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Discover the Best Compact Car in BC, Canada: Compare the 2021 Mazda3 to the Competition

Safety, comfort, and performance are essential components when choosing a compact car. Fortunately, the 2021 Mazda3 gets top marks in all three categories and keeps things fun along the way. Don’t take our word for it. Read on to see how this exemplary vehicle stacks up against the competition in BC, Canada.
 
Which compact car offers better performance - the 2021 Mazda3 or the 2021 Kia Forte?

Which compact car offers better cabin and cargo space - the 2021 Mazda3 or the 2021 Toyota Corolla?

Which compact car offers better highway safety features - the 2021 Mazda3 or the 2021 Hyundai Elantra?

Compare the 2021 Mazda3 with the 2021 Kia Forte: Performance in BC, Canada

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2021 Mazda3:
2.0 L 4-cylinder: 155 hp and 150 lb-ft torque
2.5 L 4-cylinder turbocharged: 227 hp and 320 lb-ft torque
Turbocharged 0-60 mph 5.6 seconds
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2021 Kia Forte:
2.0 L 4-cylinder: 147 hp and 132 lb-ft torque
1.6 L 4-cylinder turbocharged: 201 hp and 195 lb-ft torque
Turbocharged 0-60 mph: 6.7 seconds
Performance begins with power and the 2021 Mazda3 is ready to take centre stage in BC, Canada. The compact car offers two engine options: 2.0 L 4-cylinder and a turbocharged 2.5 L 4-cylinder. Available as a sedan or hatchback, both body types and engines deliver a confident driving experience every time.

Without much coaxing, the latter powertrain can crank out an intimidating 320 lb-ft of torque. Combined with the car's precise steering, smooth throttle, and responsive brakes, the Mazda3 turns every errand into a thrill ride.

Whereas the Kia Forte lacks the excitement and uncompromising performance found in the 2021 Mazda3.

The Winner: 2021 Mazda3

Compare the 2021 Mazda3 with the 2021 Toyota Corolla: Cabin and Cargo Capacity in BC, Canada

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2021 Mazda3:
Cargo space: 0.5 cu-m, 1.3 cu-m
Headroom 96.5/94 cm, legroom 107/89 cm
Passenger volume 2.6 cu-m
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2021 Chevrolet Cruze:
Cargo space: 0.5 cu-m
Headroom 97.5/93 cm, legroom 106/76 cm
Passenger volume 2.4 cu-m
There are many benefits that come with the small dimensions of a compact car (especially when traveling in bustling BC city centres), but you don’t want the modest exterior measurements to make their way into the vehicle’s interior.

2021 Mazda3 Passenger Space

Drivers of every shape and size will find a comfortable seating position without a problem. Unlike most compact cars, the designers of the 2021 Mazda3 have kept all passengers in mind. Taller people sitting in the back will enjoy nearly equal headroom as the driver, not to mention ample legroom, which boasts 12.7 centimetres more than its competitor.

2021 Mazda3 Cargo Space

While both cars are available as a sedan and hatchback, only the Mazda3 can fold down its rear seats to create 1.3 cu-m of cargo space, more than doubling its standard trunk volume. Shhh. Don’t let your friends know or you might get roped into helping with their moving days.

The Winner: 2021 Mazda3

Compare the 2021 Mazda3 with the 2021 Hyundai Elantra: Highway Safety in BC, Canada

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2021 Mazda3

Crash test ratings: 5-stars in all categories
Blind Spot Assist: Standard
Smart Cruise Control: Standard
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2021 Hyundai Elantra
Crash test ratings: Not tested
Blind Spot Assist: Upgrade required
Smart Cruise Control: Upgrade required
Highway driving is a headache for everyone in BC and, when you’re the smallest vehicle on the road, it can be stressful. Equipped with an impressive list of high-tech safety features, the 2021 Mazda3 has got you covered. A rearview camera and advanced sensors outside the compact car keep track of your surroundings, whenever you're on the move.

Mazda3 Highway Technology
  • Lane-Departure-Warning
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • ...and much more

The 2021 Mazda3 isn't solely bells and whistles. The compact car also comes with a suite of other essential security features, including anti-lock brakes, eight airbags, and dynamic stability control. Furthermore, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the vehicle perfect 5-star ratings in every single crash test category.

As for the Kia Forte? The car has yet to be tested by the NHTSA and requires upgrades for essential security technology, including Blind-Spot Monitoring. When it comes to safety, the choice is evident.

The Winner: The 2021 Mazda3

Choose the 2021 Mazda3 in BC, Canada

 If you’re an adventurous commuter, itching for a (safe) Sunday drive, you've found your perfect car. So pack up the Mazda3, get comfortable, hit the highway, and zoom around the competition in BC.

Want to learn more about the new Mazda3? Contact our team today!
 
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2021 Mazda3 News In BC

2021 Mazda3 Sport GT for Sale in Kelowna
by top-new-vehicles, September 30, 2021, 8:11 am
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2021 Mazda3 GT Comes to Central Interior
by mazda-vehicle-news, August 31, 2021, 11:12 am
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2021 Mazda3 GT Arrives in Kelowna
by mazda-vehicle-news, August 30, 2021, 11:14 am
Looking for a new ride? Get your hands on a 2021 Mazda3 GT right here at August Mazda in BC!Rolling on 18-inch alloy wheels with a light grey high-lustre finish, this trim level is a stunner. It includes a power moonroof that...
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2021 Mazda3 GS Shows Up in Kelowna
by mazda-vehicle-news, August 29, 2021, 11:12 am
Do you want a daily driver that comes with state-of-the-art safety systems? Then take a look at the 2021 Mazda3 GS here at August Mazda in BC.Aside from the standard Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert...
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2021 Mazda3 GS Comes to Vernon
by mazda-vehicle-news, August 28, 2021, 11:11 am
Are you in search of a sleek ride with plenty of interior features for comfort and convenience? If you answered yes, then you need to get in touch with our team here at August Mazda. Ask about the new 2021 Mazda3 GS.This...
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2021 Mazda Mazda3 GS Arrives in Kelowna
by mazda-vehicle-news, August 27, 2021, 3:33 pm
If you are searching for a new car that offers an eye-catching style, then you need to take a peek at the 2021 Mazda3 GS. Available here at August Mazda in BC, this model comes with both practical and cosmetic exterior...
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