If you’re eager to roam around the Gastonia, Charlotte, or Lincolnton, NC, areas in a good-looking, athletic sedan, two worthwhile considerations include the Mazda3 and Mazda6. Following the Mazda brand tradition of performance, safety, and a comfortable interior, both cars can serve as elegant daily commuters or weekend cruisers.

While they share many similarities, the 2021 Mazda3 and Mazda6 have their own distinctions. To help you determine which vehicle is the proper one for your day-to-day travels, Mazda of Gastonia put together this comparison, which touches on performance, interior space, and safety technology!

2021 Mazda3 White 2021 Mazda6 Gray

CUSTOMIZING YOUR PERFORMANCE BEHIND THE WHEEL

The Mazda3 and Mazda6 are playful, enjoyable cars that are easy to take into swooping turns or use to dart around city streets. You can further tailor your experience behind the wheel by choosing from a few performance options.

For the Mazda3, the engine options start with a 2.0L 4-cylinder making 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Only the base trim has this 2.0L motor. The next engine up is a 2.5L 4-cylinder, making 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque.

Finally, the Mazda3 also provides an available 2.5L turbo motor that produces a maximum 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.

As for the Mazda6, you can choose between a non-turbo and turbo version of the 2.5L 4-cylinder. The non-turbo makes 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, while the turbo generates as much as 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.

2021 MAZDA3


MAZDA3 Tech

INTERIOR PASSENGER AND CARGO ROOM

The interiors of the 2021 Mazda3 and 2021 Mazda6 are designed to keep you and your passengers comfortable, no matter the amount of time you’re on the road.

As for cargo capacity, you can store plenty within the 13.2 cubic feet of room found in the trunk of the Mazda3. Similarly, the trunk of the Mazda6 will give you up to 14.7 cubic feet of space to utilize.

A few worthwhile dimensions include…

 

Front Headroom

Rear Headroom

Front Legroom

Rear Legroom

MAZDA3

38 inches

37.2 inches

42.3 inches

35.1 inches

MAZDA6

38.4 inches

37.1 inches

42.2 inches

38.7 inches


A SAFE DRIVE, NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO

Mazda as a brand devotes a multitude of resources to modern safety, so it’s not surprising to see that both models sport plenty of driver-assistance capabilities.

Just to name a few of the features in the Mazda3, you’ll find Smart Brake Support, Lane-keep Assist, and Driver Attention Alert. For the Mazda6, there’s a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, a Lane Departure Warning System, and Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go capability.

 


DECISION TIME: 2021 MAZDA3 VS MAZDA6

Simply put, Mazda models are fun to drive while offering reliable, lasting performance—so should you go with the Mazda3 or Mazda6?

To make a final decision, contact us here at Mazda of Gastonia and test drive both options near Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton, North Carolina!


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