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

2021 Audi A5
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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
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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
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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.
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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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