Mazda6 vs. Chevy Impala

The 2013 Mazda Mazda6 vs. the 2013 Chevy Impala

The Mazda6 has been an excellent choice for a family sedan in the Tampa area for the last ten years. At Cox Mazda we’re happy to have a great selection of Mazda6’s in our inventory. If you’re shopping around for a mid-sized sedan, you’re probably aware that there are a lot of options out there and the competition is stiff, like the famous Chevy Impala.

The Mazda Stays Ahead On Value

Price is simply a factor that you can’t ignore, and neither is the Mazda6. The base model starts at $20,725, where the least expensive Impala will set you back $25,860 MSRP. That’s a difference of over $5,000 so if you’re shopping on a budget, the Mazda is the obvious choice but that’s not where it ends. The larger engine on the Impala might sounds great, but that’s a big part of the added price and will continue to cost you at the pump in the future. The Mazda and the Impala get essentially the same 31 mpg highway by EPA estimates, but the Mazda6 gets much better gas mileage in the city with 22 mpg to the Impalas 18 mpg city. You’ll see the savings in the combined fuel economy. Remember, it’s the overall numbers that count, not the maximum in ideal conditions.

Choose the Mazda6 for the Room and Handling

The Impala has the longer wheelbase and bigger turn radius but doesn’t come out ahead in terms of interior space. The two cars are effectively the same size inside with plenty of head and legroom both front and rear, but the shorter wheelbase of the Mazda6 will make it easier to maneuver and the shorter length overall will enable you to get into tighter spots.

All the Features You Expect

Both these sedans come with everything you expect to find in a well-equipped sedan. Both the Impala and Mazda6 get power windows, locks, CD player, excellent safety systems, and optional automatic or manual. Some handy features the Mazda6 gets that aren’t available on the Impala are a remote tailgate release, remote fuel door release, optional universal integrated garage door opener, and remote ignition.

Drive the Mazda6 Today

Come visit Cox Mazda to test-drive the excellent Mazda6 sedan today. Our knowledgeable sales staff will happily fill you in on the rest of the standard and optional features available.