2018 Mazda6 vs. Hyundai Sonata vs. Chevrolet Malibu


The 2018 Mazda6 is a great choice for buyers who crave the amenities of a luxury vehicle at a more affordable price. This model also beats out the Hyundai Sonata and Chevrolet Malibu when it comes to performance potency and interior features.


Better Performance

The base trim of the 2018 Mazda6 boasts a bit more strength than the Hyundai and Chevrolet models. It comes outfitted with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with Cylinder Deactivation engine and your choice of either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The powertrain churns out a healthy dose of 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The Hyundai Sonata and Chevrolet Malibu yield a bit less energy, outputting just 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque and 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, respectively.

More Extensive Interior Features

When it comes to the sheer number of cabin options, the 2018 Mazda6 easily trumps the Sonata and Malibu. The base trim of the Mazda6 includes upscale features often seen on luxury vehicles: dual-zone automatic climate control with pollen filter, a remote keyless entry system, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear selector. It also comes standard with a hefty core of modern technology features including: AM/FM/MP3-compatible audio system with six speakers, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio capability, MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System with an 8-inch touchscreen, HD Radio™, Aha™ internet radio integration, Pandora® internet radio integration, and Stitcher™ internet radio integration. The base trims of the Hyundai Sonata and Chevrolet Malibu come with significantly fewer interior options.


When comparing the Mazda6, Sonata, and Malibu side by side, it’s clear that the Mazda6 offers more affluent features and engine potency than its two rivals. Stop by Mazda of Bedford to test drive this refined mid-size car for yourself.


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