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2022 2.0 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $21,150
2022 2.5S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $22,100
2022 2.5S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Hatchback Price:   -  From $23,100
2022 Select Package 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $23,450
2022 Select Package 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Hatchback Price:   -  From $24,450
2022 Preferred Package 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $25,100
2022 Preferred Package 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Hatchback Price:   -  From $26,100
2022 Preferred Package 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $26,500
2022 Carbon Edition 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $26,750
2022 Preferred Package 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Hatchback Price:   -  From $27,500
2022 Premium Package 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $27,700
2022 Carbon Edition 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Hatchback Price:   -  From $27,750
2022 Premium Package 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Hatchback Price:   -  From $28,700
2022 Premium Package 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $29,100
2022 Premium Package 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Hatchback Price:   -  From $30,100
2022 2.5 Turbo 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $30,900
2022 2.5 Turbo 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Hatchback Price:   -  From $31,900
2022 Premium Plus Package 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $33,450
2022 Premium Plus Package 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Hatchback Price:   -  From $34,750
Expert Rating
3.2 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Overview

What's New

The Mazda3 is improved for the 2022 model year with a new Carbon Edition trim, which adds various specification enhancements but no mechanical changes. Indeed, this compact sedan/hatchback range has been effectively unaltered since it debuted in 2019.

Choosing Your Mazda Mazda3

The Mazda3 range is available in sedan and hatchback guises, which are marketed separately. The sedan offers two gas engines, but the hatch only comes with the larger of these powerplants under its hood, while eight trim levels are offered on the sedan and seven on the hatch.

Prices start at $21,815 (all prices include destination) for the 2.0 sedan model, with a two-liter engine. The next model up is the 2.5 S sedan, priced at $24,115; from here onwards, equivalent hatchback models are available for a $1,000 premium. Where it’s available, AWD is a $1,400 upgrade, though it’s standard on 2.5 turbo models. The Mazda3 range tops out with the $35,415 Turbo Premium Plus hatch, which bucks the trend by costing $1,300 more than the sedan.

Engine Choices

Available only in the sedan’s lowest trim level, the Mazda3 range starts with a two-liter gas engine producing 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. This is supplied to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. It returns an EPA-estimated 28 miles per gallon city, 36 mpg highway, and 31 combined.

Every other sedan (and every hatchback) is powered by a 2.5-liter engine that generates 186 HP and the same lb-ft figure in normally-aspirated guise, all fed through the same six-speed 'box bar' a six-speed manual option on one or two models. High-end trims add a turbo to the 2.5-liter engine, boosting power output to 250 hp and 320 lb-ft alongside standard all-wheel drive.

Needless to say, fuel economy fluctuates depending on which engine, body style, transmission, and drivetrain you specify.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)
2.0155 hp150 lb-ft28/36/31 MPG
2.5186 hp186 lb-ft

26/35/30 (sedan 2WD)

26/34/29 (hatch 2WD)

25/33/28 (sedan 4WD)

25/31/27 (hatch AWD)

24/33/27 (hatch 2WD manual)

2.5 turbo250 hp320 lb-ft

23/31/26 (hatch AWD)

23/32/27 (sedan AWD)

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Cargo capacity for the five-seater Mazda3 stands at 13.2 cu ft in the sedan, while the hatch offers a more generous 20.1 cu ft with the rear seats in place.

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Safety Features

Whichever Mazda3 you choose, safety is catered for with eight airbags, brakeforce distribution with brake assist, traction control, and radar-guided cruise control. Driver aids include lane departure warnings and lane-keep assist, smart braking support, a driver attention alert, and high beam control. Select trims are the first to receive blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts, while Premium adds adaptive front lighting and traffic sign recognition. The latter is dropped on Turbo models but recurs on Turbo Premium Plus alongside a 360-degree view monitor, smart rear braking, and self-piloting in traffic jams.

Connectivity

The base Mazda Mazda3 sedan receives an eight-speaker stereo with HD radio, Bluetooth, and twin USB inputs controlled through an 8.8-inch center display with voice command and Mazda-connected services. S models include smartphone mirroring, while satellite radio and a superb 12-speaker Bose audio system arrive on Carbon Edition. Navigation is standard on Premium and Turbo Premium Plus, but it's absent from the base Turbo trim.

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2022 Mazda Mazda3 2.0 – MSRP from $21,815

Available exclusively as a sedan with the smallest two-liter engine, base Mazda3s come with automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, folding power side mirrors, and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Remote keyless entry facilitates access to a cabin where you’ll find air conditioning, a push-button starter, a seven-inch LCD instrument display, and an 8.8-inch infotainment system controlled through a rotary knob.

There are no packages on any Mazda3 model.

2022 Mazda Mazda3 S – MSRP from $22,765

Powered by a larger 2.5-liter engine and available in sedan or hatch guise, S models gain smartphone mirroring but are otherwise identical to the base trim.

2022 Mazda Mazda3 Select – MSRP from $24,115

Keen Mazda-spotters will notice the introduction of larger 18-inch alloy wheels on Select models, alongside integrated turn signals in the side mirrors. Inside, dual-zone climate makes its debut in tandem with a more advanced keyless entry system. The seats receive leatherette trim, while the steering wheel and shift knob go one better with real leather. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts are also standard.

2022 Mazda Mazda3 Preferred – MSRP from $25,765

The first model available with all-wheel drive, Preferred trim adds heated front seats with eight-way power and two-position memory for the lumbar-adjustable driver’s seat. There’s also an overhead console with a sunglasses holder, beside a power sliding glass moonroof.

2022 Mazda Mazda3 Carbon Edition – MSRP from $27,415

Front-drive only Carbon Edition models are distinguished with red leather seating, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, and a signal-boosting external radio antenna.

2022 Mazda Mazda3 Premium – MSRP from $28,365

Featuring signature LED external lighting and paddle shifters behind the steering wheel, Premium models have navigation, traffic sign recognition, and a full-color head-up display projecting onto the windscreen. Black or white leather replaces the red on Carbon Edition models, while adaptive front lighting improves night driving.

2022 Mazda Mazda3 Turbo – MSRP from $31,565

The extra performance generated by Turbo engines is some compensation for the loss of traffic sign recognition, leather trim, and navigation. Curiously, this model gains a heated steering wheel and windshield wiper de-icing.

2022 Mazda Mazda3 Turbo Premium Plus – MSRP from $34,115

As its name suggests, the specification elements of Premium and Turbo trims are combined, and to good effect. There’s a heated steering wheel and windshield wiper de-icer alongside navigation and leather trim, while safety is bolstered with a surround-view monitor, rear smart braking, and traffic jam assistance.

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With so many models, choosing your optimal Mazda3 is a matter of personal taste. We’d recommend a Premium sedan, which has enough creature comforts to feel sophisticated and offers better visibility than the hatchback while also costing a thousand dollars less.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Attractive styling
  • Feels very well-assembled
  • Excellent safety spec
  • Good ride and handling balance with higher engines
Cons
  • Lacks interior space and storage
  • Poor hatchback visibility
  • Lower trims are sparsely equipped
  • Smallest engine is underpowered
Expert Rating
3.2 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Styling that splits opinions. There’s no denying that the Mazda3 is a striking car. Whether its aggressive forward-leaning profile appeals to you is a matter not just of personal taste, but also which body style you choose – and even the color. In Soul Crystal Red, the hatchback looks like an Alfa Romeo, but in plainer colors, its high window line has a certain squatness. By contrast, the sedan looks great in any shade. Brighter hues catch the light in all sorts of interesting ways, with concave doors and a forward-canted front grille adding points of interest.

The interior is a cut above many rivals, with double-stitched leather and a minimalist dash. Everything you touch has a quality feel, reflecting the fact that Mazdas always wear well. The seats are comfortable on long journeys, though three adults will feel cramped in the back, especially if either the driver or front passenger are tall. Given the car’s length, cabin and trunk space are disappointing.

Avoid the base models. Basic Mazda3 models are sparsely equipped, with only a few notable features like keyless start and LED headlights. You’ll need to move up to S trim for smartphone mirroring, which should really be an across-the-range staple. S Preferred lives up to its name by adding heated front seats, a sunroof, and eight-way power for the driver’s seat. However, for our money, Premium is where it’s at – it’s got features you wouldn’t necessarily expect on a compact car, such as a head-up display and paddle shifters.

At least there’s plenty of choice across the 3 range, besides the array of trims. There are sedan and hatchback designs, front or all-wheel drive, three engines including a 227-hp turbo, plus the option of a stick shift on the mid-range 186 hp 2.5-liter gas engine. As with trims, we’d avoid the cheapest engine. This 155 hp two-liter unit is smooth enough paired with a slick six-speed auto transmission, but it’s a lethargic performer with average fuel economy.

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Safety first. The Mazda3 is class-leading in terms of safety. Even base models come with adaptive radar-guided cruise control, automatic emergency braking and active lane control. Move up the range and you can benefit from a surround-view camera system and blind-spot monitoring.

The NHTSA has given the 3 a five-star safety rating and a Top Safety Pick+ award, praising the adaptive LED headlights on higher models. Once again, this reflects the advantages of staying away from the cheaper trim levels. The sedan also offers superior visibility; those Italian-inspired curves on the hatch’s rear pillars make it much harder to spot obstacles behind you when reversing.

A comfortable cruiser. Mazda invested heavily in sound deadening on the current-generation 3, and it’s certainly a more refined freeway cruiser than previous models. It’s also got a better ride than its predecessors, making this compact equally suitable around town or on long drives. It’s not tiring in any way.

A smooth ride doesn’t come at the cost of handling, either. While the $1,400 option of all-wheel drive gives a dependable grip in any weather, front-wheel drive models rarely tax their traction control systems. There’s little body lean through the corners and the steering is crisp and responsive, giving you confidence to thread your way through a series of bends. Allied to a smooth six-speed auto ‘box, the two most powerful engines make the 3 brisk enough without offering any racing thrills.

Final thoughts. The Mazda3 is a hard car to summarize because its competence varies hugely across the range. Drive the entry-level hatchback trim with the smallest engine, and you’ll probably wonder how this car hopes to compete with the Audi A3 or Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Yet a higher-trim sedan with a 2.5-liter engine is a completely different beast. Suddenly, it feels refined and sophisticated, comfortable and punchy. This really is a range where everything from paint color to trim level needs to be chosen carefully.

There’s no doubting that higher trims with bigger engines are genuinely good cars, but is that enough to undo the disappointment of entry-level models? On balance, yes. The 3 is a characterful car in an often generic market, and there’s a sense of quality in the cabin which almost makes up for its limited space. For smaller families who can afford to skip the cheapest models, this distinctive compact has plenty to offer – and it’s built to last, too.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 155 HP / 150 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
28 / 36 / 32 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 155 HP / 150 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
28 / 36 / 32 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
13.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$50
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
13.2 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
93 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
183.5 "
Exterior Width
70.7 "
Exterior Height
56.9 "
Front Headroom
38.0 "
Rear Headroom
37.3 "
Front Legroom
42.3 "
Rear Legroom
35.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,984 Lbs.
Wheel Base
107 "
Turning Radius
17.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Black Bbs Forged Aluminum / 18.0 " Black Aluminum / 18.0 " Polished Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
8-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
8-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan
Speakers
8
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Smart Brake Support (sbs) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist System (lkas) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Smart Brake Support (sbs) Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Control (hbc) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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