Compare 2009 Ford Fusion vs 2009 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2009 Volkswagen Jetta

2009 Ford Fusion
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2009 Mazda MAZDA6
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta
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4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD 20 29 $17,707 $19,035
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 SE FWD 20 29 $18,542 $20,175
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 SEL FWD 20 29 $20,464 $22,310
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SE AWD 17 25 $22,295 $24,345
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SE FWD 18 26 $20,631 $22,495
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SEL AWD 17 25 $23,429 $25,605
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SEL FWD 18 26 $21,765 $23,755
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 21 30 $23,844 $25,810
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 21 30 $19,557 $21,150
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 21 30 $20,895 $22,605
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 17 25 $26,099 $28,260
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 17 25 $22,299 $24,130
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 17 25 $23,169 $25,075
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 20 29 $23,016 $24,910
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 20 29 $17,601 $18,550
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 20 29 $18,729 $20,250
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 20 29 $20,067 $21,705
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4-Door Automatic S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic S 20 29 $17,962 $18,615
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic S PZEV 20 29 $17,962 $18,615
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE 20 29 $20,067 $21,195
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 20 29 $20,067 $21,195
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL 20 29 $21,723 $22,965
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 20 29 $21,723 $22,965
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI 29 40 $22,103 $23,370
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG TDI Loyal 29 40 $22,263 $23,540
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Wolfsburg 22 29 $21,237 $22,445
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Wolfsburg PZEV 22 29 $21,237 $22,445
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual S 21 30 $16,863 $17,515
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual S PZEV 21 30 $16,863 $17,515
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE 21 30 $18,968 $20,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual SE PZEV 21 30 $18,968 $20,095
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI 30 41 $21,004 $22,270
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual TDI Loyal 30 41 $21,164 $22,440
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Wolfsburg 21 31 $20,138 $21,345
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Wolfsburg PZEV 21 31 $20,138 $21,345
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S 20 29 $19,499 $20,175
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic S PZEV 20 29 $19,499 $20,175
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE 20 29 $21,096 $22,525
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 20 29 $21,096 $22,525
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG SEL 22 29 $25,392 $27,165
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG SEL PZEV 22 29 $25,392 $27,165
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door DSG TDI 29 40 $23,602 $24,970
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual S PZEV 21 30 $18,400 $19,075
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual SE 21 30 $19,997 $21,425
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual SE PZEV 21 30 $19,997 $21,425
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual SEL 21 31 $24,293 $26,065
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual SEL PZEV 21 31 $24,293 $26,065
Jetta SportWagen 4-Door Manual TDI 30 41 $22,503 $23,870
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,707
$23,844
$17,962
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,035
$25,810
$18,615
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$430 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Ford Fusion is a great choice for those who place their priorities on style and handling, but if interior space matters to you, look elsewhere. The 2009 Mazda6 could easily steal sales from the traditional class leaders if non-gearheads discover it. Although the Jetta’s doesn't offer the farfegnugen it once did, the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta provides spacious interior room and efficient clean-diesel technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.5 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.5 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 55.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.4 101.9 91
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 38.0 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.0 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.3 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.3 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.9 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 62.8 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 109.8 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
28.3 NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.1 72.4 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 62.8 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 193.7 179.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 16.6 16.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.0 x - TBD - 10.2 X 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 15.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.93 3.00
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.2 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 35.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T115/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60TR16 P215/55VR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60TR16 P215/55VR17 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3181 3309 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17.0 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17.0 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16.0 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 8.9 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
156 @ 4250 167 @ 4000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
99Z NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.5L/152 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6250 170 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I5
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.62 4.04
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.29 1.56
Trans Type
5 5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.69 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.41 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.93 2.37
Trans Order Code
445 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39 3.86 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.93 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Mazda Mazda6 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bars Multi-Link Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent double wishbone Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bars Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent multi-link Independent E-Type Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7 7

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