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The 2021 Mazda3 in Kelowna, BC: A Compact Car with Available All-Wheel Drive

(Posted on Dec 14, 2020 at 01:43PM by Josh Lew)
2021 mazda3 for sale okanagan bcThe 2021 Mazda3 has something rare in the compact car market: all-wheel drive. This option provides better road grip and makes it easier to handle adverse conditions. 

A 4x4 drivetrain is optional on the Mazda3 GS and GT, and standard on the 100th Anniversary Edition. It gets paired with a 2.5L Skyactiv I-4 engine. A turbocharged variant that provides up to 250 horsepower comes on the two higher-tier trims.

While AWD does increase fuel consumption, these versions of the 2021 Mazda3 remain quite economical. The standard front-wheel-drive gets 6.6 L/100 km on the highway and 8.7 L/100 km in the city. 4x4 only raises these numbers to 7.4 and 9.5, respectively, and the turbo engine inches them up to 7.5 and 10.1.

AWD is rare in the compact market. Whether Kelowna car shoppers choose it or not, they will get other innovations that make the Mazda3 extremely easy to drive. For example, G-Vectoring Control Plus is a system that adjusts torque based on the forces acting on the vehicle. This feature is useful on curves and corners, and it comes standard on all trims. 

If you would like to test a 2021 Mazda3 to decide if front-wheel or four-wheel drive is the better option, contact our Kelowna, BC dealership today. 

The 2021 Mazda3 Brings an Impressive Turbocharged Engine to Okanagan, BC

(Posted on Dec 10, 2020 at 03:23PM by Josh Lew)
2021 mazda3 best price okanagan bcThe 2021 Mazda3 is a five-seat compact vehicle that stands out because of its sporty performance. The two base trims, the GX and GS, boast a 2.0L Skyactiv I-4 engine. Meanwhile, a larger 2.5L version of this motor is standard on the GT. 

Thanks to these powertrains, the 2021 Mazda3 is among the best in the compact car market. However, it truly eclipses the competition with a turbocharged 2.5L Skyactiv I-4, available on GT models and standard on the 100th Anniversary Edition. 

The turbocharged variation provides 250 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft of torque when fed premium 93 octane fuel and 227 hp and 310 lb.-ft using standard gas. 

This I-4 relies on a six-speed automatic transmission. Owners who want a hands-on experience will be happy to know that there is a manual mode, activated by a drive selection switch. Both 2021 Mazda3 GT with Turbo and 100th Anniversary Edition come with a paddle shifter. 

Both turbocharged trims have a FWD drivetrain. You can also opt for i-Activ AWD, which enhances road grip and improves performance in bad weather.   

If you would like to try the 2021 Mazda3 100th Anniversary Edition or GT with Turbo, contact our Okanagan, BC dealership today to schedule a test drive. 

The 2021 Mazda3 Brings High-End Interior Features to the Compact Car Market in Kelowna, BC

(Posted on Dec 9, 2020 at 03:00PM by Josh Lew)
2021 mazda3 for sale in kelowna bcThe 2021 Mazda3 is a compact vehicle that seats five and has excellent fuel economy. The 2.0L and 2.5L Skyactiv I-4 engines get 6.4 and 6.5 L/100 km, respectively, on the highway. 

Mazda3s separate themselves from their peers with their interiors. All trims have an 8.8-inch Connect touchscreen interface, Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Also, the 2021 GT and 100th Anniversary Edition models boast a 12-speaker premium Bose sound system. 

The 2021 Mazda3 100th Anniversary Edition has leather seats and an eye-catching Garnet red and black colour scheme that stretches to the carpet and floor mats. This trim also boasts subtle luxury design elements, like an auto-dimming, frame-less rearview mirror. 

The 10-way power-adjustable driver's chair with memory feature and the leather-wrapped steering wheel add to the 100th Anniversary Edition's premium feel. However, all 2021 Mazda3 models have heated seats, rear row vents, and easily-accessible USB ports and electrical outlets.  

The Mazda3, like the automaker's other recent models, boasts the i-Activesense suite of sensor-connected safety features. The compact sedan has blind-spot monitoring and smart brake assist. The 100th Anniversary Edition has additional high-tech elements. It offers the Home Link Wireless Control System and a windshield-projected Active Driving Display (ADD). 

If you would like to see the inside of the 100th Anniversary Edition or the other 2021 Mazda3 trims, contact our Kelowna, BC dealership today to schedule a test drive.