2022 Mazda 3

Rating7.3

Ranked #7 in Compact Sedan

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Starting MSRP $20,650 - $33,100
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Key Spec of 2022 Mazda 3
fuel economy

28/31/36

fuel type

Gasoline

horsepower

155 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

3yr./ 36,000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Powerful 2.5L Turbo block underneath

Poor Cargo capacity

New Platinum Quartz Metallic exterior shade

Multiple advanced safety features and driver aids

Cramped seating arrangement

New Mazda3 2.5 S Carbon Edition model

Sleek and sporty body profile 

Worst-in-class fuel efficiency

2022 Mazda 3 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: January 2, 2023

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The new Mazda 3 2022 is all set to roll out its impressive line-up by the mid of 2021, with just a couple of minor updates. There is a new 2.5 S Carbon Edition model on offer now with Polymetal Gray paint and added features. The 2022 Mazda 3 sedan also gets a brand-new Platinum Quartz Metallic paint color option. Coming in hot with the same set of specs and features, the 2022 Mazda 3 price starts at an MSRP of $21,150 excluding the destination fee with a price hike of $570 over the previous model year



Featuring an 8-trim lineup of Base, 2.5 S, Select, Preferred, Carbon Edition, Premium, Turbo, and Turbo Premium Plus, the 2022 Mazda 3 MSRP can be an expense of $22,215-$34,515 this season. Having said that, it simply translates to the fact that the range-leader 2022 Mazda 3 Turbo Premium Plus will cost you $12,300 more than the Base for enhanced specs and assets. 

Model

Invoice Price

MSRP

Base

$21,246 $22,215
2.5 S $22,153 $23,165

Select

$23,443

$24,515

Preferred $25,019 $26,165
Carbon Edition $26,597 $27,815
Premium $27,503 $28,765
Turbo $30,561 $31,965
Turbo Premium Plus $32,998 $34,515

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2022 Mazda 3 for Sale

The Mazda 3 sedan lease deals begin at $304/month for a 36-month tenure with an annual mileage limit of 10,000 miles. The Mazda 3 finance offers start at $362/month at 3.9% APR for 60 months. Both buying options require a $2,499 down payment as standard. 


For budget-oriented buyers, the used Mazda 3 can be availed of with a base price of $1,200. Going for older model years like the 2020 Mazda 3 could be a matter of $16,900 and Mazda 3 2020 can cost as much as $32,998 along with a listing of up to 296 in total.

Model Year

Staring Inventory Price

No. Of Listing

2022 Mazda 3 (Check Now) $23,418 16

2021 Mazda 3

$12,500 232
2020 Mazda 3 $16,900 159
2019 Mazda 3 $14,990 337
2018 Mazda 3 $9,978 593
2017 Mazda 3 $7,999 390
2016 Mazda 3 $6,099 436
2015 Mazda 3 $6,900 393
2014 Mazda 3 $6,900 327
2013 Mazda 3 $2,550 333
2012 Mazda 3 $2,545 393
2011 Mazda 3 $2,299 287

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The 2022 Mazda 3 Select model offers the most value-for-money option to its buyers with an impressive list of standard features and an affordable price tag.


The popular Mazda3 2022 packs a robust powertrain and showcases all unique body designs with great comfort for 5 average-sized adults on the inside. On the powertrain front, a 2022 Mazda 3 Turbo offers better performance, whereas the 2.0L NA Inline-4 engine helps with the 2022 Mazda 3 MPG ratings. The Mazda 3 hatchback 2022 offers more practicality with larger cargo space than the Mazda 3 trunk space. The recently redesigned 2022 Mazda 3 sedan offers unique bodywork and a prominent shoulder line, which is needed as it goes up against the likes of the segment's favorite Honda Civic, the affordable Hyundai Elantra, and the feature-rich Kia Forte.




Over All Rating

7.3Out of 10

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Notable Rankings

#7 in Compact Sedan

#14 in Sedan


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Trims

Base$20,650 onwards
  • 16-Inch alloy wheels
  • 60/40-Split folding rear seats
  • 8.8-Inch infotainment display
  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) w/ Auto-Leveling Headlights
  • Polymetal Gray exterior paint
  • Red leather seats w black cross stitching
S$21,750 onwards
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Select$23,100 onwards
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Preferred$24,750 onwards
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Carbon Edition$26,400 onwards
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Premium$27,350 onwards
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2.5 Turbo$30,550 onwards
2.5 Turbo Premium Plus$33,100 onwards

New Mazda 3 For Sale

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5New
Elmwood Park, IL

2022 Mazda 3 Sedan

Dealer Price
$23,765
Est. $322/mo
Good deal
$1,505 Below market
RMV: $25,270
Fuel Economy N/A
MSRP $23,765
Listed On 07 Jan 2022 (390 Days)
19
5New
Price Drop, $1196
Earlier Price: $27790
20 Dec 2022
Fallston, MD

2023 Mazda 3 Sedan

Dealer Price
$26,594
Est. $361/mo
Good deal
$1,691 Below market
RMV: $28,285
Fuel Economy N/A
MSRP $27,790
Listed On 18 Dec 2022 (45 Days)
8
32New
Merrillville, IN

2023 Mazda 3 Sedan

Dealer Price
$26,615
Est. $361/mo
Good deal
$1,670 Below market
RMV: $28,285
Fuel Economy N/A
MSRP $26,615
Listed On 15 Dec 2022 (48 Days)
15
5New
Fond du Lac, WI

2023 Mazda 3 Sedan

Dealer Price
$26,615
Est. $361/mo
Good deal
$1,670 Below market
RMV: $28,285
Fuel Economy N/A
MSRP $26,615
Listed On 22 Dec 2022 (41 Days)
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5New
Fremont, NE

2023 Mazda 3 Sedan

Dealer Price
$26,615
Est. $361/mo
Good deal
$1,670 Below market
RMV: $28,285
Fuel Economy N/A
MSRP $26,615
Listed On 16 Dec 2022 (47 Days)
1
10New
Price Drop, $976
Earlier Price: $24580
18 Nov 2022
Butler, PA

2022 Mazda 3 Select

Select 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Dealer Price
$23,604
Est. $320/mo
Good deal
$1,458.5 Below market
RMV: $25,062.5
Fuel Economy 30.05 mpg
MSRP $24,580
Listed On 11 Nov 2022 (82 Days)
22
5New
Price Drop, $1208
Earlier Price: $27850
15 Dec 2022
Temecula, CA

2023 Mazda 3 Sedan

Dealer Price
$26,642
Est. $361/mo
Good deal
$1,643 Below market
RMV: $28,285
Fuel Economy N/A
MSRP $27,850
Listed On 12 Dec 2022 (51 Days)
12
5New
Price Drop, $500
Earlier Price: $25569
19 Dec 2022
Hopkins, MN

2022 Mazda 3 Preferred

Preferred 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Dealer Price
$25,069
Est. $340/mo
Good deal
$1,508.5 Below market
RMV: $26,577.5
Fuel Economy 30.05 mpg
MSRP $26,165
Listed On 26 Oct 2022 (98 Days)
1
23New
Price Drop, $830
Earlier Price: $30965
13 Dec 2022
Modesto, CA

2023 Mazda 3 Premium Hatchback

Premium 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Dealer Price
$30,135
Est. $409/mo
Good deal
$1,825 Below market
RMV: $31,960
Fuel Economy 29.15 mpg
MSRP $31,465
Listed On 21 Sep 2022 (133 Days)

Colors and Styles

Build Car
Sonic Silver Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2022 Mazda 3 showcases a sleeker body profile with sharper LED headlights and a massive black-finished grille. Sides are complemented by sporty alloy wheels and sleek shoulder lines. The rear captures prominent exhaust outlets and LED taillights, giving a sporty and modern look. The interior of the Mazda 3 offers premium comfort and sporty accents with a solid build quality and features plenty of technology and creature comforts. 

The engine options for the year 2022 remain the same. That said, for 2023, it is expected that the value-packed 2023 Mazda 3 Sedan is expected to bring commendable changes with a new engine and performance figures and will cost around the $24,000 ballpark for the base trim. With a decent 79/100 J.D. Power reliability rating and an on-par 5-year cost of ownership of around $34,848, the Mazda 3 impresses in more than the obvious aspects. 


Buying Advice


A true value-for-money deal is offered by the 2022 Mazda 3 Select sedan, with a wide range of standard features and a unique infotainment suite that was previously optional. Also, the safety suite is enhanced with a list of additions to the standard model. Plush seating arrangement for five added with multiple in-cabin storages, ample legroom, creature comforts, and the latest infotainment system are included in the package for utmost comfort.

Features

8.5/10

The 2022 Mazda3 sedan is offered in over 8 different trim configurations, namely Base, 2.5 S, Select, Preferred, Carbon Edition, and Premium, along with the 2.5 Turbo and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus models. The price range lies between $21,150 and 33,450 with 3 different engine options and an option for an AWD drivetrain. Every trim level of the Mazda3 sedan gets a host of standard features. All models get the i-Activsense driver aids suite of features as standard which includes Front collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, drowsy driver monitor and auto high-beams.  

Model

Base

2.5 S

Select

Preferred

Carbon Edition

Premium

2.5 Turbo 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus

MSRP (FWD)

$21,150

$22,100

$23,450

$25,100

$26,750

-

- -

MSRP (AWD)

-

- -

$26,500

-

$29,100

$30,900 $33,450

Key Features

2.0-liter four-cylinder (155 hp & 150 lb-ft) engine

Adds/Upgrades to Base trim;

Adds/Upgrades to 2.5 S trim;

Adds/Upgrades to Select trim;

Adds/Upgrades to Preferred trim; 

Adds/Upgrades to Select trim;

Adds/Upgrades to Premium trim; Adds/Upgrades to 2.5 Turbo trim;

 

LED headlights & rain-sensing wipers

2.5-liter four-cylinder (186 hp & 186 lb-ft) engine

Mazda advanced keyless entry & ignition

Black Metallic-finish Front Grille

Polymetal Gray Metallic exterior paint

Adaptive LED headlights

2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (250 hp & 320 lb-ft) engine Front & rear parking sensors

 

Adaptive cruise control & Lane-keep assist

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration

Blind-spot monitor w/Rear cross-traffic alert

Power sunroof

Black dual-folding heated side mirrors

Paddle Shifters

Auto-dimming rear-view mirror Traffic jam assist & Rear automatic braking

 

Drowsy driver monitor & Remote vehicle monitoring & control app

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Red leather interior upholstery Head-up display Heated steering wheel Garage door transmitter & trunk lid spoiler

 

8.8-inch infotainment system w/8-speaker audio system

  Simulated leather upholstery

Heated front seats

Bose 12-speaker premium audio system Integrated navigation system Navigation system delete Navigation system

 

60/40 split-folding rear seat w/Cloth interior upholstery  

 

Power driver seat w/memory function

18-inch aluminum alloy with black finish

Leather-trimmed sport seats

Leather upholstery delete Leather interior upholstery

 

16-inch alloy wheels  

 

 

 

 

  Surround-view camera system

Apart from these safety aids, the Mazda 3 sedan also offers the 8.8-inch infotainment screen as standard across the lineup, but smartphone integration is available from the 2.5 S trim onwards. The Mazda 3 Carbon Edition gets unique styling with a premium gray metallic exterior paint color, unique alloy wheel design, and red interior upholstery. While the majority of the latest technology is available in the Premium trim, features like a surround-view camera system, traffic jam assist, and the front & rear parking sensors are reserved only for the top-end Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus model. 

Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The 2022 Mazda 3 sedan, with its base 2-liter engine setup, is rated at 28 MPG in the city and 36 MPG out on the highway while the more potent 2.5-liter 186 hp unit gets an EPA rating of 26/35 in city/highway conditions. The Mazda 3 Turbo model, on the other hand, is rated for 23/32/27 MPG in city/highway/combined conditions but it also gets AWD as standard. A 13.2-gallon fuel tank capacity is standard across the lineup and that's where the Mazda struggles in terms of the range. 

Models

2022 Mazda 3 Sedan

2022 Kia Forte

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Hyundai Elantra

MPG (City)

26

31

31

33

MPG (Highway)

35

41

40

43

MPG (Combined)

30

35

35

37

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

13.2

14.0

12.4

14.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

343/462/396

434/574/490

384/496/434

462/602/518

The most efficient of the lot is the Hyundai Elantra with 37 combined MPG mileage. Both the Kia Forte and the Honda Civic are also considerably more frugal than even the most efficient Mazda 3 model. While the smaller fuel tank capacity of the Civic compromises its range, the 3 sedan still requires the most gas station visits. 

Interior

7.4/10

Mazda managed to find that perfect balance between the ultimate expression of minimalism while still retaining easy access to the features the driver and passengers use the most - CarBuzz

The Japanese automaker has offered a plush cabin space for its budget sedan. Keeping the price tag attractive, the sedan also gets a wide range of creature comforts and updated infotainment. The 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan offers a seating layout for five. The seats are wrapped in premium leather and come with extended supports for maximum comfort during long-ride stints. Accessibility has been given special attention with everything a hand away. Also, the steering wheel-mounted controls are comfortable to operate. In terms of infotainment, the Mazda 3 equips a standard 8.8-inch screen, a 12-speaker premium sound system by Bose, and a head-up display on most models.

The latest package is expected to get a similar interior as the fourth-generation redesign. Overall ergonomics of the car look plush and sporty with soft-touch material usage and impeccable craftsmanship. After the fourth-generation launch of the Mazda 3 Sedan, the cabin has become roomier with better leg space and headroom. Both front and rear occupants can seat comfortably with added supports and leather-wrapped seating. The 13.2 cu-ft of trunk space falls a bit short when compared to its rivals but the split-folding rear seats and the neatly designed trunk area enhance the practicality quotient of the sedan. 

Models

2022 Mazda 3 Sedan

2022 Kia Forte

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Hyundai Elantra

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

38.0/55.7/42.3

38.8/56.1/42.2

39.3/57.0/42.3

40.6/56.5/42.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

37.3/53.5/35.1

37.5/55.3/35.7

37.1/56.0/37.4

37.3/55.6/38.0

Trunk Capacity (cu-ft)

13.2

15.3

14.8

14.2

Competitors like Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic also showcase capacious cabin space and the latest tech amenities inside. While the Elantra offers the most spacious cabin, the Civic isn't far too behind and also offers a marginally larger trunk. While the Forte offers the largest cargo space, the Mazda 3 interior is the least impressive in this regard. That being said, in terms of design, build quality, and material quality, it is the Mazda and Honda that feels better than the Elantra-Forte twins. 

Some of the interior features in the new Mazda 3 are:

  • Leather-wrapped seating with sporty accents
  • Heated front seats with 8-way power adjustment
  • Head-up display
  • Dual-zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • 12-speaker sound system by Bose
  • 8.8-inch MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • HD Radio & Pandora internet radio integration
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a 3-month subscription and traffic sign recognition

Exterior

9.0/10

The exterior of the 2022 Mazda 3 has been on top of its game, attracting all eyes. A sleek profile with sporty alloy wheels and modern LED lights gives a striking look and feel to the sedan. The front packs a massive black-finished grille with a chrome logo in the center. A new Platinum Quartz Metallic shade also seeps into the 2022 Mazda3 lineup.

Sharper LED headlights give an appealing look. The sides are matched with sleek shoulder lines and massive 18-inch Aluminum alloy wheels. The rear gets sporty exhaust openings and LED taillights. The Mazda 3 Carbon edition gets unique styling, wheel design and a paint scheme while the other get 6 different paint color options to choose from. 

Models

2022 Mazda 3 Sedan

2022 Kia Forte

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Hyundai Elantra

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,100

2,908

2,877

2,868

Length (in.)

183.5

182.7

183.3

184.1

Width (in.)

70.7

70.9

70.9

71.9

Height (in.)

56.9

56.5

55.7

55.7

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.5

5.3

6.7

5.3

Wheelbase (in.)

107.3

106.3

107.72

107.1

The Hyundai Elantra is the largest sedan in this comparison while the Civic offers the best ground clearance to offer. The Hyundai sedans offer a much lower stance which is only bettered by the Mazda. The larger capacity engine of the Mazda 3 also makes it the heaviest of the lot. In terms of design, while the Honda offers a smooth and simple design with the refresh, the Elantra and Forte look pretty furturistic. That said, it is the Mazda 3 that has the curves to die for. Some of the exterior features in the 2022 Mazda 3 are:

  • LED headlights and LED taillights
  • Black front grille with chrome logo
  • 18-inch Aluminum alloy wheels
  • Power sunroof
  • LED DRLs with Auto On/Off headlamps

Safety

9.9/10

A great value for money is offered by the latest line-up of the 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan with loads of standard safety features. While the NHTSA is yet to test the Mazda 3 in recent years, it shines in the tests conducted by the IIHS. It receives the coveted "Top Safety Pick+" for performing exceptionally well in its segment. The body is built on the fourth-generation redesigned platform that is strong and has good resistance to impact. Basic features like stability control, ABS and driveline traction control, and dual-stage airbags package are also equipped while many of the driver safety aids are offered right from the base trim.

  • Front and rear collision mitigation
  • Lane departure warning and lane-keep assist
  • Blind-spot monitor & Driver monitor alert
  • Traffic jam assist & smart brake support
  • Front & rear parking sensors
  • Surround-view camera system

Competition

6.0/10

2022 Mazda 3 Sedan vs 2022 Kia Forte

In terms of performance, the Mazda 3 comes upfront with a more powerful engine option and a potent base engine. Staggering acceleration is delivered by both cars. The exterior body is sleek for both and gets LED headlights and alloy wheels. Interior space looks much more premium in the Mazda 3 sedan. Impeccable attention to detail and the genteel material selection reflect ruggedness and sporty style. The latest infotainment system and connectivity options are included in both sedans. Therefore, unless budget is a concern, we would suggest opting for the Mazda. 

2022 Mazda 3 Sedan vs 2022 Honda Civic

While the Honda Civic is the priciest one in the segment, the Mazda 3 isn't far too behind. The performance from the base engines of the cars are pretty similar while both also offer a pretty stylish and spacious cabin and trunk space. It is the minor details that turn the Civic into a crowd favorite. The impressive safety & reliability ratings, premium cabin quality, high resale value, low running costs, and class-leading fuel efficiency. Unless you have to have the punchy engine under the hood of your daily driver, we recommend opting for the Civic over the Mazda 3 for the wholesome value it offers to its buyers.

2022 Mazda 3 Sedan vs 2022 Hyundai Elantra

The Mazda 3 nameplate has gained popularity for its affordable and lucrative package. Performance-wise, the base engine for both models is similar with similar power output. The 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan gets an additional 2.5L Turbo engine option. The Interior amenities of both cars are similar but superior craftsmanship can be witnessed inside the Mazda Mazda3. Advanced safety features and driver aids add an extra layer of passenger protection. While both offer a wholesome package, the exhaustive Hyundai warranty brings it back into the game. That said, the enthusiasts would have no doubt in choosing the Mazda. 

Final Verdict


The latest version of the 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan is mostly a carryover model of the fourth-generation redesign. Two engine options are available in the line-up with four trim levels. The basic price is impressive and it certainly offers great value for money. Higher trims get more advanced features and a bigger engine. The exterior and interior of the 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan give a strong impression with its impeccable attention to detail and quality material usage. For buyers who need the oomph factor and do not have any concerns refuelling their daily a rather too frequently, the Mazda 3 has hardly any competition in what it does the best. 

Features
vehicle bio
base price

$21750

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
transmission

6-speed Automatic Transmission


Mazda 3 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$17,655
5 Year Cost To Own
$34,848
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $34,848
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$2,086$1,523$1,442$1,691$1,602$8,344
Insurance$1,294$1,339$1,386$1,435$1,485$6,939
Fuel$1,830$1,884$1,941$1,999$2,059$9,713
Maintenance$282$576$456$970$1,861$4,145
RepairsNANA$125$298$435$858
Financing Interest$949$764$565$354$128$2,760
Taxes and Fees$1,508$160$150$141$130$2,089
Total Cost-To-Own$7,949$6,246$6,065$6,888$7,700$34,848
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FAQs

What is the warranty on the 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan?Despite Mazda not offering complimentary scheduled maintenance services with the Mazda 3 Sedan, the latter warranty packages on offer are rather quite comprehensive. For 2022, it gets a standard Limited warranty package of 3 years or 36,000 miles, and a Powertrain warranty package of 5 years or 50,000 miles.
What takes care of the audio requirements in the 2022 Mazda 3?The lower trims of the 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan get a standard 8-speaker audio setup, while the higher trims in the lineup are treated with a Bose 12-Speaker setup.
Does the 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan come in AWD?Yes, the 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan does come in both FWD and AWD setups.
When does the 2022 Mazda 3 come out?The 2022 Mazda 3 is all set to hit the market by mid-2021 with only a new paint color option and a new Mazda 3 2.5S Carbon Edition model

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