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2018 Mazda3

2017.5 Mazda6

2018 Mazda6†

2018 Mazda3 vs. 2018 Mazda6

It’s worth taking your time when comparing the 2018 Mazda3 vs. the 2018 Mazda6. You’ll need to take the following factors into account:

  • Engine specs
  • Efficiency scores
  • Standard and available features
  • Interior space
  • Exterior dimensions

Luckily enough, we’ve done the hard work for you. Read on to find out how these two stunning sedans compare.

Power and Efficiency

2018 Mazda3


2018 Mazda6


Standard Horsepower


150 lb-ft

Standard Torque

185 lb-ft


City MPG



Highway MPG


2018 Mazda3 Sedan

The 2018 Mazda3 isn’t quite as powerful as the 2018 Mazda6, but it still calls on SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY for sensational driving dynamics. It can also go farther on each tank of fuel.

Space and Features

2018 Mazda3


2018 Mazda6

16-Inch Steel

Standard Wheels

17-Inch Alloy


Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Feature Not Available


Heated Rear Seats

Feature Not Available

12.4 Cubic Feet 

Trunk Space

14.8 Cubic Feet

180.3 Inches


191.5 Inches

34.8 Feet

Turning Radius

36.7 Feet

2018 Mazda6 Sedan parked in front of restaurant
2018 Mazda6 Sedan

Both the 2018 Mazda3 and the 2018 Mazda6 bring first-class features as standard, including a 7-inch touchscreen, but the Mazda6 still pulls ahead. It also offers a touch more space, though the Mazda3’s smaller dimensions can make it considerably easier to handle in the city or maneuver in tighter spaces.

Which One is Right for Me?

There’s no single right decision when it comes to choosing the 2018 Mazda3 vs. the 2018 Mazda6 — each vehicle will speak to different people.

  • The 2018 Mazda3 should appeal to drivers looking to prioritize efficiency and drive frequently in crowded locations.
  • The 2018 Mazda6 offers a touch more power, making it ideal for frequent highway driving. It also brings more comfort features and added space, creating an attractive option for family drivers.

Find Your Next Sedan at Continental Mazda of Naperville

Still unsure whether to choose the 2018 Mazda3 or the 2018 Mazda6? No problem — just visit Continental Mazda today. You’ll find us only a short drive from Plainfield, Aurora, and Joliet, and we’ll be more than happy to arrange a couple of test drives or break down the benefits of each model. If you’re already set, why not apply for financing online?

Why Buy at Continental Mazda of Naperville?

Just a few of the reasons to choose our dealership include:

  • For eight years in a row, Continental Motors Group has been chosen by Naperville Magazine as “Best Auto Dealer.”*
  • Our 110% Price Guarantee exemplifies our commitment to giving more to our customers. If you received a bonafide quote from another dealer on the exact same model, we’ll match their price plus 10% of the difference. We will not be undersold!
  • You can be confident in your purchase thanks to our 72-Hour Exchange Policy — if you decided that your purchase isn’t quite right within three days, you can exchange it for a model of equal or greater value.



* Best of Naperville – Naperville Magazine

† Image is of 2017.5 Mazda6

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