Mazda 3 Skyactiv X 2023, Facelift, Interior

Mazda 3 Skyactiv X 2023, Facelift, InteriorAt the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2023, the Mazda 3 Skyactiv X 2023 was unveiled with a simple three-box shape and a dash of Mazda’s second-generation Kodo design to revive the compact sedan market. Back in the day, when people liked to drive three-door coupe ripoffs, the Mazda 3 hatch was the five-door hatchback equivalent of the three-door coupe ripoffs. This car is practical, reasonable, and family-oriented. On the other hand, the hatch is a little more out there. You can see the similarities in the days of the three and five-door hatchbacks.

Mazda 3 2023 Redesign

Exterior Design

Mazda 3 Skyactiv X 2023 used some noticeable visual disparities between the five-door hatch and the sedan to effectively divide the two. Even from the front (where the two differ the least), it’s easy to discern a bigger front opening above the lower lip that the Mazda 3 Sedan is a Mazda 3 hatchback copycat. It’s a distinct difference. This, of course, gave the front end a little more heaviness. It appears to be longer and more athletic. Mazda had limited options for softening the 3 Sedan’s front end because of the car’s large grille, tall bonnet, and slim headlights. So, although it isn’t soft, it’s slightly different from the 3 Hatchback’s design.

Mazda 3 Skyactiv X 2023 Exterior
Mazda 3 2023 Exterior

Even though the Mazda 3 hatchback’s attractive third pillar was removed, the sedan’s overall length was increased by 3.2 inches compared to its predecessor. That’s enormous. Because it has a somewhat longer wheelbase and a slightly wider track. I don’t think it’s a big car, but I believe the new Mazda 3 Sedan will look more mature and severe than the outgoing model, thanks to its 0.4-inch lower roof and additional length. It was a well-executed piece of art, as well.

Compared to the hatchback and Mazda 3 Sedan predecessor, this model’s rear end is the most strikingly different. It features a minor lip spoiler, appears to have a wider rear windscreen than the hatchback, and has nearly identical taillights. There’s no doubt about it. In addition, the rear bumper has been painted from top to bottom.

Interior Design

Mazda 3 Skyactiv X 2023 appears to have found a sliver of a market between the conventionality of entry-level cars and the exclusivity of luxury models. As a result, the interiors of its automobiles finest demonstrate this idea. With a simple layout, high-quality materials, a subtle color scheme, and the latest in infotainment and technology, the Mazda 3 Sedan’s interior is anything but basic.

Mazda 3 Skyactiv X 2023 Interior
Mazda 3 2023 Interior

However, just as in the past, Mazda put a lot of effort into reducing the NVH levels. The NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) levels were much lowered. When stiffness increases, vibrations have a more challenging time traveling through the structure and becoming audible inside the cabin. This was made possible by further front-to-back structural improvements introduced by Mazda over the previous model.

Under the carpets and floor insulation, a new solution involves integrating the so-called “two-wall” structure. A small cavity separates the Mazda 3 Sedan’s metal frame from the interior’s carpets and flooring. It’s excellent and reduces the cabin’s NVH levels, which is a bonus. It appears that another soundproofing material is required. That was included in the Mazda 3 Sedan as well.

Mazda 3 2023 Engine

With its cutting-edge technologies, Mazda’s new 3 Sedan shines. The Skyactiv-X engine is one of the world’s firsts. It’s a hybrid technology that combines the best diesel and gasoline engines, resulting in a cleaner, more efficient way to burn gasoline at a much higher compression ratio than any other gasoline ICE. In other words, compression rather than a spark plug spark will be used to ignite the mixture. The Spark Controlled Compression Ignition is the technical term for this (SPCCI).

Mazda 3 Skyactiv X 2023 Engine
Mazda 3 2023 Engine

From the get-go, the Mazda 3 Skyactiv X 2023 is offered with three engines: a 2.0-lt N/A, 2.5-lt N/A, or 1.8-lt Skyactiv-D. The six-speed manual will be available in less powerful models, but the automatic is a no-brainer, isn’t it?

Mazda 3 2023 Price and Release Date

The base Mazda 3 Skyactiv X 2023 costs just over $18,000 right now. The new one will almost certainly cost a lot more money. Aside from its increased size, this is also a brand-new undertaking. A large amount of equipment will be included even in its simplest version. The 2023 Mazda 3 Sedan base pricing is unlikely to be less than $21,000. I-AWD and new Skyactiv-X add up to $30k on top of everything else you’d expect to find in a car of this kind.