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2014 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2015 Mazda Mazda6 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda6 than the Mazda Mazda3, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3, drivers may find the Mazda Mazda6 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Mazda Mazda6 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mazda Mazda3, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda Mazda3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda Mazda6. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda Mazda3 and the Mazda Mazda6 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda Mazda3 is much slimmer than the Mazda Mazda6, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mazda Mazda3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda Mazda6.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mazda Mazda3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda Mazda6.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda3 has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda Mazda6, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mazda Mazda3 has less horsepower than the Mazda Mazda6, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Mazda Mazda6. The Mazda Mazda3 has less cargo capacity than the Mazda Mazda6, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda6.

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2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,995

2015 Mazda
Mazda6

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MSRP*: $21,190 - $29,895
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.02% As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 28 - 29 25 - 26
Highway MPG: 39 - 41 37 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,474 - $24,869 $20,235 - $28,235

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