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2018 Mazda6 vs 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2018 Mazda6 vs 2020 Volkswagen Passat

The 2018 Mazda6 debuted as a big redesign for the model, meaning the upcoming 2019 Mazda6 is unlikely to be a new generation. For that, we’ll cross our fingers for its 2020 model.

We will cover what changes are present with the model once the 2019 Mazda6 sedan releases later this year. For now, however, let’s not wait as other, equally interesting midsize sedan models have started to debut their 2020 model years. Let’s see how the 2018 Mazda6 stacks up.

One of the newest brands to debut a 2020 midsize sedan is Volkswagen with a redesigned Passat model. Despite its older time tag, is the Mazda6 up to the challenge? It’s the 2018 Mazda6 vs the 2020 Volkswagen Passat.

2018 Mazda6


2020 Volkswagen Passat

2.5L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2L Turbocharged Inline 4
187 hp / 186 lb-ft Standard Horsepower / Torque 174 hp / 210 lb-ft
227 hp / 310 lb-ft Upgraded Horsepower / Torque N/A
Yes Leather Seating Available Yes
Bose® Premium Audio Sound System Fender® Premium Audio

2018 Mazda6 Scranton, PA

The 2018 Mazda6 is currently priced with a starting MSRP of $21,950. Pricing information has not yet been released for the 2020 Volkswagen Passat, but the 2019 Volkswagen Passat has a starting MSRP of $25,295. Unless price is drastically reduced with this redesign, it very much looks like the 2018 Mazda6 sedan, and the upcoming 2019 Mazda6 sedan, is a much more sensible and superior purchase.

Furthermore, the 2018 Mazda6 sedan offers plenty of appealing, additional features at its lower cost, including:

  • 360º View Monitor
  • MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment
  • Mazda Navigation System
  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support
  • Power Sliding-Glass Moonroof with One-Touch and Sunshade
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Sen Wood and Ultrasuede® Door and Dashboard Trimming
  • Nappa Leather-Trimmed Sport Seats
  • Heated and Ventilated Seating
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Auto On/Off Headlights
  • And More!

The Kelly Mazda dealership has 2018 Mazda6 models in stock amongst a grand selection of additional, current Mazda models. Browse our online inventory to view the full scale of available vehicles. To learn more about any Mazda model, please consult our website’s research pages or contact our staff with any questions you might have. The Kelly Mazda staff can be reached online, over the phone, or in-person with a visit to our dealership located in Scranton, Pennsylvania.