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2021 Mazda3 Sedan to Have Three Engine Options

An Overview of the Three Engines Available in the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan

Recently, Mazda released news about the upcoming 2021 Mazda3 model. Although the 2020 model came with a single option, Mazda announced that it would now have three potential engine choices. We at Kelly Mazda look deeper into each engine option available for the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan.

SKYACTIV-G® 2.0L Engine Inside the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan

  • Horsepower: 155
  • Torque: 150 ft-lbs
  • All-Wheel Drive Option: Not Available

As the new base option, the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan will return a 2.0L engine found in past models. Receiving up to 155 horsepower and 150 ft-lbs. of torque, it is the only engine that is not available for all-wheel drive. However, if previous engine performance models were of any indication, the model could receive up to a possible 36 MPG on the highway – though exact figures haven’t been released yet.

SKYACTIV-G® 2.5L Engine

  • Horsepower: 186
  • Torque: 186
  • All-Wheel Drive Option: Available

Returning to the model in 2021, the well-equipped i4 SKYACTIV-G® 2.5L engine will be available once more. Receiving the same 186 horsepower and 186 ft-lbs. of torque, the engine option will have i-ACTIC® AWD available to it at each trim level.

The rear and side view of a gray 2021 Mazda3 Sedan parked on a cobblestone street.

SKYACTIV-G® 5.5T Turbocharged Engine

  • Horsepower: 227
  • Torque: 310
  • All-Wheel Drive Option: Standard

Perhaps the most exciting addition to the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan (and Hatchback) is the inclusion of a turbocharged engine option. While Mazda enthusiasts know it from both the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 models, the upcoming Mazda3 Sedan will receive the SKYACTIV-G® 2.5 Turbocharged engine. With performance specs nearing 227 horsepower and 310 ft-lbs of torque, it will be the strongest and quickest engine available for the model. All-wheel drive will come standard to such models, though we don’t know yet if the same 250 horsepower and 320 ft-lbs. of torque bump from using premium unleaded fuel will also be a part of the equation.

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With the coming of the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback Models potentially coming in the fall of 2020, there is more time to wait for additional details on the model. Nonetheless, it will have the three engine options above. For more information on the model in the near future, check our blog or check out our inventory at Kelly Mazda!

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