The 2014 Mazda6 vs. the 2014 Dodge Avenger

2014 Mazda6The 2014 Mazda6 marked the dawn for a new age of debuted when it debuted at the end of 2014. Completely rebuilt from the wheels up, the new Mazda6 is not only lighter and stronger, but defies expected fuel efficiency for its class while still maintaining high performance. It also offers the full comforts, as well as safety, that have come to quickly characterize Mazda as a leader on the modern vehicle market.

It’s no surprise the Mazda6 continues to be a favorite among critics, as well as drivers around the Bradenton and Tampa. If you’ve taken a competitor like the Dodge Avenger out for a test drive, it’s your turn to get in the Mazda6.

Performance and Fuel Economy

2014 Mazda6 Sport models, starting at an MSRP of $20,990, are equipped with a 2.5L Inline 4-cylinder engine that pumps out an admirable 184hp, all while maintaining a cool 38 mpg on the highway. If you add on Mazda’s new i-ELOOP feature, fuel economy goes up to 40 mpg. The Avenger SXT, starting at nearly $2,300 more, is equipped with a 173hp four-cylinder engine, only maintains an average efficiency of 31mpg on the highway. That would be good only if it were a much larger full-size sedan. There is no higher efficiency option on the Avenger.

Vehicle Features

Outside the drivetrain, there are several options that come standard on all Mazda6 models that are not standard on the Avenger. These include:

  • Overhead console storage
  • Daytime running lights
  • Signaling exterior mirrors

Test Drive the Mazda6 Today in Bradenton

We’ve shown you why the Mazda6 is a better choice than the Avenger, now it’s your turn to find out for yourself. We invite you to stop by Cox Mazda for a test drive. Look for us at 3101 Cortez Road W, in Bradenton, just a short drive from Tampa and other Suncoast area communities.