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What is the Best Compact Hatchback in BC, Canada? The 2021 Mazda3 Sport vs the Competition

Quality hatchbacks provide drivability, useful tech features, all-season performance, and spacious interiors. The Mazda3 Sport excels in each of these categories, but does it beat its closest competitors? Here is how BC, Canada's most sought-after compact compares to its five-door peers. 

Which hatchback offers better tech features: the 2021 Mazda3 Sport or the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze? 

Which hatchback is a better all-season vehicle: the 2021 Mazda3 Sport or the Kia Forte? 

Which hatchback has better performance: the 2021 Mazda3 Sport or the 2021 Hyundai Ioniq?


Compare 2021 Mazda3 Sport vs 2019 Chevrolet Cruze: Which Has Better Tech Features in BC, Canada?

2021 Mazda3 Sport
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Interface: 8.8-inch Mazda Connect
Smart City Brake Support and Collision Warning (standard)
Navigation System
Dynamic Stability Control
2019 Chevrolet Cruze
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Interface: 7.0-inches
Forward Collision Warning (available)
Navigation (available)
Traction Control
The 2021 Mazda3 Sport not only has standard tech features that enhance entertainment, it also relies on state-of-the-art embedded systems, such as Dynamic Traction Control, to improve the driving experience. The Cruze, on the other hand, offers basic infotainment and safety traits that are certainly practical but do not offer much in terms of performance.


The 2021 Mazda3 Sport vs the 2021 Kia Forte: Which Is a Better All-Season Vehicle in BC, Canada?

Mazda 3 Sport
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Drivetrain: FWD or AWD
Tires: All Season
Wipers: Rain Sensing (standard)
Mirrors: Heated
Headlamps: LED
Kia Forte
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Drivetrain: FWD
Tires: Performance
Wipers: Standard
Mirrors: Heated
Headlamps: Halogen
The Mazda3 Sport is one of the only hatchbacks on the market in BC that offers all-wheel drive. It is available on GS and GT models and is standard on the 100th Anniversary Edition. The Kia Forte cannot match this particular trait, and it also lacks rain-sensing windshield wipers and all-season tires. 


The 2021 Mazda3 Sport vs 2021 Hyundai Ioniq: Which Brings Better Performance to BC, Canada?

Mazda3 Sport
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Engine: 2.5L I-4
Turbo option: 2.5L 1-4 Turbo
Horsepower: 155 - 227 (turbo)
Torque: 150 - 320 lb.-ft (turbo)
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
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Engine: 1.6 L Hybrid I-4
Turbo Engine: None
Horsepower: 139
Torque: 109 lb.-ft
The 2021 Mazda3 Sport stands out above the Ioniq Hybrid (and all other hatchbacks in its class) because of its speed and power. Its base engine, combined with performance suspension and the proprietary G-Vectoring Control Plus torque distribution system, provides a sporty driving experience that the Hyundai can't match.

If you opt for the Mazda's 2.5L turbocharged engine (available on GT and standard on 100th Anniversary Edition), you can get to 100 km/h in under six seconds. Even with this power, the hatchback can get 6.6 L/100 km on the highway (and only 7.7 for the AWD models).

It's Time to Schedule a Test Drive in BC, Canada to Get to Know the 2021 Mazda3 Sport 

If you would like to spend some time behind the wheel of the 2021 Mazda3 Sport to see what all the buzz is about, you can contact our BC, Canada dealership. We will be happy to discuss trim options, answer financing questions, and (most importantly) help you schedule a test drive. 

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