We’ve decided to pit the 2016 Ford Fusion against the 2016 Madza6 to determine once and for all which sedan offers more for Chicago and Manteno locals. We’ve compared each vehicle on the points which matters to American drivers – here’s how it all breaks down.
The 2016 Ford Fusion is available in three well-balanced trim levels.
The 2016 Mazda6 is also offered in three trim levels, but Chicago and Manteno drivers will receive less for their money.
The 2016 Ford Fusion comes with three engines, and each one is paired to a cutting-edge 6-Speed SelectShift automatic transmission system to ensure rock-bottom fuel consumption rates:
If you enjoy the freedom to choose, you’ll need to reconsider picking up a 2016 Mazda6. There’s just one engine on offer – a 2.5L SKYACTIV-G with either manual or automatic transmission. With 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque, it falls far short of what the Fusion can offer our Chicago and Manteno customers.
The 2016 Ford Fusion isn’t just more powerful than the 2016 Mazda6 – it’s also more spacious for both passengers and cargo. With a passenger volume of 102.8 cubic feet to the Mazda6’s 99.7, there’s noticeably more space for all five occupants to stretch out and relax. However, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to put up with less cargo space. The 2016 Fusion’s trunk provides 16 cubic feet for Chicago and Manteno drivers to play with, compared to 14.8 in the Mazda6.
The team at Ford understands that crafting a positive driving experience isn’t just about providing a more expansive cabin than the competition, so they’ve made sure that the Fusion shines when it comes to standard technology.
For example, you’ll enjoy the customizable support of a 6-way power driver's seat in even entry-level trims – the Mazda6 also offers a 6-way seat, but the manual control is far harder to use, especially on the go. Additionally, while the Fusion offers a rearview camera as standard in all models, the same system only comes as standard when you pick up a Mazda6 Sport with automatic instead of manual transmission. Mazda themselves even admit that it fails to provide a comprehensive view of the entire rear area.
Both the 2016 Ford Fusion and 2016 Mazda6 provide a strong level of safety as standard, with basic equipment such as anti-lock brakes, brake assist, tire pressure monitoring, and stability control provided across every model. Each vehicle has also been honored with a 5-star safety rating during crash tests conducted by the NHSTA.
However, only the 2016 Fusion can be fitted with an Active Park Assist system to keep your vehicle from coming to harm. Taking advantage of advanced sensing technology, this innovative feature will guide you into the tightest of spaces.
More power, more space, and more standard features – the 2016 Ford Fusion completely outperforms the 2016 Mazda6. Test-drive yours today at Terry’s Ford of Peotone. We are conveniently located close to Chicago and Manteno at 363 N Harlem Ave, so stop by for a visit soon!