2024 Mazda3 Starts at $25K; Full Price BreakdownJune 15, 2023
Mazda has released pricing details for the 2024 Mazda3 compact car, starting at $25,335 with delivery.
That cost of admission is for the entry-level 2.5 S, available only as a sedan with standard front-wheel drive. The Mazda3 is offered in a variety of configurations, including various trims, turbocharged powertrains and hatchback body styles.
Standard features for the 2.5 S include Mazda’s i-Activesense safety suite (now standard with Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and a Rear Door Alert), and 8.8-inch infotainment screen and cloth seating. The Select Sport model offers either a sedan or hatchback body, and stickers for $25,855 and $26,855 respectively. This level adds features such as dual-zone climate control, leatherette seats and keyless entry. The $27,355 Preferred trim is the next step up on the ladder, including standard equipment like a power moonroof and heated front seats—add $1,200 for a hatchback model.
All of these trim levels come exclusively with a 2.5 liter, 191-horsepower 4-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The next two trims, the $30,225 Carbon Edition and $31,515 2.5 S Premium, have the same engine, but with some powertrain differences. The Carbon Edition, offered exclusively in gray with red leather, has all-wheel drive as standard, while the 2.5 S Premium, available only as a hatchback, is the only trim level of Mazda 3 to offer a six-speed manual transmission. The Carbon Edition builds off of the Preferred trim and features new wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus wireless device charging. The S Premium includes a Bose 12-speaker sound system, a windshield-projected display, and paddle shifters for those opting for the automatic transmission.
The top two trim levels are both available only with a 250 horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder, delivering said power to a standard all-wheel drive system through a six-speed automatic. We’ve already discussed the new Carbon Turbo in a previous article, but as a recap, it’s offered only in Zircon Sand Metallic with black exterior accents and Terracotta leather in the interior. It stickers for $32,915, the range-topping Turbo Premium Plus starts at $36,615; add $1,200 to either for a hatchback. All Turbo models now package a larger 10.25-inch infotainment screen, again sporting wireless smartphone integration.
MotorWeek last tested the turbocharged Mazda 3 in 2021, and the naturally aspirated version in 2019. We said of the latter “not only is [it] a compact standout, it’s just a great car, period.” And stay tuned, as we’ll have more on the Mazda3 very soon.