2018 Hyundai Sonata vs. Mazda6

Searching for an affordable and stylish vehicle in Anaheim, Long Beach or Cerritos? The 2018 Hyundai Sonata and the 2018 Mazda6 are two popular vehicles in the area thanks to their impeccable performance and advanced technology.

To help you choose between the two, we’ve put together this Hyundai Sonata vs. Mazda6 vehicle comparison from the team at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore at Cerritos Auto Square. Check it out now then shop our online inventory of new and pre-owned models.

You Have Options in Terms of Power and Performance

Did you know that the 2018 Mazda6 offers only a single engine? Granted, it’s a powerful 2.5-liter SKYACTIV four-cylinder engine that produces 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. This direct injection engine is paired with a standard manual transmission and an optional automatic transmission, and both models are front-wheel drive.

While this single engine option may be powerful, the ride quality leaves a bit to be desired, since it’s kind of stiff compared to others in the class.

Then we look at the Sonata. The vehicle offers not one but three powerful engine options from which to choose. The vehicle’s standard engine is a 2.4-liter 185-horsepower four-cylinder that produces 178 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with a standard automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC, which means you won’t have to pay extra for what’s typically standard for the class.

The Sonata also offers a 1.6-liter 178-horsepower four-cylinder engine paired with a seven-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission with SHIFTRONIC, with even more competitive fuel economy. The most powerful engine option offered by the Sonata is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine that produces 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Regardless of which power and efficiency level you choose in the Sonata, you can bet on the quick and nimble driving experience.

Hyundai Sonata vs. Mazda6, a Technology Comparison

When it comes to technology in a more affordable vehicle, you want the best of the best. Well, you’ll see quite a bit of the best if you’re looking at the 2018 Hyundai Sonata and the 2018 Mazda6. They both offer a standard 7-inch touch screen with an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers, Bluetooth and HD Radio.

Although they’re similar, there are still some serious differences. For one, the system in both vehicles is different, and the one in the Mazda6 is a bit slower to respond if you compare them side by side. In addition, you’ll get extra features in the Sonata that you won’t get in the Mazda6, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Head Off Into the Sunset With the 2018 Sonata

When you’re finished doing your research, schedule a test drive of the new 2018 Hyundai sedan at your local dealership near Cerritos, Long Beach and Anaheim. Try the easy-to-use infotainment system, take to the highway and test the acceleration and play around with your seat until you’ve found a perfectly comfortable position.

You’ll find dozens of Hyundai Sonata models ready for you to experience firsthand. Start your search online from the comfort of your home, schedule a test drive online then shop with us to enjoy the Price Protection Guarantee, only available at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore.