Compare 2019 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Mazda MAZDA6

2019 Volkswagen Passat
2018 Mazda MAZDA6
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Automatic 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition 25 36 $24,257 $25,295
Automatic 2.0T SE R-Line 25 36 $28,765 $29,995
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,257
$20,951
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,295
$21,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$422 / month
$366 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is roomy and has a luxurious ride, but rivals have eclipsed it in almost every other way. The 2018 Mazda 6 is a stylish, good handling sedan that finally has the underhood muscle to match.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102 99.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 111.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
191.9 192.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 62
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 14.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 10.9
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)
12.3 11.7
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)
18.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3285 3326
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum 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
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 5000 187 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 1500 186 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 33
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.70
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.5
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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2019 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2019 VW Passat is available in two trim levels
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts + $500 for select customers
  • Finance: From 2.9% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $259 per month for 39 months
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2018 Mazda MAZDA6
  • 2018 Mazda6 still on sale in decent numbers
  • Factory rebate up to $1,500 for all buyers
  • Lease from $199 for 36 months
  • Get 1.9% APR for 60 months + no payment for 90 days

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