New 2023 Mazda 3 Turbo Horsepower, Changes, Review

New 2023 Mazda 3 Turbo Horsepower, Changes, Review – When the Mazda 3 was introduced in the USA in 2003, compact sedans were the hot item. The Toyota Corolla and Matrix were the second-best-selling vehicles, while the Honda Civic and Chevrolet Cavalier were the top 10 most popular. Although the Mazda 3 reached its peak in 2012, it sold more than 123,000 units. However, sales have fallen to just over 50,000 since then.

The fourth-generation New 2023 Mazda 3 is still struggling to keep up with its sibling, CX-5, even though a new generation was introduced in 2019. Mazda introduced an all-wheel drive for the new model. This makes it and the Subaru Impreza both mainstream compact sedans with this option. In addition, the latest Mazda 3 is more luxurious than the previous generation, keeping it in line with Mazda’s premium lineup. These changes are enough to entice buyers back into the sedan. After a week behind the wheel, the Mazda 3 sedan 2023 in Preferred top trim will reveal the answer.

New 2023 Mazda 3 Redesign

Exterior Design

Mazda’s Kodo “Soul of Motion” design language gives the 3 Sedans a refined and elegant look. Its clean lines will also age well. The base model is 16 inches in diameter and features LED technology for the headlights, combination taillights, and daytime running lights. In addition, you can find features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, memory function for power side mirrors, power glass moonroof, and adaptive front-lighting systems higher up the range.

New 2023 Mazda 3 Exterior

New 2023 Mazda 3 Exterior

The New 2023 Mazda 3 is marginally longer than the Honda Civic sedan at 183.5 inches (just under an inch longer than the Civic). The key dimensions include 56.9 inches, a width of 70.7 inches, and a wheelbase of 107.3 inches. This wheelbase is identical to the Mazda 3 hatchbacks, but the hatch is 7.9 inches shorter. In addition, the curb weight ranges from 3,071 pounds in FWD versions to 3,248 pounds when equipped with AWD.

Interior Design

The 3’s elegant interior is a great choice for a small sedan. The interior features soft-touch plastics, leather-stitched strips on the dashboard, and a lot more. Thanks to its simple layout and classic dials, it feels more like a car from Germany than Japan. The Premium trim features perforated leather upholstery and comfortable, supportive seats. There is only one problem: the legroom is very limited for passengers on their backs.

However, it’s otherwise easy to get behind the wheel. Standard features include a push-button start and a center console armrest. The 8.8-inch color display is also standard across the range. As you progress through the different trims, dual-zone automatic climate control is available, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat is also available.

New 2023 Mazda 3 Interior

New 2023 Mazda 3 Interior

The New 2023 Mazda 3 can be described as a compact sedan that competes with the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. It offers five seats but is not as spacious as the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. The front-seat passengers have 38 inches of headroom with 42.3 inches of legroom.

There are 37.3 inches of headroom for those in the front and 35.1 inches for those in the back. The back seat is spacious enough. However, the Civic offers 37.3 inches of legroom and 38 inches of headroom. The interior volume of the Mazda 3 is 92.8 cubic feet, which is slightly less than the average for the segment.

New 2023 Mazda 3 Engine

The previous New 2023 Mazda 3 featured a mix of 2.5-litre and 2.0-liter engines, but the new model has a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated four-pot with SkyActive-G technology. This motor produces 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft. It is paired with an automatic six-speed transmission.

No matter what trim, this is the only available powertrain. SkyActive-G is more soulful than four-cylinder engines. In most cases, noises are not a problem. The base model only sends power to the front wheels, while the three upper trims offer all-wheel drive.

New 2023 Mazda 3 Engine

New 2023 Mazda 3 Engine

The AWD option was available to our tester, eliminating any fear of spinning tires during hard launches. Although AWD is useful in snowy conditions, it was unnecessary during some Florida downpours. The Mazda six-speed automatic transmission does the job smoothly and without fuss.

However, we would like to see two more cogs. The 3’s low ratios can be apparent under certain conditions. For quick acceleration, the transmission must drop too low. On the plus side of things, the engine’s grunt can be accessed quicker if fewer gears change through.

New 2023 Mazda 3 Release Date And Price

The New 2023 Mazda 3’s price is slightly higher than its main competitor, the Civic Sedan. Starting at $21,500, the base price includes tax, licensing, registration, and Mazda’s new $945 destination fee (previously $920). Except for Alaska, the destination fee applies to all US regions except Alaska, where it rises to $990.

The Select Package has an MSRP of $22,700, and the Preferred Package is next at $24,200. Finally, the Premium Package, which we tested at $26,500, tops the range. For an additional $1,400, the top three trims may be ordered with all-wheel drive.