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, and specs of the 2022 Mazda3.

When will the 2022 Mazda3 be released and available?

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2022 Mazda3 Sedan | Mazda

According to Mazda, the release date of the 2022 Mazda3 will be this winter, which likely means it will be released in early 2022. The 2022 Mazda3, offered in Sedan and Hatchback versions, will be available for sale 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).

Here is the base price information, with the cost for each trim, of the 2022 Mazda3 Sedan:

  • 2.0 FWD: $20,800
  • 2.5 S FWD: $21,750
  • 2.5 S Select Package FWD: $23,100
  • 2.5 S Preferred Package FWD: $24,750
  • 2.5 S Preferred Package AWD: $26,150
  • 2.5 S Carbon Edition FWD: $26,400
  • 2.5 S Premium Package FWD: $27,350
  • 2.5 S Premium Package AWD: $28,750
  • 2.5 Turbo AWD: $30,550
  • 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus AWD: $33,100
Gray 2022 Mazda3 Hatchback parked in a white room
2022 Mazda3 Hatchback | Mazda

Here is the base price information, with the cost for each trim, of the 2022 Mazda3 Hatchback:

  • 2.5 S FWD: $22,750
  • 2.5 S Select Package FWD: $24,100
  • 2.5 S Preferred Package FWD: $25,750
  • 2.5 S Preferred Package AWD: $27,150
  • 2.5 S Carbon Edition FWD: $27,400
  • 2.5 S Premium Package (6MT) FWD: $28,350
  • 2.5 S Premium Package FWD: $28,350
  • 2.5 S Premium Package AWD: $29,750
  • 2.5 Turbo AWD: $31,550
  • 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus AWD: $34,400

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. 

With the release date fast approaching for the 2022 Mazda3, sedan and hatchback shoppers can soon 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.

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