2022 Mazda 3

MSRP $20,650 Est.

Ranked #14 in Sedan

2022 Mazda 3 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 25, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The upcoming 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan is all set to roll out its impressive line-up of 2022 fleet by the mid of 2021, without next-to-no major changes. Now here to establish itself as a premium sedan, after the latest 2019 redesign, we only expect certain color pallette changes this time around. Coming in hot with the same set of specs and features, the 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan is all set to be priced at an MSRP of $21,150.

The popular Mazda 3 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 2.5L NA and a 2.5L turbo unit add onto the potent powertrain lineup, whereas the 2.0L NA Inline-4 engine is still the standard engine on offer. The recently redesigned Mazda 3 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 tough competition from the likes of the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, and the Kia Forte.

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Pros

Powerful 2.5L Turbo block underneath

Multiple advanced safety features and driver aids

Sleek and sporty body profile 

Cons

Poor Cargo capacity

Cramped seating arrangement

Worst-in-class fuel efficiency

What's New?

No new changes for 2022


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20650

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

131 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

155 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

150 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

11.6/10.4 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

107.3 in.

length

183 in.

width

70.7 in.

height

56 in.

curb weight

3071 lbs.

ground clearance

5.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

92.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.2 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.1 sec.

zero to 100 mph

14.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

169 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

28/31/36 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base$20,650 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Mazda 3 in Sonic Silver Metallic color
Sonic Silver Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.0

Engine and Performace

6.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.5

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

6.0

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


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. The engine options for the year 2022 remain the same. Moreover, for 2023, it is expected that the value-packed 2022 Mazda3 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.

What is the Price of the 2022 Mazda 3?

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 $21,150 and goes all the way up to $33,500 for the top-level model. 

What is the Release Date of the 2022 Mazda 3?

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.


8.0/10
Features

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2022 Mazda 3 Buying Advice

A true value for money deal is offered by the Select trim of the 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan, with a wide range of standard features and a unique infotainment suite that 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.

2022 Mazda 3 Features

8.0/10

The 2022 Mazda 3 sedan is offered in over 4 varied trim structures, namely Base, Select, Preferred, and Premium, with prices starting from an expected MSRP of $21,150. Mazda has a stellar reputation for offering true value for money deals by keeping its fleet updated with the latest technology and also aided with a refined performance quotient. Every trim level of the 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 up to $2,000.

Model

Base

Select

Preferred

Premium

MSRP (FWD) (Estd)

$21,150

$24,000

$27,000

$31,500

MSRP (AWD) (Estd)

N/A

$25,500

$29,000

$33,500

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 2022 Mazda 3 lineup remains unchanged but the existing 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. Moreover, a 2.5L NA and a 2.5L turbo-four engine have also been carried forward into this year. The Mazda 3 sedan 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.

2022 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance

7.5/10

Both the hatchback and sedan feel composed on straight and twisty roads and provide a refined ride quality - Car and Driver

Mazda has mastered the art of offering a robust powertrain for its fleet that has both high power and efficiency. The 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan gets a base 2.0L NA inline-4 engine coupled with a 6-speed Automatic. This delivers about 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. A refreshed 2.5L Turbo engine is loaded in the higher trims to deliver staggering power numbers. The couple is expected to generate around 250 hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque output. Exhilarating acceleration can be expected from the power sedan.

Furthermore, apart from the two engine options, a 2.5L naturally aspirated Inline-4 engine is also in play, as it generates 186 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. Although the hatchback variants get a 6-Speed manual variant, the sedan model just gets the 6-Speed automatic. Speculations suggest that the new Mazda 3 can sprint from 0-60 MPH in 5.9 seconds with the 2.5L Turbo engine underneath and around 7.9 seconds with the 2.0L engine.

Models

2022 Mazda 3 Sedan

2021 Kia Forte

2021 Honda Civic

2021 Hyundai Elantra

MSRP

$21,150

$19,390

$21,700

$19,650

Engine

2.5L Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L NA 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

158 hp @ 6,000 RPM

147 hp @ 6,200 RPM

Torque

186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

138 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM

132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

0-60 MPH 7.9 sec 8.1 sec 8.2 sec 8.3 sec
Quarter Mile 16.2 sec 16.4 sec 16.3 sec 16.4 sec

Competitors like Honda Civic and Kia Forte also offer sensational acceleration. The Civic is capable of clocking the same in 8.1 seconds while the Forte in 8.2 seconds. Athletic control and impressive cornering agility are showcased by the 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan. The non-turbo models might not excite you, but the turbo variant is certainly top-notch. For 2022, the fun-to-drive nature of the Mazda 3 Sedan is certainly retained.

2022 Mazda 3 Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan, with its base engine setup, is rated at 28 MPG in the city and 36 MPG out on the highway. One of the most impressive aspects of the new 2022 Mazda 3 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 31 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 3 Sedan

2021 Kia Forte

2021 Honda Civic

2021 Hyundai Elantra

MPG (City)

28

29

30

33

MPG (Highway)

36

40

38

43

MPG (Combined)

31

33

33

37

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

13.2

14

12.4

12.4

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

343/462/396

378/518/434

583/519/551

462/602/518

The most efficient of the lot is the Hyundai Elantra with 37 combined MPG mileage. The driving range of the Mazda 3 Sedan is quite good, thanks to the better economy and a large fuel tank. The second best in line, is the Kia Forte, with 33 MPG combined efficiency and a bigger 14-gallon fuel tank.

2022 Mazda 3 Interior

7.0/10

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. 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 3 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 3 Sedan

2021 Kia Forte

2021 Honda Civic

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

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. Competitors like Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic 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

7.0/10

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.

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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. Now for the MY 2022, we can expect just certain color pallette changes, rather than a full redesign.

Models

2022 Mazda 3 Sedan

2021 Kia Forte

2021 Honda Civic

2021 Hyundai Elantra

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,100

2,769

2,771

2,725

Length (inches)

183.5

182.7

182.7

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

5.5

5.3

Wheelbase (inches)

107.3

106.3

106.3

107.1

The lightest of the segment is the Hyundai Elantra 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 3 Sedan, which further accentuates for a better spacious cabin. Competitors like Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic 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
  • Power sunroof
  • LED DRLs with Auto On/Off headlamps

2022 Mazda 3 Safety

6.0/10

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 the 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan with loads of standard safety features. The body is built on the fourth-generation redesigned 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 also equipped.

2022 Mazda 3 Competition

6.0/10

2022 Mazda 3 Sedan vs 2021 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. The wheel size of the Mazda Mazda3 is bigger than that of Forte. 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. The Mazda 3 Sedan gets Cruise Control while the Kia Forte gets Smart Cruise Control (SCC). Other advanced features are similar in both cars.

2022 Mazda 3 Sedan vs 2021 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 exterior profile of the Elantra looks much sleeker than the Mazda 3.

Ground clearance of Mazda 3 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 the Mazda 3 Sedan will be 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. Also, Advanced safety features and driver aids are available to ensure complete passenger protection. Overall, the 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan is expected to offer a good mix of performance, style, and utility.


2022 Mazda 3 Sedan FAQs

Does the 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan come in AWD?

Yes, the 2022 Mazda 3 Sedan does come in both FWD and AWD setups.

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 th higher trims in th lineup are treated with a Bose 12-Speaker setup.

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