2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Mazda6, text on an image of a red 2018 Mazda3 on the left and a red 2018 Mazda6 on the left

What’s the Difference Between the 2018 Mazda3 & 2018 Mazda6?

2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Mazda6

Both the 2018 Mazda3 and the 2018 Mazda6 are blessed with the KODO: Soul of Motion design strategy which breaths life into the Mazda3 and Mazda6 with uninterrupted body lines that flow from front to rear.  Under the hood of each Mazda model you will find a powerful and efficient SKYACTIV® engine and transmission that deliver a responsive driving performance.  Inside the cabin there is spacious seating along with advanced technology features that are sure to keep all passengers occupied along the drive.  With so many attractive and similar features it can be difficult to decide between the 2018 Mazda3 and 2018 Mazda6 but to help you out we have organized the similarities and differences of their standard drivetrain specs and their interior dimensions below.

Standard Drivetrain Specs

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The 2018 Mazda3 has the option of being equipped with the 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G engine for an increase in horsepower and torque while the 2018 Mazda6 can get loaded with a 2.5T SKYACTIV®-G Dynamic Pressure 4-Cylinder engine.  The 2.5T SKYACTIV®-G Turbo engine provides the 2018 Mazda6 with 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.  Both the 2018 Mazda3 and Mazda6 also have the option of pairing their standard engine with a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic Transmission for additional fuel efficiency.

Side view of the interior seating in the 2018 Mazda3

Side view of the interior seating in the 2018 Mazda6

Interior Dimensions

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Both the 2018 Mazda3 and 2018 Mazda6 provide a 60/ 40 split folding rear seat for expanded cargo space into the second-row seat.  Other interior similarities shared between the 2018 Mazda3 and 2018 Mazda6 include a standard 7” Color Touchscreen Display, the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, Bluetooth® Connectivity, and Push-Button Start.  You can take both the 2018 Mazda3 and Mazda6 for a test drive today at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN to help you decide which one you like better.

Driver's cockpit of the 2018 Mazda3

Driver's cockpit of the 2018 Mazda6