Compare 2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Mazda3

Specs at a Glance

2018 Mazda6

2018 Mazda6

Engine

2.5L I4

Horsepower

187

MPG (City/Highway)

24/33 *

Transmission

6-speed manual


2018 Mazda3

2018 Mazda3

Engine

2.5L I4

Horsepower

184

MPG (City/Highway)

24/34 *

Transmission

6-speed manual

2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Mazda3

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The 2018 Mazda6 and the 2018 Mazda3 continue to evolve with their design and performance as two of the top sedans in the industry. Both vehicles have proven to be successful among consumers but have a few differences. If you want to know how both cars compare and which one is the best option for your needs, there are a few facts to distinguish between each model.

Exterior

The 2018 Mazda6 sports refreshed looks that are stylish and make it stand out compared to its predecessor. The sleek sedan is built with slim headlights and a five-point grille that is chrome and is the focal point on the body of the car. The chrome's ability to merge with the bottom of the headlights create a seamless design that is effortless and plenty modern. 19-inch wheels are optional and create a more intimidating and edgy accessory on the body when you want to add a flashy touch to the exterior of the car.

The 2018 Mazda3 has a sleek body that looks like it's in motion but is smaller compared to the 2018 Mazda6. Its large grille makes it look similar to a luxury vehicle, including the extended hood that adds a modern touch to the exterior of the car. The small windows on the car also reduce visibility that is provided to passengers. The headlights are edgy and bold, which creates a stylish design that makes the sedan stand out on the road.

Interior Features

The interior of the 2018 Mazda6 has also undergone a makeover with a new interior that looks sleek and exciting. Inside, you'll find soft-touch materials and an exceptional layout that makes buttons and controls easy to locate on the dashboard. Plenty of standard features are included in the cabin, which allows the vehicle to have more value. Dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-inch infotainment screen, a leather steering wheel, and a two-tone color scheme are included. The accent stitching creates an upscale design in the cabin that will make you feel like you're riding in a luxury vehicle. Additional features include heated and ventilated front seats, auto-dimming mirrors, rear-seat USB ports and AC vents, a heated steering wheel, a 360-degree camera system, an 11-speaker Bose sound system, and auto high-beams and wipers.

Inside of the 2018 Mazda3, standard features include a rearview camera, HD Radio, two USB ports, Bluetooth, a seven-inch touchscreen, push-button start, a six-speaker audio system, and the Smart City Brake Support system. The infotainment system isn't as impressive as the screen included in the 2018 Mazda6. Fortunately, the dash is clean and stylish without clutter present. Drivers won't become distracted or have difficulty adjusting the settings due to the ease of use of the controls and where they're located.

Consumer Ratings

Consumers favor the revamped powertrain lineup that is available through the 2018 Mazda6, which makes it competitive among its rivals. The performance is favorable with the new cylinder deactivation for the current 2.5-liter inline-four and 250 horsepower that is provided.

There's less cargo space included in the 2018 Mazda3 compared to the 2018 Mazda6, which can be problematic when you're taking a trip or are transporting large items. The trunk is also small for its class and will limit what you can transport.

If you want to learn more information about how the 2018 Mazda6 compares to the 2018 Mazda3, contact our dealership to speak to an expert. We can schedule a test drive and discuss financing options that are available.


* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.