2019 Mazda6 vs 2019 Hyundai Sonata 

2019 Mazda6 vs 2019 Hyundai Sonata

The Mazda6 continues to stand out from the rest of the midsize segment with its lustrous exterior design, engaging interiors and its achievements in performance and efficiency. Considering the model excels in just about every dimension, it's no surprise that this sedan has taken the segment by storm.

We’re interested to see how this market leader fairs against the competition, so we’ve decided to test the waters by pitting it against a fierce rival – the Hyundai Sonata. See where the market stands in this 2019 Mazda6 vs 2019 Hyundai Sonata comparison. 

2019 Mazda6 


2019 Hyundai Sonata 

$23,800  Starting MSRP  $18,900 
2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder  Base Engine  2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder 
184 horsepower / 185 lb-ft   Horsepower / Torque  185 horsepower / 178 lb-ft 
7.3 seconds  Row5_Middle_Cell 8.4 seconds

Main Differences Between the 2019 Mazda6 and 2019 Hyundai Sonata 

The 2019 Mazda6 comes strapped with a standard 2.5-liter engine, dealing out 184 horsepower and an EPA-estimated rating of 26 city/35 highway mpg. On the top three trim levels, the Mazda6 gets upgraded to a turbocharged version of that 2.5-liter engine, maxing the model out at 250 horsepower.

The Sonata’s 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine returns 185 horsepower along with a fuel economy rating of 26 city/35 highway mpg, putting it just on par with the Mazda6. Depending on which trim you opt for, the Sonata lineup offers two additional engine options – a 2.0-liter turbo (245 horsepower) and a 1.6-liter turbo (178 horsepower).

Mazda is known for packing some seriously solid features lists on their models. On the Mazda6, all trims get standard push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Smart Brake Support with collision warning, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, Lane-keep Assist and High Beam Control. These features only make an appearance on the highest trims in the Sonata lineup, if at all. Amongst its higher trims, the Mazda6 adds a touch of luxury with features like remote start, the Heads-Up Display, the 360-Degree View Monitor, front parking sensors and Nappa leather seating surfaces – all of which are absent from the Sonata lineup.

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