Mazda 3 2009 vs Mazda 6 2008

 
Mazda 3
2009 - 2011
Mazda 6
2008 - 2010
Body: HatchbackEstate car / wagon
Gearbox: AutomaticManual
Engine: 1.6 Petrol1.8 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain

Performance

Power: 105 HP120 HP
Torque: 145 NM165 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 13.1 seconds11.7 seconds
Mazda 6 is a more dynamic driving.
Mazda 3 engine produces 15 HP less power than Mazda 6, whereas torque is 20 NM less than Mazda 6. Due to the lower power, Mazda 3 reaches 100 km/h speed 1.4 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.57.0
The Mazda 6 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
Mazda 3 consumes 0.5 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Mazda 6, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Mazda 3 could require 75 litres more fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres64 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 730 km in combined cycle910 km in combined cycle
910 km on highway1180 km on highway
Mazda 6 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Engines

Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km390'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Mazda 6 engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 16 years10 years
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Mazda 3 might be a better choice in this respect.

Dimensions

Length: 4.46 m4.71 m
Width: 1.76 m1.80 m
Height: 1.47 m1.44 m
Mazda 3 is smaller, but slightly higher.
Mazda 3 is 25 cm shorter than the Mazda 6, 5 cm narrower, while the height of Mazda 3 is 3 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 340 litres505 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1360 litres1751 litres
Mazda 6 has more luggage space.
Mazda 3 has 165 litres less trunk space than the Mazda 6. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Mazda 6 (by 391 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.4 meters10.8 meters
The turning circle of the Mazda 3 is 0.4 metres less than that of the Mazda 6, which means Mazda 3 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`7851`965
Safety:
Mazda 3 scores higher in safety tests.
Quality:
high

above average
Mazda 3 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Mazda 6 has serious deffects in 20 percent more cases than Mazda 3, so Mazda 3 quality is probably better
Average price (€): 40003200
Pros and Cons: Mazda 3 has
  • higher safety
  • fewer faults
Mazda 6 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • roomier boot
  • lower price
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