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Review Mazda 3 2020 car: New from the inside out, upgrading the safety features

por Bennett Duby (2020-05-01)

he all-new design comes with dramatic changes in the interior, a series of upgraded safety systems or 7 airbags ... These are the characteristics that only the Mazda 3 2020 is a car model. with cars in the C-segment sedan segment.
According to, the segment of C-class sedan is somewhat less "fierce" as the B-class cars, but it is also equally noticeable by car manufacturers. Names like Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla Altis, Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Cerato or the only German model, Volkswagen Jetta, are the most typical faces for the C-segment segment in Vietnam.

To compete with the main competitor Toyota Corolla Altis, the Mazda 3 2019 is locally assembled and has a much more competitive selling price. However, the Mazda 3 2020 competes by increasing the options for the car, not optimizing the price.

Entering the new generation, Mazda 3 2020 has an average selling price increase of VND 50 million compared to its previous generation. Mazda's C-class car is being sold with two versions priced at one turn:


The new Mazda 3 2020 has more beautiful paint colors, the Sedan has 3 colors while the Sport has 4 paint colors. Both the Mazda 3 2020 Sport and the sedan have the same specifications for dimensions such as 4,460mm long, 1,795mm wide, 2,725mm wheelbase. However, the Mazda 3 2020 Sport is 5mm lower than the Sedan (1435 / 1440mm), with a luggage compartment capacity of 334 liters (Sedan is 450 liters).

The wheelbase of all 10 versions is 2,725 mm for relatively spacious interior space and a minimum turning radius of 5.3 meters. The ground clearance of 145 mm is not too low, giving the Mazda 3 more flexibility to move when going on bad roads.

Entering the new generation Mazda 3 2020 not using the front design of the car as before, it is shaped differently but still retains its distinctive features. For example, the Mazda 3 Sedan uses chrome grille surrounds, the Sport version is dark plastic.

The bumper of the sedan has more LED strips, painted in the same body color but Sport does not have the LED strips and the lower bumper in other colors.

Based on the modern art perspective "Less is more", the design of the body of the new generation product is streamlined and has a unique line but still creates a sense of excitement and liveliness of the level. The light shifts depending on the time and angle of view in the car, providing a visual effect: the car moves continuously even when standing still.

The body is equipped with exterior mirrors painted in the same body color, comes with electric adjustment, electric folding, integrated turn signal light. The 1.5L engine versions use 16-inch wheels with 205 / 60R16 tires. While the 2.0L engine version is equipped with 18-inch wheels with 215 / 45R18 tires.

Tail lights both versions have designed with two beautiful LED rings, stretching and swiping upwards towards the body. This is a big difference compared to the previous version, the new taillight has a longer and sharper design. LED headlights with spherical mirrors are combined with LED daytime running lights designed as "eyelids", creating a very soulful light.

Tail hatchback version is also equipped with standard spoiler tail to increase sportiness. All three versions are also equipped with a third rear brake light integrated, enhanced recognition efficiency when braking for vehicles behind.

Overall, the Mazda 3 has a more youthful and modern design as well as a little sportier style than the somewhat older Corolla Altis. Hyundai Elantra or Kia Cerato are also in the dynamic style like Mazda 3.


In terms of interior space, Mazda's design emphasizes the typical "gap" element in traditional Japanese garden architecture to make the stand out and special for the whole structure. Based on this element, Mazda's new generation product design is refined and simplified, removing redundant details to create a clear space around the driving position.

The dashboard has a modern, European-style design with a vertical center screen, minimal buttons, and delicate, moderate sculpting lines, helping to balance the two elements. Sport and luxury elements. Red for the leather parts of the interior (available only in the Sport version) also appeared for the first time in the Mazda 3, this color is only seen on luxury cars of Mercedes-Benz or Jaguar.

The Mazda 3 2020 steering wheel is covered in leather and sports a 3-spoke design, which can be adjusted for 4 directions, and also integrates audio control buttons, hands-free conversations, cruise control and gearshift paddles behind the steering wheel. .

Behind the steering wheel is a watch with a modern and sporty design interface. After the steering wheel version 2.0L is also equipped with an additional HUD ADD screen at the view, providing the most necessary information, reducing the observation time to the steering wheel, helping the driver to focus better.

The driver's seat on the Mazda 3 2.0L version is equipped with electric adjustment, the remaining two versions are only equipped with a manual driver's seat. However, all versions have a luxurious leather interior with sports-designed seats, better back support. The remaining passenger seat can be adjusted manually 4 directions.

Rear seats for all three versions are equipped with 3 headrests and center armrests integrated cup holders. This seat can also be folded in a ratio of 60:40, expanding the luggage space when shopping or needing to transport long items.


All Mazda 3 2020 models are equipped with the same entertainment system with DVD player built-in 8.8 inch touch screen, can play radio and Mp3 audio format, comes with AUX, USB ports. , Bluetooth built-in Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Mazda Connect center control knob will support the maximum driver and passenger when operating the entertainment system. This system has a similar design to European car manufacturers, creating a more modern and luxurious than many competitors in the segment.

The automatic air-conditioning system also increases comfort for the Mazda 3. However, the engine control interface and no integrated air vents for the rear seats, making this model lose points compared to rivals in the same segment.

In addition, Mazda 3 can be considered as the most comfortable vehicle in the segment, approaching the D-class sedans. smart, auto-dimming interior rear view mirror, sun visor with mirror and makeup, sunroof.

Operation - Safety

Mazda 3 is built on an operating system based on SkyActiv, so that the performance is well optimized with the synchronization between the engine, chassis, body and gearbox. The two engine configurations on the Mazda 3 have moderate power, a balance of power and efficiency.

- SkyActiv-G 1.5L engine for maximum power of 110 horsepower at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 144 Nm at 4000 rpm.

- SkyActiv-G 2.0L engine for a maximum capacity of 153 horsepower at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 200 Nm at 4000 rpm.

All engines are in the form of 4 cylinders in line with 16 valves DOHC. Comes with two engine configurations are a 6-speed automatic gearbox, light weight, fast, smooth shift times and reduced fuel consumption.

The 1.5 engine of the Mazda 3 is somewhat weaker than the 1.5 on Focus (due to the turbocharger) up to 180 horsepower. However, Mazda's 2.0 engine is 10 horsepower more than Corolla Altis and is similar to Elantra or Cerato. In addition, the Elantra Sport version has a 1.6-liter engine, but strong to 204 horsepower towards those who love a powerful car just affordable money.

In addition, Mazda 3 also equipped with a range of technology to support the most modern operations such as i-Stop intelligent engine start / stop system, G-Vectoring Control acceleration control system. This system will judge the driver's behavior and reaction, thereby providing accelerated coordination to assist the driver faster and more accurately. In addition, Sport Mode also increases the ability to experience the driver with feedback from the engine more powerful and decisively.

In terms of safety systems, the all-new Mazda3 and Mazda3 Sport are equipped with 7 airbags, including knee airbags for all versions - the only safety standard that excels in the current C segment. I-Activesense intelligent active safety assistance system is equipped on the Mazda3 and Mazda3 Sport duo with unique features in the C segment such as automatic radar integrated throttle (MRCC), master brake assist intelligent (SBS), lane keeping and control, blind spot warning and more. Other safety equipment include:

• ABS anti-lock braking system

• EBD electronic brake force distribution system

• BA emergency brake assist system

• Support for horizontal departure of HLA

• DSC electronic balancing system

• TCS anti-slip traction control system

• ESS emergency brake lights

• Anti-theft alarm system and automatic door lock when operating

• Reminder to fasten seat belts in the front seat

• Reverse camera

• 4 airbags for the 1.5L engine version and 6 airbags for the 2.0L engine version

General assessment

It can be seen that the Mazda 3 2020 is really worth considering for those who are looking for a model to serve diverse travel needs for both individuals and businesses with fully equipped utilities, operability. Stable and love the Japanese brand but not too high on the power of the car.

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