The new 2021 Mazda 3 has been introduced earlier this week. Now the Mazda 3 Turbo, available both in sedan and hatchback flavors, joins the model lineup, with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbo engine.
The base model now comes with a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter 155-hp/115-kW (150 lb-ft) four-cylinder Skyactiv G engine and front-wheel drive.
Customers can also choose a 2.5-liter 186-hp/139-kW (186 lb-ft) four-cylinder with optional all-wheel drive.
And, finally, you can opt for the mentioned 2.5-liter turbo-four that delivers up to 250 hp (186 kW) and 320 lb-ft of torque.
A six-speed manual gearbox comes with front-wheel drive, while a six-speed automatic transmission works in combination with the all-wheel drive system.
The two naturally aspirated engines will be available to order from next month, while the turbocharged mill will join the range later this year.
In general, Mazda shuffled the equipment between the trims for the 2021 model year. For example, the mid-range Preferred trim no longer offers the 12-speaker Bose stereo system, navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio as standard features, but it receives a power sunroof.
The company designed the Mazda 3‘s cabin with premium materials. A head-up display, heated front seats, leather upholstery are on offer for the topmost trims.
The 3 sedan (and the hatchback as well) have supportive seats and comfortable passenger accommodations, 16 bags with the back seat folded.
Mazda will announce prices soon, closer to the on-sale date. Expect the 2021 model costs between $21,000-30,000. The Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo version will hit U.S. dealers by the end of 2020.