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2018 Mazda6 vs. 2018 Ford Fusion

The Mazda6 is a clear leader in the midsize sedan class of the automotive industry. As the automaker’s flagship sedan, it offers very impressive performance scores, fuel economy estimates and one of the most advanced suites of available connectivity information. Anyone considering a visit to the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom to shop for a new vehicle will probably benefit from a head-to-head analysis of the 2018 Mazda6 vs. 2018 Ford Fusion. While there are a few similarities between the two popular sedans, the 2018 Mazda6 is able to create a pretty noticeable separate over its Ford rival in several important areas. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2018 Mazda6 at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown today by calling, 833-241-6312.

In order to be considered among the best vehicle in any class, it must be able to work with other devices. The 2018 Mazda6 didn’t originally come with an infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, but that is being corrected. Mazda is offering a free upgrade package that will make the MAZDA CONNECT™ compatible with both suites on trim grades above the entry-level Sport model. The manufacturer has started adding this capability at the factory. Ford buyers will have to move up a trim grade or two on the 2018 Fusion and possibly choose and option package to have this same smartphone integration. Additionally, the 2018 Mazda6 offers a more powerful USB port that is better-suited for charging devices.


2018 Mazda6


2018 Ford Fusion

2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
187/186 Horsepower/Torque 175/175
Six-speed Manual Transmission Six-speed Automatic
24/33 Fuel Economy 21/32


Performance Specs

Most versions of the 2018 Mazda6 are equipped with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and is attached to the automaker’s SKYACTIV®-MT six-speed automatic transmission. It will produce 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain represents a significant performance advantage over the 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine in the 2018 Ford Fusion that has a peak output of 175 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Even with this clear disparity in performance, the 2018 Mazda6 can record better fuel economy scores than its Ford Fusion rival.

Shoppers looking at the 2018 Mazda6 can also choose versions of the midsize sedan with a turbocharged, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that pushes out 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. No other four-cylinder engine available with the 2018 Ford Fusion can match this level of performance.



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