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Friday, October 22, 2021

The 2022 Mazda3 Now Comes Standard With A 2.0-liter Engine (w/ Specs)


Aligned with Mazda’s bid towards becoming a more premium carmaker, Mazda Philippines has tweaked the Mazda3 line-up for 2022. The World Car Design of the Year (and World Car of the Year finalist) gets more power and features as standard.

For 2022, Mazda Philippines has opted to discontinue the two 1.5-liter Elite variants. In its place, the 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G now becomes standard. The normally-aspirated, direct-injected engine generates 154 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 4,00 rpm. The standard gearbox remains a 6-speed automatic.


Aside from the more powerful motor, the 2022 Mazda3 adds more standard features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a sunroof, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, and leather seats with power adjustment for the driver.

Mazda Philippines has also made the price for both the 4-door sedan and 5-door Fastback (aka hatchback) the same for 2022 at P 1,495,000. Available colors are Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Snowflake White Pearl, Polymetal Gray, Deep Crystal Blue, Jet Black, and Platinum Quartz.

Reservations and order books for the 2022 Mazda3 are now open. Customer deliveries are expected to start by the end of November.

13 comments:

  1. On the spec sheet, I just noticed that the headlamps are just 'bulbs'? No longer LED? The lights have been downgraded?

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    1. Daytime running lights are bulbs, like the outgoing 1.5. The headlights are still LEDs.

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    2. Thank you sir for the clarification!

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  2. how about the tail lights? as i recall elite (1ring) is different than the Premium (2rings)

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    1. No detail on that...but likely, the two-ring redesign will now be standard across the line-up.

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  3. Is the premium option for the red interior inlay still available? Or has that become exclusive for the mild hyrid model considering it's now the top of the line and the current premium has become entry level?

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    1. Red interior and "Speed" body kit isn't available for the Mazda3 anymore, even for the M Hybrid.

      The red interior is now exclusive to the CX-30 M Hybrid.

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  4. are the fastbacks, like the sedans, also made in japan?

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  5. No smart brake support (SBS) feature on the 2022 non hybrid model?

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    1. No adaptive cruise control or SBS. It gets lane keep assist, blind spot indicators w/ rear cross traffic alert, 360-camera though.

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    2. Thank you for confirming sir Uly.

      I've been searching for a subcompact sedan (non-hybrid) that has one. It seems that the 2022 civic is a more solid choice in general and in safety features.

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