Compare 2021 Audi A5 vs 2021 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2021 Volkswagen Arteon

2021 Audi A5
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2021 Mazda MAZDA6
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2021 Volkswagen Arteon
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Premium 45 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 Convertible Premium 45 TFSI quattro 23 31 $47,376 $50,400
A5 Convertible Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 23 31 $47,376 $50,400
A5 Convertible Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 23 31 $47,376 $50,400
A5 Coupe S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $41,360 $44,000
A5 Coupe S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $41,360 $44,000
A5 Coupe S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $41,360 $44,000
A5 Sportback Premium 40 TFSI quattro 25 34 $39,292 $41,800
A5 Sportback Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 25 34 $39,292 $41,800
A5 Sportback Prestige 40 TFSI quattro 25 34 $39,292 $41,800
A5 Sportback S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $41,360 $44,000
A5 Sportback S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $41,360 $44,000
A5 Sportback S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $41,360 $44,000
RS 5 Coupe 2.9 TFSI quattro 18 25 $70,595 $75,100
RS 5 Sportback 2.9 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $70,876 $75,400
S5 Convertible Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 26 $56,964 $60,600
S5 Convertible Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 26 $56,964 $60,600
S5 Convertible Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 26 $56,964 $60,600
S5 Coupe Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $49,351 $52,500
S5 Coupe Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $49,351 $52,500
S5 Coupe Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $49,351 $52,500
S5 Sportback Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $49,351 $52,500
S5 Sportback Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $49,351 $52,500
S5 Sportback Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $49,351 $52,500
Select style
Carbon Edition Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 Carbon Edition Automatic 23 31 $31,109 $32,950
Mazda6 Grand Touring Automatic 23 31 $28,491 $30,175
Mazda6 Grand Touring Reserve Automatic 23 31 $30,849 $32,675
Mazda6 Signature Automatic 23 31 $33,892 $35,900
Mazda6 Sport Automatic 26 35 $23,235 $24,475
Mazda6 Touring Automatic 26 35 $25,565 $27,075
Select style
SE FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Arteon SE FWD 22 32 $35,478 $36,995
Arteon SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 20 31 $45,068 $46,995
Arteon SEL R-Line 4MOTION 20 31 $41,616 $43,395
Arteon SEL R-Line FWD 22 32 $39,890 $41,595

Pricing

Invoice Price

$47,376
$31,109
$35,478

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$50,400
$32,950
$36,995

Monthly Payment Estimate

$840 / month
$549 / month
$617 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
6.8
6.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

Spin the bottle, hit the 2021 Audi A5 convertible, coupe, or hatchback, and you’re a winner. They’re all good-looking. The 2021 Mazda 6 drives the point home: not every family needs a crossover SUV. The 2021 Volkswagen Arteon is a compelling sedan with good features, but it's overshadowed by premium sedans that are even better.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

23 mpg 23 mpg 22 mpg

Highway

31 mpg 31 mpg 32 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Cars Midsize Cars Large Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

81 99.8 96.2

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 42.2 41.2

Second Head Room (in)

36.3 37.1 37

Passenger Capacity

4 5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

46.9 55.1 54.7

Front Head Room (in)

38.3 37.4 37.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.3 55.9 56.5

Second Leg Room (in)

33.1 38.7 40.2

Second Hip Room (in)

- 53.5 -

Front Hip Room (in)

- 53.5 -

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.7 62.4 62.1

Wheelbase (in)

108.8 111.4 111.7

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.7 72.4 73.7

Track Width, Front (in)

62.5 62.8 62.5

Length, Overall (in)

184.9 192.7 191.4

Height, Overall (in)

54.5 57.1 56.5

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 6.5 -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

9.3 14.7 -

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 10.9 12.2

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.3 12.6 13.4

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.3 16.4 18.2

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.7 36.7 39

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/40HR18 P225/45WR19 P245/45HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/40HR18 P225/45WR19 P245/45HR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4045 3582 3686

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8.5 19 X 7.5 18 X 8

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel Aluminum

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8.5 19 X 7.5 18 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

420 - -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 150 -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

273 @ 4200 310 @ 2000 258 @ 1950

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/121 2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

261 @ 6300 227 @ 5000 268 @ 5500

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

26 26 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 31 32

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 23 22

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.19 3.49 5.59

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.27 4.09 3.53

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 1.45 1.95

Trans Type

7 6 8

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.39 - 0.81

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 0.71 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.75 3.99 3.99

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.19 1.99 3.14

Trans Order Code

AY NA QA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.06 1.00 1.43

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.51 0.60 1.00

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- - 0.67

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A5 Cabriolet Mazda Mazda6 Volkswagen Arteon

Body Style

quattro Cabriolet Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Multi-Link Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Multi-Link Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.7 6.8 7.0

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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