The saying goes something like this, 'things get better with age.' If that's the case, then the Mazda3 is aging like a fine wine. It went through a full redesign in 2019 and is still striving for perfection with the 2020 Mazda3. What can be so different for the Mazda3 after getting a refresher in 2019? Colonial Mazda wants to compare the 2019 Mazda3 to the 2020 version of the Mazda3. It is up to you to decide which is the best fit for you and your family.


Little has changed under the hood for the Mazda3 from year-to-year. Both years run on the same 186-horsepower, Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, matched with a six-speed automatic transmission. If you are so inclined, you can opt for a six-speed manual transmission. The engine is full of vim and vigor and more than capable of providing an elegant ride for Danbury families.

The powertrain of the Mazda3 gives you an efficient EPA-estimated 27 mpg when cruising around Danbury. Once you hit the highway, you'll love the 36 mpg. Take your pick from the standard front-wheel drive or reliable all-wheel drive.

Safety Features

Perhaps the biggest sign of change comes in the standard driver-assist features of the Mazda3. The 2020 Mazda3 now comes with the i-Activsense suite of safety features across all trim levels. While all of the hatchback trims had this package in 2019, it lacked in some sedan trims. Now every trim has the features designed to keep you safe:

  • Driver Attention and Drowsiness Monitoring
  • Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking

You also have access to a head-up display and adaptive headlights, for both model years.

There are plenty of reasons to consider both the 2019 Mazda3 and the 2020 Mazda3. With comparable performance and infotainment features, it is up to you to decide if the added safety features are vital enough for you to consider a brand-new 2020 or virtually-new 2019 Mazda3. Either way, you can't lose. Discover the Mazda3 selection at Colonial Mazda and find your favorite features today.

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