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2021 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Mazda Mazda6 Review

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2021 Acura
ILX

MSRP*: $26,100 to $32,000
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2021 Mazda
Mazda6

MSRP*: $24,475 to $35,900
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Invoice* $25,461 to $30,736 $23,235 to $33,892
MPG - City 24 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 MPG 31 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 12.4 ft3 14.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 201 hp 187 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 182.2 in 192.7 in
Exterior Width 70.6 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 34.0 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.7 in
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 37.4 - 38.4 in
Rear 37.1 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda6 than the Acura ILX, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura ILX and the Mazda Mazda6 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mazda Mazda6 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Acura ILX, 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). Whether you pick the Acura ILX or the Mazda Mazda6, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura ILX and the Mazda Mazda6 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura ILX is much slimmer than the Mazda Mazda6, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura ILX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda Mazda6.

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

Performance
The Acura ILX has less horsepower than the Mazda Mazda6, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura ILX than that of the Mazda Mazda6.