Compare 2018 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2018 Ford Fusion

2018 Mazda MAZDA6
2018 Ford Fusion
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Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual Sport 24 33 $20,951 $21,950
Automatic Sport 26 35 $21,836 $23,000
Automatic Touring 26 35 $24,269 $25,700
Automatic Grand Touring 23 31 $27,571 $29,200
Automatic Grand Touring Reserve 23 31 $29,929 $31,700
Automatic Signature 23 31 $32,808 $34,750
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FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD S 21 32 $21,215 $22,215
FWD SE 21 32 $22,198 $23,490
AWD SE 20 29 $25,785 $27,285
FWD Titanium 21 31 $28,813 $30,490
AWD Titanium 20 29 $30,703 $32,490
AWD Sport 17 26 $31,983 $33,845
FWD Platinum 21 31 $34,956 $36,990
AWD Platinum 20 29 $36,846 $38,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,951
$21,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,950
$22,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mazda 6 is a stylish, good handling sedan that finally has the underhood muscle to match. The 2018 Ford Fusion is a feast for the senses, a rarity among family sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 44.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 55
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 102.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
192.7 191.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 16
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.9
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)
11.7 11.8
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 16.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3326 3431
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 500
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4000 175 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
187 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 32
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA 44W-A
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.70 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Ford Fusion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
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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