Mazda Makes The 2025 Mazda3 Even Better Than This Year's Mazda3 News Staff
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Both hatchback and sedan versions of the Mazda3 see an entry level price reduction.

Mazda's shaking things up with the 2025 Mazda3, slashing prices and adding entry-level trims.

It’s a breath of fresh air for buyers battered by the ever-rising costs of modern machinery. The Mazda3 sedan gets a price cut, while the hatchback sees the reintroduction of the S trim, making the popular compact even more affordable.

The 2025 Mazda3 2.5 S sedan now starts at $25,135, some $220 less than last year. Meanwhile, the 2.5 S hatchback rolls in at $26,135, a $740 drop from the outgoing entry-level model. Sure, the rest of the hatch lineup gets a modest $300 bump, but at least there's some relief at the base level.

All prices include the $1,185 destination charge.

For sedan trims, the 2.5 S now sits at $25,135, down from last year's $25,355. The 2.5 S Select Sport holds steady at $26,145. The 2.5 S Preferred climbs to $27,525, the 2.5 S Carbon Edition to $30,595, and the 2.5 Carbon Turbo to $33,285. The top-of-the-line 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus goes up by a mere $50 to $36,985. All prices include the $1,185 destination charge.

Under the hood, the 2.5 S models pack Mazda’s naturally aspirated Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder, pushing 191 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. Choose between a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual gearbox.

The hatchback trims follow suit, with the 2.5 S starting at $26,135. The 2.5 S Select Sport is priced at $27,175, the 2.5 S Preferred at $28,875, and the 2.5 S Carbon Edition at $31,745. The 2.5 S Premium hits $31,835, the new 2.5 Carbon Turbo lands at $34,435, and the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus tops out at $38,135.

Mazda adds Soul Red Crystal Metallic paint as an option for 2025.

For the power-hungry, the Mazda3 is available with a Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine, pumping out 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque on 93 octane fuel, or 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft on 87 octane. The turbo engine only pairs with an automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is standard.

Mazda's got a few flashy paint options, too: Soul Red Crystal Metallic and Machine Gray Metallic for $595, and Polymetal Gray Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, and Ceramic Metallic for $450.

New for 2025, higher trims come with Alexa Built-In, letting drivers control the car’s radio, climate controls, and even smart home devices. Mazda Online Navigation also joins the party, offering over-the-air updates.

While the 2025 Mazda3's starting prices are a bit lower than last year, remember these cuts come after hefty hikes in 2024. The 2023 Mazda3 sedan and hatch started at $23,615 and $24,615, respectively, with a destination fee that has since climbed. It’s a small consolation, but in this economy, we’ll take what we can get.

This article was co-written using AI and was then heavily edited and optimized by our editorial team.

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