The 2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback is a compact hatchback offered in 4 trims, starting off at a base MSRP of $19,095. It mainly competes with the Honda Civic Hatchback, the Volkswagen Golf Hatchback, and the Kia Forte Hatchback for that price. Between 4 trims, the 3 Hatchback offers 2 powertrain options. The base engine is a 2.0L inline 4 capable of making 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. There is also a 184 horsepower-making 2.5L inline 4 motor if more power is required. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and get an optional 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 3 Hatchback reaches 60 MPH from zero in 7.9 seconds on its base engine, which gets pumped up to 7.4 seconds with the bigger engine. Depending on the powertrain, the 3 Hatchback can manage a combined fuel economy between 28 and 31 MPG. While we’re on the topic of choices, the 8 striking colors the 3 Hatchback comes in really pull you towards itself.