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1995 Mazda MX-3 vs. 2005 Mazda 6

To start off, 2005 Mazda 6 is newer by 10 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), 2005 Mazda 6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mazda 6 (164 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 58 more horse power than 1995 Mazda MX-3. (106 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mazda 6 should accelerate faster than 1995 Mazda MX-3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mazda 6 weights approximately 546 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.

Because 2005 Mazda 6 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1995 Mazda MX-3. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Mazda 6 will offer significantly more control. 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, 2005 Mazda 6 (208 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 74 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Mazda MX-3. (134 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2005 Mazda 6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Mazda MX-3. 2005 Mazda 6 has automatic transmission and 1995 Mazda MX-3 has manual transmission. 1995 Mazda MX-3 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Mazda 6 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1995 Mazda MX-3 2005 Mazda 6
Make Mazda Mazda
Model MX-3 6
Year Released 1995 2005
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
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 106 HP 164 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 134 Nm 208 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1059 kg 1605 kg
Vehicle Length 4230 mm 4710 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2460 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 62 L


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