Imagine that dream car where you can immerse yourself in a car that’s elegant and sophisticated, with materials and finishes selectively chosen by top craftsmen. Those are the features of the new 2021 Mazda3 Sedan Turbo Premium Plus.
From the engine and transmission to the chassis and beyond, it all blends together to continuously improve vehicle performance through Skyactiv® Technology. The newly available Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine delivers up to 250 hp and up to 320 lb-ft of torque, which you can feel every time you begin to press the accelerator, particularly at low rpm. The engine’s been paired with the AWD system to provide incredibly effortless off-the-line acceleration and a confident, exhilarating driving experience. With i-Activ AWD,® the Mazda3 helps drivers drive confidently in the snow and rain, and improves performance on dry roads too. This innovative technology uses sophisticated real-time vehicle dynamics modeling to help predict traction loss and send torque to the tires that can use it best. No matter what roads you’re traveling, the G-Vectoring Control Plus is always working in the background. By subtly adjusting the engine torque and braking pressure, this innovative technology makes the steering feel more natural, consistent and intuitive. The end result is an effortless connection between car and driver.
Sophisticated safety innovations that alert you to hazards and help you avoid collisions— or lessen their impact—which s the ingenious thinking behind i-Activsense.® This suite of intelligent safety features includes Traffic Jam Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Driver Attention Alert and more to help improve visibility and awareness of the road. These subtle adjustments and alerts create a more confident experience behind the wheel.
Mazda Connected Services enables you to access the vehicle’s health status report, start the engine, lock and unlock the doors remotely and more, all through the MyMazda App, which is complimentary for the first three years of ownership. The Mazda3 can also be equipped with in-car Wi-Fi2 capabilities and provide access to emergency services like automatic 9113 dialing and roadside assistance.
Letting the right amount of sound in and keeping distracting noises at bay is the very essence of Mazda’s approach to sound. In the cabin of the Mazda3, vibrations from the road are reduced, and sound insulating materials subdue outside noises. Measures like this set the stage for a more refined listening experience. Through extensive research, the engineers calculated the spatial effects and the delay and reflections of sound to discover the optimal speaker placement and calibrations. A 12-speaker premium audio system from Bose,® blends it all together to create the perfect soundtrack for city or on the road journeys.
THE NUMBERS: MSRP/starting at $20,500 — MPG: 28/City 36/Hwy