2019 Mazda6 Vs. 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback

2019 Mazda6 and 2019 Mazda3 hatchback, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo.

If you’re contemplating between a top midsize car and a top compact hatchback, that probably means you’re looking at the 2019 Mazda6 and 2019 Mazda3 hatchback. Both vehicles score highly in their respective segments, bringing a load of value to the table. Of course, these are Mazda vehicles, so they’re both particularly noted for excessively enjoyable drivability and lovely interior styling.

But let’s get down to it- they’re both great, so how does one choose? What’s the difference between the 2019 Mazda6 and 2019 Mazda3 hatchback? Well, come have a gander.

2019 Mazda6


2019 Mazda3 Hatchback

$23,800 Starting MSRP $23,600
Up to 26 city / 35 highway Fuel Economy Up to 26 city / 35 highway
187 to 227 hp Horsepower 186 hp
14.7 cubic feet Cargo Room 20.1 cubic feet
193” L x 72” W x 57” H Dimensions 176” L x 71” W x 57” H
99.8 cubic feet Passenger Volume 92.7 cubic feet

New Midsize Car and Hatchback near Milwaukee, WI

The slightly more expensive 2019 Mazda6 gets more horsepower, a little more room inside, and a sedan body style (which some prefer the appearance of). It is also more heartily outfitted in terms of standard features. For example, the 2019 Mazda6 gets a standard touchscreen inside whereas the 2019 Mazda3 has an LCD screen that is not touch-sensitive.

The 2019 Mazda3 hatch, on the other hand, is about a foot and a half shorter, yet still boasts around 25% more cargo room than the 2019 Mazda6. This is the advantage of the hatchback body style.

No matter which vehicle you choose, you’re getting excellent engine options that make the machine an inevitable blast to take out on the road. Tight handling, responsive steering, and brisk acceleration all help these two 2019 Mazda vehicles to succeed with style. As Mazda emphatically decrees with their latest slogan: “Driving Matters.” Does it ever.