2017 Mazda6 vs 2017 Ford Fusion

Searching for a sedan that fits your needs can be a lot like looking for a needle in a haystack. In the over-sized class, there are many worthy contenders, but the 2017 Mazda6 stands out from the crowd thanks to the craftsmanship that goes into creating each vehicle. The sleek exterior makes a bold statement when out and about, while the luxurious interior fills your ride with comfort from the get-go. Surround yourself with the high-quality materials that go into crafting a 2017 Mazda6 at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN.

Even though the 2017 Mazda6 is an unforgettable vehicle, the market for sedans is so saturated that we would be doing the Mazda6 a disservice by not comparing it to the 2017 Ford Fusion. The Ford Fusion is a heavy weight contender in the sedan market, with striking looks and good performance, though we find that the 2017 Mazda6 provides a little more bang for your buck, with a wide range of features that are not available on the 2017 Ford Fusion, like a voice activated navigation system.

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2017 Mazda6
2017 Ford Fusion
2.5L 4-cylinder
Engine
2.5L 4-cylinder
28 mpg
EPA Estimated Combined Fuel Economy
26 mpg
184
Horsepower
175
$21,945
MSRP
$22,610

Advantages of the 2017 Mazda6

If you're looking for a vehicle that mixes high-powered performance with good fuel economy, you'll likely be more partial to the 2017 Mazda6, with its impressive 28 combined mpg and 184 hp. Though the Mazda6 and the 2017 Ford Fusion have the same engine specifications, with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, the 2017 Mazda6 offers higher fuel economy and horsepower. For those who find the use of a manual transmission more rewarding or those who don't have an inkling of how manual transmissions work, the Mazda6 offers both manual and automatic transmission options.

Overall, one of the most important aspects to consider when buying a new vehicle is price. Despite its superior performance, the 2017 Mazda6 has a lower price tag than the 2017 Ford Fusion. The $21,945 MSRP for the sport trim provides Bluetooth® phone and audio streaming and a 7 inch full-color touch screen. The Mazda6 also offers advanced safety features like available i-ACTIVESENSE® that uses cameras and radar systems to keep you alert and aware of approaching hazards, which helped earn the 2017 Mazda6 an IIHS Top Safety Pick+. The combination of style, safety and performance make the Mazda6 a class-topping sedan. Take it for a test drive at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IL.

Front grille of 2017 Mazda6
interior of 2017 Mazda6
center console of the 2017 Mazda6
steering wheel of the 2017 Mazda6

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