Choosing Between Mazda 3 Models: Sedan Vs. Hatchback

July 28th, 2022 by

The Mazda 3 is available in both hatchback and sedan models, and you need to figure out the differences between them to select the type you want. The difference between sedans and hatchbacks is similar to comparing cars and SUVs.

Sedans are designed to transport up to four people and have a trunk that is separate from the passenger compartment. A hatchback is more like an SUV in that you can open a trunk or lift up a tailgate onto a cargo bed. We’ve created a list of comparable qualities that will help you figure out which one is best for you.

Will it be the four-door sedan or the five-door hatchback? Here are some features you need to gauge if one is a better purchase than the other for your needs:

1. Cargo

A hatchback has a spacious back compartment that can carry everything from pairs of skis and snowboards to other long items. The back compartment can hold even more cargo when you fold down the seat on the passenger side. Comparatively, a sedan has less storage space and less room for longer items than a hatchback. A sedan’s storage compartment is limited by the height of the rear package tray behind the seats. A sedan is perfect for carrying only minimal items.

2. Pricing

A sedan is more affordable than a hatchback, especially if you choose the base trim level. The hatchback has a longer body, so it tends to be more expensive. However, it has more features than the sedan at the same trim level. When it comes to judging between the Mazda 3 models’ pricing, it will mostly depend on how much you’re willing to spend and what your vehicle needs are.

3. Window Visibility

Hatchback windows have wider viewing angles than sedan windows, allowing you to see more as the driver. A sedan’s rear view is limited as the rear window will be smaller, but it’s small enough that it doesn’t require a rear window wiper to stay clear.

4. Security

The sedan has extra security in the sense that nobody can see inside your trunk. A hatchback’s rear cargo area doesn’t have the same degree of privacy. However, it does have better visibility for rear passengers, making it safer for passengers in the back than a sedan. Regardless of the model, the Mazda 3 has a mechanism for securely locking the cargo area.

5. Shape

Sedans and hatchbacks are designed differently in that sedans are often divided into three sections, and hatchbacks typically only have two. Through their unique shapes, sedans are smaller and slimmer cars overall. Hatchbacks are the bigger and wider cars.

Find the Right Mazda for You at Modern Mazda

A sedan is a perfect vehicle for someone who wants their car to be compact and affordable. With the right trim level, a sedan can have the same features as a hatchback, but a hatchback will give you more space and versatility. Each Mazda 3 model has its own advantages and disadvantages, but it all depends on your personal preference and budget.

Choose the model that feels most useful to you and your family. Either way, you’re sure to have a safe, comfortable, and stylish time on the road with your very own Mazda 3.

Come to our dealership at Modern Mazda and find a great selection of new Mazda sedans and hatchbacks, including the Mazda 3! Browse our inventory and schedule a test drive today!

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