Compare 2018 Hyundai Sonata vs 2018 Mazda MAZDA6

2018 Hyundai Sonata
2018 Mazda MAZDA6
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Eco 1.6L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata Eco 1.6L 28 37 $21,705 $22,650
Sonata Limited 2.0T 23 32 $30,593 $32,450
Sonata Limited 2.4L 25 35 $25,896 $27,400
Sonata Limited 2.4L SULEV 25 35 $25,896 $27,400
Sonata Limited 2.4L w/SULEV 25 35 $25,896 $27,400
Sonata Limited+ 2.0T 23 32 $30,081 $31,900
Sonata SE 2.4L 25 36 $21,141 $22,050
Sonata SE 2.4L SULEV 25 36 $21,141 $22,050
Sonata SEL 2.4L 25 35 $22,455 $23,700
Sonata SEL 2.4L SULEV 25 35 $22,455 $23,700
Sonata SEL+ 2.4L 25 35 $22,455 $23,700
Sonata SEL+ 2.4L w/SULEV 25 35 $22,455 $23,700
Sonata Sport 2.0T 23 32 $26,082 $27,600
Sonata Sport 2.4L 25 35 $23,850 $25,200
Sonata Sport+ 2.4L 25 35 $23,478 $24,800
Sonata Hybrid Limited 2.0L 39 44 $28,627 $30,500
Sonata Hybrid Limited 2.0L w/Emerald Blue Interior 39 44 $28,627 $30,500
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid 2.0L N/A N/A $31,669 $33,250
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid Limited 2.0L w/Blue Pearl Interior N/A N/A $36,933 $38,850
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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
$21,705
$27,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,650
$29,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$378 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata receives a much-needed injection of style. 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
28 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.1 99.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 111.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 192.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 14.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 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)
12 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P225/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P225/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3560
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
640 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 310 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 23
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.49
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29 4.09
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.45
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.30 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 1.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.60
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Mazda Mazda6
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 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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