Mazda6 vs. Dodge Charger

The 2013 Mazda6 vs. The 2013 Dodge Charger

Efficient power, convenience, and ample style and personality make the 2013 Mazda6 a compelling choice in the crowded family sedan marketplace. Here at Cox Mazda in Bradenton, your local Tampa area Mazda dealer, we think that the value of the Mazda6 makes it the clear class leader. Of course, there are other unique choices in this segment that offer power and charisma, like the Dodge Charger. Let’s see how the two compare by looking at all the facts in the most important areas.

Powertrain, Performance, and Efficiency

When it comes to efficiency, oftentimes less is more: less cylinders burn less gas when going the same distance, which equals more miles per gallon. You won’t find a four-cylinder option in the 2013 Charger, and the four-cylinder option on the 2013 Mazda6 is pretty remarkable. It will get you 30 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city, while the best mileage the Charger can muster is 27 mpg on the highway, and dramatically less than that if you opt for one of the V8 options.

Opt for the base Charger and you’ll get a V6 that makes a respectable 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, which is basically matched by the Mazda6 when equipped with the 3.7L V6. The Mazda6, due to its better torque and lighter weight is actually considerably quicker than the Charger, with a 0 to 60 mph time of 6.1 seconds, to the Charger’s 7.3 seconds.

Value and Convenience

With a starting MSRP more than $5,000 less than the base Charger, the Mazda6 clearly offers better value. You’re looking at $20,725 to get into a Mazda6, compared to the $25,995 to drive the Charger home. Add that to the Mazda6’s better fuel economy, lower insurance bill, and superior resale value (based on Kiplinger’s estimates), and it becomes clear that it is the better investment. J.D. Power and Associates even rated the Mazda6 much higher than the Charger in terms of reliability and initial quality, meaning that it will probably be more dependable and need less work in the long run.

Visit Cox Mazda Today

Come drive the Mazda6 at your local Tampa area Mazda dealership today. Cox Mazda, located at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, is less than an hour south of Tampa via I-75. We’ve got a great selection of both new Mazda vehicles and used cars from a variety of automakers, so we’re sure that we have something to fit your needs. Visit our dealership today and let us help you find your next car.