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2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Mazda3

2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Mazda3

Regardless of segment, if you need a new vehicle, a Mazda is an excellent choice for getting luxury at a budget-friendly price. But for those who are stuck trying to decide whether to go the compact sedan, hatchback or midsize sedan route, there are still plenty of decisions to make. We are here to help with that by matching up the 2018 Mazda6 vs the 2018 Mazda3.

You can’t go wrong with either option, but each vehicle has its own unique strengths that we will highlight below. For example, the Mazda3 is the only one of the two that comes in a 5-door hatchback variation. So, despite the fact that the Mazda6 has superior passenger volume, the Mazda3 5-Door is capable of having an edge when it comes to cargo space with up to 47.1 cubic feet of it once the rear seats are folded down.

2018 Mazda6


2018 Mazda3

Starting at $21,950 MSRP Starting at $18,095
Up to 250 hp, 310 lb-ft of torque Engine Specs Up to 184 hp, 185 lb-ft of torque
99.7 cubic feet Passenger Volume 96.3 cubic feet
No 5-Door Hatchback Variation Yes

Differences Between the Mazda6 and Mazda3

That said, if passenger volume is really what you want, then the Mazda6 is your best bet. It not only has more overall passenger room, but also has about 3 inches of additional legroom in the rear seats compared to its smaller sibling. It is also capable of delivering more power for those who desire it, pumping out 310 lb-ft of torque from its top-level engine.

Of course, that power comes at a price, and even at the entry level, the Mazda6 has an MSRP that is a few thousand dollars more than the Mazda3. So budget can also be a big factor, especially since the starting MSRP of the Mazda3 is low enough to keep your payment highly affordable.

Like we said, there is no right or wrong answer, so the best thing for you to do now is take a test drive to determine whether you want to drive home the 2018 Mazda 6 or the 2018 Mazda3. Contact us at Hansel Auto Group today.