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2021 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2021 Mazda Mazda6 Review

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2021 Mazda
Mazda3

MSRP*: $20,650 to $33,900
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2021 Mazda
Mazda6

MSRP*: $24,475 to $35,900
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Invoice* $19,751 to $32,413 $23,235 to $33,892
MPG - City 23 - 28 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 36 MPG 31 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 155-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 186-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 187-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T, M/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 155 - 227 hp 187 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 175.6 - 183.5 in 192.7 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.1 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.7 in
Head Room Front 37.5 - 38.0 in
Rear 36.5 - 37.3 in
Front 37.4 - 38.4 in
Rear 37.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda Mazda3 and the Mazda Mazda6 in the front seats.

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.

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.

Powertrain
The Mazda Mazda3 has much less torque than the Mazda Mazda6, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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.

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