Miles Branman reviews the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback in Premium AWD trim in Crystal Soul Red paint with the 6-speed automatic transmission. Introduced as an all-new generation last year, the Mazda3 hatch competes with the Honda Civic Sport Hatch, Toyota Corolla Hatch, and Volkswagen Golf as a fun-to-drive (not hot) hatchback.

The Premium AWD sits atop the Mazda3 range and comes with goodies like heated leather seats, a head-up display, keyless entry, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, and black 18-inch wheels. Standard on all Mazda3’s is an 8.8-inch infotainment, 7-inch TFT display, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, and automatic emergency braking, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.