What’s New with Mazda for 2023, Good and Bad

What’s New with Mazda for 2023, Good and Bad

New with Mazda for 2023: Mazda3

New with Mazda for 2023 Mazda3 stock photo
2023 Mazda3 stock photo

The Mazda3 2.0 sedan is discontinued, leaving the 2.5-liter engine as the standard power plant, again. The 2.5-liter is also 5 horsepower more potent: 191 horsepower. All 2.5-liter non-turbo engines are now equipped with cylinder deactivation in order to save fuel. Fuel mileage is increased considerably on all non-turbo models.

Rear seat side impact airbags and rear seat safety belt pre-tensioners are new, and standard on all models.

Sedan medals won’t arrive until after the first of the year.

New with Mazda for 2023: CX-5

What's New with Mazda for 2023: Mazda CX-5 stock photo
2023 Mazda CX-5 stock photo

Base price increase is $850.

Preferred and Premium models no longer have a standard power liftgate. Premium models no longer have satellite radio.

New Rhodium White paint is offered, at extra cost.

New with Mazda for 2023: CX-30

What's New with Mazda for 2023: CX-30 stock photo
2023 Mazda CX-30 stock photo

The base engine gains 5 horsepower, for a total of 191 in the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. The base engine also receives cylinder deactivation technology. Between the different changes, fuel mileage is improved both in the city and on the highway by two MPG: 26 city/33 highway.

Mazda has added rear seat-mounted side impact airbags, and rear outboard seat belt pretensioners, and made structural enhancements in order to pass the new, tougher IIHS side impact test.

Base price is up $800, although 2.5 S preferred is almost $400 lower and Carbon Edition is over $1000 higher.

The plain Turbo model is discontinued, leaving speed lovers the Turbo Premium or Turbo Premium Plus, both of which increase over $1000.

Normally-aspirated Premium models no longer have satellite radio, but the navigation system’s traffic feature is still provided.

New with Mazda for 2023: CX-50

What's New with Mazda for 2023: 2023 Mazda CX-50
2023 Mazda CX-50 at 2022 Detroit Auto Show

New with Mazda for 2023: CX-9

New with Mazda for 2023: CX-9
2023 Mazda CX-9 stock photo

CX-9 Sport is discontinued, leaving CX-9 Touring as the entry-level model; this results in a price increase of $3520, or $1370 for the same model. As part of the change, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, an automatic dimming rearview mirror, HomeLink®, a wireless phone charger, lighted visor vanity mirrors, a power liftgate, leather seats, and a power front passenger seat are now standard.

New with Mazda for 2024: CX-90

CX-90 Plug-In Hybrid Teaser
2024 Mazda CX-90 courtesy Mazda Media

A new, plug-in hybrid, three-row sport utility is due for the 2024 model year.

New with Mazda for 2023: MX-30 EV

New with Mazda for 2023: MX-30
2023 Mazda MX-30 stock photo

No changes to this California-only compliance special, except its price is $740 higher when it arrives, again, in Spring 2023.

New with Mazda for 2023: MX-5 Miata

2023 Mazda MX-5 Miata stock photo
2023 Mazda MX-5 Miata stock photo

The Miata Club is now special order, only, and will not be stocked by dealerships.

Base price increases by $800.

 

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