Mazda3 Takes Tops Honors, Finalist Slot as 2020 World Car of The Year

Last month the dazzling new Mazda3 won the 2020 World Car Design of the Year award, based on the evaluation of an international conclave industrial designers and 86 automotive journalists. The Mazda3 was also one of 3 finalists for the top honors as the World Car of the Year.

While such sweeping pronouncements are sometimes a little too “inside baseball,” the accolades for the Mazda3 match up pretty well with the opinion of Mazda3 owners and even automotive designers and executives of competing car-makers.

The Mazda3 has been a perennial favorite for many years for its affordable value, exceptional road manners and really fun-to-drive performance attributes.

The philosophy of the car as art, referred by the auto maker as Kodo design, is expressed in the Mazda3, with a sculpted exterior that accentuates the dynamic beauty of motion … even when this sensuous compact AWD hatchback is standing still.

The motor sports exuberance of the $22,000 to $28,000 Mazda3 comes courtesy of a186 horsepower 2.5 liter 4 cylinder plant with the SkyActiv-G torque vectoring tech that regulates power delivery and braking for exceptional handling response.