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2022 Mazda 3 price and specs

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Pricing for the 2022 Mazda 3 has been revealed, with increases of between $200 and $350 across the range.

You’re no longer able to get manual Mazda 3 models with the optional Vision Technology package, while the manual version of the flagship X20 Astina has been dropped.

However, there’s now a new mild-hybrid G20e Evolve variant, while the G25 Evolve has – ahem, evolved – to become the sportier-looking Evolve SP.

The updated model is due in showrooms before the end of 2021.

The G20e Evolve M Hybrid uses a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine backed by a 24V mild-hybrid system.

Peak power is 114kW at 6000rpm, peak torque is 200Nm at 4000rpm, and claimed combined fuel economy is 5.9L/100km for the sedan and 6.0L/100km for the auto. That means only the X20 is thriftier.

The G25 Evolve SP features black 18-inch alloy wheels, exterior mirrors, a black front grille, and black cloth seats with red trim accents.

That means you’ll finally be able to get a Mazda 3 sedan with black wheels.

Speaking of colours, there’s a new Platinum Quartz Metallic, while Polymetal Grey is also now available on the sedan.

Titanium Flash is off the colour list and Pure White leather is no longer available on the X20 Astina. However, you can now specify Burgundy or Pure White leather with any exterior colour on other Astina models.

There have been some other minor changes too, with the base G20 Pure gaining a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter and the X20 Astina receiving engine sound and ride comfort improvements plus new exterior badging.

Pricing

  • 2022 Mazda 3 G20 Pure manual hatch/sedan: $26,340 (+$350)
  • 2022 Mazda 3 G20 Pure auto hatch/sedan: $27,340 (+$350)
  • 2022 Mazda 3 G20 Evolve manual hatch/sedan: $27,790 (+$200)
  • 2022 Mazda 3 G20 Evolve auto hatch/sedan: $28,790 (+$200)
  • 2022 Mazda 3 G20 Touring manual hatch/sedan: $30,290 (+$200)
  • 2022 Mazda 3 G25 Evolve SP manual hatch/sedan: $31,190 (new)
  • 2022 Mazda 3 G20 Touring auto hatch/sedan: $31,290 (+$200)
  • 2022 Mazda 3 G25 Evolve SP auto hatch/sedan: $32,190 (new)
  • 2022 Mazda 3 G20e Evolve M Hybrid auto hatch/sedan: $32,540 (new)
  • 2022 Mazda 3 G25 GT manual hatch/sedan: $34,890 (+$300)
  • 2022 Mazda 3 G25 GT auto hatch/sedan: $35,890 (+$300)
  • 2022 Mazda 3 G25 Astina manual hatch/sedan: $38,390 (+$300)
  • 2022 Mazda 3 G25 Astina auto hatch/sedan: $39,390 (+$300)
  • 2022 Mazda 3 X20 Astina auto hatch/sedan: $42,390 (+$300)

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Engines

The Mazda 3 G20 models are fitted with a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 114kW of power and 200Nm of torque.

A naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 138kW and 252Nm is fitted to G25 models.

The new-for-2022 G20e models are powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine backed by a 24V mild-hybrid system, with outputs of 114kW and 200Nm.

The X20 models are powered by a 2.0-litre supercharged petrol backed by a 24V mild hybrid system with total outputs of 132kW of power and 224Nm of torque.

G20 and G25 models are available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, but the G20e and X20 are auto-only.

All Australian-market Mazda 3s are front-wheel drive. Sadly, we miss out on the turbocharged 2.5-litre all-wheel drive model available in North America.

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy for the 2022 Mazda 3 model range varies. The combined fuel economy for each variant is as follows:

  • 5.5L/100km for X20 sedan and hatch
  • 5.9L/100km for the G20e sedan
  • 6.0L/100km for the G20e hatch
  • 6.1L/100km for G20 auto sedans
  • 6.2L/100km for G25 manual sedans and G20 auto hatches
  • 6.3L/100km for G20 manual sedans and G25 manual hatches
  • 6.4L/100km for G20 manual hatches
  • 6.5L/100km for G25 auto sedans
  • 6.6L/100km for G25 auto hatches

All models run on 91RON regular unleaded fuel except for the X20 models, which require 95RON premium unleaded.

All models have a 51L fuel tank.

Dimensions

The 2022 Mazda 3 sedan measures 4660mm long, 1440mm tall and 1795mm wide, with a 2725mm wheelbase.

The hatch is 4460mm long and 1435mm tall, but shares all other dimensions with the sedan.

The Mazda 3’s kerb weight ranges between 1316kg for the G20 Pure manual sedan and 1440kg for the X20 Astina automatic hatch.

The Mazda 3 has a claimed boot capacity of 444L for the sedan, and 295L for the hatch. Underneath the boot floor is a space-saver spare.

Servicing and Warranty

In addition to a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, Mazda offers five years of capped-price servicing.

G20/G20e G25 X20
1 year $316 $322 $345
2 years $361 $367 $375
3 years $316 $322 $345
4 years $361 $367 $375
5 years $316 $322 $345

Servicing is required every 12 months or 10,000km.

Safety

The Mazda 3 has an ANCAP safety rating of five stars, with scores of 98 per cent in adult occupant protection, 89 per cent in child occupant protection, 81 per cent in vulnerable road user protection, and 76 per cent in safety assist.

All 2022 Mazda 3 models come standard with the following safety features:

  • Autonomous emergency braking (forward and reverse)
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Front, front-side and curtain airbags
  • Driver’s knee airbag
  • G25 GT and higher models also come with driver attention monitoring, front cross-traffic alert, and front parking sensors.

The available $1500 Vision Technology package, available on automatic G20 and G25 models, adds:

  • Surround-view camera
  • Cruising and Traffic Support
  • Front parking sensors
  • Driver attention monitoring

This equipment is standard on Astina models.

Standard Equipment

The G20 Pure comes with the following standard features:

  • 8.8-inch infotainment screen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and satellite navigation
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Head-up display
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • LED head- and tail-lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic high beam
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
  • Electric parking brake
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Push-button start
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Electric windows
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 60/40 split-fold rear seat
  • Air conditioning
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering column
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring

Moving up to the G20 Evolve brings:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Rear air-conditioning vents
  • Paddle shifters (auto)
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Rear seat armrest

The G20e Evolve receives the Vision Technology package as standard, plus:

  • Keyless entry and start
  • 10-way power driver’s seat with memory
  • Auto-dimming driver’s mirror
  • Exterior mirrors with memory and reverse tilt-down function

The G20 Touring moves the Vision Technology package back to the option list but receives black leather seats.

The G25 Evolve SP is based on the G20 Evolve, but also includes:

  • 2.5-litre engine
  • 10-way power driver’s seat with memory
  • Keyless entry
  • Exterior mirrors with memory and reverse tilt-down function
  • Black 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Black exterior mirrors and grille
  • Black cloth seats with red accents

The G25 GT gains:

  • Black leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • 12-speaker Bose sound system

The G25 Astina and X20 Astina include:

  • Surround-view camera
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Front cross-traffic alert
  • Sunroof
  • Front parking sensors
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • 18-inch alloy wheels with gloss-black finish (hatch only)
  • Cruising and Traffic Support

Colours

The Mazda 3 is available in the following finishes:

  • Platinum Quartz Metallic
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica

The following finishes cost an additional $495:

  • Polymetal Grey Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Machine Grey Metallic

A black interior is standard, but Burgundy is available on G25 Astina hatchbacks and Pure White is available on G25 Astina sedans.

MORE: Everything Mazda 3

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