2019 Mazda3 Starts From $21,895, Tops Out At $29,795 For AWD In The U.S.

Mazda has finally shed more light into the eagerly awaited 2019 Mazda3, which will be launched in the U.S. this March in hatchback and sedan bodystyles.

All 2019 Mazda3 models will be fitted with the 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine, rated at 186hp and 186lb-ft (252Nm) of torque. Paired to it is a six-speed manual transmission as standard, with customers given the option of a six-speed automatic as well.

Both the hatchback and the sedan will be offered with the option of Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive, only in this case, you’re limited to the six-speed automatic transmission only.

As standard, the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan -which starts from $21,895, including an $895 destination charge- will come with 16-inch alloy wheels, cloth seats, LED lights all around, keyless entry and the all-new 8.8-inch Mazda Connect infotainment system, among other.

The base Mazda3 Hatchback is slightly more expensive, as it starts from $24,495, but it features 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear roof spoiler, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, leatherette seats and door cards, automatic dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers and more.

Mazda’s standard i-Activsense safety features include the new Driver Attention Alert, along with Smart City Brake Support, Smart Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist, High Beam Control and Mazda Radar Cruise Control.

Mazda is also introducing new package options in addition to the standard trim levels. The Mazda3 Sedan will be available with the Select, Preferred and Premium packs, while the hatchback will offer the option of the Preferred and Premium packs.

As you might have guessed already, the Premium pack represents the top of the line for the new Mazda3, adding features like windshield-projected Active Driving Display, leather seats, power moonroof, signature front and rear LED lighting and Adaptive Front-lighting System.

*MSRP does not include an $895 delivery fee

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  • Mind Synthetic

    so 28k for a FWD MT hatch, what are they smoking? big pass for me

    • Dude

      That’s the top trim lol. The top Civic is the same price.

      Plus they’re moving up market. If Buick had a compact this would probably compete with it.

      • Mill0048

        I don’t think people realize how expensive cars have become over the years due to equipment creep. My loaded 2001 Civic EX was $15,500 (~$22k in 2018 dollars). Now you can’t even get a base trim that cheap. But then again, equipment levels have changed. Power windows, locks, CD, cruise, key-fob entry, 16″ wheels, and sunroof were about it.

        This new top-line 3 has city braking, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, cross-traffic alert, auto headlights, auto wipers, adaptive LED headlights, leather interior, heated seats, dual climate control, 18″ wheels, key-less entry and start, an ~9″ LCD display with Android auto, and much larger engine with more powah. Factor in inflation, and I feel like the price is reasonable. About 5k for all that is money well spent in my book.

        Great, I’m starting to miss my Mazda 3 GT now…

        • Mind Synthetic

          it needs all these features because you cant see jack when you are behind the wheel. well not going to buy a new car ever, not because i cant afford it, but i rather put my money else where.

          • Nordschleife

            Well then do just that. Why even comment? The costs of a car like the costs of everything else is going up. People demand more from a car than when you used to buy cars new. They still make used cars with great visibility just for you. You might just be on the wrong forum.

          • Mind Synthetic

            pft, more like they just pack cars full of unnecessary features 90% of people will never use. more like im in the wrong country

          • willhaven

            So you’re not actually passing on this since you never intended on buying it?

          • Mind Synthetic

            i was considering this as my main car yes, but lack of manual on awd trim, and ridiculous price, is a no go for me. rather look at other option. otherwise its not a bad car

      • Mind Synthetic

        its not top if it doenst offer awd. awd only comes with AT (american transmission). at this rate i might as well get a higher segment car. 28k for a crappy hatchback is ridiculous. plus sedan doesnt offer MT in fwd or rwd. so where is the mazda sporty appeal? might as well go for a wrx at this price point, with more power awd and fun factor.

        • Dude

          The car praised for having the best handling in the segment for years is crappy and not sporty? And you’re comparing it to the GTI/SI/ST competitor whose base price is near this car’s top price? Ok…

          If you want luxury and tech features without paying luxury prices you get top trip economy car. The great thing about Mazda is that you also get sportiness that compares to much more expensive rivals.

          • Mind Synthetic

            this turd is automatic and not a dual clutch, they are pretty much openly killing the manual trans. enjoy your contentiously veritable pile of slow misery. its the same segment, its a mid size sedan.
            sorry if you want entry luxury you dont go to mazda. i love the brand and owned several cars including my fd but im not liking the direction they are taking atm.

          • Dude

            …they’re using a 6 speed conventional auto, not a CVT…
            …and it’s a compact car, not a mid-size…
            …and it’s just as fast as every other compact car…
            I’m not sure we’re on the same page. Mazdas are definitely luxurious but I guess that’s subjects. Though it’s fact that MTs are going away but that doesn’t mean a car can’t be sporty. Mercedes is the king of mixing luxury and sport and they axed all of their MT cars and use mostly conventional ATs (albeit without a torque converter)

          • ksegg

            Agreed with your points 100%. I think Mazda’s going in the right direction, and love they’re going upmarket.

  • Marty

    The exterior is really nice, but the dash is just a huge waste of real estate. Almost as bad as covering it all with a touch screen. Almost.

  • Merc1

    What a sharp looking little car.


  • Rocket

    I keep thinking that I’m going to take a look at the hatch and suddenly figure out what I’ve been missing. But no matter how many times I revisit the gallery, the end result is disappointment. Mazda, I know you can do better.

    • Rani

      Have you seen it in person? I had reservations myself till I saw it at the LA Auto Show and I gotta say it’s a really does look nicer than most mainstream vehicles. It truly is a beaut.

  • Dude

    Review embargo lifts this Sunday. I can’t wait to see the car in action.

    • ME

      I’ll have. to see what the MPG’s are on the AWD compared to the Cx-3 and Cx-5

  • JohnCarscoop

    You’re right, it’s offered on both. We’ve amended the article.

  • Six_Tymes

    crazy over priced cars, not just Mazda

    • Silimarina

      I don’t think so. You have to consider that you get more equipment for your money, plus manufactures spend more money in order to make the cars safer and engines more efficient

  • Dennis Scipio

    Those prices are comparable to Mid Size Sedans these days.

  • Aj

    You can buy a Mazda CX-5 or CX-3 for the same price…

    • Silimarina

      Why would you want to buy a cx-3 that is on the Mazda 2 platform?

  • Joseph

    I’ll wait to see if they put the 2.5 turbo with AWD and a manual,or else I will just keep my Gen 1 Speed 3 till the next Generation Golf R arrives. Adiós zoom zoom tired of waiting for a new Speed 3.

  • charlotteharry57

    It’s WAY overpriced and fugly in hatch form. They should’ve improved the 2.0 and made that standard in lower trims.
    But not the “new Mazda”. It’s moving upmarket, and screw the former customers. With intentions to compete with Lexus, this time using the Mazda name and not creating a luxury brand, which they tried and failed at back in the 90s due to total and complete lack of buyer interest. Sorry, but I’m LOL.
    Subaru, at least, is trying to increase market share by increasing the range of its products and NOT alienating current customers. Mazda should take note.

    • Kyle Newberry

      It wasn’t actually lack of interest, it was the Japanese economy collapsed lol. Mazda had a v10 car coming out that would of smoked a lot of things.

      Personally I think the hatch is the best looking C segment car I’ve ever seen. And owning a car with the 2.0 why would they put that in the lower trims? It’s too underpowered with it’s primary competitors now, and putting a turbo on it would of made it too expensive.

      I like Mazda a lot, so if people don’t buy them because they are too expensive, we will see. However, maybe the Golf can touch the interior refinement? But then you are not getting Mazda reliability, these current drivetrains are insanely bulletproof.

      My biggest complaint is that they should of simply done a sport trim or select hatch with basics, and a stick to compete with the sport Civic hatch. Could of moved upmarket and competed in market .

  • Hayrettin Yörük

    What about new gen skyactiv engines? HCCI version included 2.5 liter engine?

    • Leconte Dave

      Coming later this year or next year (i don’t remember)

      • Hayrettin Yörük

        Thanks for reply

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