A Mazda for Everyone: The Mazda3 - San Leandro Mazda

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A Mazda for Everyone: The Mazda3

The 2022 Mazda3 has arrived and it’s as sporty and versatile as ever! Available as a sedan or hatchback, the Mazda3 is sleek with a high-touch, premium feel but starts at just a little over $20,000. Its package options also gives customers a lot to choose from.

The Mazda 3 is offered with a base 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, a 2.5-liter I4 for premium models and a Turbo.  The premium models comes with all-wheel drive. Standard safety features are generous—they include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring.  The Mazda 3 has been awarded a 5-Star NHTSA rating.

MAZDA3 2.0
Mazda3 2.0, offered exclusively as a sedan, is equipped with the efficient Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter engine that will deliver 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel drive, and G-Vectoring Control Plus. 

In addition to ample standard safety features, the Mazda3 comes with Mazda Connected Services that allows you to monitor and control the vehicle remotely by logging into the MyMazda app. It includes in-car Wi-Fi hotspot2 for three-months or 2GB trial, whichever comes first. Connected Services is complementary for three years.

The stylish interior features an 8.8-inch center display with the latest Mazda Connect infotainment system that can be controlled with the multi-function commander knob. Other standard features include:

  • Push button start
  • Remote keyless illuminated entry
  • Rearview camera
  • Two front USB inputs
  • Bluetooth
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Rain-sensing windshield wiper
  • Slack cloth seats

The exterior provides LED lighting for the automatic on/off headlights, combination taillights and daytime running lights to complement a matte finish front grille and silver finish 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels.

MAZDA3 2.5 S
Available in hatchback or sedan, the performance of the Mazda3 2.5 S is heightened with the Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter engine capable of 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is included with all the standard features packaged with the Mazda3 2.0.

MAZDA3 2.5 S SELECT
Mazda is introducing a new color option to the US market with Platinum Quartz Metallic available on Mazda3 2.5 S Select, Preferred, Premium and both Turbo models. This model adds more conveniences such as: 

  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Rear armrest with cup holders
  • Door mirror turn signals 

Design upgrades include black leatherette seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels in a gray finish for the hatchback or silver finish for the sedan.

MAZDA3 2.5 S PREFERRED
Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive is an option with the Mazda3 2.5 S Preferred package, boosting the vehicle’s performance on top of the FWD models. This package includes a power moonroof, available black or greige leatherette seats, heated front seats, eight-way power driver seats with power lumbar support and seat memory, gloss black front grille and door mirrors with memory positioning.

MAZDA3 2.5 S CARBON EDITION
Available as a hatchback or sedan, the Mazda3 2.5 Carbon Edition is packaged with the naturally aspirated Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and FWD. The model is only offered in Polymetal Gray exterior paint and red leather, and shares features found in the Preferred package while adding Bose 12-speaker premium audio with aluminum speaker grilles, black finish 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and gloss black heated door mirrors.

MAZDA3 2.5 S PREMIUM
The Mazda3 2.5 S Premium package enhances the Preferred package with Bose 12-speaker premium audio with aluminum speaker grilles, SiriusXM satellite radio with three-month trial, full-color windshield-projected Active Driving Display, Mazda Navigation System, paddle shifters, Adaptive Front-lighting System, and a shark fin antenna. Leather seats are available in black or red for the hatchback or black or white for the sedan.  The model features 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels in a black finish for the hatchback or bright finish for the sedan, and LED signature illumination headlights and taillights.  What’s more, the Mazda3 2.5 S Premium hatchback is available with Skyactiv-MT six-speed manual transmission!

MAZDA3 2.5 TURBO
The turbocharged Mazda3 will continue to impress drivers looking for power and performance. The Mazda3 2.5 Turbo is powered by the Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine delivering an impressive 250 horsepower and a robust 320 lb-ft of torque with premium 93 octane fuel paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and standard i-Activ AWD. With regular 87 octane fuel, the turbo engine is capable of 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Mazda3 turbo models will continue to provide owners with a connected and engaging driving experience with either choice of fuel.

The standard turbo models include:

  • A heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • Black or greige leatherette seats
  • Frameless auto-dim rearview mirror
  • Chrome finishes around the push button start and glove box latch
  • Windshield wiper de-icer

The exterior shines with gloss black 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, gloss black heated door mirrors, gloss black front grille, larger tailpipes, and a “TURBO” badge. Polymetal Gray is available for turbo models as a premium paint option.

MAZDA3 2.5 TURBO PREMIUM PLUS
The Mazda3 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus is further refined with gloss black aerodynamics accents. Sedan turbo models include a rear lip spoiler, while hatchback turbo models are equipped with a rear roof spoiler and front air dam. The i-Activesense suite of safety features include rear Direction Base Safety, Smart Brake Support-Reverse and Rear Cross-Traffic Braking.  Leather seats are available in black or red for the hatchback or black or white for the sedan. Convenience upgrades include Traffic Jam Assist, 360° View Monitor with front and rear parking sensors, Homelink added to the frameless auto-dim rearview mirror, and the Mazda Navigation System is installed in this turbo model, allowing the Active Driving Display to include Traffic Sign Recognition.

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