Compare 2015 Subaru Legacy vs 2014 Mazda MAZDA6

2015 Subaru Legacy
2014 Mazda MAZDA6
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4-Door Sedan 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5i 26 36 $20,487 $21,695
4-Door Sedan PZEV 2.5i 26 36 $20,796 $21,995
4-Door Sedan 2.5i Premium 26 36 $22,173 $23,495
4-Door Sedan PZEV 2.5i Premium 26 36 $22,486 $23,795
4-Door Sedan 2.5i Limited 26 36 $24,894 $26,495
4-Door Sedan PZEV 2.5i Limited 26 36 $25,202 $26,795
4-Door Sedan 3.6R Limited 20 29 $27,739 $29,595
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4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 37 $20,035 $20,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 26 38 $21,546 $22,695
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 37 $22,329 $23,645
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 26 38 $23,320 $24,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 26 38 $28,038 $29,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,487
$20,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,695
$20,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$362 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Subaru Legacy smooths over its ruffles, and out-domestics some American family sedans with a big back seat, excellent gas mileage and standard all-wheel drive. The 2014 Mazda 6 is a beauty, with refined, perky powertrains and a driving experience that mostly delivers on what the exterior suggests.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.6 99.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 56.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 6.4
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 191.5
Height, Overall (in)
59 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 62
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 111.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 14.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.7
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)
11.8 10.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3468 3183
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4000 185 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5800 184 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 - 0.62 3.70
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.11
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.72
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.30
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.03
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.68
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Mazda Mazda6
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.3
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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