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.
Mazda’s SKYACTIV-G engine technology increases the compression ratio to increase output and fuel efficiency without unwanted noise. The 2.0 returns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg around town and 36 mpg on the highway. The 2.5 S, Select, Preferred, and Premium achieve 26 city/35 highway with FWD. With i-ACTIV AWD, the Select, Preferred, and Premium drop a tad to 25 city/33 highway. The 2.5 Turbo and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus, with their standard i-ACTIV AWD, are rated for 23 city/32 highway.
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.