2016 Mazda6 Sedan vs. 2017 Hyundai Sonata

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2016 Mazda6 Sedan

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2017 Hyundai Sonata

The 2016 Mazda6 sedan is one of the most popular vehicles among our Sarasota and Tampa drivers, and at Cox Mazda, we love watching you discover its good looks and fun-to-drive attitude firsthand, with a test drive. We know you have quite a few other vehicles competing for a spot in your garage, though, and we want to highlight a few of this Mazda’s advantages.

We put the 2016 Mazda6 up against the 2017 Hyundai Sonata to give you an idea of what sets them apart, from pricing to engine specs to standard features.


At the end of the day, price is the biggest deciding factor for many of our drivers, and we think you’ll be happy to know that the Mazda sedan offers savings over the Hyundai:

  • 2017 Hyundai Sonata Price: $21,950 (MSRP)
  • 2016 Mazda6 Price: $21,495 (MSRP)

Now, that’s a small difference in price, but we think you’ll be surprised by just how much more the 2016 Mazda6 gives drivers than the Sonata. Mazda brings both savings and value to area drivers.

Fuel Economy

The starting price is just one way Tampa and Sarasota drivers can save on their next sedan – a high fuel economy brings long-term savings. The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is no gas guzzler, but it struggles to keep up with the 2016 Mazda6.

  • Sonata Fuel Economy: A 2.4L four-cylinder is standard on the Hyundai, earning just 36 mpg/highway and 25 mpg/city.
  • Mazda6 Fuel Economy: The SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT engine is rated at an EPA-estimated 38 mpg/highway and 26 mpg/city with SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed Sport automatic transmission – the available i-ElOOP upgrade raises it even further to 40 mpg/highway and 28 mpg/city.

The 2016 Mazda6 has no trouble going toe-to-toe with the Sonata on power, either, delivering 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque to the Sonata’s 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque.

Standard Features

While the 2016 Mazda6 price is lower, it gives drivers more in the way of standard features than the 2017 Hyundai Sonata. You’ll find the following technology and comfort features on the 2016 Mazda6, starting with the Sport automatic transmission models:

  • Bluetooth for phone and audio
  • Driver multi-information display
  • Six-speaker CD sound system
  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Built-in rearview camera
  • Voice commands

Hyundai does include some comparable features on the Sonata, but in order for it to be on the same level as the 2016 Mazda6, their car would need to be upgraded. Upgrading the Mazda, on the other hand, brings truly advanced features, like an 11-speaker Bose stereo system and a satellite-linked navigation system.

Test Drive a 2016 Mazda6 Sedan Near Tampa and Sarasota at Cox Mazda

We know many of the Tampa and Sarasota drivers who pass by our dealership daily are struck by the good looks and sleek design of the Mazda lineup, but nothing compares to how it feels to get behind the wheel. Take a test drive of the 2016 Mazda6 sedan and see for yourself how welcoming the cabin is, how smooth the handling is; we think you’ll agree it’s got an edge on the Sonata.

Contact us online or by phone at (888) 260-1691 to schedule your time behind the wheel – or drop by our showroom today at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton.