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2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback

MSRP range: $22,650 - $33,900 Price range reflects Base MSRP for various trim levels, not including options or fees.

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FAQ

Is the Mazda 3 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 3 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.7 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the 3 has 20.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mazda 3. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Mazda 3?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Mazda 3:

  • Two new engines debut: a base 155-hp engine and top-trim turbocharged engine good for 250 hp
  • Part of the fourth Mazda 3 generation introduced for 2019
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Is the Mazda 3 reliable?

To determine whether the Mazda 3 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the 3. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the 3's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Mazda 3 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Mazda 3 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 3 and gave it a 7.7 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 3 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Mazda 3?

The least-expensive 2021 Mazda 3 is the 2021 Mazda 3 2.5 S 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $22,650.

Other versions include:

  • 2.5 S 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $22,650
  • Select 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $23,850
  • Select 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $25,250
  • Preferred 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $25,500
  • Preferred 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $26,900
  • Premium 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6M) which starts at $28,000
  • Premium 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $28,000
  • Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $29,400
  • 2.5 Turbo 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $31,050
  • 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $33,900
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What are the different models of Mazda 3?

If you're interested in the Mazda 3, the next question is, which 3 model is right for you? 3 variants include 2.5 S 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Select 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Select 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and Preferred 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A). For a full list of 3 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Mazda 3

2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback Overview

The 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback is offered in the following styles: 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Select 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 2.5 Turbo 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Premium 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Premium 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6M), Preferred 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Preferred 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 2.5 S 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and Select 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A). Mazda 3 Hatchback models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 227 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 3 Hatchback 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 3 Hatchback.

Pros

  • Premium interior design and materials
  • Sharp handling makes it fun to drive
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Game-changing acceleration with turbocharged engine

Cons

  • Mediocre legroom in the back seat
  • Less cargo capacity than other compacts
  • Hatchback has poor rear visibility

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 3 Hatchback featuring deep dives into trim levels including 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus, Select, 2.5 Turbo, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback here.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback?

2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.5 S 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.5 S 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,645. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.5 S 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $299 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $299 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $23,346.

The average savings for the 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.5 S 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 1.3% below the MSRP.

2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback Select 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback Select 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,845. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback Select 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $66 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $66 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $24,779.

The average savings for the 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback Select 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 0.3% below the MSRP.

2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback Preferred 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback Preferred 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,495. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback Preferred 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $79 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $79 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $26,416.

The average savings for the 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback Preferred 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 0.3% below the MSRP.

2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback Premium 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback Premium 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,995. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback Premium 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $183 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $183 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $28,812.

The average savings for the 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback Premium 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 0.6% below the MSRP.

2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.5 Turbo 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.5 Turbo 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,045. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.5 Turbo 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $411 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $411 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $31,634.

The average savings for the 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.5 Turbo 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 1.3% below the MSRP.

2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,895. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $875 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $875 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $34,020.

The average savings for the 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 2.5% below the MSRP.

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Which 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchbacks are available in my area?

2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback Listings and Inventory

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback and all available trim types: 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus, Premium, Preferred, etc. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback?

2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
26 MPG compined MPG,
23 city MPG/31 highway MPG

2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback Select 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
29 MPG compined MPG,
26 city MPG/34 highway MPG

2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.5 Turbo 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
26 MPG compined MPG,
23 city MPG/31 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG26
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.5 L
Passenger Volume112.8 cu.ft.
Wheelbase107.3 in.
Length175.6 in.
WidthN/A
Height56.7 in.
Curb Weight3383 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Mazda 3?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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