Mazda3 4WD: All-Terrain Vehicle

To start off on a solid note, the new Mazda3 was chosen by a panel of 38 judges from among the 194 selected vehicles, which were finally narrowed down to 10 for the final. The latest success for the 2020 Mazda3 comes one week after it was voted “Car of the Year” by the same panel of judges. Being a remarkable car, the Japanese automaker is going one step further by offering off-road versions. The GS and GT models are designed to make us forget winter; driving has never been easier. L’Ami Junior Mazda in Chicoutimi in the heart of the Saguenay region tells us all about the Mazda3 4WD.


As noted at the very beginning, the Mazda3 has distinguished itself in the compact sedan category with its interior and exterior design, its on-board technologies, as well as its level of quality and equipment. This award, which was earned in the face of stiff competition, particularly from Premium vehicles, makes it the best ambassador for the segment. This segment comprises the strategic heart of the market with sedans averaging 4.35 m in length and a variety of body styles (4- and 5-door bodies).

The Mazda3 won this trophy over the following vehicles: BMW 1 Series, Mercedes A Class Sedan, Mercedes CLA and Skoda Scala. By making the decision to offer a four-wheel drive system with the new Mazda3 generation, the Japanese manufacturer is attracting the attention of many drivers in Quebec. In fact, the famous AWD ensures a skillful vehicle on slippery roads and allows you to get into off-road terrain more easily thanks to responsive system.

As such, the 2020 Mazda AWD normally sends the power of its engine to the front wheels, but it can also power the rear wheels when the need arises. You’ll also feel the difference when you have to negotiate corners. The Mazda3 GT version is equipped with a 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, Skyactiv-G technology engine with cylinder deactivation. The GS version can receive this engine as an option. And while the GT version can count on a standard 6-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission, the GS version can also benefit from this optional transmission. With these two conditions in place, the 2020 Mazda3 4WD is ready for the great off-road adventure with 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels for the GT version and 16-inch wheels for the GS version.

The benefits of 4WD can’t be overemphasized, as they provide you with greater versatility on the road, greater stability and the most intuitive driving experience possible. The i-Activ all-wheel drive system constantly monitors changing driving conditions to anticipate potential traction losses. Whatever the weather conditions (rain, sleet, snow, etc.) or the type of terrain, i-Activ all-wheel drive responds reliably and appropriately. Mazda engineers designed this version of i-Activ all-wheel drive to save fuel by distributing power only when you need it.

All in all, the Mazda3 4WD was designed to take you off the beaten path. It’s versatile, powerful and efficient with 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. It’s economical, intuitive, and elegant with its luxurious, user-friendly and highly technological interior. With the Mazda3 4WD, you’ll enjoy driving, no matter what the weather conditions or the surface you’re driving on!


In the heart of Saguenay, in Chicoutimi, L’Ami Junior Mazda welcomes you with consideration and respect. Its talented team will guide you according to your budget. Our experienced consultants know how to listen, discuss your needs and enjoy offering you the options that best suit your desires. L’Ami Junior Mazda is also a team of highly qualified and certified technicians who will take care of your vehicle.

Don’t wait any longer, trust L’Ami Junior Mazda to help you save big. Take advantage of our current promotional offers and low prices. Book a road test today for the purchase or lease of your next Mazda3 4WD.

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Posted in On Aug 14, 2020