2021 Mazda3 Hatchback for Sale in Springfield, MA
The 2021 Mazda3 is a sharp and sophisticated four-door that’s premium in every respect except for its pricing. In this new model year, it has the same abundance of comfort and technology features, along with some notable additions. Mazda has added two SKYACTIV-G engines to the lineup, one of which is a 2.5-liter turbo that’s offered on the top-level trims, and the other a new efficient base-level 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Plus, a three-year trial of Mazda Connected Services, which gives drivers the ability to monitor and control features through the MyMazda app and includes an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, is now standard on all trims. Also, the Premium grade gets a few more features, highlighted by premium audio and navigation.
Trims and Powertrains
The 2021 Mazda3’s trim levels are the 2.0, 2.5 S, Select, Preferred, Premium, 2.5 Turbo, and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus. The 2.0 gets the new 155 hp (150 pounds-feet of torque) 2.0-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine, while the 2.5 S, Select, Preferred, and Premium each get the familiar 2.5-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine (186 hp and 186 lb.-ft. of torque) with variable valve technology and cylinder deactivation, which increases fuel economy at cruising speeds. The 2.5 Turbo and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus grades are outfitted with the latest turbocharged 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder, which produces a thrilling 227 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque with regular unleaded fuel and 250 hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque with premium unleaded fuel. All three powerplants get the same six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard for the first five trims; the 2.5 Turbo and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus both receive standard i-ACTIV all-wheel drive. Buyers of the Select, Preferred, and Premium, though, can choose AWD as an option.
The 2.5 S’s exterior features consist of 16-inch wheels, auto on/off LED headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, power-folding side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, a rear roof spoiler, and keyless entry. In the cabin you’ll find push-button ignition, a 12-volt power outlet, two USB audio ports, a rearview camera, a 7-inch LCD gauge cluster, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, and a cargo area cover. The infotainment system’s 8.8-inch touchscreen lets you control features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, and the 8-speaker sound system with HD radio; it can also be controlled via voice commands. Mazda Connected Services also comes standard to enable you to use your smartphone to start the engine remotely, lock or unlock, locate the vehicle, and receive maintenance notifications. The 2.5 S also gets several advanced driver aids, such as forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, driver attention alert, and automatic high beams.
Select, Preferred, and Premium
There are optional packages called Select, Preferred, and Premium that will further deck out the 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback 2.5 S. The Select adds 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated-leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear selector, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Preferred gets position memory for the side mirrors and driver’s seat, a moonroof, illuminated vanity mirrors, an overhead console with a sunglasses holder, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and heated front seats. The Premium yields signature LED headlights and taillights, an adaptive front lighting system that illuminates through the turns, a roof-mounted shark fin antenna, paddle shifters (automatic transmission only), leather seats, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio, integrated navigation, a head-up display, and traffic sign recognition.
2.5 Turbo and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus
In addition to a more powerful engine, standard all-wheel drive, and a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, the 2.5 Turbo adds most of the features from the Premium Package (minus the heated steering wheel, leather seats, navigation, and traffic sign recognition). These amenities are returned in the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus, a trim that also comes with an aero roof spoiler, a front air dam, front air guards, a universal garage door opener, ventilated front seats, rear parking sensors, a surround-view camera system, and traffic jam assist.
The 2.0 is a nicely equipped base model with automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, power-folding side mirrors, 16-inch wheels, keyless entry and push-button start, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, cloth-upholstered sport seats, and a rearview camera. The Select adds side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, Mazda Advanced keyless entry (which doesn’t require you to take the key fob out of your pocket), a rear-seat center armrest with cupholders, faux-leather sport seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The Preferred issues memory functions for the side mirrors, a moonroof, an overhead sunglasses holder, heated front seats, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory.
The Premium gets signature LED headlights, a roof-mounted “shark fin” antenna, and leather-upholstered sport seats. While the 2.5 Turbo returns to the simulated-leather sport seats, it furnishes a heated steering wheel and a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror. The top-trim 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus turns it up a notch with a black rear lip spoiler, a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, and perforated leather-upholstered sport seats.
Active Safety and Technology Features
The 2.0 receives forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, a driver attention monitor, and automatic high beams. The Select is enhanced with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, while the Premium supplies an adaptive front-lighting system and traffic sign recognition. The 2.5 Turbo goes without traffic sign recognition, but that feature is found on the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus, which also gets rear collision warning with automatic emergency braking, a surround-view camera system, and traffic jam assist. The optional Premium Plus Package will add smart brake support – rear crossing. A mobile 911 automatic emergency notification system is provided for all trims.
The base infotainment system on the 2.0 has an 8.8-inch touchscreen with voice recognition, HD radio, SMS text message audio delivery and reply functionality, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capability, an eight-speaker audio system, and two USB audio ports. The 2.5 S adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Premium introduces navigation, a premium 12-speaker Bose audio system, and satellite radio, and it also gets a head-up display, allowing the driver to check speed and other data without taking their eyes off the road. The 2.5 Turbo loses the navigation system, but that feature is returned to the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus.