Compare 2016 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2016 Subaru Legacy

2016 Mazda MAZDA6
2016 Subaru Legacy
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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 26 38 $28,519 $30,195
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 26 38 $21,842 $22,995
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 26 38 $23,613 $24,995
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 37 $20,525 $21,495
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 37 $22,621 $23,945
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4-Door Sedan 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i 26 36 $20,533 $21,745
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i Limited 26 36 $25,214 $26,845
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i Limited PZEV 26 36 $25,525 $27,145
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i PZEV 26 36 $20,842 $22,045
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i Premium 26 36 $22,495 $23,845
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i Premium PZEV 26 36 $22,808 $24,145
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 3.6R Limited 20 29 $28,061 $29,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,519
$20,533
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,195
$21,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
$362 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Mazda 6 is a near-knockout: its four-cylinder isn't blazingly quick, but the stunning shape and athletic driving experience add a lot of charm to the surprisingly frugal four-door. All-wheel drive for the entire lineup, a big back seat, and excellent gas mileage might be enough on their own to woo family-sedan shoppers; the 2016 Subaru Legacy has that, plus top safety, a smooth ride, and a design that fits right in.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 104.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 108.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
192.7 188.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 59
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 15
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.8
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)
11.7 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR19 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45WR19 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3250 3468
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 490
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3250 174 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 5700 175 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 36
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.58 - 0.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Subaru Legacy
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.9
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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