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2015 Mazda Mazda6 vs. 2015 Volkswagen Passat Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Mazda Mazda6 than in the Volkswagen Passat, due to the Mazda Mazda6's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda Mazda6 and the Volkswagen Passat in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Passat you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda6, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda Mazda6 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Passat. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda Mazda6 and the Volkswagen Passat have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda6 is about the same width as the Volkswagen Passat. When looking at overall length, the Mazda Mazda6 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Passat.

Drivetrain
The Mazda Mazda6 has much less torque than the Volkswagen Passat, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda6 has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Passat, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda6 is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Passat.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda6 and the Volkswagen Passat. The Mazda Mazda6 has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Passat, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda6 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Passat.

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2015 Mazda
Mazda6

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MSRP*: $21,190 - $29,895

2015 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $21,120 - $35,660
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 25 - 26 20 - 31
Highway MPG: 37 - 38 28 - 43
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,235 - $28,235 $20,253 - $34,198

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