Compare the 2017 Mazda6

Compare the Mazda6 against the Competition

One of America's best-selling sedans is back with a sophisticated new design, exhilarating performance, and plenty of features for drivers and passengers alike. The Mazda6 is here and ready to set the standard for the midsize sedan segment. Going up against competitors like the Toyota Camry and the Nissan Altima, the new Mazda6 continues to be one of the most popular models in its class. Brown's Chantilly Mazda has an extensive selection of new Mazda6 models and sales associates ready to assist you with your purchase. We take pride in being your local Mazda dealer and will work to make sure your next car-buying experience is a breeze. Let us give you side-by-side comparisons of the Mazda6, Camry, and Altima to help you make an informed decision. Continue reading or stop by our Chantilly, VA dealer today for more information.

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Mazda6 vs. Nissan Altima

Though comparable, the new Mazda6 outshines the Altima in several key areas.

  • The new Mazda6 is more affordable than the Altima, offering outstanding performance and features at a more lower price.
  • Get more available power thanks to the Mazda6's standard 184-horsepower 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder engine, while the Altima comes with a 179-horsepower 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder.
  • The Mazda6 channels its power through a standard manual transmission. The Altima's engine is mated to a CVT, which is your only option.
  • Both of these front-wheel drive sedans have incredible fuel efficiency. The Mazda6 averages 34 miles per gallon on the highway, and the Altima average 39 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • The Mazda6 offers more standard features than the Altima such as cruise control, leather steering wheel, fog lights, and front manual lumbar support.

Mazda6 vs. Toyota Camry

Next, let's take a look at how the Mazda6 compares to the Camry.

  • Much like with the Altima, the Mazda6 also has a lower starting price than the Camry.
  • The Mazda6 also has a better fuel economy than the Camry, averaging 34 miles per gallon on the highway. The Camry averages only 33 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • Backseat passengers will have more available rear legroom in the Mazda6 with 42.2 inches of space, while the Camry has only 41.6 inches.
  • The Mazda6 has a lower curb weight than the Camry which helps the Mazda6's fuel economy and efficiency.
  • Both of these cars come with 3-Years/36,000-Mile Powertrain Warranties.
  • Get more safety features in the new Mazda6 thanks to the i-ACTIVSENSE® suite including radar cruise control, forward obstruction warning, and lane departure warning.



Mazda6 vs. the Honda Accord

  • The starting price of the 2017 Mazda6 is $22,780 MSRP, which is considerably more affordable than the 2017 Honda Accord's starting price of $23,230 MSRP.
  • The base engine in the Mazda6 offers higher fuel economy in the city and on the highway than the Accord's base engine.
  • The Mazda6's base engine also has higher torque than the Accord's base engine, giving you the get-up-and-go you need.
  • The base Mazda6 comes standard with HD Radio and keyless ignition, and offers optional features like navigation and parking assistance tech; these are only available on higher trim levels of the Accord.
  • Your taller passengers will enjoy more rear hip and leg room in the Mazda6, making it easier to stretch out on long trips.
  • According to, the Mazda6 scored perfect 5-star Average Consumer Ratings in all categories - Interior, Reliability, Performance, Safety, Comfort, Technology, and Value. The Honda Accord can't say that about any category.
  • Last but not least, the base Mazda6 offers eight exterior color options and two interior colors, easily outclassing the base Accord's two exterior colors and one interior color option.

Mazda6 vs. Hyundai Sonata

  • Price: Obviously one of the most important factors in buying a new vehicle is the pricing. While both vehicles pack many features into their price tag, the Mazda6 comes in at a lower price point for every trim level compared to the Hyundai Sonata.
  • Performance: The Mazda6 gives you the ability to take back the excitement of driving. Mazda6 delivers 185 pound-feet of torque, making getting up to speed more fun than in the Hyundai Sonata.
  • Driving Experience: Both of these sedans are outfitted with a six-speed automatic transmission, but only in the Mazda6 do you get manual mode driving ability. The Mazda6 also has the option of a six-speed manual transmission so that you can take gear shifts back into your own hands.
  • Technology: The Mazda6 offers drivers more standard and optional technology in the base trim than the Hyundai Sonata. Standard keyless ignition and optional parking assistance and navigation in the Mazda6 are restricted to only higher level trims in the Hyundai Sonata.
  • According to the Mazda6 has an overall consumer review rating of 4.8/5 stars. According to these reviews, the Mazda6 is reviewed more favorably than the Hyundai Sonata.



Mazda6 vs. Ford Fusion

  • If you're looking for fuel-efficiency, you've got it. The Mazda6 averages an impressive 34 miles per gallon on the highway, letting you drive from Chantilly to Centreville with fewer trips to the pump. The Ford Fusion only averages 32 miles per gallon on the highway. Both models also have fuel tanks that hold over 16 gallons, giving you plenty of time on the road between fill-ups.
  • Both sedans have seating for up to five passengers and have plenty available head- and leg-room for a comfortable riding experience from Sterling to Manassas.
  • Both models also have impressive cargo volumes giving you plenty of room to bring all of your luggage along for the ride.
  • The Mazda6 has a lower curb weight than the Ford Fusion, aiding in the Mazda's agility and fuel economy.
  • The Mazda6 packs a standard 185-horsepower 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder engine, while the Ford Fusion only comes with a standard 175-horsepower 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder option.
  • Unlike the Fusion, the Mazda6 offers both a manual and automatic transmission option.
  • The Mazda6 and Fusion both come with a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty and three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and for added peace of mind on the road in Washington DC.
  • Both models are built to keep you and your family protected. Both earned Top Safety Pick+ ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and overall five-star ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Visit Brown's Chantilly Mazda

Get your new Mazda6 today at Brown's Chantilly Mazda. We take pride in our new and used Mazda inventories that we back with world-class customer support. Be sure to speak with our available finance department as well during your next visit. We will work to get you approved quickly and easily. Whether you're looking to buy or lease, get behind the wheel of your new Mazda6 within your budget. Contact us or stop by for more information and available offers.