Compare 2018 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2019 Volkswagen Passat

2018 Mazda MAZDA6
2019 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
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2.0T SE R-Line Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 2.0T SE R-Line Automatic 25 36 $28,765 $29,995
Passat 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition Automatic 25 36 $24,257 $25,295

Pricing

Invoice Price

$27,571
$28,765

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$29,200
$29,995

Monthly Payment Estimate

$487 / month
$500 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.7
6.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2018 Mazda 6 is a stylish, good handling sedan that finally has the underhood muscle to match. The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is roomy and has a luxurious ride, but rivals have eclipsed it in almost every other way.

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Fuel Economy

City

23 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

31 mpg 36 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

99.7 102

Second Hip Room (in)

53.5 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.9 56.9

Second Head Room (in)

37.1 37.8

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.1 57

Front Leg Room (in)

42.2 42.4

Front Hip Room (in)

53.5 -

Second Leg Room (in)

38.7 39.1

Front Head Room (in)

37.4 38.3

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

62.8 62.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.5 5.4

Length, Overall (in)

192.7 191.9

Height, Overall (in)

57.1 58.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.4 61

Wheelbase (in)

111.4 110.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.4 72.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.7 15.9

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.7 12.3

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)

10.9 10.7

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)

16.4 18.5

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.7 36.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P225/45WR19 P235/40HR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/45WR19 P235/40HR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3560 3285

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 7.5 19 X 8

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 7.5 19 X 8

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 140

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 330

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

310 @ 2000 184 @ 1500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

227 @ 5000 174 @ 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)

26 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 36

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 25

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.49 4.46

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.09 3.23

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 1.56

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.71 0.85

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.99 3.19

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.99 2.51

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.14

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.60 0.67

Summary

Vehicle Name

Mazda Mazda6 Volkswagen Passat

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

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

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.7 6.1

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 1000

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 100

Wt Distributing 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

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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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