Vehicle Details: 2020 Mazda3 Technology
The 2020 Mazda3 is a premium compact car with engaging driving dynamics, head-turning exterior style and a beautifully crafted interior. One of its greatest strengths, however, is its technology. Enhancing convenience, connectivity, entertainment, safety and even performance, the Mazda3’s technologies provide the ingredients for automotive success.
Top-notch infotainment and connectivity
Every 2020 Mazda3 features a MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system complete with an 8.8-inch widescreen center display. It’s your window into a world of entertainment, from the more traditional HD Radio™ to Pandora® internet radio, SiriusXM® satellite radio or all of the content accessible via your smartphone. Thanks to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, you can tap into your smartphone’s favorite apps as well as contacts and playlists, all via the 8.8-inch display. And because the MAZDA CONNECT™ system is conveniently operated with the Multifunction Commander rotary dial set in the console — just aft of the gear selector — there’s need to awkwardly and unsafely reach to touch the screen with your fingers. Simply turn the dial to select your favorite song, push the dial to play it and enjoy the elevated listening experience provided by the Bose® 12-speaker premium audio sound system, which uses Centerpoint® 2 and AudioPilot® 2 technology to further enhance in-vehicle sound quality.
Active safety and driver assistance
The 2020 Mazda3 is equipped with i-ACTIVESENSE®, a suite of sophisticated safety features that use milliwave radars and cameras to help keep you better aware of your surroundings. Their ultimate goal is to help alert you to potential hazards, avoid collisions or help reduce the impact of a collision when one is unavoidable. Smart Brake Support is the most notable of the technologies included in i-ACTIVESENSE®, as it can predict an imminent impact with vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians, then warn the driver and automatically apply the brakes if necessary. Other features in the suite are Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, High Beam Control, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane-Keep Assist, Driver Attention Alert and Adaptive Front-Lighting System. All together, these technologies help improve your visibility and alertness, contributing to a more enjoyable and confident experience behind the wheel.
There’s a lot more to the way the 2020 Mazda3 drives than the controlled explosions of an internal combustion engine. With a compression ratio of 13 to 1 and a once-unthinkable thermal efficiency of 56 percent, the SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder is one of a kind. It combines variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation technologies to deliver exceptional power and low-end torque without compromising fuel economy. The Mazda3 is also offered with i-ACTIV AWD®, an advanced predictive all-wheel-drive system that actively monitors everything from your braking and steering inputs to the outside temperature and even windshield wiper use to best determine what is coming and how to react to it. Meanwhile, SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control actively adjusts power delivery and braking to make each corner smoother, enhancing comfort and reducing fatigue over long trips.
Whether it’s to enhance performance, safety or entertainment, the 2020 Mazda3’s technologies take an active role in improving every drive.
This article is presented by Capistrano Mazda.
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