Searching for a sporty, compact car that is perfect for driving around Toms River? If Mazda and Mercedes-Benz are on your shortlist of carmakers, you have a bunch of great models to pick from.

Let’s take a look at the 2021 Mazda3 and how it compares to one of its top competitors, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. 

Tech Features  

Mazda vehicles are usually some of the best in the business when it comes to tech. Every Mazda3 comes with a user-friendly 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen, along with other standard features like: 

  • Remote keyless entry 
  • Push-button start 
  • Voice command 
  • HD radio 
  • Eight-speaker stereo 
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Two USB ports

By comparison, the touchscreen that comes with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class measures only seven inches. 

Safety Features 

In addition to tech, Mazda vehicles are also known for their advanced safety features. The built-in components in the Mazda3 include:  

  • Automatic high-beam headlights 
  • Lane keep assist 
  • Driver attention monitoring 
  • Rearview camera 
  • Lane departure warning 
  • Blind-spot monitoring 
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers 

Some of the same features come with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. However, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and lane departure warning will require an upgrade at an additional cost.

Cargo Space  

The 2021 Mazda3 may be on the smaller side, but it still offers a good amount of cargo space. The trunk in this sedan boasts 13.2 cubic feet, and that increases to 20.1 cubic feet in the hatchback model. Plus, the rear seats in both body styles fold flat, which opens up more space for your stuff.

The trunk in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class can only be described as tiny, as it offers just 8.6 cubic feet of space  

Want to check out the new Mazda3 in person? Come down to Lester Glenn Mazda to get the full experience. We’ll help you find a model that best suits your needs!