No major changes are coming to Mazda’s sporty yet sophisticated sedan and hatchback 3 when it comes to the mechanics, but there are new options to address some of the compact’s shortcomings for 2022. Mazda also has stated that these 2022 models will begin appearing in their dealership showrooms this winter.
New packaging and paint options
The highlights of the 2022 Mazda 3 are a new package and two new paint options. The first is 2.5 S Carbon Edition, which sits between the Preferred and Premium packages. The set itself is not new to Mazda, but it is new to the 3. It comes with the 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G I-4 engine with the six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. . The metallic gray metallic paint covers the body and is highlighted by glossy black wheels, exterior mirrors (which are heated). A red leather interior and most Preferred Package options are included, along with a 12-speaker Bose sound system with aluminum speaker grilles. The sedan version will sell for $ 27,415 while the sedan will sell for $ 28,415.
The first new paint option is Platinum Quartz Metallic and will be a standard paint option (i.e. at no additional cost) for the 2.5 S Select and higher Mazda 3s. The second new paint option, for an additional $ 395, is the new Carbon Edition premium Polymetal Gray Metallic paint, which you can only get as a premium option on the 2.5 Turbo and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus packs.
The cost of the 2022 Mazda 3 has increased not only in its base price, but also in its delivery costs. In 2021, shipping costs ranged from $ 920 to $ 945; 2022 sees a one-time price of $ 1,015 for delivery. MSRPs have also increased from $ 300 for the base sedan, the Mazda 3 2.0, to $ 650 for the top-of-the-line Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus hatchback. This brings the total price increase from $ 1,315 to $ 1,675 over the 2021 models. Here’s how the trim levels change:
2022 Mazda 3 2.0
The front-wheel drive 3 2.0 is the entry level to the 2022 Mazda 3 family. As such, it is essentially offered as an option with a 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G I-4 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. speeds, but offers Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control Plus. It will also come with safety features such as radar cruise control, automated emergency braking, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, driver attention alert and light control. of road.
If you have the MyMazda app, you’ll also get three years of Mazda Connected Services for free as well as three months or 2 GB (whichever comes first) of WiFi hotspot service. This most basic Mazda 3 is priced at $ 21,815.
Mazda 3 2.5S 2022
Upgraded is the 2.5 S, which is available as a sedan or hatchback with a larger 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G I-4 engine. Essentially, it’s the 2.0 with a bigger engine and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The larger engine adds $ 950 to the sedan’s MSRP (the 2.5 S sedan is priced at $ 22,765) while the extra door adds an additional $ 1,950 (the 2.5 S sedan is priced at $ 23,765).
2022 Mazda 3 2.5 S Select
In addition to the new Platinum Quartz Metallic paint available on the 2.5 S Select trim, Mazda has added blind spot monitoring, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rear armrest with cup holders and turn signals. exterior mirrors. what the S comes with. Other upgrades include black leatherette seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and 18-inch wheels in gray for the hatchback and silver for the sedan. The sedan costs $ 24,115 while the hatch costs $ 25,115.
2022 Mazda 3 2.5 S Premium
Having already detailed the new Carbon Edition, let’s move on to the Mazda 3 2.5 S Premium. This trim gets a six-speed manual transmission on the front-wheel drive hatchback, while the six-speed auto is available for both the sedan and the hatchback, whether front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. The manual hatch is also priced the same as the front-wheel drive automatic model ($ 29,365) while the sedan is $ 28,365. If you want all-wheel drive, it’s a markup of $ 1,400 on either style of bodywork.
The 2.5 S Premium is an upgrade of the 2.5 S Select, adding a 12-speaker Bose audio system with aluminum speaker grilles, three months of SiriusXM, a full-color active driving display HUD , Mazda navigation, adaptive front lights and a “shark fin antenna”. Automatic transmissions come with paddle shifters, while each Premium model has black or red leather seats, 18-inch wheels (black finish for the tailgate and high-gloss finish for the sedan) and lighting LED in headlights and taillights.
2022 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo
According to Mazda, this is the must-have 3 for passionate driving enthusiasts. We mentioned in our review of the 2021 model that while it’s a fun driver, it certainly doesn’t replace the latest turbocharged 3, the much-loved Mazdaspeed 3, which at the time looked somewhat like the Honda Civic Type R. today. Rather, the Mazda 3 Turbo is a more refined and mature compact that reaches into Audi A3 or Mercedes A-Class territory. Again, the running gear remains the same with its 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G engine. 250 hp, 320 lb-ft I-4 turbo, at least on a 93 octane rating. On 87 octane, expect horsepower to drop to 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, which is still impressive considering the lower detonation prevention in the fuel.
Again, the 2.5 Turbo is a step up from the 2.5 S AWD and includes the i-Activ AWD system as standard as well as an 18-inch wheel set in gloss black and gloss black treatment for the exterior mirrors and the rear view mirror. grille. It also gets bigger tailpipes and a “Turbo” badge so the people behind you know you’re in the hotter Mazda 3. Warmer. At least there are paddle shifters behind the leather-wrapped steering wheel. You also get black or tan leatherette seats and an auto-dimming frameless mirror and chrome accents around the start button and glovebox latch. This “enthusiast-level” Mazda 3 costs $ 31,565 for the sedan and $ 32,565 for the hatch.
2022 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus
In addition to the standard parts of the 2.5 Turbo pack, the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus adds a “refined style” according to Mazda. It comes down to even more glossy black accents, including for the lip spoiler on the sedan and the rear roof spoiler and air dam on the tailgate. It also gets leather seats in black or red for the hatch or black or white in the sedan.
Additional safety features include rear steering base safety with intelligent brake assist – braking in reverse and rear cross traffic, traffic sign recognition and head-up display. You’ll also get handy items like traffic jam assist, 360 View monitor (parking cameras) with front and rear parking sensors, and a Homelink garage door transmitter added to the auto-dimming frameless interior mirror. All of these options add $ 2,550 to the price of the 2.5 Turbo sedan ($ 34,115) and $ 2,850 at the hatch ($ 35,415).