With the all-new 2019 Mazda3 coming to dealers soon, Mazda has seen fit to reveal pricing. If you were hoping for something ultra-affordable, be prepared for disappointment.
The absolute cheapest version, the base sedan trim with front-wheel drive and a 6-speed manual transmission, has a starting MSRP of $21,000. That’s not luxury prices by far, but long gone are the days of Mazda3s starting in the teens. Plus, the 2018 model started at $18,095, so it’s a healthy increase. If you want the hatchback, the amount jumps to $23,600.
From there, prices increase by about $1,000 – $2,000 from trim to trim. At the top of the pricing info released is the Premium AWD sedan at $27,900 and hatchback at $28,900.
Partly fueling this price increase is the standard 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G engine. Power windows with one-touch up/down is standard for all models. If you choose the hatchback, leatherette upholstery, rain-sensing wipers, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, advanced keyless entry, plus the i-ActiveSense safety suite all come included for each trim. The rumors of Mazda pushing upmarket seem to be coming true.
Curiously missing from the pricing info is anything about the new Skyactiv-X powertrain. That no doubt will push the price up significantly, so maybe Mazda wants us to swallow this increase first.