Compare 2014 BMW M5 vs 2014 Mazda MAZDA6

2014 BMW M5
2014 Mazda MAZDA6
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $85,470 $92,900
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4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 37 $20,035 $20,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 26 38 $21,546 $22,695
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 37 $22,329 $23,645
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 26 38 $23,320 $24,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 26 38 $28,038 $29,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$85,470
$20,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,900
$20,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1548 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mazda 6 is a beauty, with refined, perky powertrains and a driving experience that mostly delivers on what the exterior suggests.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 38.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 99.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 56.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 56.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 62.4
Length, Overall (in)
193.5 191.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 62
Wheelbase (in)
116.7 111.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 72.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14 14.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.7 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.6 10.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 16.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/35YR19 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/40YR19 P225/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4387 3183
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 10 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
209 100
Engine
Displacement
4.4 L/268 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
560 @ 6000 184 @ 5700
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
500 @ 1500 185 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 4.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.70 1.30
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.59 1.95
Trans Order Code
2MK NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.81 3.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW M5 Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.3 (Est) 6.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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