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2020 Mazda3 Hatchback vs 2020 Subaru Forester

2020 Mazda3 Hatchback vs 2020 Subaru Forester

The 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback model takes all of the advantages of the 2020 Mazda3 sedan but adds the advantages of additional cargo space, unique driving dynamics, additional trim options for available i-ACTIV® AWD, and the available SKYACTIV® MT manual transmission. Therefore, in terms of compact power, performance, and capability, the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback model excels. However, the best method to prove this assertion is through comparison, which brings us to the topic of today.

To put it frankly, the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback is incomparable to most other hatchback models on the market. Nearly all other hatchbacks are more affordable, but also far more barren in terms of power, tech, and additional features. Therefore, rather than present a comparison that offers little surprise or interest, we wanted to compare the new Mazda hatchback against something more challenging. For that, we’ve chosen an adventurous crossover from the Subaru brand. It’s the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback vs the 2020 Subaru Forester!

2020 Mazda3 Hatchback


2020 Subaru Forester

2.5L SKYACTIV®-G Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2.5L Flat 4
186 hp / 186 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 182 hp / 176 lb-ft
6-Speed SKYACTIV®-Drive Automatic Transmission Standard Transmission CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)
26 City MPG / 35 Highway MPG Fuel Economy 26 City MPG / 33 Highway MPG
$23,600 Starting MSRP $24,400

2020 Mazda3 Hatchback Scranton, PA

In addition to the impressive entry specs listed above, the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback model also has the following to offer its driving audience:

  • Predictive i-ACTIV® AWD
  • Signature LED Exterior Lighting
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Automatic Dual-Zone Climate Control
  • Active Driving Display
  • MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment with Wide Display and Voice Commands
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Power Moonroof
  • Premium Leather Seating
  • Heated Seating
  • Bose® Premium Audio
  • Lane-Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • And More!

The 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback and the 2020 Mazda3 Sedan released at the very beginning of October 2019. Check with your local Mazda dealership to see when they’ll have the new 2020 model year of the Mazda3 models in stock. For those in the area of Lackawanna County, please browse through our online inventory and schedule a test drive with your Mazda model of choice here at the Kelly Mazda dealership. To learn more, please contact us. The Kelly Mazda team can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our dealership. The Kelly Mazda dealership is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania and serves the surrounding cities of Allentown, Wilkes-Barre, and more in the Northeast Pennsylvania area with dedicated automotive sales and service!

2020 Mazda3 Hatchback exterior rear closeup shot of trunk, bumper, taillights, and model and AWD badge