2017 Mazda6 vs 2017 Volkswagen Passat

It can be hard to know which car to choose in the crowded midsize sedan segment that seems to continue to grow each and every model year. Sure, there are some models like the Mazda6 and the VW Passat that always seem to be at the top of many consumers’ lists because both have been around such a long time and both have earned themselves quite the reputation. But more and more challengers continue to come forward looking to make a splash.

That’s both good and bad for you. It’s good because you have so many great choices for a new car, but bad because it can be a time-consuming hassle figuring out which model is the perfect fit for you. That’s why we’re here – to make sure you have everything you need to make an informed decision. To help achieve that goal, we’re putting the 2017 Mazda6 up against the 2017 Volkswagen Passat in a head-to-head comparison. Only one can be right for you, so let’s find out which one that is.

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2017 Mazda6 VS 2017 Volkswagen Passat
184 HP Horsepower 170 HP
185 lb-ft. Torque 184 lb-ft.
26 MPG City Fuel Efficiency 23 MPG
35 MPG Highway Fuel Efficiency 34 MPG

2017 Mazda6: More Powerful with Better Gas Mileage

One of the main features everyone looks for in a new car these days is fuel efficiency, so we’ll start there. And by doing that, the 2017 Mazda6 is going to jump out ahead in the competition right away. That’s because it gets 26 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway, compared to the 2017 VW Passat and its 23 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway.

Now, you may think that the fuel economy numbers mean the new Passat is going to come out ahead of the 2017 Mazda6 in terms of power, but you’d be mistaken. The 2017 Mazda6 can pump out 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft. of torque, far more than the 2017 Passat and its 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft. of torque.

In the end, as you can see, it’s a pretty easy decision. With its additional power and better gas mileage, the 2017 Mazda6 is the obvious choice. If you have any questions about everything else the new Mazda6 brings to the table, just contact our friendly Seacoast Mazda staff here in Portsmouth, NH. We’re here to help.

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2017 Mazda6 front interior gear shift
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2017 Mazda6 full interior passenger space

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