2017 Mazda6 Vs. Ford Fusion Staten Island, NY
At Island Mazda located near Staten Island, NY you can compare for yourself the advanced 2017 Mazda6 Vs. Ford Fusion. The 2017 Ford Fusion and 2017 Mazda6 are midsize sedans that can accommodate five passengers. The Mazda6 and Fusion are both front-wheel drive, though the Fusion offers all-wheel drive as an option. The Mazda6 holds the No. 4 spot in our midsize cars rankings, while the Fusion is ranked No. 11. As two of the better-handling cars in the class, though, they’re both worth consideration. Keep reading to see which midsize sedan is the better option for you.
Both of these midsize sedans have earned a 5-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Both vehicles also earn a Marginal rating from the IIHS for LATCH child seat hardware ease of use. The Ford Fusion and Mazda6 both offer seating for five passengers and, for the most part, both sedans provide plenty of space in both rows. Critics also note that both vehicles have an attractive layout and use good quality materials. The Mazda6’s and Fusion’s interiors are too close to call on this one. It’s a tie.
Despite the fact that the Ford Fusion offers buyers a choice of engines, and the Mazda6 comes with only one engine, the Mazda6 offers better fuel economy. The Mazda6 has EPA ratings of up to 26 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway, which is good for the class. Meanwhile, the base Fusion has a below-average fuel economy of 21 mpg city and 32 highway, and the most efficient engine in the Fusion’s lineup still falls short at 23 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway.
In base form, the Mazda6 is the better performer, but the Fusion offers more high-performance options. The Mazda6’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine makes this one of the better-performing base models in the class, providing 184 horsepower and enthusiastic acceleration. The Fusion’s base 2.5-liter four-cylinder, in comparison, makes 175 horsepower. However, the Fusion offers two more powerful engine options — a turbo four-cylinder that makes 231 horsepower and a twin-turbo V6 that makes 325 horsepower.
Contact us today or stop by Island Mazda near Staten Island, NY to compare for yourself the advanced 2017 Mazda6 Vs. Ford Fusion.