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2013 Ford Fusion Vs. 2014 Mazda Mazda6: Which Looks Better? #YouTellUs

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Ford left some fans breathless as it revealed the new 2013 Fusion back at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Now Mazda has finally revealed the production-bound 2014 Mazda6,and the automotive community is buzzing about its new design. These new mid-size sedans are poised to take on the market with fresh sheet metal, but which one do you think is the better-looking of the two?

The new 2014 Mazda6 features Mazda's new Kodo design language. We first saw this new design on the 2013 CX-5 crossover, and it has made the transition to sedan form rather nicely. A bold front end features swept back headlights and Mazda's new corporate grille. The front fenders flow into the front doors and the taillights wrap around the rear end. Overall, it's a more aggressive look.

Ford has gone for an almost European look with the new 2013 Fusion. Many people say that it looks like an Aston Martin and a Jaguar had a baby. There's no denying the Aston Martin-like grille and the sweeping roof-line bears resemblance to the Audi A7. The headlights run back into the fenders and the taillights wrap around the rear end.

But which of these mid-size sedans looks better? Is the aggressive Kodo styling more appealing than the European flair of the new 2013 Fusion, or are the steep angles on the 2014 Mazda6 too much when compared to the smooth lines of the Fusion's new Kinetic design?

Our editorial team is split on this topic, so today we ask you: which of these mid-size sedans looks better? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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  1. Not even close. Fusion all the way.
     
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  2. No contest. Mazda 6 all day every day.
     
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  3. fusion looks cooler
     
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  4. Hands down it's the Mazda. Nothing against the Fusion, but it WISHED it looked this good. Iff it did Toyota, Honda, & Nissan would be sweating bullets right now.
     
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  5. The Mazda6 looks better.

    The Ford Fusion isn't bad, and some design elements look very good, but overall its lines are too flat and generic, particularly the horizontal crease along the side. That line combined with the blunt nose and tail make the Fusion seem boxy. (Not to mention hiding door handles in a crease is way overused, and is neither effective nor appealing.)

    The Mazda6 has more flow. It's muscular, dynamic, and aggressive. The front & back ends are fantastically bold, but the design loses something along the doors, sort of a no-man's land between the great front fenders and the tail lights. Its door handles aren't great, either. But I find it more interesting and compelling to look at than the Ford.
     
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  6. It's à matter of taste, but for me it's the Fusion, because it look elegant and the shape will also give punch to a sport version. This car is a very good balance looking and it's winner! This car will conquer the road and will become the reference in this segment. For goes further and that is just the beginning. All the others have not change enough from their previews chape and it look like they did try to do smelting like the fusion without the originality.
     
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  7. Mazda is nice. Really nice! But I am turned off by the but the black-out rear window is a turn-off. It cheapens the design (IMHO).
    The Fusion looks lie a perfectly cohesive, well executed design.
     
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  8. For me it's Fusion, but I think the looks of the Fusion will be defused by it's pending ubiquitous-ness. Fusions are in lots of fleets and are bought by everyone and, more importantly, their grandma.
     
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  9. Uh, ubiquity was the word I was looking for
     
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  10. I'm not crazy about either one to be honest. The Fusion's ground effects make it look chubby. I'd give the Mazda a slight edge.
     
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  11. You kidding? The Mazda really outshines this ugly Ford! Mazda's styling is always Cutting Edge, while Ford is... eww... Clunky, Chunky Ford! I'd rather drive a new Chevy Malibu instead of Astin Martin's baby, but Mazda is still the Champ! Zoom Zoom!
     
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  12. Overall the Mazda is the better design. The Fusion is nice but too heavy looking.
     
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  13. MOTOR TREND'S STORY BACK IN THE MARCH ISSUE,SHARED BRITISH EXTERIOR DESIGN CHIEF CHRIS HAMILTON'S COMMENTS ON THE 2013 FUSION AND MONDEO SEDANS : THEY WANTED A SOPHISTICATED AND ELEGANT LOOKING SEDAN THAT WOULD STAND OUT IN A PARKING LOT FULL OF CAMRACCORDSONALTIMAS..............IT HAS THE TIMELESS CLASSIC BRITISH DESIGN THAT DOES NOT LOOK DATED IN THREE OR FOUR YEARS OR EVEN IN TEN.... GREAT JOB FORD !
     
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  14. The 2013 Ford Fusion is my choice! Ford has really outdone themselves!
     
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  15. I have a knock against both cars. The Mazda looks better. Ford is gaining ground when it comes to designing better looking cars overall but for the life of me, I can't explain what happens with Ford when the try to develop the back end of cars - they look hideous and this fusion is no exception. I would go so far as to say Ford took a step back with this new design compared to the previous one. As for the Mazda (and I have owned 9 of them including 2 Sixes), the knock on this design is that the Takeri concept was damn near perfect. Why oh why did Mazda feel they had to soften the appearance by bloating up the head and tail lights from what the Takeri was?? If only I could buy the Takeri with the 2.5 deisel engine that debuted last year.
     
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  16. Both designs look very good to me for wide market mid-size cars. The Mazda is elegant but a bit conservative, but the Fusion invokes passion for me. If the Fusion drives as well as it looks, it could be a runaway best seller
     
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  17. You must be logged in to post your comment.I think that these two cars set a benchmark in design, but I think the Mazda doesn't go far enough, and thats why my choice is the Stunning Fusion.
     
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  18. How can we properly judge when you didn't take the time to make photo side by sides. Hellow! Lazy blogger!
     
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  19. They both are good looking cars but fusion design is a mix of above mentioned cars and Mazda is purely made from scratch so I go for 6.
     
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  20. For me, the '13 Fusion is the superior design.

    The '14 Mazda6 is a nice design though, probably the 2nd best looking car in the class.
     
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