2020 Mazda Lineup

Which Mazda Sedan Suits You Best?

If you're in the market for a new sedan in Sarasota, FL these days, there's never been more options to consider, but some of the most compelling on the market are the new Mazda sedans for sale at Ed Howard Mazda.

Prized for their effortlessly cool KODO: Soul of Motion design language, versatile interiors that are replete with fresh technology, and of course, the critically acclaimed Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY that makes for eminently engaging driving experiences, our new Mazda sedan lineup never has a shortage of compelling selling points.

But with two attractive nameplates to choose from, you may rightly wonder which is best suited to your needs and lifestyle. Fortunately for you, we've already done our due diligence by breaking down the strengths of both the new Mazda3 and Mazda6 sedans, so that you can easily determine which one best aligns with what you're looking for in your next new car.

The New Mazda3

In the ever-competitive world of compact sedans, the new Mazda3 is one of the few that consistently sets itself apart from the pack. Though smaller in overall stature than its sibling, the new Mazda6, the Mazda3 sedans boasts a poised sense of style and the same high degree of feature sophistication that drivers from Lakewood Ranch to Bradenton have come to expect from all new Mazda models for years now.

In fact, one of the coolest things about the new Mazda3 is that it offers available i-ACTIV AWD® capability, a feature which many compact cars are lacking these days. Now, while all-wheel drive may seem like something that's primarily purposeful for drivers in snowbelt states, but trust us when we say that when you're faced with a sudden rain shower or the prospect of taking a sharp corner at speed, you'll be glad that you have i-ACTIV AWD® on your side.


Mazda3 Select Package AWD Sedan Florida

Now, small sedans like the new Mazda3 are great for city commuting and keeping your cost-of-ownership low. In fact, with a properly equipped new Mazda3, you can see fuel economy returns up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city / 36 mpg highway, which is slightly better than the EPA-estimated 26 mpg city / 35 mpg highway that the new Mazda6 offers.

Mazda6 Signature Sedan Florida

The New Mazda6

Now, at a glance, both the new Mazda3 and Mazda6 may seem similar. After all, both seat five passengers and boast similarly athletic styling. However, when it comes to which of these two sedans boasts more athletic performance credentials, the new Mazda6 undoubtedly takes the cake. When equipped with its available SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter Turbocharged Engine, the new Mazda6 churns out a healthy 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, which should be more than enough to satisfy drivers from Venice, FL to Point North.

It's also worth nothing that if you want more head and legroom for you and your passengers, as well as more overall cargo space, you'll want to choose the new Mazda6 over the new Mazda3. While most folks will be more than satisfied with the interior space in the Mazda3, there's much more room to stretch out in with a midsize sedan model like the new Mazda6.

Mazda3

Mazda6

Find out which Mazda sedan suits your lifestyle best.

Ultimately, it's hard to fully characterize all the differences between the new Mazda3 and Mazda6 without taking them for a test drive yourself. So, if you're interested in trying out our latest Mazda sedans, don't hesitate to swing by our new Mazda showroom near Punta Gorda to take them for a test drive today.

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