Compare 2020 Kia Optima vs 2019 Mazda MAZDA6

2020 Kia Optima
2019 Mazda MAZDA6
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EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima Hybrid EX Automatic 40 45 $27,803 $29,310
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Grand Touring Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 Grand Touring Automatic 23 31 $27,854 $29,500
Mazda6 Grand Touring Reserve Automatic 23 31 $30,211 $32,000
Mazda6 Signature Automatic 23 31 $33,137 $35,100
Mazda6 Sport Automatic 26 35 $22,594 $23,800
Mazda6 Touring Automatic 26 35 $24,928 $26,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,803
$27,854
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,310
$29,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$489 / month
$492 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Kia Optima makes for a pleasant mid-size sedan space for those willing to overlook the appeal of crossovers and SUVs. The 2019 Mazda 6 is a breakout among mid-sizers that can lack flair and fun.
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Fuel Economy
City
40 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
45 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
56 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 55.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
56 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.8 99.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 192.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 111.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 14.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12.6
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)
11.2 10.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P225/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P225/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 1770 310 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
192 @ 6000 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
40 (Est) 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 (Est) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
45 (Est) 31
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.64 3.49
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32 4.09
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.45
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.83 1.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Hybrid 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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3580
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 6.7
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