How to Find the Best MAZDA Body Style for You

As you look through our showroom, you’ll be able to compare models like the Mazda3 Sedan vs Hatchback in person. With so many different body styles that all share a reputation for being fun and engaging to drive, it can be hard to choose just one. Luckily, the team at Modern Mazda put together some tips that can bring the debate over competing body styles to an end.

2024 Mazda3 Hatchback exterior.

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If you’re familiar with our new car inventory, you know we have several Mazda body styles on our lot. To choose the body style that’s best for you, it’s wise to consider what each one has to offer.


With the discontinuation of the Mazda6, the Mazda3 is now the only sedan currently manufactured by the Mazda team. Sedans have four doors, a conventional trunk, and a lower drive height than body styles like SUVs and trucks.

Sports Cars

Whereas sedans typically have seats for five passengers across two rows, sports cars like the Mazda MX-5 Miata can accommodate two passengers. Sports cars normally have smaller trunks compared to sedans, but they also have livelier driving dynamics in most cases.


Offering more storage space than sedans and sports cars, hatchbacks have a flip-up cargo door and a squared-off or sloped roofline. The Mazda3 Hatchback is a great representative of this practical body style.


Having grown in popularity over the past few decades, SUVs are the body style of choice for many motorists. SUVs have more cargo room than most hatchbacks and they have a higher drive height. Unlike the body styles previously discussed, SUVs are normally rated to tow. 

2024 Mazda CX90 red exterior.

SUVs are available in a range of sizes. Larger SUVs like the Mazda CX-90 can transport more passengers than sedans, sports cars, and hatchbacks.

Consider Anticipated Lifestyle Changes

When you’re choosing a body style, it’s vital to consider any lifestyle changes that may occur over the next few years. While a sports car might be the desirable choice now, it may be a regrettable selection if you plan to start a family in the relatively near future. 

Think about where you are now and where you’ll be throughout the duration of your vehicle ownership. Doing so will help you choose the body style that’s best for you now and in the future.

Compare the MAZDA3 Sedan vs Hatchback in Thomaston, CT

Are you struggling to choose a body style? Contact our Thomaston, CT Mazda dealership. Better yet, stop by our location to find a body style that will support your current and future lifestyle.