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3 Reasons Why the Award-Winning 2020 Mazda3 is the Best Compact Car on the Market

The 2020 Mazda3 is a fairly new addition to the auto market for the 2020 model year, but this compact car has already gained significant attention in the auto industry. In fact, it just may be the best compact car in 2020.

The recipient of a five-star rating from the National Highway and Traffic Administration (NHTSA) and the winner of the 2020 World Car Design of the Year at the annual 2020 World Car Awards (WCA), the Mazda3 is one of the top-rated compact cars on the market for 2020. It is an all-around well-rounded compact car that exceeds expectations for modern vehicles within its class in almost every category. 

If you’re in the market for a new compact car, keep reading to learn five reasons why your next compact car should be a 2020 Mazda3. 

1. Advanced Safety Tech 

The 2020 Mazda3 is one of the recipients of a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA is a reputable organization that tests the safety and drive performance of modern vehicles and rates them based on their performance in various simulated crash tests. 

A five-star rating is the highest rating the NHTSA gives, and the Mazda3 earned all five stars for its stellar crash-test performance and variety of advanced driver’s aid and safety tech features. 

Every Mazda3 model is equipped with Mazda’s exclusive i-ACTIVSENSE safety technology system as a standard feature. This system includes a variety of high-tech safety features, including but not limited to acceleration control, driver attention alerts, adaptive headlights, lane-keep assist, blind spot monitoring, radar cruise control, and much more. 

2. Innovative Exterior and Exterior Design 

The 2020 Mazda3 was the recipient of the 2020 World Car Design of the Year award from the World Car Awards. The World Car Awards is a program through which a panel of more than 80 automotive journalists from more than 20 countries around the world select modern vehicles to win various prestigious awards based on their performance, design, etc. 

The newest Mazda3 wasn’t chosen for the World Car Design of the Year award for nothing. In fact, the interior and exterior design of the Mazda3 exceeds expectations—especially among other affordable compact cars in its vehicle class—in virtually every way. 

The exterior of the Mazda3 is, in a word, artistic. It is very unique and sets the Mazda3 apart from other compact cars on the road with its ultra-sleek appearance. LED headlights, daytime running lights, and combination tail lights add modern, trendy style and functionality to the exterior of every Mazda3 model. As for interior design, the Mazda3’s spacious cabin looks and feels luxurious. It is equipped with both high-end materials and plenty of room for all passengers. 

3. Sporty Performance 

It’s a lot of fun to drive a Mazda3. While the Mazda3 is not technically a sports car, it offers impressive sporty drive performance and a smooth, speedy ride. 

Equipped with a four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G 2.5-L engine, the 2020 Mazda3 is powerful and efficient. It reaches up to 26 MPG on city streets and 35 MPG on the highway. 

The easy-to-control 2020 Mazda3 is also equipped with SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS technology. This innovative and exclusive Mazda drive performance tech ensures a smooth, quiet ride and easy handling without any extra effort on the driver’s end. 

4. Abundant Amenities 

The 2020 Mazda3 comes with an abundance of amenities that make it feel more like a higher-end car than it really is. These amenities make owning the Mazda3 more fun and convenient for both drivers and passengers alike. 

In terms of entertainment tech, the 2020 Mazda3 is equipped with one of the top-rated infotainment systems on the market. This infotainment system comes with a built-in, user-friendly 8.8-inch touchscreen display in the center console of this compact car. The 2020 Mazda3 also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for effortless entertainment on the road. 

Plus, the 2020 Mazda3 comes with a remote keyless entry system and push-button start feature. These features are standard on every Mazda3 model, even the base model of this compact car. 

5. Affordable Price Tag 

Not only is the Mazda3 one of the best, highest-performing compact cars on the market, it also comes with a comparatively low price tag. One of the best things about the Mazda3 is its affordability. With a low starting price of just $21,500, the 2020 Mazda3 is surprisingly budget-friendly. 

Plus, the base model of the Mazda3 includes many advanced features as standard—such as this compact car’s host of advanced driver’s aid and safety tech features—that other modern cars offer as add-on options that are only available for an additional price.