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2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Mazda3

Red 2018 Mazda6 on a City Street vs Gray 2018 Mazda3 Hatchback Rear on a Freeway

When it comes to affordability, athleticism and luxury that surpasses the price tag, few automotive brands do it better than Mazda. With world-class entries like the midsize 2018 Mazda6 sedan and the 2018 Mazda5 compact car – available in sedan and hatchback variants – you cannot go wrong. If you are looking for a new Mazda that will take your day-to-day commute to the next level, this 2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Mazda3 debate will point you in the right direction.

A fan favorite in the midsize sedan class, the 2018 Mazda6 provides the perfect combination of performance, luxury and affordability in five trim levels – Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. Mazda6 models make room for five passengers in a spacious cabin that adds 14.7 cubic feet of cargo space. Drivers who love an athletic, efficient and affordable compact car will love what the 2018 Mazda3 brings to the table in three grades – Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. Mazda3 editions will fit five passengers with 12.4 cubic feet of trunk space in sedan variants or 20.2 cubic feet in the hatchback.

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2018 Mazda6 VS 2018 Mazda3
$21,950 Starting Price $18,095
187-Horsepower 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 155-Horsepower 2.0-Liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder
Sedan Body Styles Sedan and Hatchback
8-Inch MAZDA CONNECT™ Touchscreen Display Infotainment System 7-Inch MAZDA CONNECT™ Touchscreen Display

What Are the Differences Between the Mazda6 and Mazda3?

Price is a key factor in any car-buying decision and plays an important role in this 2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Mazda3 comparison. With a price tag that starts at just $21,950 and a wealth of standard features that include an 8-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen infotainment system, 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, push-button start, a rearview camera and advanced safety systems, the Mazda6 promises incredible value at every turn.

Drivers who are looking for an athletic and fuel-efficient sedan or hatchback will love the price of the 2018 Mazda3. New Mazda3 4-Door Sedan models start at just $18,095 – a price that includes a standard 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen interface, Bluetooth, keyless entry, push-button start, 16-inch wheels and a rearview camera. If you opt for the stylish, fun-to-drive Mazda3 5-Door Hatchback, the price starts at just $19,345.

Mazda6 Engine and Performance Specs

  • Standard Engine – 187-Horsepower 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV®-G Four-Cylinder
  • Transmission Options – 6-Speed SKYACTIV®-MT Manual or 6-Speed SKYACTIV®-Drive Automatic
  • Fuel Economy – 26 MPG City/35 MPG Highway (Automatic)
  • Available Engines – 250-Horsepower 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV®-G Turbocharged Four-Cylinder (Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature Models)

Mazda3 Engine and Performance Specs

  • Standard Engine – 155-Horsepower 2.0-Liter SKYACTIV®-G Four-Cylinder
  • Transmission Options – 6-Speed SKYACTIV®-MT Manual or 6-Speed SKYACTIV®-Drive Automatic
  • Fuel Economy – 28 MPG City/37 MPG Highway (Automatic)
  • Available Engines – 184-Horsepower 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV®-G Four-Cylinder (Touring and Grand Touring Models)

 

Red 2018 Mazda6 Front Grille Exterior on Cobblestone Street
2018 Mazda6 Dashboard, Steering Wheel and MAZDA CONNECT Touchscreen
Red 2018 Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Driving on Country Road
2018 Mazda3 Steering Wheel, Dashboard and MAZDA CONNECT Touchscreen