Compare the 2018 Mazda6


Compare the New 2018 Mazda6 to its Greatest Rivals

One of America's best-selling mid-size sedans is back and better than ever. The 2018 Mazda6 returns with style, innovation, and exhilarating performance to take on rivals like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and more. Brown's Fairfax Mazda is proud to be your premier Mazda dealer in Fairfax, VA. We have years of experience serving the Arlington, Vienna, Falls Church, and Washington DC areas, and we will work to make sure your next car-buying experience is a pleasure. Our sales professionals are here to walk you through side-by-side comparisons of the Mazda6, Ford Fusion, and Subaru Legacy to help you make the best decision for your needs. Whether you're looking for a reliable sedan for your daily commute or a sophisticated model for a night out on the town, the 2018 Mazda6 is a great option for the day ahead.

Mazda6 vs. Honda Accord

  • The Mazda6 is priced much lower than the Honda Accord, giving you a comparable sedan with similar performance and features at a more affordable price.
  • Both models come with incredible safety innovations and both also received Top Safety Pick+ designations from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as well as five star overall ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • Both sedans also come with plenty of technological features such as an available infotainment system and navigation.
  • In terms of cargo space, the Mazda6 has 14.8 cubic feet of truck volume while the Accord steps out a little ahead with 15.8 cubic feet.
  • The Mazda6 is the more fuel-efficient option, averaging 34 miles per gallon on the highway. The Accord only averages 32 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • Both sedans offer three years or 36,000 miles of limited warranty coverage and five years or 60,000 miles powertrain warranty coverage.



Mazda6 vs. Toyota Camry

  • Like with the Accord, the Mazda6 is also priced less than the Toyota Camry as well.
  • The Mazda6 has a higher fuel economy of 34 miles per gallon on the highway, while the Camry comes in at 33 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • Both of these sedans comfortably seat five adults and come with plenty of head and legroom for drivers and passengers.
  • The Mazda6 has a lighter curb weight than the Camry, making it agiler on the road.
  • Get more available power thanks to the Mazda6's standard 184-horsepower four-cylinder engine compared to the Camry's 178-horsepower four-cylinder.
  • The Mazda6 also offers drivers a choice between a manual or automatic transmission. The Camry only comes with an automatic transmission.

Mazda6 vs. Subaru Legacy

  • The starting price of the 2017 Mazda6 is more affordable than the starting price of the 2017 Subaru Legacy.
  • The base Mazda6 engine offers higher horsepower and torque than the base Legacy engine.
  • The Mazda6 also comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, ensuring a more engaging drive than the Legacy's standard continuously variable-speed automatic transmission.
  • You'll find a standard keyless ignition in the base Mazda6, as well as optional navigation and parking assistance features; these features are only available in higher trim levels of the Legacy.
  • Standard alloy wheels on the Mazda6 add some extra style compared to the Legacy's standard steel wheels.
  • Your taller friends will be delighted to find that the Mazda6 offers more rear head and leg room than the Legacy, keeping you comfortable on the longest rides.
  • According to, the Mazda6 has scored five stars in every Average Consumer Ratings category; the Legacy can't say the same.



Mazda6 vs. Ford Fusion

  • The Mazda6 comes in at a lower MSRP than the Ford Fusion, giving Chantilly, VA drivers outstanding style and comparable performance with extra change in your pocket.
  • Both sedans come with plenty of safety features to keep you and your family protected on the road. Both models earned overall five-star ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as well as Top Safety Pick+ ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
  • The Mazda6 and Fusion use premium materials throughout their cabins for ultimate refinement and comforts as you commute from Centreville to Sterling.
  • Both models seat up to five passengers and come with ample passenger volume to bring your entire crew along for the ride with ease.
  • The Mazda6 is more fuel-efficient than the Fusion, averaging an impressive 35 miles per gallon on the highway. The Fusion only averages 32 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • If you're looking for power, the Mazda6 is your best bet. The Mazda6 comes with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 184 horsepower. The Fusion's standard engine only produces 175 horsepower.
  • Drive with confidence from Manassas to Washington DC knowing the Mazda6 has incredible reliability. The Mazda6 and Fusion both come with three years or 36,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage and five years or 60,000 miles of powertrain coverage.

Mazda6 vs Hyundai Sonata

  • The Hyundai Sonata has seen some snazzy redesigns and updates lately, but its awkward nose and hunched style can't hold a candle to the stunning Mazda6.
  • Mazda's KODO "Soul of Motion" design language and SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY range give the Mazda6 an edge in Fairfax and Arlington: to be as efficient as possible while still optimizing performance.
  • The interior of the Mazda6 was designed to look and feel like a sports car for Vienna drivers that want more; the Sonata's cabin feels cheap and out-of-place.
  • When comparably-equipped, the Mazda6 is a better value than the Sonata, delivering tons of standard and available features for the price.
  • The Mazda6 is the sportiest car in its class, offering a much more engaging and dynamic ride quality on Falls Church roads than the Sonata.
  • Mazda's midsize sedan offers more standard horsepower than the Sonata, with its 184-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cyl engine.
  • Hyundai's midsize sedan offers more available horsepower than the Mazda6, with its 245-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo engine; this engine option is much more expensive than a well-equipped Mazda6.
  • Both sedans offer an overall 5-star NHTSA safety rating; perfect for Manassas families.


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