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April 6, 2023

2024 Mazda3 Offers Enhanced Fuel Economy, Larger Infotainment Screen

Mazda has refreshed the Mazda3 for 2024 bringing in a raft of updates that bring it back to the forefront of the compact car segment.

Try as you, you won’t find anything new outside. With the exception of the heartbeat-like dimming LED turn signal indicators (first introduced in the CX-30), not much has changed with the award-winning design. That said, a new color, Ceramic Metallic has joined the palette replacing Sonic Silver.

Big changes are found under the hood where the non-hybrid Mazda3 now features cylinder deactivation among other changes to further improve the Skyactiv-G’s fuel efficiency. The 2.0-liter sees a 5 percent improvement in fuel economy to 17.24 km/L, while outputs—156 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 199 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm remain the same.

Along with the enhancements to improve fuel economy, Mazda has also recalibrated the accelerator pedal.

Inside, the 2024 Mazda3 now has visible stitching on the dashboard, door cards, center arm rest, and knee pads. It also adds tech features such as a larger 10.25-inch Mazda Connect infotainment screen. Size aside, this feature brings back touchscreen functionality, but only when connected to either Apple CarPlay or Android. And on the subject of smartphone mirroring, both of these now connect wirelessly.

The larger screen aside, lit USB Type C ports replace the Type A, while a wireless device charger in front of the cup holders has been added as well.

In Japan, the 2024 Mazda3 goes on sale now. Other markets (likely including the Philippines) will follow soon thereafter.


  1. I don't like the fact that it has cylinder deactivation. The honda accord V6 that has cylinder deactivation had issues in the long run. If I were to buy a new mazda 3, the first mod I would do is to remove the cylinder deactivation for long term reliability.

  2. Too much annoying over rated tech. Just a build a simple reliable car, toyota did it and they become no. 1 in ph and worldwide sales.

    1. So much wrong in what you said. Dont wanna look like a mazda fanboy but you do realize ngayon lang ulit nagka touchscreen ang mazda? Or dika marunong magbasa?

      Toyota lmao. Only in the ph (and maybe other developing countries) that toyota sells outdated cars. Reliability and tech can go hand in hand, masyado kang uto uto eh daihatsu naman mostly nabebenta ng toyota ph. Look at toyota europe or north america, complete with adas jbl speakers and may panoramic sunroof pa.

    2. Nagka touchscreen lang overrated na haha

    3. Gunggung the first comment, thats what i mean. Tohchscreen is normal now a days and cannot be considered a new tech anymore.

    4. Also, older models did have touchscreens... (previous gen Mazda3, current CX-5, CX-8)...basically those running the older Mazda Connect system. They would only shut off above 5 or 10 km/h (you'll have to rely on the controller knob after). For the newer models--they initially didn't offer it, only to bring it back because CarPlay / Android Auto is generally considered a touchscreen interface.

    5. I think he's referring to cylinder deactivation

    6. Soŕy for the language folks, just carried away.✌✌✌

  3. Relax lang. Toyota sells much more than Mazda. Mazda drives better. Toyota earns more. Mazda hanging on. Toyota owns a part of Mazda. I think Toyota still wins.

  4. toyota fanboy spotted. kung ayaw mo ng mazda di wag.


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