The side and rear view of a gray 2021 Mazda3 Sedan driving in winter weather.

Is the 2021 Mazda3 A Good Vehicle During the Winter?

Available Features that Make the 2021 Mazda3 a Good Option During Winter Months

With many of us waiting to jump into the winter season, your vehicle may not be! If you’re looking into purchasing a new vehicle during the Scranton, PA winter, you want to be sure that it can handle wintry conditions. At Kelly Mazda, we look into whether or not the 2021 Mazda3 is a good vehicle during the winter.

The front grille view of a gray 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback.

Engine and Powertrain Options for the 2021 Mazda3

When driving in rough, wintry conditions, the 2021 Mazda3 has several options to support drivers on the road. While its base SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L engine provides 150 ft-lbs of torque, the other available engines can provide up to 227 horsepower and 310 ft-lbs of torque for added power to avoid getting stuck. The model also has the option for the i-ACTIV® AWD feature which comes standard with Off-Road Traction Assist. The function comes as a button, which you can turn on and off in various conditions to optimize the high torque distribution mentioned above. Other features to help performance include:

  • SKYACTIV-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control Plus
  • Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control System
  • All-Season Tires


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Interior and Safety Features to Support Winter Driving Safety

Beyond its performance, the standard and available interior and safety features also work to aid driving in the snow. The model can be equipped with LED head- and taillights, as well as an Adaptive Front Lighting System to better see around corners to spot ice or objects. In case of emergency, the Infotainment Screen can come with Mazda Connected Services as well as both Voice Command and a Mobile 911 Automatic Emergency Notification if you get stranded. Other features for safety and comfort include:

  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System
  • Heated Front Seats and Heated Steering Wheel
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Windshield-Projected Full-Color Active Driving Display

Find a Winter-Ready 2021 Mazda3 at Kelly Mazda in Scranton, PA

With winter weather well on its way to the Scranton, PA area, a 2021 Mazda3 could be a good all-around option if you’re looking for a hatchback or sedan. Stop into Kelly Mazda today to find our new available models!


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