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Does the 2020 Mazda3 have AWD?

2020 Mazda3 Drivetrain Options

AWD is a highly desirable feature, especially in places where drivers have to contend with tough conditions. Heavy rain, snow, ice, mud, you name it. So, when a vehicle offers an AWD option, it instantly appeals to a wider market. As such, when looking to buy a new vehicle, many prospective buyers try to find vehicles with AWD. It’s pretty common for many SUVs and crossovers to have the option. It’s a little more special when sedans, hatchbacks, and the like have it, though. So then…

Does the 2020 Mazda3 have AWD?

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Mazda3 Models and Drivetrains

The 2020 Mazda3 comes in both sedan and hatchback variants. The Mazda3 sedan has four trims, three of which have AWD availability. The hatchback has three trims, all of which can be purchased with AWD. Here’s a list with of all the Mazda3 models with their MSRPs:

  • Mazda3 Sedan Select AWD – $24,100
  • Mazda3 Sedan Preferred AWD – $25,600
  • Mazda3 Sedan Premium AWD – $27,900
  • Mazda3 Hatchback Base AWD – $25,100
  • Mazda3 Hatchback Preferred AWD – $26,600
  • Mazda3 Hatchback Premium AWD – $28,900

In the US, AWD drivetrains are only available with the 6-speed automatic transmission.

What is i-ACTIV AWD?

The i-ACTIV AWD system is the Mazda proprietary dynamic drivetrain. It monitors multiple things simultaneously, like the wheel slippage, dynamic stability control, power steering, acceleration, braking, wiper speed, and temperature. When the i-ACTIV system detects the right combination of factors, it automatically calculates the amount of torque needed to counteract the slippage. It does this almost instantaneously, sending the perfect amount of power to the rear axle.


If you’d like to experience the 2020 Mazda3, then consider scheduling a test drive. If you’d like to learn more about the i-ACTIV AWD system, give us a call. We’d be happy to answer any of your questions.