2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Mazda6

2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Mazda6

The two sedan models in the Mazda lineup present viable options for drivers seeking a unique blend of performance and utility. You don’t need to buy a luxury car for luxury-like features, and these two sedans are a great example of that. In this matchup between the 2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Mazda6, you’ll notice an abundance of safety technology and intriguing exterior aesthetics, but what makes them different?

While the styling appears to be similar, it really comes down to the segment each of these models comes in. The Mazda3 is a smaller compact sedan while the Mazda6 is a larger option, being a midsize sedan. That being said, if you have a preference in regards to size and space, you might find that one is a better fit than the other. Take a look at the table below for more comparisons!

2018 Mazda3


2018 Mazda6

$18,095 MSRP $21,950
28 city/37 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 26 city/35 hwy mpg
3 Trim Levels 5
2.5L Engine Options 2.5L/2.5L Turbo

Specs and Features in the Mazda3 and Mazda6

As previously mentioned, size is the biggest and most noticeable difference between these two. The Mazda6 is a better fit for someone who needs more space for passengers or cargo, although they both have a five-passenger seating capacity. However, another difference worth noting is performance. The Mazda3 has 155 horsepower in the base model – enough to get you where you need to go but not enough to take a dip into your fuel efficiency. If you need a little more power, you can opt for a higher trim and get up to 184 horsepower in the Mazda3. If you’d like to upgrade completely, just switch it for a Mazda6. The Mazda6 has a base 187 horsepower in the 2.5L engine, but you can get even more by choosing the 2.5L turbocharged engine with 227 horsepower. Best of all, Mazda has implemented SKYACTIV® technologies in each of these so you’re never sacrificing fuel efficiency to get this extra power.

Could one of these sedans be the right choice for you? Come see them here at Hall Mazda in Brookfield! We have both the 2018 Mazda3 and 2018 Mazda6 on display, and one of our skilled team members will gladly show you both and offer more comparisons. Schedule a test drive from the convenience of your computer or mobile device right here on our website!

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