Mazda 626 vs Mazda MAZDA3 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
No Data Available
2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
MSRP
$20,650
Invoice
$19,751
Average Price Paid
$19,174
262 listings nationwide

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2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
No Data Available
2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,405
2 listings nationwide

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2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,371
2 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6

The 2002 Mazda 626 only saw minimal changes for the model year, including new interior and exterior color choices. This would be the last year for the 626. Though it was Mazda's top-se...

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

Mazdas are fun. All of them. Even the SUVs. But until recently, they weren’t particularly fast. The joy in driving a Mazda derived from the expertly tuned ride and handling qualities t...

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  • Look and Feel 10
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 5
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
GuruCNT7F writes:
Dependable good car for the money.
Kelly writes:
I have a 2001 626 lx I4 like the car allot v6 would have been nice bit 4cyl will hold its own handles great
GuruFWZG1 writes:
Very reliable as long as the proper maintenance is done.
2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
gregory writes:
Power Ranked 2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium RWD better.
"More horses under the hood"
Handling Ranked 2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium RWD better.
"Its a mustang it just handles better"

Specs

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
19 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
25 MPG
36 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
165 hp @ 6,000 RPM
165 hp @ 6,000 RPM
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Torque
161 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
161 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
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Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
13:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.33 in x 2.92 in
3.33 in x 2.92 in
3.28 in x 3.59 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 5 stars --
Side Driver 3 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 3 stars --
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.6 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 34.6 in 35.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.2 cu ft 13.2 cu ft
Exterior
Length 187.4 in 183.5 in
Width 69.3 in 70.7 in
Height 55.1 in 56.9 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 107.3 in

Available Options

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Jet Black Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic

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