Compare 2018 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2018 Toyota Camry vs 2018 Volkswagen Passat

2018 Mazda MAZDA6
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2018 Toyota Camry
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2018 Volkswagen Passat
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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
Select style
Hybrid LE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry Hybrid LE CVT 51 53 $25,715 $27,950
Camry Hybrid SE CVT 44 47 $27,279 $29,650
Camry Hybrid XLE CVT 44 47 $29,808 $32,400
Camry L Automatic 29 41 $21,635 $23,645
Camry LE Automatic 28 39 $22,098 $24,150
Camry SE Automatic 28 39 $23,069 $25,350
Camry XLE Automatic 28 39 $26,026 $28,600
Camry XLE V6 Automatic 22 33 $31,441 $34,550
Camry XSE Automatic 28 39 $26,527 $29,150
Camry XSE V6 Automatic 22 32 $31,942 $35,100
Select style
2.0T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 2.0T S Automatic 25 36 $22,052 $22,995
Passat 2.0T SE Automatic 25 36 $25,217 $26,295
Passat 2.0T SE w/Technology Automatic 25 36 $28,382 $29,595
Passat 2.0T SEL Premium Automatic 25 36 $30,353 $31,650
Passat R-Line Automatic 25 36 $23,970 $24,995
Passat V6 GT DSG 19 28 $27,952 $29,145
Passat V6 SEL Premium DSG 19 28 $33,230 $34,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,571
$25,715
$22,052
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,200
$27,950
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$466 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.2
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mazda 6 is a stylish, good handling sedan that finally has the underhood muscle to match. The 2018 Toyota Camry remains among the most competitive mid-size sedans, with a sleeker design, higher fuel economy, and carefully calibrated features and options for every buyer. The 2018 Volkswagen Passat does little wrong, but its stoicism means it isn’t much fun.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 51 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 53 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 38 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.3 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 99.9 102
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 54.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.7 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.7 57
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.1 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 55.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.4 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 63 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
192.7 192.1 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 56.9 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.2 61
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 111.2 110.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 15.1 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 12 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.1 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 13 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.4 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 010B NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45WR19 P205/65VR16 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA 010B NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR19 P205/65VR16 P215/60TR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3560 3472 3274
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 330
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 2000 163 @ 3600 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 208 @ 5700 174 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 51 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 52 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 53 36
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 - 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.49 - 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.09 3.29 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 - 1.56
Trans Type
6 1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 - 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 - 2.51
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.14
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda6 Toyota Camry Volkswagen Passat
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 3.4 6.1
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 100
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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