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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2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
No Data Available
2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
MSRP
$25,000
Invoice
$23,908
Average Price Paid
$23,794
877 listings nationwide

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2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
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2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

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

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2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,477
1 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...

2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

The compact-car market has come a long way from the days of the dreaded “economy car.” And yet many new compact cars, such as the Honda Civic or Toyota's new 2020 Corolla, still fit a ...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

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

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
writes:
Dependable good car for the money.
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
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2002 Mazda 626 ES V6Review:

A Good Family Car — A good drive to own, completely packed with all functionality and practicality. But it lacks initia...

Primary Use: Family transportation

2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Si FWD worse.
"Cleaner design, does not have ugly Honda chrome bar and the huge fake vents that only Honda designers seem to love."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Si FWD worse.
"It just looks so much better both exterior and interior wise."

Specs

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
19 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
25 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16 gal 12.7 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
165 hp @ 6,000 RPM
165 hp @ 6,000 RPM
186 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
161 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
161 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
13:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.33 in x 2.92 in
3.33 in x 2.92 in
3.5 in x 3.94 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 --
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 20.1 cu ft
Exterior
Length 187.4 in 175.6 in
Width 69.3 in 70.7 in
Height 55.1 in 56.7 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 107.3 in

Available Options

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
2019 Mazda MAZDA3
Hatchback AWD

Exterior Colors

  • DEEP CRYSTAL BLUE MICA
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic

Option Packages

  • Soul Red Metallic Paint Charge

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