LOS ANGELES—Welcome to the most obvious car review you will ever read. Mazda took a car we love, the 2020 Automobile All-Stars alumnus Mazda3, and added an engine we love, the 250-horsepower, 2.5-liter turbo four-cylinder from its biggest SUV, the CX-9. In doing so, Mazda fixed the biggest flaws of both: The Mazda 3 needed more power and the 2.5T engine needed a better wrapper. What’s the 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo AWD like to drive? After our test, we know it’s every bit as brilliant as the regular Mazda 3, the chief difference being you no longer have that frustrated look on your face when you try to power out of a corner. But there is plenty more to talk about.
2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo AWD Test: Still Not the Car We Hoped For
Why? Because Mazda’s engineers are freaking brilliant. I’ll spare you the