The 2021 Mazda 3 will continue to look classier than its compact classmates, but it might also be significantly more powerful than it was before. The 3 sedan and hatchback have truly luxurious interiors that transcend everything else offered for less than $25,000. While they’re not exactly the exciting driving partners that alternatives such as the Honda Civic and VW Golf are, they are engaging and sophisticated enough to draw praise. Plus, they offer all of today’s most popular driver assists and infotainment features. The Mazda 3 makes luxury affordable and defies stereotypes about so-called economy cars.