The 2021 Mazda 3 compact car will offer three available engines when it goes on sale, including a new entry-level inline-4. Following the news of the return of a larger turbocharged engine, Mazda revealed a smaller 155-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 to complement the 2.5-liter engines available in the sedan and hatchback, the automaker announced Wednesday.

The smaller 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes 155-hp and 150 pound-feet of torque will come with front-wheel drive on the sedan only. A similar engine tuned to 148 hp powers the 2020 Mazda CX-3 small crossover. It likely will be the base engine offering in the Mazda 3 and may be more fuel-efficient than either of the 2.5-liters offered elsewhere in the lineup. With front-wheel drive, the 2020 CX-3 is rated by the EPA at 29 mpg city, 34 highway, 31 combined; the 2020 Mazda 3 makes 27/36/30 mpg. Mazda will disclose trim levels,…

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