2016 Mazda6 vs. 2016 Ford Fusion

2016 Mazda6

2016 Mazda6

2016 Ford Fusion

2016Ford Fusion

When Bradenton and Tampa drivers are looking for a high-quality midsize sedan, many of them turn to the 2016 Mazda6, and it’s no wonder why. From its powerful and fuel-efficient performance to its sporty, sharp driving dynamics and well-equipped cabin, the Mazda6 is an attractive choice. Add to that some new upgrades this year like LED headlights, a seven-inch touchscreen, and a Sport mode on the automatic transmission, and it’s clear why so many drivers choose the Mazda6. Although in this segment there are some fans of the 2016 Ford Fusion, we’re confident that if you take an honest look at some important areas, you’ll choose the Mazda6.

Starting Price

Even if you want a great car, most individuals and families are working on a budget. The 2016 Mazda6 gets you more for less, with a more affordable starting price than the 2016 Ford Fusion. The 2016 Mazda6 has a starting MSRP of $21,495 while the 2016 Ford Fusion starts at a higher $22,110.

 Standard Performance

When it comes to midsize family sedans, the 2016 Mazda6 offers up a particularly engaging performance. The standard engine on the Mazda6 is a 2.5L inline-four that makes a confident 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. The Mazda6 owes its additional impressive performance dynamics to its sport-tuned suspension, sharp steering, and strong brake work.

Meanwhile, the standard engine on the 2016 Ford Fusion is also a 2.5L four-cylinder, but it only gets 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. While the driving dynamics on the Fusion are fairly composed, they aren’t nearly as responsive as what you’ll find on the 2016 Mazda6.

Standard Fuel Economy

Standard fuel economy on the 2016 Mazda6 is also stronger than the 2016 Ford Fusion thanks to the innovative Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, which combines to deliver better performance and fuel economy. That means that on the Mazda6 you can expect an EPA-estimated 38 mpg highway and 26 mpg city, while the Ford Fusion only offers an EPA-estimated 34 mpg highway and 22 mpg city.

Standard Features

There are a number of standard features on the 2016 Mazda6 that aren’t standard on the 2016 Ford Fusion. These include:

  • A height adjustable front passenger seat
  • A leather steering wheel
  • Turn signals integrated into sideview mirrors

Additionally, the Mazda6 comes with standard 17-inch wheels alloy wheels and a six-speaker stereo system, while the Ford Fusion only gets standard 16-inch wheels and a four-speaker stereo.

Take Home the 2016 Mazda6 From Your Tampa Area Mazda Dealer

For the driver who wants a spacious interior with all the bells and whistles but refuses to compromise when it comes to sophisticated and sporty performance, the 2016 Mazda6 is an excellent choice. Check out this new model today at Cox Mazda, your certified, Tampa area Mazda dealer at 3101 Cortez Rd. W. in Bradenton, FL. Contact us to set up a test drive or for more information about our competitive financing offers.