2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Hyundai Sonata

Driver side exterior view of a red 2018 Mazda6 on the left "vs" passenger side exterior view of a gray 2018 Hyundai Sonata on the left

When looking only at the exterior of two similar vehicles like the 2018 Mazda6 and the 2018 Hyundai Sonata it can be difficult to see the real differences. Both of these vehicles provide excellent exterior appeal as well as efficient engines for a beautiful blend of style and performance. Trying to decide between two such similar sedans is not easy and that is why we have broken down the key differences between the 2018 Mazda6 and the 2018 Hyundai Sonata to help you decide. Have a look at the standard drivetrain specs in the chart below and find out which vehicle fits your needs best by reading our breakdown of the 2018 Mazda 6 and the 2018 Sonata.

2018 Mazda6


2018 Hyundai Sonata

SKYACTIV® -G 2.5L 16-Valve 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.4L Inline 4-Cylinder
187 HP/ 186 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 185 HP/ 178 LB-FT
SKYACTIC-®-MT 6-Speed Manual Transmission Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
24 MPG City/ 34 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 25 MPG City/ 36 MPG HWY
*EPA estimates of the Base Trim level with Standard Equipment.

What are the Differences Between the 2018 Mazda6 & 2018 Sonata?

The standard drivetrain specs between the 2018 Mazda6 and the 2018 Hyundai Sonata are very similar, of course, both of these vehicles provide upgrades to their standard drivetrains. The 2018 Mazda6 offers a SKYACTIC®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo 4-Cylinder that cranks out 250 horsepower and averages an EPA estimated 26 combined MPG. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata makes available a 2.0L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder that supplies it with 245 horsepower and achieves EPA fuel economy estimates of 26 combined MPG.

Both the 2018 Mazda6 and the 2018 Hyundai Sonata have standard seating for five people, but the 2018 Mazda6 provides passengers with more rear seat legroom. The 2018 Mazda6 also comes standard with an 8” Color Touchscreen Display with the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System. The standard touchscreen of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata is only 7”. Other awesome standard interior amenities of the 2018 Mazda6 include Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Keyless Entry & Push Button Start, and a Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel & Shift Knob. You can find almost all of these features in the 2018 Hyundai Sonata once you start climbing the trim level ladder. With a more powerful drivetrain option and standard interior amenities, the 2018 Mazda6 is the winner over the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. Take the 2018 Mazda6 for a test drive at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN today.