2018 Mazda3 vs 2017.5 Mazda6 

The comparison of the 2018 Mazda3 and the 2017.5 Mazda6 is a comparison between the two Mazda sedans. These models are both advantageously equipped and features impeccable styling and masterfully crafted exteriors and interiors. Built with stunning performance equipment and engineered to be as light and efficient as possible, these sedans are both great choices for your next vehicle. Each can seat five passengers and has a number of trim level choices that allow you to customize your vehicle to your liking.  

The biggest difference between the two models is the size of each vehicle. The Mazda3 is a midsize sedan and the Mazda6 is a full-sized sedan. The size of each model will affect other considerations that drivers usually take into consideration when shopping for a new vehicle. The size will affect the power of each vehicle, the size of the passenger and cargo volume, the efficiency of the vehicle, and the design of the model as well. We're going to detail the specifications of each model so you can easily see which is best-suited to your needs.  

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2018 Mazda3 vs 2017.5 Mazda6
155 hp Standard Horsepower 184 hp
12.4 cubic feet Storage Capacity 14.8 cubic feet
96.3 cubic feet Passenger Volume 99 cubic feet
5 Passenger Capacity 5

Key Differences between the Mazda3 and Mazda6 

The first difference is power. The engine standard engine for the Mazda3 is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that will produce 155 horsepower. In contrast, the standard engine in the Mazda6 will be a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that will give you 184 horsepower. However, those who want more power but still want to retain the size and shape of the Mazda3 are in luck. If you upgrade to either the Touring or the Grand Touring of the Mazda3, you'll have an upgraded 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that can match the 184 horsepower of the Mazda6. 

Storage capacity is also affected by the size of each model. The Mazda6 will give you about 2.4 more cubic feet of storage space versus the Mazda3. Those valuing more room can always opt to switch to the Mazda3's counterpart, the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door hatchback. This model retains all you love about the Mazda3 with increased versatility and cargo space.  

Passenger volume is also different from model to model. The Mazda6 will give you a bit more room to stretch out when compared to the Mazda3. However, the Mazda3, as the smaller vehicle, will be more fuel efficient than the Mazda6. You'll have to decide which qualities you value most to make your decision.  

Would you like to know more about the 2018 Mazda3 vs 2017.5 Mazda6 comparison? Contact us at Serra Mazda! We'll show you around each vehicle and let you test drive both of these sedans so you can choose the perfect one for you. View the Mazda3 and the Mazda6 in our online inventory today and then stop by next time you're in the area.


2018 Mazda3 in Red Exterior View
2018 Mazda3 Side View in Gray
2017.5 Mazda6 Exterior View in Red
2017.5 Mazda6 Interior View of Front Seating in White

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