The Japanese automaker has announced changes and pricing of the Mazda3 for the 2023 model year.
The new iteration of the Mazda3 will be available at U.S. dealerships in the fall (hatchback) and winter (sedan) of 2022. For the next model year, the company has made several updates, Mazda informs.
The 2023 Mazda3 comes equipped with a naturally aspirated Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter engine that now produces 5 horsepower more, 191 hp total, and 186 pound-feet of torque – with both 87 and 93 octane fuels. There is no 2.0L base model.
The manufacturer has updated the cylinder-deactivation technology for better efficiency in specific operating conditions. New, improved EPA-rated fuel economy figures are 28/37/31 miles per gallon now.
Also, customers can choose from 8 packaging options, standard front-wheel drive, and optional i-Activ all-wheel drive.
The Mazda3 sedan prices* start at $23,615 and go to $35,065 across the range. The hatchback is $1K pricier.
*MSRP including a $1,065 destination and handling charge, before taxes, title, and other fees.
Our Take On the Model
The Mazda3 is ranked high in the compact car segment due to its athletic driving dynamics, speedy acceleration, energetic engines, engaging handling and steering, top-notch interior materials, and an intuitive, user-friendly infotainment system.
The car’s suspension system is nice as well: it smooths out bumps in the road.
The Mazda3 should be in your consideration because it is a great combination of price and quality, able to do most things well.
The only weak points we found are a tiny back row and a small cargo area in the sedan. If you want to have more space for passengers and cargo, choose a Mazda CX-30.