2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Mazda6

Front exterior view of a red 2018 Mazda3 on the left "vs" front exterior view of a red 2018 Mazda6 on the left

It is easy to understand the attraction to the KODO: Soul of Motion designed 2018 Mazda3 and 2018 Mazda6. These two sporty and stylish sedans provide powerful and responsive engines that deliver an unmatched driving experience as well as efficient performance. The 2018 Mazda3 and 2018 Mazda6 have spacious and tech-savvy interiors that keep the driver and all passengers comfortable and connected on a cruise around town or across the country. The main differences between these two similar vehicles are their standard features and interior space. Find out whether the 2018 Mazda3 or the 2018 Mazda6 fits your needs better with this head-to-head comparison of their key specs and features.


Standard Engine Specs


2018 Mazda3

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2018 Mazda6

2.0L SKYACTIC®-G 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.5L SKYACTIC®-G 4-Cylinder
155 HP/ 150 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 187 HP/ 186 LB-FT
SKYACTIV®-MT 6-Speed Manual Transmission Standard Transmission SKYACTIV®-MT 6-Speed Manual Transmission
27 MPG City/ 37 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 24 MPG City/ 33 MPG HWY

As you can see from the chart above the 2018 Mazda6 receives a more robust engine while the 2018 Mazda3 is more fuel efficient. The 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder is an available option on the 2018 Mazda3 and the 2018 Mazda6 offers a 2.5T SKYACTIV®-G Dynamic Pressure Turbo 4-Cylinder. This 2.5T SKYACTIC®-G engine cranks out 227 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque while still averaging EPA fuel economy estimates of 23 MPG City/ 31 MPG HWY.

Interior Capacities


2018 Mazda3

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2018 Mazda6

5 People Passenger Capacity 5 People
96.3 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 99.7 Cubic Feet
35.8 Inches Rear Legroom 38.7 Inches
12.4 Cubic Feet Standard Cargo Capacity 14.7 Cubic Feet

Both the 2018 Mazda3 and 2018 Mazda6 have space for five people but the Mazda6 provides more overall passenger volume, rear legroom, and standard cargo room. The 2018 Mazda3 and 2018 Mazda6 also feature split fold-down rear seats that can quickly and easily expand cargo volume into the second-row seat.

Interior Amenities


2018 Mazda3

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2018 Mazda6

Air Conditioning Standard Climate Control Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
7” Color Touchscreen Display Standard Infotainment Interface 8” Color Touchscreen Display
STANDARD Rearview Camera Available? STANDARD
HEATED ONLY Heated & Ventilated Seats Available? YES