What Differences Are There Between the Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3, Trim Level Comparison on Monday, October 28th, 2019 at 3:38 am
2020 Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback models posed back-to-back

2020 Mazda3 Sedan vs Hatchback

Whether you opt for the Sedan or the Hatchback, the Mazda3 family promises a well-equipped interior and relentless all-around performance. Still, there may be more differences between the two lineups than you’d expect. On top of the added cargo hatch, the Mazda3 Hatchback lineup offers more standard features from the base level. Read more into the feature offerings of the 2020 Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback in this model comparison.

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Category Mazda3 Sedan Mazda3 Hatchback
Starting MSRP $21,500 $23,600
Fuel Economy (with CDA) 27 city / 36 highway 26 city / 35 highway
Cargo Volume 13.2 cubic feet 20.1 cubic feet

Cargo Capacity

The most obvious difference between the Mazda3 Sedan and the Mazda3 Hatchback is in cargo capacity. The Hatchback line measures in with 20.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. That’s 6.9 cubic feet more space than the Mazda3 Sedan, which measures in at 13.2 cubic feet.

Standard Features

The 2020 Mazda3 Sedan lineup starts with cloth-trimmed seats on the base model, while leatherette and perforated leather seating can be found on higher trims. The dashboard keeps on the cutting edge with a 7-inch LCD meter display and an 8.8-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System with HD Radio™ and Pandora® internet radio.

Standard i-ACTIVSENSE® active safety features found on the 2020 Mazda3 Sedan include:

  • Smart Brake Support
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane-keep Assist
  • High Beam Control
2020 Mazda3 Sedan in Sonic Silver Metallic

2020 Mazda3 Sedan

2020 Mazda3 Hatchback in Soul Red Crystal Metallic

2020 Mazda3 Hatchback

Read More: 2020 Mazda3 Trim Level Comparison

The 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback inherits all the same great standard features found on the Sedan line, plus a hefty list of luxe additions. The interior of the Hatchback base gets upgraded with a standard leatherette seat trim, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear selector and a rear seat center armrest. The 8.8-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System gains Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration.

The Mazda3 Hatchback also gets a longer list of standard i-ACTIVSENSE® active safety features, adding Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to the base package.

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