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Mazda 3 2022

The 2022 Mazda 3 range of configurations is currently priced from $26,340. Our most recent review of the 2022 Mazda 3 resulted in a score of 7.8 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Journalist Tom White had this to say at the time: The Mazda3 G25 SP is one of the best-looking small sedans on the market, with a lovely cabin ambiance, a driver-oriented road feel, and a stellar safety suite.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Tom White liked most about this particular version of the Mazda 3: Great looks inside and out, High safety spec, Nice to drive

The Mazda 3 2022 comes in a Hatchback and Sedan and competes with similar models like the Toyota Corolla, Kia Cerato and Volkswagen Golf in the Under $30k category category.

The 2022 Mazda 3 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1200 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Mazda 3 is also known as the Mazda Axela (Japan and China) in markets outside Australia.

Mazda 3 2022 Price and Specs

The Mazda 3 2022 is currently available from $26,340 for the 3 G20 Pure up to $42,490 for the 3 X20 Astina M Hybrid.

Pricing guides

$34,415
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$26,340
Highest Price
$42,490
Mazda 3 Model Body Type Specs Price
G20 Evolve Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $28,890
G20 Evolve Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $27,890
G20 Evolve Vision Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $30,390
G20 Pure Hatchback 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $27,340
G20 Evolve Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $28,890
G20 Evolve Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $27,890
G20 Evolve Vision Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $30,290
G20 Pure Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $27,340
See All Mazda 3 2022 Pricing and Specs

Mazda 3 2022 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda 3 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Do you know what the best tyre type is for a 2018 Mazda 3 and an idea of the cost?

    There are lots of really good choices in tyres for popular models such as the Mazda 3. You can shop online and find cheap tyres, but a much better idea is to actually contact (or visit) a tyre shop who will be able to guide you according to what you want from the tyres.

    Some tyres have better life, some offer more grip, some are aimed at fuel efficiency, others are designed to run quietly and some are sold entirely on price. Some tyres will combine some of these traits, while others will be quite focussed on their priorities (performance tyres, for instance, often trade off lifespan and quiet operation for ultimate grip).

    So talking to a person who sells and fits tyres every day, is a good place to start. Listen to the advice and proceed from there. There’s no need to ignore some of the Chinese brands these days, either; some of them are quite good and offer a good balance of performance and price. Most tyres are made in China today anyway, even if they’re a familiar brand. Speaking of price, expect to pay around $100 to $150 for a good quality tyre and don’t forget to have them balanced and the car’s wheel alignment checked at the same time. A good tyre shop can do all of this in the time it takes you to do your shopping and can offer advice that an online retailer simply can’t.

    And don’t forget that car tyres remain a great example of the notion that you’ll only get what you pay for.

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  • Are we going to see the new Mazda 3 turbo AWD in Australia?

    Mazda Australia has previously told CarsGuide that it would love to get hold of a batch of the hot-shot Mazda 3 Turbos. And while the local arm of Mazda has asked head office for a batch of the all-wheel-drive hot-hatches, no decision has been confirmed as yet.

    Mazda’s problem is justifying the cost of making the car in right-hand-drive form, and the complex mechanical packaging makes that even more difficult than usual. Designed for the North American market, the lack of a right-hand-drive variant will likely be the biggest hurdle to the car making it into showrooms here.

    Mazda Australia is obviously keen on the idea as it would give it a competitive product to tackle the success of the VW Golf GTi, the Renault Megane RS and the soon-to-arrive new Subaru WRX. The bottom line? Cross your fingers, but don’t hold your breath.

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  • Can you advise whether the Mazda 3 has a timing belt or a timing chain?

    The Mazda 3 timing belt or chain question is a common one, but one with a fairly simple answer. Unless the Mazda 3 in question is the very first turbo-diesel model (sold in Australia between 2007 and 2009) then the engine powering it uses a timing chain rather than a rubber belt.

    The exception was the 2.0-lire turbo-diesel which used a rubber, toothed timing belt. The design seems sound, however, and Mazda’s recommended replacement interval for the belt and its tensioner is every 120,000km. Make sure this has been carried out promptly, as a snapped belt will probably destroy the engine. A small sticker somewhere in the engine bay should record the most recent belt change. The complete kit to replace the timing belt on this engine is available for around $200 and you should budget another few hundred dollars to have the job carried out by a workshop. Best practice is to also change the water pump and thermostat at the same time as these live in the same area of the engine.

    The task of the timing chain or timing belt is exactly the same: They take drive from the engine’s crankshaft to the camshaft and, in the process, keep all the moving parts in harmony. Many car makers moved away from a timing chain to the rubber, toothed drive belt as a way of simplifying engine design and driving down the cost of each engine. The rubber timing belt is also quieter in its operation and is also less prone to stretching (as a timing chain can) so the camshaft (commonly referred to as the cam) stays in perfect synch with the rest of the engine’s rotating parts. The rubber belt is a simpler design because it doesn’t need to be tensioned via oil pressure from the engine as many timing chain systems are.

    The timing chain, meanwhile, is preferred by some manufacturers because it should last the lifetime of the engine and never need replacement. This isn’t always the case, however, and some engines designs from a variety of manufacturers suffer problems in this regard. But, in a properly maintained engine of sound design, the timing chain should never need attention, while the rubber timing belt generally has a replacement interval of between 60,000km and 120,000km, depending on make and model.

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  • What are the safety issues of the 2011 Mazda 3?

    Mazda 3s have a pretty terrible record with power-steering faults. Some cars built between 2007 and 2008 were actually part of a nationwide Technical Service Program by Mazda to fix a problem that could leave you suddenly without power assistance for the steering. The program was not a recall as Mazda argued that even if the assistance failed, you’d still be able to steer the car, albeit with much greater input from the driver.

    Mazda reckoned that cars outside those build dates weren’t affected, but yours is not the first later-model 3 I’ve heard of that has suffered similar problems. From what I can gather, the power steering assistance in your car uses a conventional hydraulic rack but instead of the assistance pump being driven by the engine (via a belt) it’s driven by an electric motor. So here’s my question: Do you notice any other symptoms when the assistance fails?

    Any warning light on the dashboard or the radio cutting in or out are symptoms that other owners have mentioned at the same time as the steering has lost its assistance. Scanning the car electronically might throw up a few answers, but the instinct of many mechanics is that the problem is potentially as simple as a poor earth connection. A bad earth can occur in lots of places on a modern car and can create havoc with the car’s electrical systems (of which the power-steering on your car is one). Sometimes it can be as simple as a loose battery terminal, other times you might have to search for the bad earth. But that’s where I’d start looking.

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Mazda 3 2022 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2022 Mazda 3 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1795mm x 1440mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Mazda 3 2022 Dimensions  include 1435mm height, 1795mm width, 4660mm length.
Mazda 3 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
G20 Pure Hatchback 1440x1795x1435 mm 150 mm
G20 Pure Hatchback 1435x1795x4660 mm 150 mm
G20 Evolve Hatchback 1440x1795x1435 mm 150 mm
G20 Pure Vision Hatchback 1435x1795x4660 mm 150 mm
G20 Pure Sedan 1440x1795x4660 mm 150 mm
G20 Evolve Sedan 1440x1795x4660 mm 150 mm
G20 Pure Vision Sedan 1440x1795x4660 mm 150 mm
G20 Evolve Vision Sedan 1440x1795x4660 mm 150 mm
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Mazda 3 2022 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2022 Mazda 3 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mazda 3 currently offers fuel consumption from 5.5 to 6.6L/100km. The Mazda 3 is available with the following fuel types: ULP and Hyb/ULP.

Mazda 3 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
G20 Evolve Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 6.2L/100km
X20 Astina M Hybrid Hatchback 2.0L,Hyb/ULP,6 SP AUTO 5.5L/100km
G20 Evolve Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 6.3L/100km
X20 Astina M Hybrid Sedan 2.0L,Hyb/ULP,6 SP AUTO 5.5L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mazda 3 2022 Pricing and Specs

Mazda 3 2022 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2022 Mazda 3 will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Mazda 3 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
G20 Pure Hatchback 205x60 R16 9 205x60 R16 9
G20 Evolve Hatchback 215x45 R18 8 215x45 R18 8
G20 Pure Vision Hatchback 205x60 R16 9 205x60 R16 9
G20 Evolve Vision Hatchback 215x45 R18 8 215x45 R18 8
G20 Pure Sedan 205x60 R16 9 205x60 R16 9
G20 Evolve Sedan 215x45 R18 8 215x45 R18 8
G20 Pure Vision Sedan 205x60 R16 9 205x60 R16 9
G20 Evolve Vision Sedan 215x45 R18 8 215x45 R18 8
See All Mazda 3 2022 Wheel Sizes

Mazda 3 2022 Towing capacity

The Mazda 3 has maximum towing capacity of 1200kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Mazda 3 Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
G20 Pure Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
G20 Pure Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
G20 Evolve Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
G20 Pure Vision Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
G20 Pure Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
G20 Pure Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
G20 Evolve Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
G20 Pure Vision Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
See All Mazda 3 2022 Towing Capacity

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