2018 Mazda3 vs. 2018 Mazda6: Worth the Upgrade?

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Which Mazda Sedan is Right For You?

Mazda makes two sedans for the North American market – the Mazda3 and the Mazda6. Both are formidable contenders that compete with the best vehicles in each of their classes. But how do they compare when matched up head to head?

Both models have received significant upgrades for the 2018 model year. Mazda3 Touring and Grand Touring models are powered by the available 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The Sport model now comes standard with Mazda’s Smart City Brake Support safety system.

The Mazda6 has been upgraded even more. The car’s trim lineup has been realigned, there’s a new dashboard design, and more premium cabin materials have been added. A new turbocharged engine is also available. Mazda6 Sport and Touring models come equipped with a 2.5-liter engine that has standard cylinder deactivation.

This slideshow takes an in-depth look at each model’s strength and weaknesses, comparing the cars side by side to show which model wins in each category. At the end, we’ll choose an overall winner.

The ratings on this list may not perfectly match up with the U.S. News rankings. Ratings can change as more information becomes available.

Click through this slideshow to read about the Mazda3 and Mazda6.

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