The 2017 Mazda3 4-door vs. The 2017 Mazda6

2017 Mazda3 4-Door

2017 Mazda3 4-Door

2017 Mazda6

2017 Mazda6

For drivers in the Mt. Holly area looking for a new high-quality sedan, Mazda has more than one option in store. The 2017 Mazda3 4-door and 2017 Mazda6 both feature the heightened performance and fuel economy provided by Mazda’s innovative SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, as well as an available 2.5L four-cylinder engine. Inside, both models also proudly boast the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system and deluxe available features like leather upholstery and heated seats. While it’s impossible to go wrong with either sedan, take some time to learn more about both vehicles and see which one is right for you with the help of this guide and the team at Momentum Mazda in Gastonia, NC.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The base engine on the 2017 Mazda3 4-door is a 2.0L inline-four that makes 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. Upgrade to the Touring 2.5 or Grand Touring trim, and you’ll get a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that generates a confident 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. With the base engine, you’ll get up to an EPA-estimated 37 mpg highway and 28 mpg city, while EPA numbers on the 2.5L engine top out at a respectable 33 mpg highway and 25 mpg city.

Every version of the 2017 Mazda6 comes standard with the same 2.5L four-cylinder engine, which generates that same amount of power here as it does on the Mazda3; on the Mazda6, however, fuel economy has the potential to get a little boost, with the ability to get up to an EPA-estimated 35 mpg highway and 26 mpg city with the available GT Premium package.

Passenger and Cargo Space

The Mazda3 4-door is a compact sedan that can seat up to five passengers inside its cabin that measures a total of 108.7 cubic feet. That’s quite spacious for a vehicle in this segment. Additionally, you’ll have 12.4 cubic feet of space to work with inside the trunk, so daily errands and weekend getaways alike are easily handled.

The Mazda6 is also a five-passenger sedan, but it situates itself within the midsize sedan segment. The total interior volume of this model is a generous 114.5 cubic feet, and you’ll also have an ample 14.8 cubic feet of room to work with inside the trunk.


Both of these sedans are quite reasonably priced, but, depending on your needs, their difference in price is certainly worth considering:

  • 2017 Mazda3 – MSRP from $17,845
  • 2017 Mazda6 – MSRP from $21,495

Which Mazda Sedan Should I Choose?

While both of these vehicles offer up a desirable combination of performance, fuel economy, and features, they ultimately serve the needs of different drivers. If you prize affordability and fuel economy, then the 2017 Mazda3 will likely prove the best choice. If you’re looking for a bit more room for your passengers and cargo, then the 2017 Mazda6 might just be the model for you. Shelby drivers can learn about the different financing and lease rates available on both the new Mazda3 and Mazda6 at Momentum Mazda before visiting our dealership, conveniently located at 4811 Wilkinson Blvd in Gastonia, NC. Contact us with any questions at (855) 889-9834.