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2021 Mazda Mazda6 vs. 2021 Subaru WRX Review

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2021 Mazda
Mazda6

MSRP*: $24,475 to $35,900
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2021 Subaru
WRX

MSRP*: $27,495 to $32,095
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Invoice* $23,235 to $33,892 $25,925 to $30,170
MPG - City 23 - 26 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 35 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.7 ft3 12.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 187 - 227 hp 268 hp
Exterior Length 192.7 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 35.4 in
Head Room Front 37.4 - 38.4 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 37.2 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda6 than the Subaru WRX. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda6, drivers may find the Subaru WRX a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Mazda Mazda6 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru WRX, 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 Mazda Mazda6 or the Subaru WRX, 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 Mazda Mazda6 will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru WRX.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda Mazda6 is much wider than the Subaru WRX, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mazda Mazda6, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru WRX.

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

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mazda Mazda6 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru WRX.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda6 and the Subaru WRX. The Mazda Mazda6 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Subaru WRX.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda6 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru WRX.