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2020 Mazda Mazda6 vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat Review

New 2020 Mazda Mazda6

2020 Mazda
Mazda6

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New 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$24,100 to $35,400
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$22,995 to $31,095
Invoice* $22,880 to $33,420 $22,052 to $29,820
MPG - City 23 - 26 23
MPG - Hwy 31 - 35 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda6, drivers may find the Volkswagen Passat a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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). The Mazda Mazda6 is somewhat more expensive 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
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mazda Mazda6 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Passat.

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 basic warranty of the Mazda Mazda6 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Passat.