2020 Mazda3 Trim Comparison: Preferred vs Premium

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The 2020 Mazda3 won the World Car Design of the Year award, beating out the likes of the 2020 Peugeot 208 and the 2020 Porsche Taycan. Naturally, this has many people interested in getting their hands on one. The Mazda3 Sedan comes in four trims: Base, Select, Preferred, and Premium. The Mazda3 Hatchback has three: Base (same as the Sedan’s Select trim), Preferred, and Premium.

Today, we’re looking at the top two trims available on the 2020 Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback. Keep reading to find out if these trims are right for you.




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Shared Features

Each 2020 Mazda3 is powered by a 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine. It produces 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. Excluding the Mazda3 Hatchback Premium FWD, every Mazda3 model has a six-speed automatic transmission. The Preferred and Premium trims also get all the features from the Base and Select models. Some notable features that carry over include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, among many others.

Preferred Features

The Preferred trim gets an infotainment and comfort boost. On the infotainment side of things, the Preferred trim adds SiriusXM satellite radio functionality, as well as a premium 12-speaker Bose audio system. Heated front seats are added at this level, as is an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.

Premium Features

The Premium trims tops out the Mazda3 lineup with some fittingly premium additions. Most noticeably, the synthetic leather is switched out for genuine leather upholstery. The cabin also gets some more natural light with a sunroof. Other new features include adaptive headlights and a heads-up display. As previously mentioned, the Mazda3 Hatchback variant of this trim is the only model in the lineup to have a manual transmission option.

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