Editors’ Picks: Top Cars We Drove in 2021

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
2021 Mazda Mazda3 2.5 Turbo
Every Mazda3 we’ve ever driven has been a fun, engaging car, and the new Mazda3 2.5 Turbo is the best Mazda3 yet. The additional torque is immediate — for normal acceleration and everyday driving, little throttle input is needed in most situations. And the torque is always available at any speed — often with no need for a transmission downshift unless aggressive acceleration is required. The Mazda3 2.5 Turbo shines during spirited driving on twisty back roads. The chassis and steering feel responsive and balanced, and the advantage provided by all-wheel drive is immediate, delivering torque to the rear wheels to maintain balance through corners. A practical, compact hatchback at its core, the 2021 Mazda Mazda3 2.5 Turbo is the best Mazda3 ever, and one of the best hot hatches as well.

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