2022 Mazda Mazda3: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Joel Patel
Automotive Editor - November 12, 2020

Model Preview

Having recently been redesigned in 2019, the 2022 Mazda Mazda3 is expected to be a carryover model for the upcoming year. Since coming out with a fully updated model, the Mazda3 has received more standard safety features, a new turbocharged engine, a new base engine, and new trim levels. After getting a variety of changes in 2021, the 2022 Mazda3 will arrive without any changes.

When the Mazda3 arrived in 2019 as a fully redesigned vehicle, it brought an upscale design with it that will continue for the 2022 model year. Both the sedan and hatchback body styles share the same handsome styling with large grilles, sharp headlights, slim taillights, and prominent exhaust outlets. The hatchback is arguably the better-looking version, featuring a more athletic design with a thick C-pillar.

The interior of the 2022 Mazda3 will mimic the current model’s design, which is upscale and more upmarket than other mainstream options. Simple gauges, a clean dashboard, attractive controls, and high-end materials give the Mazda3 a cabin that others simply can’t match. The Mazda3 is offered with features that competitors don’t have, like leather upholstery, a standard 8.8-inch screen, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, and a head-up display. We expect the first-class materials and high-end features to make it to the 2022 model.

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The expanded powertrain lineup that Mazda introduced last year should continue to be available for the 2022 model year. Three engines will be available for the compact vehicle. The sedan comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque as standard. Hatchback models come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s rated at 186 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. That engine is optional on the sedan. Both the sedan and hatchback are offered with a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder that pumps out up to 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. All engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and come with front-wheel drive, except for models with the turbocharged engine, which come with all-wheel drive.

Every Mazda3 comes with a lengthy list of standard safety features. Lane departure warning, automatic high-beam assist, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, a driver condition monitor are standard. Available features include rear cross traffic alert, adaptive headlights, and blind spot monitoring.

Pricing & Release Date

Mazda hasn’t made any announcements about when the 2022 Mazda3 will go on sale. Based on past years, we expect the vehicle to arrive in fall 2021.

Pricing for the 2022 model hasn’t been announced yet, but we expect the sedan to range from $21,445 (including destination) to $33,395 like the current model. The 2022 Mazda3 hatchback will be slightly more expensive, but likely cost the same as the 2021 model, starting at $23,445 and going up to $34,695.

The compact Mazda3 competes against the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Golf, and Hyundai Elantra.

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