Mazda 6 vs rivals - specifications

 Mazda 6 2.5 SportFord Mondeo 2.0 GhiaVolkswagen Passat 2.0 TFSI Sport
On the road price/total as tested"£19,630/£19,980""£18,445/£18,945""£21,132/£26,077"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)"N/A/N/A"£6,714/36.4 per cent""£8,643/40.9 per cent"
Running costs/contract hireN/A/N/A54.4ppm/£35564.5ppm/£422
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£1,080/£1,963""£974/£1,771""£1,162/£2,113"
"Annual fuel cost (12,000 miles)""£2,010""£1,989""£2,039"
Insurance group/quote 12/£3338/£29615/£358
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd serviceN/A£175/£190/£200£230/£310/£230
Length/wheelbase "4,735/2,725mm""4,778/2,850mm""4,765/2,709mm"
Height/width"1,440/1,795mm""1,500/1,886mm""1,472/1,820mm"
Engine"4cyl in-line/2,488cc""4cyl in-line/1,999cc""4cyl in-line/1,984cc turbo"
Peak power"168/6,000 bhp/rpm""143/6,000 bhp/rpm""197/5,100 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque"226/4,000 Nm/rpm""185/4,500 Nm/rpm""280/1,800 Nm/rpm"
Transmission"6-spd, man/fwd""5-spd, man/fwd""6-spd, man/fwd"
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 64 litres/space-saver70 litres/space-saver70 litres/full size
Boot capacity (seats up/down)"510/1,702 litres""528/1,448 litres"485 litres/N/A
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,430/610/1,500kg""1,477/613/1,500kg""1,445/605/1,600kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.8 metres/0.27Cd11.5 metres/N/A11.4 metres/0.29Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unlimited)/3yrs Mazda"3yrs (60,000)/1yr Ford""3yrs (60,000)/1yr VW"
Service intervals/UK dealers "12,000 miles/159""12,500 miles/781"Variable miles/259
0-60/30-70mph8.5/7.9 secs9.2/8.8 secs7.2/6.4 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 4.7/6.4 secs5.2/8.2 secs3.6/5.2 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 9.6/11.8 secs13.0 secs6.7/9.2 secs
Top speed 137mph130mph146mph
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 48.7/35.6/9.1 metres46.7/34.7/8.7 metres48.4/35.0/9.2 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph61/40/57/69db60/46/62/69db59/42/60/70db
Auto Express economy/range27.9mpg/393 miles28.2mpg/434 miles27.5mpg/423 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 25.4/44.8/34.9mpg25.2/47.1/35.8mpg25.2/44.8/34.9mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket192g/km/25 per cent189g/km/24 per cent193g/km/25 per cent
Airbags/Isofix/parking/rain sensorsSix/yes/DFO/yesSeven/yes/£400/yesSix/yes/£355/yes
Air-con/clim ctrl/leather/electric seatsYes/yes/half/no"Yes/yes/£1,250/£500""Yes/yes/£1,445/yes"
Alloy wheels/met paint/xenon lightsYes/£350/yesYes/£350/£650Yes/£365/£815
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/yesNo/yes/yes"£1,295/yes/yes"
Elec sunroof/windows/handbrakeNo/yes/no£500/yes/no£515/yes/yes
Multifunc steering/adjust reach/rakeYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes£160/yes/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/BluetoothDFO/yes/yes/yes"£1,000/yes/yes/£150""£2,350*/£575"

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