Mazda 3 G20 2019 review: snapshot
The G20 is the entry-spec engine variant in the new Mazda3 range which can be had in the Pure grade from $24,990, the Evolve grade from $26,690 and the Touring grade from $28,990.
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The Ascent Sport is the entry point into the Corolla sedan range with list pricing starting at $23,335 for the manual petrol variant (add $1500 for the CVT auto) and topping out with hybrid at $26,335.
Standard features on the Ascent Sport include: LED headlights, tail-lights and daytime running lights; 16-inch alloy wheels; an 8.0-inch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; fabric seats; air-conditioning; and a six-speaker stereo. The hybrid Ascent Sport adds climate control, proximity unlocking and 15-inch alloys.
The petrol variant has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine making 125kW/200Nm. The entry-grade Ascent Sport gives buyers a choice of a six-speed manual gearbox or a CVT auto. Grades above the Ascent Sport only come with the auto.
The hybrid combines a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine (72kW/142Nm) and an electric motor (53kW/163Nm). A CVT auto does the honours here, too.
The hybrid is the mileage hero with Toyota saying the combined fuel economy is 3.5L/100km.
The Corolla hatch scored the maximum five-star ANCAP rating when it was tested in 2018. Coming standard across the range is advanced safety equipment such as AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, active cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assistance, auto high beam, lane trace assist with lane centring and speed sign recognition.
|Ascent Sport||2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO||$17,400 – 24,200||2020 Toyota Corolla 2020 Ascent Sport Pricing and Specs|
|Ascent Sport (hybrid)||1.8L, Hyb/ULP, CVT AUTO||$18,700 – 26,070||2020 Toyota Corolla 2020 Ascent Sport (hybrid) Pricing and Specs|
|Ascent Sport + Navi (hybrid)||1.8L, Hyb/ULP, CVT AUTO||$19,400 – 27,060||2020 Toyota Corolla 2020 Ascent Sport + Navi (hybrid) Pricing and Specs|
|Ascent Sport + Navi Hybrid||1.8L, Hyb/ULP, CVT AUTO||$21,100 – 28,600||2020 Toyota Corolla 2020 Ascent Sport + Navi Hybrid Pricing and Specs|