2021 Mazda3 Gallery

2021 Mazda3 Gallery

The Mazda3 may be the automaker’s smallest car, but that doesn’t mean it’s missing out on the driving dynamics the automaker is known for. Available as both a hatchback and a sedan, it kicks off at under $21k (plus destination) and looks like it should cost significantly more. Regular models get a 2.0-liter engine and a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

Mazda keeps delivering for enthusiasts, with the option of a manual transmission if you prefer. There’s also the Mazda3 2.5 Turbo, dropping the 2.5-liter turbocharged gas engine under the hood for a big uptick in power. Figure on 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque, as long as you pump it with 93 octane fuel.

AWD in the Turbo is standard, as is a high level of standard kit inside, and a fairly restrained exterior styling treatment. It might not look like a hooligan, but from behind the wheel there’s a whole lot to like, particularly since you don’t sacrifice practicality in the process.

2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo:

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