The new-generation Mazda3 was unveiled for the first time in Canada today, almost two months after its global unveiling at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
But more than just unveiling their new compact sedan, Mazda Canada also had some pricing info in store for us. The 2019 Mazda3 will start at $18,000 when it hits showrooms in the spring.
As we noted last November when the Mazda3 was unveiled in L.A., the new Mazda3 will be available with i-Activ all-wheel drive. It will be an option on the mid-level GS which starts at $22,700.
When equipped with all-wheel drive (which can only be paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox, an AWD 2019 Mazda3 will cost you $26,000.
The top-of-the-line Mazda3 GT will be offered starting at $26,200 with front-wheel drive, and $30,400 with i-Activ all-wheel drive. You have to take the Premium package in the GT to get AWD, however. Confusing? It’s not that bad.
- 2019 Mazda3 GX Sedan: $18,000
- 2019 Mazda3 GS Sedan: $22,700
- 2019 Mazda3 GS with AWD Sedan: $26,000
- 2019 Mazda3 GT Sedan: $26,200
- 2019 Mazda3 GT with AWD and Premium Package Sedan: $30,400
Standard features on each model are as follows:
2019 Mazda3 GX Sedan
Digital center gauge display with 7-inch LCD screen, 8-speaker sound system, 8.8-inch Mazda Connect screen with HMI Commander, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ connectivity, and LED headlights and tail lights.
To this you can add a convenience package which is available for an extra $2,300 which includes:
16″ alloy wheels, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring (ABSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), air conditioning, heated front seats, cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls, and body coloured power exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators.
2019 Mazda3 GS Sedan
The GS includes everything listed above plus:
Dual-zone automatic climate controls, heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift knob, rain-sensing wipers, automatic on/off headlights, and i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies. Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE suite of safety technology includes Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, high-speed Smart Brake Support, Lane-keep Assist System, Lane Departure Warning System, High Beam Control System, Forward Obstruction Warning, and Distance Recognition Support System.
To this you can add a Luxury package for $1,900 which includes:
Leatherette-trimmed upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, driver’s seat memory function, power glass moonroof, and auto-dimming rearview mirror.
2019 Mazda3 GT Sedan
The GT takes all the equipment listed previously and adds paddle shifters on the steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic levelling headlights, signature lighting on front and rear lights, Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), and Bose® premium audio with 12-speakers.
The GT also comes standard with the more powerful 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder engine that delivers 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, and the six-speed automatic gearbox.
A six-speed manual with the base 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G engine is standard on all other versions.
The automatic gearbox is a $3,600 option in the GX and $1,600 option in the GS because of the various option packages in each trim that must come with the automatic transmission.
The 2019 Mazda3 Sport
The 2019 Mazda3 Sport is the hatchback version of the Mazda3 family and has essentially the same equipment levels. It starts at $21,300 for a base GX model. You basically add between and $1,300 and $3,300 for the added convenience of the Sport trim depending on the version you chose originally.
The major difference is that the Sport model can get the more powerful 2.5-liter engine with a six-speed manual. The sedan can’t.
No word on the SKYACTIV-X engine and pricing.