2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Lexus ES 

Here at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown, we are committed to bringing you premium cars at an affordable price. Our Mazda models will rival top luxury brands and are available at fractions of the cost to these luxury competitors. We're taking the initiative to create luxury brand comparisons as part of our mission to provide transparent and reliable research tools to our customers. Take a look and see how the 2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Lexus ES comparison plays out.  

Though in different segments of the automotive market, the Mazda6 and the Lexus ES are both well-known sedans. The newly refreshed Mazda6 has some serious design prowess and a whole new engine option for optimum performance. This new model year of the Mazda6 has some exciting developments ahead for shoppers and rivals luxury models in terms of features, technology, power, and design. Affordable and functional luxury are two staple components of the Mazda6 model.  

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2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Lexus ES
2.5L I-4/2.5T I-4 Engine Options 3.5L V6
250 horsepower Max Horsepower 268 horsepower
29 mpg Combined MPG 24 mpg
Yes Cylinder Deactivation Technology No

Key Features of the 2018 Mazda6 

The first features we want to compare are the engine options and associated power ratings of the two models. The Lexus ES comes with a standard V6 engine that produces 268 horsepower. Comparably, the Mazda6 offers a turbocharged engine that can produce 250 horsepower. The Mazda6 comes very close to the Lexus ES power ratings, but is accessible at a far lower price point than its competitor. With the Mazda6, you’re afforded roughly the same amount of power for a fraction of the cost.  

Plus, those looking for higher fuel economy ratings will find them in the Mazda6. The Lexus ES doesn't offer a smaller engine and, in consequence, doesn't offer the same fuel economy ratings as the Mazda6. The Mazda6 is more efficient than the Lexus ES and this new model year of the Mazda6 gives drivers access to advanced technologies that help to improve fuel efficiency that aren't present in the Lexus ES. The new 2018 Mazda6 has cylinder deactivation technology, which helps to improve fuel economy and boost efficiency. The outside two cylinders of the engine can shut down when the vehicle is operated at steady speeds between 25 and 50 mph, but all four cylinders work instantaneously when needed for maximum performance. This tech is not present in the Lexus ES, giving the Mazda6 a leg up on the competition. 

Furthermore, the new 2018 model year of the Mazda6 will add a Signature trim level. This trim will have interior and exterior features to rival all sedans in the luxury brand segment. Drivers will find stunning accents and luxurious materials in the interior of the Mazda6 Signature cabin. Sen wood, Nappa leather and UltraSuede® NU adorn the doors, seats and dashboard, providing an atmosphere that is unsurpassed in its segment.  

You can find out more about the 2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Lexus ES comparison by contacting us at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown. Browse all of our available Mazda models in our online inventory and then stop by to test drive your favorite models today to see why selling Mazda means premium quality at an affordable price.  

Interior View of the 2018 Mazda6 in White and Black
Interior View of the Front Seating and Dashboard in the 2018 Mazda6
Grille and Front End View of the 2018 Mazda6
2018 Mazda6 Exterior View of Side and Front End in Red

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