2020 Mazda 3 Specifications

By | June 28, 2020

The Mazda 3 is a family hatch, not an SUV or a crossover or pretending to be something it’s not. These days you don’t go to the expense of creating a whole new platform from the ground up without doing more than one thing with it, though, so expect more to come from the 3’s box of bits.


Without a turbocharger, the Mazda 3’s entry-level 2.0 Skyactiv-G petrol engine produces 120bhp. That’s about the same as the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines you get in rivals like the Ford Focus and Skoda Octavia. What does that mean in performance terms? Well, the Octavia 1.0 TSI 115 feels a little more flexible in the mid range, but the 3’s engine still has enough shove that you’re not constantly shifting gears to keep up with the traffic. In our tests, it proved quicker from a standing start than a 1.0-litre Kia Ceed or Skoda Scala – 0-60mph took a creditable 9.4sec.


It’ll be hard to find anything to complain about regarding the interior of the new 3. The cabin is clothed in high-quality leather, from the steering wheel and the shifter to the dashboard and the side panels. The tiller, which is equipped with paddle shifters, also boasts control switches for the audio system and cruise control. It also allows for up to 70mm of telescopic adjustment.


Torque 186 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
Base engine size 2.5 l
Horsepower 186 hp @ 6000 rpm
Turning circle 34.8 ft.
Valves 16
direct injection yes
Base engine type Gas
Valve timing Variable
Cam type Double overhead cam (dohc)
Cylinders Inline 4
Fuel & MPG
EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy) 26/35 mpg
Range in miles (cty/hwy) 343.2/462.0 mi.
Fuel tank capacity 13.2 gal.
Combined MPG 30
Fuel type Regular unleaded
Drive type Front wheel drive
Transmission 6-speed shiftable automatic
Length 183.5 in.
Curb weight 3071 lbs.
Cargo capacity, all seats in place 13.2 cu.ft.
Ground clearance 5.5 in.
Height 56.9 in.
EPA interior volume 106.0 cu.ft.
Wheel base 107.3 in.
Width 70.7 in.
Basic 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Drivetrain 5 yr./ 60000 mi.
Rust 5 yr./ unlimited mi.
Roadside 3 yr./ 36000 mi.

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