Compare Hyundai Sonata vs. Mazda Mazda6

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2014 Hyundai Sonata 2014 Mazda Mazda6
2014 Hyundai Sonata 2014 Mazda Mazda6
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Limited
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Limited *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring


MSRP $21,450 $22,695  
Invoice $20,532 $21,546
Avg. Paid $16,179 $17,656

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.3  
Critics' Rating 9.1 9.2
Performance 7.9 8.7
Interior 7.9 7.9
Cost to Own 9.1 9.0
Safety 9.1 9.0
Reliability 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Strong base engine
  • Attractive interior
  • Athletic handling
  • Great fuel economy
  • Spacious rear seats
  • Limited rear-seat headroom
  • Confusing navigation system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.5 L/152
MPG 24 City / 35 Hwy 26 City / 38 Hwy



Body Style Sedan Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 110 111.4  
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 191.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 57.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional  


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3245 3232  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard  
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard  
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.8 99.7
Front Head Room (in) 40 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 57.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 56.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 55.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 56.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.4 14.8


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard


Cloth Seats Optional Optional  
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 190 @ 6300 184 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 179 @ 4250 185 @ 3250
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 35.8 36.7


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 38
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.4


Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard

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