2018 Mazda3 4 door sport manual in Eternal Blue

2018 Mazda3

2017.5 Mazda6 sport

2017.5 Mazda6

2018 Mazda3 vs. 2017.5 Mazda6

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If you’re looking for a compact or midsize sedan that can deliver in terms of performance, style, and features, the 2018 Mazda3 and 2017.5 Mazda6 are certainly worth your time. These models both feature a dramatic swooping hood and an available 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine, as well as features like:

•MAZDA CONNECT 7-inch touchscreen

•Perforated leather upholstery

•i-ACTIVSENSE® safety package

•Active Driving Display

There are some distinctions to consider before making your pick, though, so check out this comparison guide and then make your way from Stockton, CA to our dealership in Tracy, CA!

Performance and Fuel Economy

The Mazda3 and Mazda6 both come with agile, sporty handling thanks to features like SKYACTIV® VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control and a comprehensive SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY suite. There are some differences under the hood, though:

2018 Mazda3

2018 Mazda6

SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L 4-cylinder (155 hp, 150 lb-ft of torque)

Base engine

SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder (184 hp, 185 lb-ft of torque)
SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder (184 hp, 185 lb-ft of torque)

Upgraded engine

Turbo SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T 4-cylinder (227 hp, 310 lb-ft of torque)
37 mpg highway, 28 mpg city

Max fuel economy

35 mpg highway, 26 mpg city (2017 model)

Passenger and Cargo Space

The Mazda3 and Mazda6 sedans both have seating for five passengers, but the Mazda3 is a compact sedan while the Mazda6 is a midsize sedan. The dimensions of the 2018 Mazda6 haven’t yet been released, but they’re expected to be similar to the 2017 model, which we used for this comparison.

2018 Mazda3

2018 Mazda6


Seating capacity

108.7 cubic feet

Total interior volume

114.5 cubic feet
12.4 cubic feet

Cargo space

14.8 cubic feet

Test-Drive Both Today To See Which is Right For You!

You’ll find both models for sale near Lanthrop, CA at Tracy Mazda, located at 2680 Auto Plaza Dr in Tracy, CA. Compare the Mazda3 Touring with the Mazda3 Sport, or compare the Mazda3 with the Ford Focus. When you’re ready, stop by for a test drive in one of the 2018 Mazda6 configurations today, or contact us if you have any questions at 888-709-9705. While you’re here, check out the Mazda6 safety ratings.

*2017.5 Mazda6 model image shown. See dealer for details.

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