2020 Mazda3 Hatchback & Sedan | Awards & Ratings

July 30th, 2020 by

Mazda3 Hatchback and Sedan

The 2020 Mazda3 sits near the top of the compact car rankings. Its engaging performance and upscale interior help it stand out in a highly competitive segment and help it receive these industry awards.

The Mazda3 was awarded the 2020 World Car Design of the Year by World Car Design making it the second Mazda model to receive this award.

Taking inspiration from Japanese aesthetics, Mazda adopted a “less is more” approach when designing the Mazda3 and stripped away superfluous elements from the car’s form. The result is a unique design that creates subtle undulations of light and shadows gliding over the car’s smooth body, crafting a natural and powerful expression of vitality. Furthermore, despite sharing the same model name, the hatchback and sedan models have distinct personalities—the design of the hatchback is emotive, the sedan elegant.

The Mazda3 has also been awarded an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ and a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

TOP SAFETY PICK+ vehicles earned good ratings in each of the Institute’s six crashworthiness evaluations: moderate overlap front, driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints & seats. Mazda vehicles also earned advanced or superior ratings for front crash prevention in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. Additionally, Mazda achieved good or acceptable headlight ratings, with the “plus” awarded to its models that come exclusively with good or acceptable rated headlights.

NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings help consumers make smart decisions about safety when purchasing a vehicle. The 5-Star Safety Ratings program evaluates how vehicles perform in crash tests. NHTSA conducts frontal, side and rollover tests because these types account for the majority of crashes on America’s roadways.

The 2020 Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback have an overall customer rating of 4.9/5 from Kelley Blue Book Customer Ratings.

  • Performance…………….. 4.5
  • Comfort…………………… 4.8
  • Styling…………………….. 4.9
  • Value………………………. 4.8
  • Quality…………………….. 4.9
  • Reliability………………… 4.6
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