There are no significant mechanical or aesthetic changes to the 2022 Mazda 3. it remains among a few vehicles to offer a genuinely sporty driving feel with no penalties to luxury and refinement. Despite losing its independent rear suspension in favour of torsion beams. The Mazda 3 will give other compacts like the new Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra a serious run for the money.

2022 Mazda 3 Styling

The 2022 Mazda 3 is the latest in the lineup to receive a blacked-out carbon edition model. The carbon edition package is offered on both the sedan and the hatchback. Both come with poly metal grey paint, red leather seats and a number of black exterior elements including the grille surround wheels and door mirror caps. The carbon edition also comes with the content from the mid-range preferred trim including a 12 speaker Bose stereo system.

Elsewhere, the Mazda 3 carries over into 2022 without changes except for a new platinum quartz metallic paint option.

Engine, power and transmission

Mazda offers the Mazda 3 with three different four-cylinder engines. it starts with a 2.0 litre on the base sedan. It makes 155 horsepower and comes only with front-wheel drive. Moving up, the 186 horsepower 2.5-litre four-cylinder unlocks the optional all-wheel-drive system. Exciting is the 250 horsepower turbocharged 2.5-litre option, buyers can get a six-speed manual. This is only if they stick with front-wheel Drive opting for the all-wheel-drive system mandates a six-speed automatic transmission.

Interior styling and features

Mazda thoughtfully designed the Mazda 3 cabin with premium materials. buyers can outfit either body style with a slew of desirable features but the best ones are tied into the trim level hierarchy. For instance, a head-up display heated front seats and leather upholstery are all reserved for the topmost trims. still, the Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback have supportive seats and comfortable passenger accommodations. However, the two-box model has the worst rear visibility among compact hatchbacks due to its curvaceous design taking priority over the sightlines interior. storage is adequate but those who want the most cargo space should choose the sedan which can hold up to six carry-on bags in the trunk versus the hatches five.

2022 Mazda 3 Infortainment

For the Mazda 3, an 8.8-inch infotainment display is standard and looks even larger than it is. thanks to a nicely designed bezel that floats between two pillows like dash pads. The system is easy to use and controlled solely by a console-mounted rotary knob. However, those who want apple car-play and android auto capability will have to look above the base model. Also available are 12 speakers Bose audio system and Sirius XM satellite radio cost extra

VIA Carsguide

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