2020 Mazda3 Sedan vs 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback | Milwaukee

2020 Mazda3 Sedan vs 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback

The 2020 Mazda3 just earned the 2020 World Car Design of the Year award. This accolade has put the car on the map for many people. However, if you’re new to the Mazda3, then you may not realize that there are two different body styles: the Sedan and the Hatchback.

Here’s our comparison of the 2020 Mazda3 Sedan and the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback. If you’re curious about the differences between them, take a closer look.

2020 Mazda3 Premium Sedan AWD


2020 Mazda3 Premium Hatchback AWD

$27,900 MSRP $28,900
2.5L 4-cyl Engine 2.5L 4-cyl
186 hp / 186 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 186 hp / 186 lb-ft
6-speed shiftable auto Transmission 6-speed shiftable auto or 6-speed manual
AWD Drivetrain AWD
25/33/28 Fuel Economy 24/32/27

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2020 Mazda3 Sedan

The 2020 Mazda3 Sedan is available in a few different trims: Base, Select, Preferred, and Premium. Excluding the Base trim, each trim is available in both FWD and AWD. Every Mazda3 Sedan has a 186-horsepower 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Mazda3 Sedan is smaller than its Hatchback sibling, with a 13.2 cu-ft trunk. That cargo space can be expanded a bit by folding down the 60/40-split rear seats. The Mazda3 Sedan is cheaper than the Mazda3 Hatchback at every trim level. The Mazda3 Sedan also has slightly better fuel mileage. For most, this won’t really matter, but for those with long commute or frequent long drives, that saved money adds up quickly.

2020 Mazda3 Hatchback

The 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback is only available in three trims: Base, Preferred, and Premium. Unlike the Mazda3 Sedan, all trims have an AWD and FWD variant, including the Base model. The engine and transmission are exactly the same as the Mazda3 Sedan ones, with one exception. The Premium Hatchback is available with either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual. The Hatchback gets a leg up on the Mazda3 Sedan with its cargo bay. It measures 20.1 cu-ft behind the rear seats; 47.1 cu-ft with the rear seats folded down.

Still not sure which to choose? Test drive the Mazda3 Sedan and Mazda3 Hatchback at Hall Cars today!