The 2015 Mazda6 vs. the 2015 Chrysler 200
Just because two vehicles occupy the same class doesn’t mean they are equal. That becomes clear when you compare the 2015 Mazda6 to the 2015 Chrysler 200. The latest Mazda6 can simply do things that the Chrysler can’t and delivers a lot more value for the purchase price. Learn more about this impressive sedan, and then plan a trip south from Tampa to experience it in person at Cox Mazda in Bradenton.
- 2015 Mazda6: the vehicle is powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that can put out 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. Both six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions are available on all trims except the Grand Touring. In independent testing, the latest Mazda6 was able to go from 0-60 MPH in a sporty 7.6 seconds.
- 2015 Chrysler 200: base trims are powered by a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that puts out 184 hp and 173 lb-ft of torque. A more powerful 3.6L, six-cylinder that is also available for more money. If you don’t want to pay extra, though, you’ll have to contend with less torque than Mazda.
- 2015 Mazda6: when driving automatic transmission equipped models, drivers will be able to get 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. In manual-transmission models, those numbers dip only slightly to 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. The Grand Touring trim comes with an optional i-Eloop feature that boosts fuel economy to 28 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, which is very impressive for a car this size.
- 2015 Chrysler 200: the four-cylinder engine in the 200 delivers 23 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway (below the Mazda6 with either transmission.) Those numbers plummet to 19 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway when driving the six-cylinder engine.
The 2015 Mazda6 is available at three trim levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. The 2015 Chrysler 200 is available at four trim levels: LX, Limited, S, and C.
- Sport vs LX: the baseline trim of the Mazda6 comes with standard features like 17-inch alloy wheels, full-power accessories, a bright, multi-information display screen, and a powerful six-speaker sound system. The baseline Chrysler, by contrast, feels relatively stripped down with predictable features like steel wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, and only a six-speaker sound system.
- Touring vs Limited: the touring trim of the 2015 Mazda6 adds impressive 19-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition and entry, a blind spot monitoring system and a premium vinyl upholstery that mimics the look and feel of leather. Taking a step up in the 200 only adds a few more speakers to the sound system, alloy wheels, and some cosmetic changes to the interior. Other features are available, but only for an additional charge.
- Grand Touring vs C: comparing the top-of-the-line trims of both models makes it abundantly clear which automaker can offer drivers more. The Grand Touring trim offers everything mentioned above, but adds a rear spoiler, enhanced headlights and running lights, heated front seats, and genuine leather upholstery. In the C trim, the only added features are leather upholstery and a power driver seat. Again, other features are optional, but only if you are willing to pay even more.
- 2015 Mazda6: you are well protected in this car when you are surrounded by safety features like antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. Other features include a standard rearview camera, and an available frontal collision mitigation system that is great for city driving.
- 2015 Chrysler 200: The Chrysler 200 has many of the same standard safety features, but like most things on this vehicle, you will have to pay extra is you are looking for more advanced protections. You won’t even get a standard rearview camera.
Test Drive the 2015 Mazda6 Today at Cox Mazda
The latest Mazda6 and the latest Chrysler 200 have similar standard engines, but the Mazda is able to deliver better fuel economy, more features, stronger safety protections, and a more stylish overall design. Explore this model in person and take it out for a test drive by visiting Cox Mazda at 3101 Cortez Road W. in Bradenton, FL where we are open seven days a week. We are less than an hour south of Tampa, and easy to reach off of I-75. Contact a Mazda dealer if you have any questions about this model before you get here.