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2016 Mazda Mazda6 vs. 2016 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
The Volkswagen Passat requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mazda Mazda6, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Based on MSRP, the Mazda Mazda6 is clearly a better financial choice over 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
With similar torque, the Mazda Mazda6 and the Volkswagen Passat do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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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2016 Mazda
Mazda6

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MSRP*: $21,495 - $30,195

2016 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $22,440 - $36,835
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.02% As low as 4.51%
City MPG: 25 - 26 20 - 25
Highway MPG: 37 - 38 28 - 38
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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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $20,525 - $28,519 $21,520 - $35,325

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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