2022 Mazda3: Release Date, Price, and Specs

With its fun-to-drive nature, upscale interior, and a lengthy list of premium features, the Mazda3 stands apart from many of its compact car competitors. While the 2022 Mazda3 is primarily a carryover model, it adds a stylish new Carbon Edition trim. Read more to find out the release date, price, specs, and features of the 2022 Mazda3.

When will the 2022 Mazda3 be available?

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2022 Mazda3 Sedan | Mazda

Mazda released the 2022 Mazda3 in early 2022. The 2022 Mazda3, offered in Sedan and Hatchback versions, is now available to buy at Mazda dealerships throughout the United States, as well as in international markets.

How much does the 2022 Mazda3 cost?

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2022 Mazda3 Sedan | Mazda

Trim levels for the 2022 Mazda3 include 2.0 (Sedan only), 2.0 S, 2.5 S Select Package, 2.5 S Preferred Package, 2.5 S Carbon Edition, 2.5 S Premium Package, 2.5 Turbo, and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus. Depending on the trim level, the 2022 Mazda3 is available with either a front-wheel drive (FWD) system or an all-wheel drive (AWD) system.

All Mazda3 trims have a six-speed automatic transmission, except for the Mazda3 Hatchback 2.5 S Premium Package, which offers buyers the choice of either the six-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission (6MT).

The starting price of the 2022 Mazda3 Sedan ranges from $20,800 MSRP for the 2.0 FWD trim up to $33,100 MSRP for the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus AWD trim. For the 2022 Mazda3 Hatchback, the starting cost ranges from $23,100 MSRP for the 2.5 S FWD trim up to $34,750 MSRP for the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus AWD trim.

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2022 Mazda3 Hatchback | Mazda

Also, for an additional cost, the 2022 Mazda3 offers four premium paint color options. This includes Soul Red Crystal Metallic ($595), Machine Gray Metallic ($595), Polymetal Gray Metallic ($395), and Snowflake White Pearl Mica ($395).

2022 Mazda3 Specs: Engine options and horsepower and torque output

Buyers of the 2023 Mazda3 have a choice of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, or a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The 2.0L engine generates 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque, while the 2.5L engine produces 186 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. For the turbo 2.5L turbo engine, the output is 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque.

What features does the 2022 Mazda3 Carbon Edition trim offer?

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2022 Mazda3 Hatchback | Mazda

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In previous years, the Mazda6, Mazda CX-5, and Mazda CX-9 added a stylish Carbon Edition trim. Now, the 2022 Mazda3 adds a Carbon Edition trim as well. Notable features for the Mazda3 Carbon Edition include gloss black heated door mirrors, black finish 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and a Bose 12-speaker premium audio with aluminum speaker grilles. Also, all Mazda3 Carbon Edition models have a Polymetal Gray exterior paint color, red leather inside the cabin, and the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. 

The new 2022 Mazda3 is now available, so sedan and hatchback shoppers can now buy this stylish and fun-to-drive compact car. Like much of the rest of the Mazda lineup, the Mazda3 offers tremendous value, with many premium features at an affordable price.

This article was updated on 8/1/2022 with the latest release date and price information.

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