Compare 2021 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2022 Volkswagen Passat

2021 Mazda MAZDA6
2022 Volkswagen Passat
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Carbon Edition Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 Carbon Edition Automatic 23 31 $31,109 $32,950
Mazda6 Grand Touring Automatic 23 31 $28,491 $30,175
Mazda6 Grand Touring Reserve Automatic 23 31 $30,849 $32,675
Mazda6 Signature Automatic 23 31 $33,892 $35,900
Mazda6 Sport Automatic 26 35 $23,235 $24,475
Mazda6 Touring Automatic 26 35 $25,565 $27,075
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2.0T Limited Edition Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 2.0T Limited Edition Automatic 24 36 $29,323 $30,575
Passat 2.0T R-Line Automatic 24 36 $28,363 $29,575
Passat 2.0T SE Automatic 24 36 $26,445 $27,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,109
$29,323
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,950
$30,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$549 / month
$510 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
5.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Mazda 6 drives the point home: not every family needs a crossover SUV. The 2022 Volkswagen Passat is light on personality, but offers solid sedan motoring.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 101
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 54.8
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 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
192.7 193.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 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 P235/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR19 P235/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3582 3369
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 2000 206 @ 1700
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 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
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 3.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 2.51
Trans Order Code
NA P6
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
6.8 6.3
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
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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2021 Mazda MAZDA6
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