Mazda has now joined (not literally) Nissan in offering AWD sedans.

The new Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback has available AWD. 186hp, 186tq and it's lighter than the old discontinued Dart + more power (fwd version vs fwd it's lighter).

So buyers that don't want to buy a compromise version of an "everybody has one" watered down AWD minivan have more choices than just the premium brands like BMW, Audi etc... or that don't want a WRX.