2021 BMW 3-Series

2021 BMW 3-Series

2021 Mazda 6

2021 Mazda 6

2021 BMW 3-Series vs. 2021 Mazda 6


The 2021 BMW 3-Series is a phenomenal sports sedan with great styling and exceptional performance. The sedan has aggressive sports lines that run through the course of the body, further enhancing its sporty look. Under the hood, the 2021 3-Series has a powerful turbocharged engine that delivers an amazing ride. BMW thoughtfully added a hybrid model for car enthusiasts looking for a greener option. On the other hand, the 2021Mazda 6 also features great styling and interior features. Let us compare these two cares and see how they square against each other.

Design & Style

The 2021 3-Series was designed to be a sports sedan and this shows in every single element of its styling. From the low-riding profile with aggressive lines to the flared wheel arches, the 3-Series was meant to thrill car enthusiasts looking for an every-day car that could still deliver the thrill of driving. Inside the cabin, BMW did a great job with the styling. Everything inside the 3-Series feels premium and well thought out. In the 2021 Mazda 6, build quality is less than premium, and lots of surfaces are covered by cheap hard plastics. Still, the cabin is comfortable and those looking for an everyday car will not be disappointed by the Mazda 6.

Technology & Safety

The 2021 3-Series delivers tech and safety features in spadefuls. Infotainment is via a composed eight-inch touchscreen display that is intuitive and easy to use. One also gets an 8-speaker audio system as standard, which is pretty good. However, if you need better audio, there is always the option of upgrading to a more premium audio system. Other features that come as standard in the 3-Series include smartphone integration and phone charging outlets. With the Mazda 6, there is less to offer in the area of tech and safety features. The 2021 Mazda 6 has a touchscreen display but the touchscreen feature only works when the car is stationary. The system is also unintuitive and the graphics are not good at all.


The 3-Series is motivated by a 2-liter turbocharged engine that comes with the base model. Higher trims offer a lot more. Regardless of the trim that you take, you can be assured that the 2021 3-Series will deliver an amazing ride. Being a sports car from BMW, it handles very well and corners are dispatched with ease. The 2021 Mazda 6 on the other hand delivers a less than satisfactory ride. The 2-liter engine in the base model is not tuned for sporty driving and this shows. Even worse is the suspension that causes the cabin to shake when driving on uneven surfaces.

The Bottom Line

A comparison between the 2021 Mazda 6 and the 2021 BMW 3-Series can only have one winner. The 2021 3-Series is miles ahead of the Mazda 6 in almost every way. From build-quality to tech features available to ride-quality. The BMW 3-Series easily wins this comparison.

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At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2021 BMW 3-Series for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serving you in the best way possible.


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