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters (as mentioned above, this is the only trim that’s eligible for the optional six-speed manual transmission).
Safety & Technology
It’s great news that all trim levels of the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback are now supplied with Mazda’s i-Activsense driver-assist technologies. This state-of-the-art active safety bundle includes a driver attention warning system, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, intelligent brake support, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and rain-sensing wipers. A mobile 911 automatic emergency notification system is also provided; in the event of an accident where the occupants are unable to communicate, it will automatically call first responders. Although the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback has yet to be rated for its overall safety, the 2019 version was awarded a five-star crash-test rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named it a Top Safety Pick.
The base trim comes with a nice selection of standard technology features, such as a Mazda Connect infotainment system that includes an 8.8-inch touchscreen, HD radio, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free audio streaming, and three USB ports along with an eight-speaker audio system. The Preferred and Premium both upgrade to a premium 12-speaker Bose audio system and add satellite radio.