Compare 2018 Ford Fusion vs 2018 Mazda MAZDA6

2018 Ford Fusion
2018 Mazda MAZDA6
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Platinum AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion Platinum AWD 20 29 $36,846 $38,990
Fusion Platinum FWD 21 31 $34,956 $36,990
Fusion S FWD 21 32 $21,215 $22,215
Fusion SE AWD 20 29 $25,785 $27,285
Fusion SE FWD 21 32 $22,198 $23,490
Fusion Sport AWD 17 26 $31,983 $33,845
Fusion Titanium AWD 20 29 $30,703 $32,490
Fusion Titanium FWD 21 31 $28,813 $30,490
Fusion Energi Platinum FWD N/A N/A $39,123 $41,400
Fusion Energi SE FWD N/A N/A $31,563 $33,400
Fusion Energi Titanium FWD N/A N/A $32,508 $34,400
Fusion Hybrid Platinum FWD 43 41 $35,315 $37,370
Fusion Hybrid S FWD 43 41 $24,248 $25,390
Fusion Hybrid SE FWD 43 41 $24,891 $26,340
Fusion Hybrid Titanium FWD 43 41 $29,172 $30,870
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Grand Touring Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 Grand Touring Automatic 23 31 $27,571 $29,200
Mazda6 Grand Touring Reserve Automatic 23 31 $29,929 $31,700
Mazda6 Signature Automatic 23 31 $32,808 $34,750
Mazda6 Sport Automatic 26 35 $21,836 $23,000
Mazda6 Sport Manual 24 33 $20,951 $21,950
Mazda6 Touring Automatic 26 35 $24,269 $25,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,846
$27,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,990
$29,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$650 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The six-year-old 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid remains a handsome, comfortable mid-size sedan with good fuel efficiency and a plug-in hybrid option, but competitors now boast higher EPA ratings. The 2018 Mazda 6 is a stylish, good handling sedan that finally has the underhood muscle to match.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.8 99.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 62.8
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 192.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 111.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 72.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 14.7
Brakes
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)
11.9 10.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 36.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/40VR19 P225/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/40VR19 P225/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3681 3560
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
Engine Order Code
999 NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
231 @ 5500 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3000 310 @ 2000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.09
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.45
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 1.99
Trans Order Code
44W-A NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.49
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.7
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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