- the mazda 3 sedan and hatchback gain the same carbon edition trim previously offered on the cx-5 and cx-9.
- it features polymetal grey exterior paint and a red leather interior, along with a few other features.
- the carbon edition costs $27,415 for the sedan and $28,415 for the hatchback.
mazda is expanding the carbon edition appearance package to include the 2022 mazda 3 sedan and hatchback. it was previously available on the cx-5 and cx-9, along with the mazda 6 sedan that has since been discontinued. it features the same color combo as those other models—a polymetal grey exterior with a red leather interior—and is available on front-wheel-drive versions of the 3 with the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four and a six-speed automatic transmission.
the carbon edition has the same equipment as the 3's preferred package and also adds a 12-speaker bose audio system, black 18-inch wheels, and heated side mirrors that are painted black. you'll pay $1650 extra for the appearance tweaks, as the carbon edition starts at $27,415 for the sedan and $28,415 for the hatchback.
there aren't any other changes for the 2022 mazda 3 lineup except for the addition of a new color called platinum quartz metallic. the sedan starts at $21,815 for the sedan 2.0 with its base 2.0-liter engine and ranges up to $35,415 for the loaded 3 hatchback 2.5 turbo premium plus with all-wheel drive and the more powerful turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four engine. mazda says the 2022 cars will begin arriving at dealerships this winter.