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2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs. 2021 Mazda Mazda6 Review

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2021 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

MSRP*: $27,750 to $35,300
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2021 Mazda
Mazda6

MSRP*: $24,475 to $35,900
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Invoice* $26,460 to $33,655 $23,235 to $33,892
MPG - City 45 - 50 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 51 - 54 MPG 31 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.0 ft3 14.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 150 hp 187 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 192.9 in 192.7 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 46.1 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.7 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 37.4 - 38.4 in
Rear 37.1 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda6.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda6, due to its larger tank size and better 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). Whether you pick the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda6 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a little wider than the Mazda Mazda6, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda6.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Mazda Mazda6. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda6. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda Mazda6.

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