2020 Mazda3 Gains More Active Safety Features As Standard, Starts From $22,420

The Mazda3 has been in the market for less than a year now but it’s set to receive a few changes to its US lineup for the 2020 model year.

Mazda has added the i-Activsense safety features to the base version of the 3 sedan, meaning you get things like Driver Attention Alert, Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go,Smart Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist and High Beam Control as standard from the get-go.

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The base version of the 2020 Mazda3 sedan, which is priced from $22,420 -including a $920 destination and handling fee- also comes with Automatic on/off headlights and rain-sensing windshield wipers, a matte finished front grille, 16-inch alloy wheels, cloth seating surfaces and door trims, power-folding door mirrors, an 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen display and a 7-inch digital gauge display.

The 2020 Mazda3 hatchback, priced from $24,620 including destination and handling charges, offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, keyless entry, leatherette seats and door trims, a leather steering wheels and shift knob, automatic dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, a black metallic front grille, a roof spoiler and 18-inch alloys as standard.

The standard active safety equipment on the Mazda3 hatchback includes Driver Attention Alert, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go function, Smart Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist and High Beam Control.

All versions of the US-spec 2020 Mazda3 models are powered by a 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G petrol engine producing 186 HP and 186 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain also features cylinder-deactivation tech as standard on all Mazda3 hatchbacks, Mazda3 Premium sedans and Mazda3 sedans fitted with the optional all-wheel drive. A six-speed manual transmission is available only on Mazda3 Premium hatchbacks with front-wheel drive.

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