2017 Mazda3 vs 2017 Mazda6

The popularity of sedans has been on the rise for quite some time, and with their high fuel-economy ratings and spacious interiors, it’s not hard to see why. Manufacturers have been working hard to keep up with the demands of customers, and the vehicles in the competitive class are continually getting better and better.

Drivers in the market for a new sedan have some great options to choose from, but we highly recommend looking into both the 2017 Mazda3 and the 2017 Mazda6. These two sedans both offer lengthy lists standard and available features, have attractive exterior stylings and top crash test scores. So what are the biggest differences between the two? Read on for a full comparison!

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2017 Mazda3 vs 2017 Mazda6
2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine Base Engine Size 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine
$17,845 Base trim MSRP $21,945
55.5/53.5 inches Legroom (Front/Rear) 56.1/56.1 inches
12.4 cubic feet Cargo Volume 14.8 cubic feet

The 2017 Mazda3 has three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. The Sport and Touring trims come standard with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that produces 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque while the Grand Touring trim comes equipped with a powerful 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that generates 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Standard features for all trims include power windows and door locks, cruise control, Push Button Start, a 7-inch full-color touchscreen display and the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System. Standard safety features include the Mazda Advanced Restraint System, the Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist, Hill Launch Assist, Dynamic Stability Control, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System and the Traction Control System.

The 2017 Mazda6 also comes in Mazda’s three signature trim levels, Sport, Touring and Grand Touring, but unlike the 2017 Mazda3, all trims of the 2017 Mazda6 come equipped with the 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that produces 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. It offers many of the same standard interior and safety features as the 2017 Mazda3, including the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System and a standard rearview camera. Both sedans also come available with Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE® safety innovations, which include systems like High Beam Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, the Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Keep Assist, LED Headlights with the Adaptive Front-Lighting System, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Smart City Brake Support, Smart Brake Support, the Distance Recognition Support System and Mazda Radar Cruise Control.

Both the 2017 Mazda3 and the 2017 Mazda6 are great options if you’re in the market for a new sedan, and which one is a better fit for you depends completely on your personal preferences. If you would like to meet these two sedans in person and take them both for a test drive to experience all they have to offer first-hand, come see us today at Matt Castrucci Mazda.

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