Mazda3 Price Lowered for 2025

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy

In a rare Uno Reverse moment, the crew at Mazda has reduced the price of entry for the generally excellent Mazda3.

It’s not a wholesale price chop across the board, mind you. For example, the primary reason for a reduction in starting price on the hatchback is thanks to an appearance of the base S trim, a level which was not in the cards last year. It’s a similar story for anyone desiring a turbocharged 5-door, with a new Carbon Turbo trim coming in roughly $3,000 cheaper than the asking price of last year’s Turbo Premium Plus. That being said, like-for-like pricing is up only $300 for 2025 hatches.

Anyone preferring a four-door Mazda3 with a real trunk will find similar pricing changes, though the 2.5 S is genuinely cheaper than last year, stickering at $25,135 which is a savings of 220 clams. Other trims either hold the line (such as the 2.5 S Select Sport at $26,145) or move the needle imperceptibly (like the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus which climbs 50 bucks to $36,985). Those prices all include the $1,185 destination charge.

For anyone who has forgotten, the Mazda3 is offered avec or sans turbocharging. The naturally aspirated mill is good for 191 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque while the turbo makes 227 ponies and 310 lb-ft of twist when fed a steady diet of 87 octane. Springing for costlier 93 octane fuel nets extra power in the turbo, pushing output to 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. Turns out it is good to eat yer spinach. Some trims can be shod with all-wheel drive.

Through to the end of May, there have been 15,157 Mazda3 models delivered, about 43.3% of which have been hatchbacks. That number is far higher than this author expected, though it is pleasing to learn. Perhaps unsurprisingly, that number lags behind every crossover in the showroom, a performance led by the CX-5 which has found 58,094 homes so far this year.

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Matthew Guy
Matthew Guy

Matthew buys, sells, fixes, & races cars. As a human index of auto & auction knowledge, he is fond of making money and offering loud opinions.

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  • Slavuta Slavuta on Jun 12, 2024

    Mazda3 is a great car @$20K inflation money

  • Chiefmonkey Chiefmonkey on Jun 13, 2024

    Sadly, Mazda deleted some features that were available on the 2.5 trims such as the Bose stereo-I think you need to go all the way up to the premium turbo to get that now. Honda meanwhile took the Civic a bit more upscale with the 2022+ Touring trim...

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  • Tassos My Colleague Mike B bought one of these (the 300 SEL, same champagne color) new around June 1990. I thought he paid $50k originally but recently he told me it was $62k. At that time my Accord 1990 Coupe LX cost new, all included, $15k. So today the same car means $150k for the S class and $35k-40k for the Accord. So those %0 or 62k , these were NOT worthless, Idiot Joe Biden devalued dollars, so he paid AN ARM AND A LEG. And he babied the car, he really loved it, despite its very weak I6 engine with a mere 177 HP and 188 LBFT, and kept it forever. By the time he asked me to drive it (to take him to the dealer because his worthless POS Buick Rainier "SUV" needed expensive repairs (yes, it was a cheap Buick but he had to shell out thousands), the car needed a lot of suspension work, it drove like an awful clunker. He ended up donating it after 30 years or so. THIS POS is no different, and much older. Its CHEAPSKATE owner should ALSO donate it to charity instead of trying to make a few measly bucks off its CARCASS. Pathetic!
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