2022 Mazda 3

MSRP $20,650 Est.

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2022 Mazda 3 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 20, 2021

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The upcoming 2022 Mazda 3 is all set to roll out its impressive line-up of 2022 fleet by the mid of 2021. The popular Mazda3 packs a robust powertrain and showcases all unique body designs with great comfort for 5 persons on the inside. The recently redesigned Mazda3 shifted the paradigm of the sedan segment offering a unique bodywork and a prominent shoulder line. However, it will be fun to see how the 2022 Mazda 3 gets hold of the sedan market with all the new offerings.

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Pros

Athletic handling

Powerful 2.5L Turbo block underneath

Multiple advanced safety features and driver aids

Sleek and sporty body profile 

Best-in-class fuel efficiency

Cons

Poor Cargo capacity

Cramped seating arrangement

What's New?

Refreshed 2.0L engine for the base trim 

Retuned 2.5L Turbo for higher trims

A new list of standard features

New safety package with more standard features


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20650

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

engine type

horsepower

186 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

Base $20,650 Est. onwards

186 hp @ 6000 rpm |

Colors and Styles

2022 Mazda 3 in Sonic Silver Metallic color 2022 Mazda 3 in Snow White Pearl color 2022 Mazda 3 in Deep Crystal Blue color
Sonic Silver Metallic

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The 2022 Mazda Mazda3 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. The value-packed 2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan is expected to bring commendable changes with a new engine and performance figures and will cost around $24,435 for the base trim.

2022 Mazda 3 Features

Mazda has a stellar reputation for offering true value for money by keeping its fleet updated with the latest technology and refined performance. Every trim level of the Mazda Mazda3 sedan gets a host of standard features. The 2022 model is built on the same platform as the 2019 redesign version. However, the list of features has been essentially upgraded and the prices have rocketed higher by upto $3,000.

The 2022 Mazda 3 lineup remains unchanged but the new powertrain features a potent 2.0L inline-4 engine coupled with a 6-speed Automatic transmission. The duo generates robust power numbers for the long run. Overall reliability of the car is expected to be the best in its class. The safety package on all the trims has been enhanced and offers great assistance while driving the sedan.

Model

Base

Select

Preferred

Premium

MSRP (FWD) (Estd)

$24,345 (Expected)

$25,900(Expected)

$26,300(Expected)

$31,500(Expected)

MSRP (AWD) (Estd)

N/A

$28,200(Expected)

$29,000(Expected)

$33,500(Expected)

Key Features

Daytime Running Lights

Adds/Upgrades to Base

Adds/Upgrades to Select

Adds/Upgrades to Preferred

 

16-inch Alloy Wheels

Apple CarPlay

8-way Power-adjustable Driver's Seat

Windshield-project Active Driving Display

 

Body-colored, Dual-folding, Power Side Mirrors

18-inch Aluminum Alloy Wheels

Side Mirror Memory Adjustment

Distance Pacing Cruise Control

 

i-ActivSense Driver Assist

Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Power-sliding Glass Moonroof 

 

Adaptive Cruise Control 

Body-colored, Folding, Heated, Power Side Mirrors w/Integrated Turn Signals

Black Metallic-finish Front Grille

Adaptive Front-lighting System

 

Blind-spot Monitoring

Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control System

Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors

Paddle Shifters

 

Rain-sensing Windshield Wipers

Android Auto

Variable Heated Front Seats

Leather-trimmed Sport Seats

 

8.8-inch Center Display

Leather-finish Interior

 

 

The Mazda3 has bumped up the price for the 2022 year but the vehicle adds more features now. Safety has been one of the topmost priorities of Mazda. The sedan gets the i-Activsense package that is capable of protecting the passengers from accidents by totally avoiding it. It comes with advanced driver aids that warn the driver before a collision.

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A true value for money is offered by the Select trim with a wide range of standard features and a unique infotainment suite which were 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. 

Price:

The 2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan is expected to be a carryover model of the 2019 redesign. The line-up will offer seven trims with an expected starting price of $24,345 and goes up to $33,500 for the top-level model. 

Release Date:

The automaker has not officially announced the launch date of the latest sedan but it is expected to come out by the mid of 2021.

2022 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance

Mazda has mastered the art of offering a robust powertrain for its fleet that has both high power and efficiency. The 2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan gets a base 2.0L inline-4 engine coupled with a 6-speed Automatic. A refreshed 2.5L Turbo engine is loaded in the higher trims to deliver staggering power numbers. The couple is expected to generate around 227 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque output. Exhilarating acceleration can be expected from the power sedan.

Speculations suggest that the new Mazda Mazda3 can sprint a 0-60 MPH in 5.5 seconds with the 2.5L Turbo engine underneath and around 7.9 seconds with the 2.0L engine. Competitors like Honda Civic and Kia Forte also offer sensational acceleration. The Civic is capable of clocking the same in 7.7 seconds while the Forte in 8.2 seconds. Athletic control and impressive cornering agility are showcased by the 2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan.

Models

2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan

2021 Kia Forte

2021 Honda Insight

2021 Hyundai Elantra

MSRP

$24,345

$19,885 (est.)

$24,125

$20,655

Engine

2.0L Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Inline Four-Cylinder

1.5L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Inline Four-Cylinder

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

CVT

CVT

CVT

Power

186 hp @ 6,000 RPM

148 hp @ 6,200 RPM

151 hp @ 6,000 RPM

147 hp @ 6,200 RPM

Torque

186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

99 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM

132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

*2021 MY data used for reference

The new Mazda Mazda3 gets two engine options according to your need. To keep the base price compelling, the sedan equips a 2.0L engine. For those who are looking for class-leading power, a more powerful 2.5L Turbo engine is available. Competitors like Kia Forte and Honda Civic also deliver potent power numbers.

2022 Mazda 3 Fuel Economy

One of the most impressive aspects of the new 2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan is its highly efficient powertrain. The fuel economy offered along with stellar power numbers is truly commendable. Keeping the 6-speed automatic transmission standard throughout the line-up, the sedan is expected to offer a combined mileage of 30 MPG. A long driving range is sufficient for long weekend getaway trips. A sleeker body profile helps in maintaining good dynamic stability and performance.

Models

2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan

2021 Kia Forte

2021 Honda Insight

2021 Hyundai Elantra

MPG (City)

26

27

55

33

MPG (Highway)

35

37

46

43

MPG (Combined)

30

31

52

37

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

13.2

14

10.6

14

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

343/462/396

378/518/434

583/519/551

462/602/518

*2021 MY data used for reference

The most efficient of the lot is the Honda Insight with 52 combined MPG mileage. The driving range of the Mazda Mazda3 is quite good, thanks to the better economy and a large fuel tank. The Hyundai Elantra also offers impressive mileage and a long driving range. The 2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan is expected to offer better efficiency with the refreshed powertrain and sleek body profile.

2022 Mazda 3 Interior

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 Mazda3 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. Central armrest and 8-way power adjustments with 2-way power memory lumbar support are added for utmost relaxation.

In terms of infotainment, the Mazda Mazda3 equips a standard 8.8-inch screen, a 12-speaker premium sound system by Bose, and a head-up display to maintain focus on the road at all times. The latest connectivity options including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth makes media streaming faster.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.

Models

2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan

2021 Kia Forte

2021 Honda Insight

2021 Hyundai Elantra

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38/55.7/42.3

38.8/56.1/42.2

39.3/56.9/42.3

40.6/56.5/42.3

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

37.3/53.5/35.1

37.5/55.3/35.7

36.9/55/37.4

37.3/55.6/38

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

13.2

15.3

15.1

14.2

*2021 figures used for reference

After the fourth-generation launch of the Mazda Mazda3 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. Competitors like Hyundai Elantra and Honda Insight also showcase capacious cabin space and the latest tech amenities inside. 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
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Dual-zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Cruise Control with Steering Wheel Controls
  • Valet function
  • Front and Rear cupholders
  • 12-speaker sound system by Bose
  • MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system
  • 8.8-inch center display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • HD Radio
  • Pandora internet radio integration
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a 3-month subscription and traffic sign recognition

2022 Mazda 3 Exterior

The exterior of the car has been on top of its game, attracting all eyes. A sleek profile with sporty alloy wheels and modern LED lights give a striking look and feel to the sedan. The front packs a massive black-finished grille with a chrome logo in the center.

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 cargo capacity of the car is the best-in-class, sufficient for long weekend getaways.

Models

2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan

2021 Kia Forte

2021 Honda Insight

2021 Hyundai Elantra

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,071

2,707

2,987

2,868

Length (inches)

183.5

182.7

183.6

184.1

Width (inches)

70.7

70.9

71.6

71.9

Height (inches)

56.9

56.5

55.6

55.7

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.5

5.3

NA

5.3

Wheelbase (inches)

107.3

106.3

106.3

107.1

*2021 MY data used for reference

The lightest of the segment is the Kia Forte while the heaviest is the Mazda Mazda3 Sedan. The body of the sedan is longer and gets a better ground clearance. The widest wheelbase is featured by the new Mazda Mazda3. Competitors like Hyundai Elantra and Honda Insight also offer a striking body structure and upbeat design. 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

2022 Mazda 3 Safety

High-quality cars equipped with advanced safety systems and driver aids deliver great passenger protection. A great value for money is offered by the latest line-up of Mazda Mazda3 Sedan with loads of standard safety features. The body is built on the fourth-generation redesign platform that is strong and has good resistance to impact.

Advanced features include side-impact beams, lane keep assist system (LKAS) that gets lane-keeping assist and lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring (BSM), tire specific low tire pressure warning, 360-degree view monitor backup camera, and airbag occupancy sensor. Basic features like stability control, ABS and driveline traction control, and dual-stage airbags package are equipped.

  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning under the Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
  • Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM)
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • 360-degree View Monitor Back-up Camera

2022 Mazda 3 Competition

2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan vs 2021 Kia Forte

In terms of performance, the Mazda Mazda3 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. The wheel size of the Mazda Mazda3 is bigger than that of Forte. Interior space looks much more premium in the Mazda Mazda3 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. The Mazda Mazda3 gets Cruise Control while the Kia Forte gets Smart Cruise Control (SCC). Other advanced features are similar in both cars.

2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan vs 2021 Honda Insight

The Honda Insight has a longer and lower body profile. The Mazda Mazda3 Sedan features a bigger 2.0- or 2.5- Liter engine compared to Insight’s 1.5L Turbo block. Interior space is packed with plush seating and gets ample in-cabin storage as well. The trunk capacity of Insight is more capacious than the Mazda Mazda3.

The infotainment system and connectivity options are updated in both cars. The Mazda Mazda3 gets a more mesmerizing music experience with the 12-speaker sound system by Bose compared to the Insight’s 6- or 8- speaker setup. Advanced safety systems and driver aids are included in both packages.

2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan vs 2021 Hyundai Elantra

The Mazda Mazda3 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 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan gets an additional 2.5L Turbo engine option. The exterior profile of the Elantra looks much sleeker than the Mazda Mazda3.

Ground clearance of Mazda Mazda3 is more than Elantra. 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.

2022 Mazda 3 Final Verdict

The latest version of Mazda Mazda3 will be a carryover model of the fourth-generation redesign. Two engine options are available in the line-up with seven trim levels. The basic price is impressive and offers great value for money. Higher trims get more advanced features and a bigger engine.

The exterior and interior of the 2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan give a strong impression with its impeccable attention to detail and quality material usage. Advanced safety features and driver aids are available to ensure complete passenger protection. Overall, the 2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan is expected to offer a good mix of performance, style, and utility.

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