Mazda MAZDA3 vs Mazda MAZDA6 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
MSRP
$23,145
Invoice
$22,144
Average Price Paid
$22,025
2,090 listings nationwide

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2018 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring Reserve Sedan FWD
MSRP
$31,700
Invoice
$29,939
Average Price Paid
$30,818
1,208 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
Fair Price
$22,408
Good Price
$21,464
Great Price
$20,924
2018 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring Reserve Sedan FWD
Fair Price
$31,272
Good Price
$30,086
Great Price
$29,408

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,811
25 listings nationwide

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2018 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring Reserve Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,100
1 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Mazda3 has always stood out among compact vehicles. While competitors were focused on efficiency and maximum space, Mazda’s little compact was more about driving dynamics and good ...

2018 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring Reserve Sedan FWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Now more so than ever, buyers in the market for a midsize sedan are spoiled for choice. The Mazda6 may not have the name recognition of competitors, but it is one of the best looking c...

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

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
10
writes:
Liked this car the best in its class. Better than Sentra, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and others.
Power Ranked 2017 Nissan Sentra S worse.
"Looks better--cool design-"
Back Seats Ranked 2017 Nissan Sentra S better.
"Did not compare."
writes:
After test driving a used 2014 GT HB I leased a 2018 GT HB
Handling Ranked 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback worse.
"Again the refinements "
Looks/Style Ranked 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback worse.
"Basically the same look overall, the 2018 is more refined!"
Value Ranked 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback worse.
"Overall quality has improved and the safety features take it to the next level."
Would Buy Ranked 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback worse.
"better value"
writes:
Handling Ranked 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT worse.
"No blind spots"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT worse.
"Both were nice, Mazda felt like it was a better fit"
2018 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring Reserve Sedan FWD
writes:
Good looking and roomy. Not great acceleration, but nimble and grea t cornering with active suspension.

Specs

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
2018 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring Reserve Sedan FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
27 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
36 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 16.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
184 hp @ 5,700 RPM
184 hp @ 5,700 RPM
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
185 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
185 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
310 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
10.5:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.94 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 35.8 in 38.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.4 cu ft 14.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 992 lbs
Exterior
Length 180.3 in 192.7 in
Width 70.7 in 72.4 in
Height 57.3 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 111.4 in

Available Options

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Soul Red Metallic
  • Titanium Flash Mica

Option Packages

  • Premium Equipment Package
  • Appearance Package
  • Mazda Mobile Start
  • Premium Equipment Package
2018 Mazda MAZDA6
Grand Touring Reserve Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blue Reflex Mica
  • Deep Crystal Blue
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Titanium Flash Mica

Option Packages

  • Mazda Mobile Start
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic Paint Charge

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