From a “national” C-class car that’s popular with people in Vietnam, Mazda3 New generation launches with a comprehensive design change. Accompanied by a lot of equipment and safer technology makes this model seems to exceed the threshold of the C-segment segment to approach the “territory” of luxury cars. This is also understandable because the Japanese automaker has a strategy to focus on raising the brand, removing its products from the shadow of popular cars and opening up a new piece of sky in Europe.
However, the price announced by THACO could not help Vietnamese users “falter”. Specifically, in the most advanced 2.0 Premium version, Mazda3 Sport (hatchback) is priced at 939 million and the corresponding figure of Mazda3 Sedan is 919 million, up to 189 million higher than the corresponding version in the previous generation. .
So, with the aforementioned price, will the Mazda3 Premium 2020 be any more different from the most advanced version of the old generation besides the new interior and exterior design? We will learn through the comparison below.
Differences in exterior equipment
Firstly, on the outside, the Mazda3 2020 is still equipped with full LED lighting system but is more modern than the previous generation with the feature of automatically adjusting the high beam mode in the front light cluster. In the new generation, the Mazda3 Premium 2020 daytime position lights strip is placed near the front bumper, replacing the position of the fog lamps.
Next, the rearview mirror is still adjustable, electric folding and integrated turn signal, but in the new generation, the Mazda3 Premium 2020 is added automatic anti-glare as well as location memory.
The rest of the equipment has not changed much, the car still uses 18-inch alloy wheels like the old generation and comes with a sunroof. However, the Mazda3 Premium 2020 has a rear spoiler that makes the car sportier.
|Exterior||2019 Mazda3 Premium||2020 Mazda3 Premium|
|Front lamp cluster||Projection lamp||LED||LED|
|Daytime running lights||LED||LED|
|Automatically turn on / off||Have||Have|
|Automatically balances projection angle||Have||Have|
|Automatically extend the projection angle when driving||Have||Have|
|Automatically adjust the high beam mode||Is not||Have|
|Rearview mirror||Electric adjustment||Have||Have|
|Remember the location||Is not||Have|
|Automatic rain wash||Have||Have|
|LED rear light cluster||Have||Have|
|LED front fog lamps||Have||Is not|
|Rear spoiler||Is not||Have|
Comparison of exterior equipment of the Mazda3 Premium 2020 with the old generation
Difference in interior decoration
Not only changing the exterior design, the 2020 Mazda3 Premium also has a clear difference in equipment in the interior area compared to the old generation. First, in the central area, the touchscreen entertainment screen has been increased from 7 inches to 8.8 inches.
The audio system has also been upgraded from 6 speakers to 8 speakers, the Mazda Connect center control knob still appears but is designed to be bigger than the previous generation, making it easier for users to use. Next, the electronic parking brake has an auto-hold feature. At the same time, in this new generation, the doors for the rear seats have appeared in the car.
|furniture||2019 Mazda3 Premium||2020 Mazda3 Premium|
|Entertainment system||DVD player||Have||Have|
|Center screen||7 inches||8.8 inches|
|Connect AUX, USB, Bluetooth||Have||Have|
|Driver seat||Power adjustment||Adjust the power, remember 2 positions|
|Gear shift lever||Have||Have|
|Electronic handbrake||Have||Yes, add auto-hold feature|
|Air conditioning||Automatic 2 zones||Automatic 2 zones|
|Air vents for the rear seats||Is not||Have|
|Power adjustment window||Have||Have|
|Central rearview mirror anti-glare||Have||Have|
|Armrest for the rear seats with cup holders||Have||Have|
|Seat material||Leather upholstery||Leather upholstery|
Compare interior of the Mazda3 Premium 2020 with the old generation
Difference in performance
In the new generation, Mazda3 still uses SkyActiv engine block of 1.5L or 2.0L capacity and the same 6-speed automatic transmission as before. The specifications of the power or torque of the engine are no different.
Meanwhile, the rear suspension of the Mazda3 2020 is changed from a multi-point link to a torsion bar. Many users think this is a step backward, but according to the Japanese automaker, besides renovating the interior space, the rear suspension in the form of torsion bar is also suitable for the new design structure of Mazda3 2020. Specifically, the rear suspension of this torsion bar has a monocoque structure with the body, so the state changes from wheel to suspension, body to body faster, with no lag like Suspended multi-point suspension and human self adjust for greater comfort.
Differences in safety equipment
The biggest change in the Mazda3 2020 is completely new safety technologies on the most advanced version. Similar to the older brother Mazda CX-8 good Mazda CX-5 6.5, Mazda3 2020 in the Premium version is equipped with i-Activsense safety package with a series of attractive features, excel in the C-segment segment.
Specifically, this safety package includes front / rear collision sensor, BSM blind spot warning, RCTA cross-traffic warning, LDWS lane departure warning, LAS lane keeping assist, brake assist Smart SBS and MRCC adaptive automatic throttle. Besides, the number of airbags has been increased from 6 to 7.
|Safety equipment||2019 Mazda3 Premium||2020 Mazda3 Premium|
|ABS anti-lock brakes||Have||Have|
|Electronic brake force distribution EBD||Have||Have|
|ESS emergency brake warning||Have||Have|
|Emergency brake assist BA||Have||Have|
|Non-slip support TCS||Have||Have|
|DSC electronic balance||Have||Have|
|Departure across the slope of HLA||Have||Have|
|Front / rear collision sensor||Is not||Have|
|Blind spot warning BSM||Is not||Have|
|Warning vehicles when cutting back RCTA||Is not||have|
|Lane Departure Warning LDWS||Is not||Have|
|Help keep LAS lanes||Is not||Have|
|SBS smart brake||Is not||Have|
|Adaptive automatic throttle with integrated MRCC radar||Is not||Have|
Compare safety equipment of Mazda3 Premium 2020 with the old generation
In the most advanced version, the most advanced version of the Mazda3 2020 Premium possesses valuable equipment. However, the 2020 Mazda3 will make users have to consider why anyway, with that money, customers can absolutely buy class D sedans or SUVs.
Of course, if you like the design of this car, and there are not too many equipment requirements as in the Premium version, users can still target the Mazda3 2020. In Vietnam, the new generation Mazda3 There are a total of 10 equipment, of which the 1.5 Deluxe as well as the 1.5 Luxury versions cost 719 and 799 million VND relatively reasonable.