2018 Mazda3 4-Door vs 2018 Mazda3 5-Door

Split screen images of the 2018 Mazda3 4-Door and 2018 Mazda3 5-Door

Car shoppers interested in the fun-to-drive 2018 Mazda3 will need to decide between the 4-door sedan configuration or the 5-door hatchback configuration before signing on the dotted line and driving off the dealership lot.

Trim levels, engine options, and feature availability is pretty even on both models, so the choice between the two models will largely come down to aesthetic appeal and lifestyle. To help aid in the decision-making process, we have included some additional specs and an interior space comparison below.

2018 Mazda3 4-Door


2018 Mazda3 5-Door

$18,095 Starting MSRP $19,345
28/38 Fuel Economy 27/37
2.0-Liter Four-Cylinder Base Engine 2.0-Liter Four-Cylinder
12.4 cubic feet Cargo Space 47.1 cubic feet

Interior and Cargo Space Specs

For the most part, the interior space specs for passengers will not change between the 2018 Mazda3 4-door sedan and the 2018 Mazda3 5-door hatchback. The sedan offers 96.3 cubic feet of total passenger volume and the hatchback offers 96.4 cubic feet of total passenger volume. So, whether you choose to go for a joy ride by yourself or fill the car up with four friends, everyone should have no problem getting comfortable in either model.

As you may have guessed from their body styles, the cargo space is what really sets these two vehicles apart. The 4-door sedan offers 12.4 cubic feet of total space in the trunk while the 5-door hatchback offers a much larger 47.1 cubic feet of space in the back with the rear seats are folded flat. The cargo space specs with the rear seats upright are 20.2 cubic feet.

Overall, we think most buyers would be pleased with either choice. But, car shoppers interested in a smaller overall footprint and a smaller starting MSRP may be interested in the 2018 Mazda3 4-door model if they don't foresee needing the ability to haul larger items. Car shoppers looking for something versatile that easily be configured for passenger or cargo hauling may be more interested in the 2018 Mazda3 5-door. Both models are currently available in Johnson City, TN at the Bill Gatton Mazda dealership. Stop by during normal business hours or browse the online inventory to see in stock options.

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