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1995 Mazda MX-3 vs. 2001 Mazda 6

To start off, 2001 Mazda 6 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Mazda MX-3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Mazda MX-3 would be higher. At 2,261 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Mazda 6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Mazda 6 (164 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 58 more horse power than 1995 Mazda MX-3. (106 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Mazda 6 should accelerate faster than 1995 Mazda MX-3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Mazda 6 weights approximately 356 kg more than 1995 Mazda MX-3. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2001 Mazda 6 (207 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 73 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Mazda MX-3. (134 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2001 Mazda 6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Mazda MX-3.

Compare all specifications:

1995 Mazda MX-3 2001 Mazda 6
Make Mazda Mazda
Model MX-3 6
Year Released 1995 2001
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 106 HP 164 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 134 Nm 207 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1059 kg 1415 kg
Vehicle Length 4230 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2460 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 64 L


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