Mazda6 vs. Toyota Avensis - specifications

 Mazda 6Toyota Avensis
On the road price/total as tested£18,045/£18,503£17,555/£20,015
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)TBC£6,530/37.2%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£722/£1,444£667/£1,334
Annual fuel cost (12/20,000 miles)£2,063/£3,438£2,130/£3,550
Insurance group/quote18/£48618/£463
VED band/costG/£155G/£155
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£125/£190/£175£115/£250/£115
Engine4cyl in-line/1,798cc4cyl in-line/1,798cc
Peak power 118/5,500 bhp/rpm145/6,400 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 165/4,300 Nm/rpm180/4,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission 5-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel64 litres/foam60 litres/space-saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 510/1,702 litres509 litres/N/A
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,335/590/1,300kg1,370/630/1,500kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.4 metres/0.27Cd5.4 metres/0.28Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (60k)/3yrs 5yrs (100k)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealers12.5k miles/15910k miles/184
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos14th/14th15th/3rd
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars77/81/49/590/86/53/5
0-60/30-70mph10.4/10.6 secs9.6/9.5 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th6.6/9.5 secs6.3/10.4 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 14.6 secs/N/A12.6/16.6 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 121mph/2,800rpm124mph/2,600rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 50.7/38.4/8.7m48.1/35.5/8.9m
Auto Express economy/range31.5mpg/443 miles30.5mpg/403 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 30.7/56.5/43.5mpg33.2/52.3/43.5mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket207/155g/km/20%214/154g/km/19%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/noSeven/yes/£380
Air-conditioning/auto gearboxYes/noYes/£1,000
Leather/heated seatsNo/noNo/no
Met paint/xenon lights/alloy wheels£410/no/yes£410/no/£600
Stability/cruise controlYes/yesYes/no

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