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2025 Mazda3: New Base Hatchback Starts at $26,135, Sedan Priced From $25,135

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Mazda’s excellent 3 may be just a humble compact sedan or hatchback, but it forms the foundation for the brand’s upmarket aspirations. Its interior is handsomely finished in rich materials; it offers an impressive roster of standard and available luxury and tech features; and buyers have a choice between efficient and powerful engines. For the 2025 model year, a new entry-level trim for the hatchback drops the five-door model’s price of entry, but the 3 is otherwise little changed.

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Powertrain Specs and MPG

Two engines are available in the 2025 Mazda3. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder generating 191 horsepower and 186 pounds-feet of torque powers 2.5 S trim levels. A six-speed automatic transmission backs the four-cylinder in most trims, but the 2.5 S Premium hatchback can be had with a six-speed manual. The 2.5 S variants are front-wheel drive, except for the Carbon Edition, which features all-wheel drive.

Mazda3 2.5 Turbo trims get a — you guessed it — turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Feed it premium fuel, and it generates 250 hp and 320 pounds-feet of torque; on a diet of regular, it manages 227 hp and 310 pounds-feet. All Mazda3 2.5 Turbos come with the six-speed automatic and AWD.

With two body styles, two available engines and transmissions, and front- or all-wheel drive, the Mazda3 had quite a range of fuel-economy ratings for 2024 (official EPA figures for 2025 are not yet available but are unlikely to change). Generally speaking, the sedan is slightly more efficient than the hatchback, and the turbo and AWD variants are less efficient than the normally aspirated front-drive 3s.

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Availability and Pricing

The 2025 Mazda3 hatchback will arrive at dealerships this summer, with the sedan following in early fall. Full line pricing, including $1,185 for destination, is as follows:

Sedan

  • 2.5 S: $25,135
  • 2.5 S Select Sport: $25,875
  • 2.5 S Preferred: $27,525
  • 2.5 S Carbon Edition: $30,595
  • 2.5 Carbon Turbo: $33,285
  • 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus: $36,985

Hatchback

  • 2.5 S: $26,135
  • 2.5 S Select Sport: $27,175
  • 2.5 S Preferred: $28,875
  • 2.5 S Carbon Edition: $31,745
  • 2.5 S Premium: $31,835
  • 2.5 Carbon Turbo: $34,435
  • 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus: $38,135

Trim Levels and Safety Features

Trim level content is largely the same between the Mazda3 sedan and hatchback. The 2.5 S starts out with metallic-silver 16-inch wheels, LED exterior lighting, cloth seats, keyless starting and entry, an 8.8-inch infotainment screen (controlled by a knob) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth and six speakers. Sedans have a matte grille, while hatchbacks get a gloss-black one.

Standard safety features on the 2025 Mazda3 include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, lane departure warning, lane departure steering assist, blind spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams and a driver attention monitor. Both the sedan and hatchback earned IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards for 2024.

The 2.5 S Select Sport trim rides on black 18-inch wheels and features matching black mirror housings. Inside, it’s upgraded with black synthetic leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and Alexa Built-In, which allows for voice control over vehicle functions like the climate and audio systems. The 2.5 S Select Sport also gets rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Stepping up to 2.5 S Preferred nets 18-inch wheels finished in silver for the sedan and metallic gray for the hatchback, as well as a power moonroof and body-color side mirrors. Inside are a power driver’s seat and heated front seats. Black synthetic leather seats are standard, and sedan buyers can also choose gray seats.

The 2.5 S Carbon Edition is the only trim level to pair the normally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder with AWD. It’s sprayed a unique Polymetal Gray color and gets black 18-inch wheels and mirrors and a red leather interior. Tech updates include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as wireless phone charging.

Available only as a hatchback, the 2.5 S Premium offers buyers a six-speed manual transmission. It also gets unique adaptive headlights and taillights, a head-up display, connected navigation with over-the-air updates, red or black leather upholstery, and a 12-speaker Bose audio system.

The Mazda3 Carbon Turbo also features unique exterior and interior finishes, although the Turbo’s are distinct from the Carbon’s. The Turbo is painted Zircon Sand Metallic and features unique terracotta synthetic leather upholstery. It also gets a 10.25-inch infotainment display with touch functionality when running wireless Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

At the top of the line sits the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus. It gets black exterior accents, including the lower front end and rear spoiler. Inside, the sedan features a choice of black or white leather, while hatchback buyers can choose between black and red. The Premium Plus features the larger infotainment display, 12-speaker Bose audio system and connected navigation. It also gets a handful of additional safety features: traffic jam assist, which allows for semi-autonomous hands-on driving at low speeds, a 360-degree parking camera, front and rear parking sensors, reverse emergency braking, traffic sign recognition and adaptive headlights.

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