2020 Mazda6 vs 2020 Hyundai Sonata 

2020 Mazda6 vs 2020 Hyundai Sonata

It’s not often a redesign has us questioning the supremacy of the Mazda6. All-new this year, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata enters its eighth generation with loads of safety equipment and enhanced performance. But does this put the newest Sonata in a place to challenge the respected Mazda6? We’re not so sure, but it’s about time we put both midsize entries to the test.

Keep reading for more details on where the advantages lie in the 2020 Mazda6 vs 2020 Hyundai Sonata rivalry, or follow the link below to view our Mazda6 inventory at Gwatney Mazda in Memphis, TN.



2020 Mazda6 

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2020 Hyundai Sonata 

$24,000  Starting MSRP  $23,600 
SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-Cylinder  Base Engine  2.5-liter Inline 4-Cylinder 
187 hp, 186 lb-ft  Horsepower / Torque  191 hp, 181 lb-ft 
14.7 cubic feet  Cargo Volume  16.3 cubic feet 

Comparing the Performance and Feature Highlights of the Mazda6 and Hyundai Sonata Midsize Sedans

As the comparison table reveals, the rivaling sedan lines end in a draw in the battle of the base engines with their standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder powerhouses. Both lineups switch the base engine out for a turbocharged variant on the higher trims. If a true surge of power is what you’re chasing, the turbocharged Mazda6 will please with 250 horsepower on premium fuel and 300 lb-ft of torque. By comparison, the Hyundai Sonata’s turbocharged engine makes 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

As far as active safety goes, all Mazda6 and Hyundai Sonata models come standard with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, high-beam assist and lane-keeping assist. But only the Mazda6 can offer standard blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as well.

At the peak of the lineup, the 2020 Mazda6 Signature comes better suited to rival luxury brands with Nappa leather upholstery, genuine Sen wood accents, a 360˚ -view monitor and traffic sign recognition.


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