2019 Mazda3 vs. 2019 Mazda6: Worth the Upgrade?

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Mazda3 vs. Mazda6: Which Mazda Sedan Is Right for You?

Mazda has long been a good choice for buyers looking for a practical sedan that’s also fun to drive. With responsive steering, better handling than many competitors, and smooth, responsive powertrains, both the compact Mazda3 and midsize Mazda6 have that part of the buying decision covered. Notably, the Mazda3 is the only one of the two available with all-wheel drive. 

Mazda’s interior quality is also sure to impress, though the models differ a bit on the inside. The midsize Mazda6 has the roomier interior of the two, with a larger back seat and a bigger trunk. The Mazda3, however, offers the option of a five-door hatchback bodystyle in addition to a four-door sedan, something its larger sibling does not. 

Overall, the redesigned Mazda3 is a particularly good choice and is our top-ranked compact car. The Mazda6 is no slouch, ranked third in our midsize car class behind the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Which is the better choice for you depends in part on size, but there’s more to it than that. We’ve broken it down into bite-sized chunks, using U.S. News Best Cars reviews and scoring data to help you choose. 

Keep in mind that our scores are continuously updated, as new data and expert information becomes available. As a result, the scores in this article may not be an exact match with information in our individual reviews.

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