Compare: Mazda3 vs Mazda6

Comparing the Mazda3 and Mazda6

Several similarities mesh the Mazda3 and Mazda6 together, making it difficult for Gary, IN drivers to decide which new Mazda car is right for them. That's where Art Hill Mazda comes into the picture. We want to inform our customers about the favorable qualities found in each Mazda sedan that they can buy from our new inventory at our Mazda dealership in Merrillville, IN.


The Mazda3 is appreciated for its fuel efficiency, as this compact sedan earns 28/36 (city/highway) miles per gallon. In addition to its responsive steering and capable handling, all-wheel drive is an available option for every Mazda3 model, except for its base trim level. Compact cars have less space to work with, but the Mazda3's trunk still provides 13.2 cubic feet of storage.

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The Mazda3 has three powertrains for Hammond, IN motorists to choose from:

  • 2.0-liter inline-4: 155 horsepower, 150 pound-feet of torque, 28/36 miles per gallon
  • 2.5-liter inline-4: 186 horsepower, 186 pound-feet of torque, 25/35 miles per gallon
  • 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4: 250 horsepower, 320 pound-feet of torque, 23/32 miles per gallon


The Mazda6 posts fuel economy ratings of 26/35 miles per gallon, which are respectable, but they don't edge the Mazda3. Three Mazda6 upper-level trims, the Grand Touring, Reserve, and Signature, showcase a turbocharged engine. Its powertrain options include:

  • 2.5-liter inline-4: 187 horsepower, 186 pound-feet of torque, 26/35 miles per gallon
  • 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4: 250 horsepower, 320 pound-feet of torque, 23/31 miles per gallon

With 14.7 cubic feet of cargo volume and 99.8 cubic feet of passenger volume, 7.0 cubic feet more than its sibling, the Mazda6 is a far more spacious choice for Valparaiso, IN shoppers. The Mazda6 also offers more legroom, headroom, and shoulder room.

For safety features, the Mazda6 has radar-based adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

Test Drive a New Mazda3 or Mazda6 from Art Hill Mazda

Both sedans have similar driver-assist and technology features. The main differences lie in performance and space. Merrillville motorists should choose the Mazda3 if they desire a compact car that's more affordable and more fuel-efficient. The Mazda6 is more tailored to drivers who need a mid-sized car that offers more space and more powerful engine options. You can't go wrong with either car, though. Stop by Art Hill Mazda to learn more about each new Mazda car and take your pick for a test drive.

  1. Art Hill Mazda

    957 W Lincoln Hwy
    Merrillville, IN 46410

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