Compare 2009 Hyundai Sonata vs 2010 Mazda MAZDA6

2009 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS 22 32 $19,056 $19,900
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS PZEV 22 32 $19,056 $19,900
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Limited 22 32 $22,959 $24,550
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Limited PZEV 22 32 $22,959 $24,550
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 32 $20,867 $22,050
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE PZEV 21 32 $20,867 $22,050
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS 21 32 $17,922 $18,700
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 32 $19,436 $20,520
Sonata 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 29 $21,466 $22,450
Sonata 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Limited 19 29 $24,809 $26,550
Sonata 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 29 $22,737 $24,050
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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 $24,098 $26,085
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 21 30 $18,930 $20,470
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 21 30 $20,293 $21,950
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Plus 21 30 $22,087 $23,900
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 17 25 $26,357 $28,540
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring Plus 17 25 $24,572 $26,600
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 20 29 $17,649 $18,600
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 20 29 $18,010 $19,470
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 20 29 $19,464 $21,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,056
$24,098
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,900
$26,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$435 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
TheCarConnection.com still rates the Honda Accord as the family-sedan champion, but the 2009 Hyundai Sonata lands solidly in the upstart tier that includes the Mazda6, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu. The 2010 Mazda Mazda6 is the choice for driving enthusiasts who are also compelled to make a practical, family-friendly selection.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 101.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 38.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
188.9 193.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 109.8
Liftover Height (in)
NA NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 16.6
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)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.28 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3327 3309
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17.0 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17.0 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
168 @ 4000 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.29
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-wishbone Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.8

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