The 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2017 Mazda6

2017 Volkswagen Passat

2017 Volkswagen Passat

2017 Mazda6

2017 Mazda6

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat and the 2017 Mazda6 are both exciting midsize sedans that promise value, efficiency, performance, and the latest technology. If you’re shopping for a vehicle in this segment in the Lowell, Massachusetts area, then you’re in luck. We’ve put together an in-depth comparison to help you see how they compare right here. Take a look at the details before you make up your mind!

Performance and Powertrains

These two cars both come standard with powerful and efficient four-cylinder engines, but the Passat does offer something that the Mazda6 fails to offer: a V6 upgrade option. The Passat also offers a turbocharged four-cylinder standard, which the Mazda6 does not offer.

  • Passat: The Passat offers a 1.8L turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, and up to 34 mpg highway in EPA estimates with a standard automatic transmission. The Passat also offers a 3.6L V6 engine that makes 280 hp.
  • Mazda6: The Mazda6 gets a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that makes 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque, and earns up to 34 mpg highway in EPA estimates with a manual transmission.

You can see that while the Mazda and the VW might offer comparable performance in the base model, the VW pulls away from the Mazda if you decide to upgrade.

Interior Features

While these two cars both offer stylish, upscale interiors, the Passat offers a few key advantages. The Passat gives you plenty of standard features including cargo tie-downs and three 12-Volt DC power outlets. However, those are not standard on the Mazda.

Passenger and Cargo Room

The Passat also offers a larger trunk than than the Mazda6, with 15.9 cubic feet in the Passat and 14.8 cubic feet in the Mazda6. In addition, the Passat gives you more front headroom, more front and rear legroom, and more overall passenger volume. That’s something you and your family will appreciate on long road trips from Andover and Lawrence, MA.

Drive the Passat in Massachusetts Now

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat is waiting for you here at Commonwealth Volkswagen at Commomwealth Volkswagen 1 Commonwealth Dr. in Lawrence, MA, directly off of Interstate 495. Come test-drive the Passat or call us at (978) 965-2440 with any questions. You can also schedule a service appointment or test drive. Shop us last, you’ll love us. We’re constantly checking our competitors to make sure we have the best price, so you don’t need to shop anywhere else!