If you need a dependable and feature-rich vehicle, you can't go wrong with either the 2020 Mazda3 or the Mazda6. These compact and midsize sedans are great for trips around East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, and Easton, but how do you know which one is right for you?

Our team at Ray Price Mazda will help answer that question with this Mazda3 vs. 2020 Mazda6 comparison. Learn all about these cars below and contact our dealership near Brodheadsville and Saylorsville if you have any questions.

Powerful & Fuel-Efficient Performances


The 2020 Mazda3 and the Mazda6 are two of the most fun-to-drive vehicles out there. They both have great handling, sharp steering, and sturdy brakes.

Plus, they're both quite powerful. For instance, the Mazda3 has a standard Skyactiv®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The 2020 Mazda6, meanwhile, has an optional Skyactiv®-G 2.5L Dynamic Pressure Turbo 4-cylinder engine that produces up to 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.

Not only do these vehicles have great passing power, but they also have impressive fuel economy ratings, too. The Mazda3 achieves up to an EPA-estimated 26 city/35 highway MPG.1 The Mazda6 mirrors these numbers, also achieving an EPA-estimated 26 city/35 highway MPG when equipped with the 2.5L engine.2

Drivetrain Options

Another excellent feature aboard the Mazda3 is the available all-wheel drive drivetrain. This can be a huge help when you need to navigate heavy snow, ensuring you don't have to wait for the weather to clear up when you need to hit the road.

Unfortunately, the Mazda6 doesn't offer its own all-wheel drive option, meaning you won't enjoy quite the same handling in inclement weather.

Advanced Cabin Technology

These vehicles are loaded with technology and it really shows with features like a windshield-projected full color Active Driving Display found on both these sedans. This system lets you keep track of your vehicle speed and more without having to look away from the road. You'll love how stylish this feature looks, adding some high-tech functionality to your ride.

One feature unique to the Mazda6, though, is an available Traffic Sign Recognition System. If you're coming up on a sign along the road, this car will record the sign to remind you of things like the speed limit. This can be extremely handy when you're driving along unfamiliar roads to help you know what to expect.

Driver-Assistance Features

The safety and driver-assistance features aboard both these vehicles are extensive. Drivers of either the Mazda3 or the Mazda6 will be able to enjoy standard Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go. This cruise control system keeps you at a steady pace while moving behind traffic, so you don't have to maneuver the throttle to keep a safe distance behind other cars.

Unique to the Mazda3, though, is a standard Driver Attention Alert. This system uses advanced sensors to detect when you're showing signs of fatigue or inattention. The Driver Attention Alert system can easily be the first line of defense in preventing fatigued driving, so you're always on the road in peak condition.

You'll find some unique features aboard the Mazda6 as well with technology like an available 360° View Monitor. This feature can provide more visibility when you're backing up by generating a top-down view of your vehicle.

MAZDA3 vs MAZDA6: Upscale Interior Features and Design

The interiors of both the Mazda3 and the Mazda6 were designed to help make driving feel better. Everything from the instrument panel to the gear selector has been placed with the intent to let you focus on what matters most: driving.

Furthermore, each vehicle has comfortable and supportive seats to create a pleasant riding environment. In fact, the Mazda3's interior has available leather-trimmed sport seats that are contoured to mold perfectly to your body. Also, the Mazda6 sport seats have been constructed with Nappa leather, making an hour-long commute feel like a quick 10-minute trip.

Heated front seats are available in both sedans to help you stay cozy on especially cold nights. However, the Mazda6 goes a step further by also offering ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel. With these features, you can easily warm up or cool down, depending on the temperature outside.

Mazda High-Tech Features

Since Mazda has the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System in all its vehicles, you'll find it in both the Mazda3 and the Mazda6.

This system comes with popular apps, including HD Radio™, Pandora®, and Stitcher™. All your media options will be easily accessible on the 8.8-inch touch screen in the Mazda3 or the 8-inch touch screen in the Mazda6. Plus, all your music options will be heard clearly through the available 12-speaker or 11-speaker Bose® premium audio system in the Mazda3 and the Mazda6, respectively.

In addition, both vehicles offer a trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. This feature gives you over 150 music, sports, news, and comedy channels to explore. With so many options, you'll most likely never run out of something new to listen to.

Interior and Exterior Dimensions

There's a ton of space inside both these sedans with the Mazda3 offering a cargo volume of 13.2 cubic feet, giving you plenty of room for small bags. You'll have a significant boost in storage space with the Mazda6, though, thanks to its cargo volume of 14.7 cubic feet. That's over a full cubic foot of extra room, ensuring you can easily throw in that extra bag.

Still, the Mazda6 is a larger car and it shows with its overall length of 192.7 inches. Compare this to the Mazda3 that boasts an overall length of 183.5 inches. With the more compact build of the Mazda3, you'll have a much easier time fitting into those smaller parking spaces in the city.

Test Drive the 2020 MAZDA3 or 2020 MAZDA6

It's clear both the Mazda3 and the Mazda6 are great cars to drive around East Stroudsburg or Stroudsburg. If you need help deciding between these vehicles, then schedule a test drive at Ray Price Mazda.

We love helping drivers throughout Easton, Brodheadsville, and Saylorsville find their dream car. We want to do the same for you, so contact us today to get started!


1 Based on EPA estimates for Mazda3 Sedan with FWD and without Premium Package, 26 city/35 highway. Actual results will vary.

2 Based on EPA estimates for Mazda6 with 2.5L engine, 26 city/35 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

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