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$21,716
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26 city / 35 hwy

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What you must know before buying the Mazda Mazda3

John Diether
Automotive Editor - February 10, 2020
  • 2020 Mazda3 selection looks great; 2019s sold out
  • $750 loyalty bonus available
  • Lease from $209 for 36 months
  • Get 0.9% APR for 60 months

2020s take over:

The carryover 2020 Mazda3 remains robust supply across the country. Automatic emergency braking is now standard on all models. Mazda has stated that the Mazda3 will receive a high-efficiency Skyactiv-X powertrain at some point in 2020.

The 2019 Mazda3 has sold out.

Current factory offers vary by region and will remain in effect through March 2, 2020. Examples shown here are for Los Angeles. Mazda usually enhances incentives for Presidents' Day weekend.

Loyalty bonus cash:

As usual, current Mazda customers are eligible for a $750 loyalty bonus toward the purchase or lease of a 2019 or 2020 Mazda3.

This is the only factory cash available at the moment. Mazda3 sales have been brisk lately, so it could be many months before Mazda offers a rebate to all buyers.

Improvement on leases:

The 2020 Mazda3 Base sedan with automatic now starts at $209 for 36 months (12,000 miles year) with $2,499 due at signing. The 2020 hatchback starts at $229 a month with everything else equal.

With effective monthly costs of $278 and $298, respectively, these leases fall just short of good values for this class. But if the current rate of improvement keeps up, we could see very attractive deals as early as next month.

Easy financing:

Mazda continues to offer 0.9% APR for 60 months on 2020 Mazda3.

You can combine this offer with the $750 loyalty bonus if you qualify.

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Advertised Lease Deals

Base Sedan with Automatic
$209Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $2,499
Mileage: 12k
MSRP: $22,420
Deal Valid in: Los Angeles
Expiration: 3/2/20
Base Hatchback with Automatic
$229Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $2,499
Mileage: 12k
MSRP: $24,620
Deal Valid in: Los Angeles
Expiration: 3/2/20

This ranks as an excellent deal based on our expert analysis of: vehicle price, length of lease term, amount due at signing, monthly payment, etc.

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CarsDirectPricing as of 2/23/20 in 20149
MSRP
$22,445
Sales Price
$21,716
Cash Rebates
$0
Target Price
$21,716
Lease Estimate
$257/mo
Finance Estimate
$296/mo

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Loyalty Bonus Cash Loyalty Reward Program (Expires 3/31/20) For current owners of the same make. May not be compatible with certain other incentive types such as Conquest programs. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.%NotesManuf% %Eligibility% Residents residing in qualifying regions of the United States. Current Mazda owners. Current vehicle trade-in or lease termination is NOT required to participate. This offer IS transferable within household, must live at same address. %Qualification% Applicable on the purchase or lease of a new and unused eligible vehicle. There is a limit of one (1) Owner Loyalty Cash Incentive per eligible vehicle. Must be applied within the purchase or lease structure as a capital cost reduction. One copy of each of the following documents is required for redemption and must be kept in the sales jacket. 1) A copy of the current registration or title. 2) A copy of the purchaser's current driver's license. 3) Current owner's vehicle must be titled/registered under their name on the title or registration and must match the name on the purchaser's current driver's license. This offer CAN be combined with any other public offerings. This offer CANNOT be combined with any other private incentives. $750

Financing Incentives

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Promotional APR Offer Promotional APR programs available for qualified buyers. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.%NotesManuf% %Eligibility% Residents in qualifying regions of the United States. Buyers who are approved by MCS. %Qualification% Eligible new and unused vehicles.
Term(s)2436486372
Rate %0.9%0.9%0.9%0.9%2.9%
Eligibility Residents in qualifying regions of the United States. Buyers who are approved by MCS.
Loyalty Bonus Cash Loyalty Reward Program (Expires 3/31/20) For current owners of the same make. May not be compatible with certain other incentive types such as Conquest programs. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.%NotesManuf% %Eligibility% Residents residing in qualifying regions of the United States. Current Mazda owners. Current vehicle trade-in or lease termination is NOT required to participate. This offer IS transferable within household, must live at same address. %Qualification% Applicable on the purchase or lease of a new and unused eligible vehicle. There is a limit of one (1) Owner Loyalty Cash Incentive per eligible vehicle. Must be applied within the purchase or lease structure as a capital cost reduction. One copy of each of the following documents is required for redemption and must be kept in the sales jacket. 1) A copy of the current registration or title. 2) A copy of the purchaser's current driver's license. 3) Current owner's vehicle must be titled/registered under their name on the title or registration and must match the name on the purchaser's current driver's license. This offer CAN be combined with any other public offerings. This offer CANNOT be combined with any other private incentives. $750

Leasing Incentives

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Lease Bonus Cash Customer Lease Support (Expires 3/2/20) Bonus cash available for qualified customers leasing a vehicle through the manufacturer's captive finance company on approved credit. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details. $666
Loyalty Bonus Cash Loyalty Reward Program (Expires 3/31/20) For current owners of the same make. May not be compatible with certain other incentive types such as Conquest programs. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.%NotesManuf% %Eligibility% Residents residing in qualifying regions of the United States. Current Mazda owners. Current vehicle trade-in or lease termination is NOT required to participate. This offer IS transferable within household, must live at same address. %Qualification% Applicable on the purchase or lease of a new and unused eligible vehicle. There is a limit of one (1) Owner Loyalty Cash Incentive per eligible vehicle. Must be applied within the purchase or lease structure as a capital cost reduction. One copy of each of the following documents is required for redemption and must be kept in the sales jacket. 1) A copy of the current registration or title. 2) A copy of the purchaser's current driver's license. 3) Current owner's vehicle must be titled/registered under their name on the title or registration and must match the name on the purchaser's current driver's license. This offer CAN be combined with any other public offerings. This offer CANNOT be combined with any other private incentives. $750

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Based on 2020 Mazda Mazda3 Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan - MSRP $22,445

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2020 Mazda Mazda3 Overview

Anthony Sophinos
Automotive Editor

What's New

The 2020 Mazda Mazda3 returns largely unchanged after last year's redesign. The only major update is that the base trim now includes Mazda's suite of active safety features that includes, among other things, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.

Choosing Your Mazda Mazda3

The Mazda3 is available in four trims: Mazda3, Select, Preferred, and Premium. The available five-door hatchback is only available in Mazda3, Preferred, and Premium guise. Pricing starts at $22,420 including destination for the Mazda3 and climbs to $28,420 for the Premium hatchback.

Engine Choices

Every Mazda3 model uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine making 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. The only available transmission in the sedan is a six-speed automatic. Hatchbacks are almost exclusively found with two pedals as well, but the Premium trim does offer a six-speed manual for traditionalists.

Unlike most compacts, all-wheel drive is available with either body style on all hatchbacks, and the Select, Preferred, and Premium sedan. It's a $1,400 upcharge and is strictly limited to the automatic transmission.

The Mazda3 sedan achieves an EPA-estimated 27 miles per gallon city, 36 mpg highway, and 30 combined, or 25/33/28 mpg (city/highway/combined) with AWD. The hatcback earns 26/35/30 mpg with the automatic, 25/35/29 mpg with the manual, or 24/32/27 mpg with AWD.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Both sedans and hatches will seat up to five people. Compared with the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, and the Mazda3 gives up nothing in front-seat space. In back, things are a little more decisive, with the Mazda's 35 inches of leg room a full 2 inches shy of what the Honda offers. The Corolla's rear seat is the least roomiest of the three.

As for cargo-toting ability, the hatchback's 20 cubic feet with the rear seats up is plenty spacious, but the sedan's 13 cubes trails the competition. In both four- and five-door form, the Civic handily trumps these numbers, and a number of other compact sedans match or exceed the Mazda3 sedan's meager trunk space.

One thing worth noting: the cargo space offered by the five-door isn't only competitive with other compact hatches but also subcompact SUVs. It's in fact more roomy than Mazda's own CX-3, as well as the Chevrolet Trax and Toyota C-HR.

Safety Features

For 2020, all Mazda3 models now come standard with Mazda's i-Activsense suite of active safety features. Some of the notable technology grouped into this safety bundle include automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and a driver attention monitor. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are also standard.

This comprehensive list of standard features is more than what's offered by the Civic and Corolla, both of which charge extra for blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Other compacts, like the Nissan Sentra, Volkswagen Jetta, and Hyundai Elantra, are also not quite as generous with their standard safety features. All of these models have a significantly lower starting price than the Mazda3, however.

Connectivity

Every Mazda3 gets a standard 8.8-inch touchscreen with the brand's latest Mazda Connect infotainment software. Embedded within this system is Bluetooth, HD radio, voice command, and Pandora radio integration. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard, as are two USB ports.

Base audio systems are eight speakers, though higher-trim models use a 12-speaker Bose system and also include SiriusXM. The Premium trim comes standard with a head-up display.

Navigation ($450) and a wireless charging pad ($275) are standalone options on every trim.

Mazda3 - From $22,420

The cheapest Mazda3 is the base four-door sedan; the equivalent hatchback runs another $2,200. Among the standard features are split-folding rear seats, cloth upholstery, keyless entry, and rain-sensing wipers.

The hatchback gets additional niceties such as dual-zone climate control, keyless start, and leatherette upholstery. Both models come with full LED lighting and body-colored mirrors and trim. The sedan comes standard with 16-inch wheels, while the hatch is rolling on 18-inch aluminium-alloy rims.

Select - From $23,620

The Select trim essentially equips the sedan with all the base hatchback's extra standard features. It's not available on the hatchback and there are no further options outside of paint selections.

Preferred - From $25,120

Both body styles are available in the Preferred, though the hatch costs another $1,000. Standard features include memory-equipped heated side mirrors, illuminated vanity mirrors, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver's seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift. This is also the cheapest trim to offer the SiriusXM and the 12-speaker Bose audio system as standard.

Premium - From $27,420

The fanciest Mazda3 is the Premium. As with the Preferred, the hatchback is another $1,000 over the sedan. Both models come standard with leather upholstery, a memory-equipped driver's seat, paddle shifters for automatic-equipped cars, and a head-up display. A power-sliding moonroof with a one-touch open feature and interior sunshade is also standard.

Compare Mazda3 Trims Side-By-Side

CarsDirect Tip

We're most smitten by the 2020 Mazda Mazda3 Preferred, which is plenty luxurious for the class. Of course, the hatchback would be our choice – there's too much inherent practicality in the five-door to not splurge for it.

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