Mazda 2023 3 Release Date, Facelift, Turbo

Mazda 2023 3 Release Date, Facelift, TurboWhen I landed at Newark Liberty International Airport last month, I went straight to the Budget Rent a Mazda 2023 3 Car desk and was handed the keys to a 2023 Nissan Sentra with Ignore Me Silver paint scraped up. Travelers are likely to inquire as to whether or not there is anything extra they can do. Anyone who respects a well-built vehicle despises this old Sentra (the model was completely revamped in 2023)

When it comes to power and handling, it’s lacking in both, and it’s drab both inside and out. For a three-hour journey back to Maryland, it was perfect for my family of 3. The Sentra’s rear-facing infant seat fit perfectly in its roomy backseat, and its large trunk fit our luggage and stroller with ease. It could drive 41.3 miles on a gallon of gas thanks to its large windows and outward solid view. Additionally, Sentra’s low-cost features allowed us to keep our rental costs down.

Mazda 2023 3 Redesign

Exterior Design

The new Mazda 2023 3 styles are primarily influenced by the Kai concept, as seen in all the teasers and spy pictures. A fresh interpretation of the Kodo design language is used for the first time on this vehicle. It “explores the essence of Japanese aesthetics and pursues elegant and refined styling.” So, the hatchback now appears sportier and more elegant, but it also has an exotic appearance, owing to the many design cues it takes from the Kai display vehicle.

Mazda 2023 3 Exterior
Mazda 2023 3 Exterior

The Mazda 3’s front end stays essentially unchanged. The new headlamps don’t deviate too much from the old design despite their more aggressive appearance. The grille, which has a chrome frame, is the same. The honeycomb mesh instead of horizontal slats and the chrome trim that continues under the headlights are two of the most noticeable changes.

As found on most production vehicles, there are no side vents on the lower portion of Mazda’s Kai-inspired bumper. It has what appears to be a thick splitter as a large aperture right above the chrome insert. To no one’s surprise, the production model’s low roof and thickened rear fenders, and the design of the front and back doors have all been preserved. Indeed, Mazda did away with the flush door handles and narrow side mirrors from the concept car, but the hatchback still has a distinctive style.

Rear-end styling is distinct from the Kai concept, but the front fascia and profile are heavily influenced. Mazda’s new taillights are more straightforward than those of the previous generation, despite the similarity in size. Tailgate lights are borrowed from the Kai and have a two-piece design extending outwards.

Interior Design

This model’s interior features a beautiful wraparound dashboard and suitable materials for the pricing point. The competitors swiftly adopted larger infotainment screens and cleaner center stacks, making this design quickly outmoded. The new hatchback design takes the hatchback back into the modern present with an easy and pure form and a techy appearance. It’s what customers are looking for right now.

Mazda 2023 3 Interior
Mazda 2023 3 Interior

The new dashboard has a three-layered design and is flatter than the old one. The middle area has a thin, color-coordinated top layer that gives the illusion of floating above it. There are different options for the color of this part of the dash, from bright red to a more subdued gray. A thin stripe incorporating the A/C controls and vents is sandwiched between Mazda’s second and third layers. In contrast to the industry norm, all air vents are located on the passenger side of the dashboard rather than the center stack.

The infotainment screen is now 8.8 inches wide, as previously mentioned. The latest apps, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, are also available. Additionally, the hatchback has an eight-speaker audio system as standard. Still, you can upgrade to a 12-speaker Bose system with two satellite speakers in the back and a subwoofer if you’d rather.

Mazda 2023 3 Engine

Only the mighty 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque will be available in the United States. It’s only two more hp and one pound-foot more torque, but the new drivetrain is more fuel-efficient. You’ll get 27mpg in the city and 36mpg on the highway, which improves the outgoing model. Three engines have been updated to include a split fuel injection system, a coolant control valve, and redesigned intake ports and pistons to improve dynamic performance and fuel economy.

Mazda 2023 3 Engine
Mazda 2023 3 Engine

Mazda 2023 3 Price and Release Date

There is no comment regardless on how much the new Mazda 3 will cost compared to the current model, which starts at $19,345. Starting at roughly $20,000 for the standard model, the new hatchback will go up to about $25,000 with the Grand Touring option.