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Mazda Mazda3 Sedan vs. Mazda Mazda6

When comparing the Mazda Mazda3 Sedan to the Mazda Mazda6, the Mazda Mazda3 Sedan has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Mazda Mazda6 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Mazda Mazda3 Sedan versus the Mazda Mazda6, the Mazda Mazda3 Sedan is a better car than the Mazda Mazda6.

Mazda Mazda3 Sedan versus Mazda Mazda6 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Mazda Mazda3 Sedan ranges from $19,004 to $26,993 while a used Mazda Mazda6 from the same model year range is priced between $19,672 to $32,475. For a new model, the Mazda Mazda3 Sedan's price is between $22,598 and $33,744, with the Mazda Mazda6 priced between $26,060 and $36,892.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Mazda Mazda3 Sedan’s base engine makes 155 horsepower, and the Mazda Mazda6 base engine makes 187 horsepower. The Mazda3 Sedan is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 475 miles. The Mazda6 is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 574 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Mazda Mazda6, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Mazda Mazda3 Sedan, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front leg room and rear head room.

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2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan

2021 Mazda Mazda6

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$22,598 - $33,744

Used Asking Price:

$19,004 - $26,993

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$26,060 - $36,892

Used Asking Price:

$19,672 - $32,475

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

43.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

16 / 51
20 / 51

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 13
3 / 13
3 / 13
8 / 13

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Select, Premium, Carbon Edition, Premium Plus, 2.5 Turbo, Preferred, 2.5 S, 2.0

Trim Levels

Grand Touring Reserve, Grand Touring, Signature, Sport, Carbon Edition, Touring

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

155 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

150 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

187 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

186 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

28 / 36 / 31

Range (city/hwy):

370 / 475 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 35 / 29

Range (city/hwy):

426 / 574 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Available

Android Auto:

Available

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53.5 inches

Cargo Space:

13.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

92.8 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Cargo Space:

14.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.8 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2984 lbs

Width:

70.7 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

183.5 inches

Wheelbase:

107.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3437 lbs

Width:

82.3 inches

Height:

57.1 inches

Length:

192.7 inches

Wheelbase:

111.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P205/60R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P225/55R17