Mazda has announced its 2023 updates to the Mazda3.
Available as a sedan or hatchback, the Mazda3 compact car receives enhancements to the naturally aspirated Skyactiv-G 2.5L engine, capable of 191 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque with either regular 87 octane or premium 93 octane fuel, according to the announcement. The updates result in a five horsepower increase and an increase in overall fuel efficiency, Mazda said.
All models with this engine include updated cylinder-deactivation technology designed to be more efficient in specific operating conditions. These enhancements allow naturally aspirated Mazda3 models to achieve up to an EPA estimated rating of 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, for a combined 31 mpg. The Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine remains available in certain packages.
The vehicle comes in eight packaging options, with standard front-wheel drive (FWD,) and available i-Activ all-wheel drive (AWD) in select models.
Hatchback models will arrive at dealerships in the fall, followed by sedan models this winter.
MSRP for the 2023 Mazda3 is as follows:
|Mazda3 2.5 S||FWD||$22,550||$23,550|
|Mazda3 2.5 S Select Package||FWD||$23,950||$24,950|
|Mazda3 2.5 S Preferred Package||FWD||
|Mazda3 2.5 S Carbon Edition||FWD||
|Mazda3 2.5 S Carbon Edition||AWD||$28,600||$29,600|
|Mazda3 2.5 S Premium Package (6MT)||FWD||-||
|Mazda3 2.5 S Premium Package||AWD||$29,400||$30,400|
|Mazda3 2.5 Turbo||AWD||-||$32,450|
|Mazda3 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus||AWD||
For comparison, the 2022 model had a starting MSRP of $21,150 after a mid-year adjustment.