- The Japanese version of the 2024 Mazda 3 receives updates that are also expected to reach U.S. models.
- For 2024, the Mazda 3's infotainment screen grows from 8.8 to 10.3 inches, a setup already available on the Mazda CX-50.
- Other new features include a ceramic paint color, a lighted USB-C port, wireless charging, and expanded driver assists.
The 2024 Mazda 3 will feature a bigger infotainment screen when the new model year eventually reaches U.S dealerships. At least that's what we expect after Mazda revealed updates to 2024 models for the Japanese market.
Currently, the Mazda 3 hatchback and sedan come with an 8.8-inch display integrated into the top of their dashboards. That screen size is destined to increase to 10.3 inches, however, it's unclear if the smaller setup will still be standard or replaced entirely. For instance, the Mazda CX-50 offers both sizes.
Mazda's Japanese press release also states the 2024 Mazda 3 will add an illuminated USB-C port and a wireless charging pad. Both are also likely to be added to the U.S. lineup. The same goes for the expanded driver assists, which in Japan now include a driver-attention monitor as well as front and rear pedestrian detection.
Other possible new features include a ceramic-colored paint option. There's also the ability to remotely start the car using the MyMazda smartphone app, which could add a function seemingly designed for parents that sends alerts about vehicle speed, driving time, and the area where the vehicle is driving.
Since the company hasn't yet announced any updates to the 2024 Mazda 3 that'll be sold in America, it's possible there could be more or less changes in store. Car and Driver reached out to a Mazda spokesperson who declined to confirm details about the U.S. models but said the company will release that information sometime later this year.
Eric Stafford’s automobile addiction began before he could walk, and it has fueled his passion to write news, reviews, and more for Car and Driver since 2016. His aspiration growing up was to become a millionaire with a Jay Leno–like car collection. Apparently, getting rich is harder than social-media influencers make it seem, so he avoided financial success entirely to become an automotive journalist and drive new cars for a living. After earning a degree at Central Michigan University and working at a daily newspaper, the years of basically burning money on failed project cars and lemon-flavored jalopies finally paid off when Car and Driver hired him. His garage currently includes a 2010 Acura RDX, a manual '97 Chevy Camaro Z/28, and a '90 Honda CRX Si.