2021 Mazda 3 and Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo Review, Prices & Specs

2021 Mazda 3 and Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo Review, Prices & Specs

Mazda 3 2.5 will be coming soon in-dealership and for it, we all have been very excited mainly for the 2.5 Turbo sedan. Both the hatchback and sedan performance is enhanced it feels composed on the straight road as well on twisty roads and gives a refined ride quality. It has a very well designed and comfortable interior, stylish design, high-tech infotainment and driver assistance features.

With all these things it is fun to drive with an excellent cabin and most refined compact car on sale today. You can choose between Sedan and Hatchback but we prefer Sedan because the hatchback has poor visibility. Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo is setting an example that an inexpensive car doesn’t need to be dull.

New for 2020

  • Two engines added including 2.5 turbo
  • Base price reduced by $1000
  • Some features that were available on mid-range are only available on top trim including 12 speaker Bose audio systems.


  • More upscale than competitors
  • Premium material in the interior
  • Excellent handling


  • Poor visibility in the hatchback model
  • Best features only in top trims
  • The base model has no Android auto or apple car play

Engine, Mileage, and Transmission

Mazda is offering three different engine options in the new Mazda 3 starting with 2.0 L that comes in base sedan capable of producing 155 horsepower and comes only with front-wheel drive. Coming up to another two i.e. 2.5 L 4-cylinder produces 186 horsepower and 2.5 L turbocharged produces 250 horsepower. An all-wheel-drive option is available with both engines. If you choose front-wheel drive then you have to stuck with six-speed manual transmission and if all-wheel drive then a six-speed automatic transmission option is available.

We don’t know much about the mileage of 2.5 turbo has it is not tested yet and we expect that the 2.5 L 4-cylinder will deliver the same as last year.

Interior and Exterior

Both Sedan and hatchback interior is filled with premium materials, seats are comfortable and supportive and have cozy accommodation for the passenger. If you need more cargo space behind the rear seats then choose Sedan. The best features like leather upholstery, heated front seats, and head-up display lie in top trims of both sedan and hatchback.

The exterior Kodo design is sleek and captivating similar to the previous model which won World Car Design of the year.

Infotainment and connectivity

An 8.8-inch user-friendly touch screen display is standard. Apple car play and android auto are available in upper trims from the base model and 12 speakers Bose audio system and SiriusXM satellite radio are in top models.

Safety features

It is not tested by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) but the previous model got 5 out of 5 ratings by NHTSA and named as top safety pick by IIHS. Some standard features are Mazda radar cruise control with stop and go, rear cross-traffic alert, smart brake support, high beam control, lane departure warning system, lane-keep assist, driver attention alert and Available are blind-spot monitoring and adaptive front lighting system

Mazda 3 Sedan and Hatchback comes with a limited warranty for 3 years or 36,000 miles and a powertrain warranty for 5 years or 50,000 miles.

Pricing and variants

  • 2.0: $21,445
  • 2.5 S: $22,445
  • 2.5 S Select: $23,645
  • 2.5 S Preferred: $25,295
  • 2.5 S Premium: $27,795
  • 2.5 Turbo: $30,845
  • 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus: $33,395

Mazda 2.5 Turbo

Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo Sedan and Hatchback will arrive in a dealership by the end of the year. The sedan starting price is $30,845 powered by a 2.5 L turbocharged engine produces 250 horsepower and 320 LB-FT of torque and standard six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive; the hatchback starting price is $31,845. The engine responds quickly to the gas pedal. The advanced technology and safety feature are upgraded in Mazda 2.5 Turbo.

Rather than keeping the design of Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo model-specific Mazda has given it looks much relative to old Mazdaspeed 3. Keen eyes, will note the 2.5 Turbo’s larger tailpipes, gloss black exterior,  heated mirrors, model-specific trunk badge, frameless rearview mirror, and chrome finishes around the push-button starter and glovebox. Sedans also have a sport gloss-black grille and slightly altered lower fascia.

Every 2.5 Turbo has standard features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, 8.8-inch central display screen, heated seats, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alerts, blind-spot monitoring, active lane controls, lane departure warning automatic high-beam headlights and a driver attention monitor.

If you are in search of more comfort, convenience, and safety-tech can opt for a Premium Plus Package. It includes automated emergency braking in reverse, a 360-degree surround-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, leather seats, navigation, lane-centering function, and Traffic jam assist. On the hatchback, the Premium Plus package costs $2,850 and also adds a front air dam and rear roof spoiler. The Appearance package for the hatchback adds sportier hatch-mounted spoiler and the front fascia is for $1,075. All of the cosmetic upgrades can also be specified without the Premium Plus package for $1,900. On sedan the Premium Plus package is for $2,450, but with a gloss black rear lip spoiler instead of a roof spoiler and without the Appearance package.

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