Although SUVs are very popular today, there’s still a demand for midsize family sedans like the 2020 Mazda6. There are many competitors in this crowded segment, and most of them do a pretty good job getting from point A to point B. But no other vehicle in this class delivers sporty styling, outstanding handling and a beautifully designed interior like the Mazda6. According to the Mazda dealer near Seaside, the Mazda6 is a car that automotive enthusiasts can drive with no reservations.
Some buyers looking for a midsize sedan may be considering the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. We’ll examine both models side by side and determine which one comes out on top.
The 2020 Mazda6 has two engines to choose from. Seaside Mazda shoppers who choose the Mazda6’s 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will enjoy more power than they can get from either of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata’s engines. The Mazda6’s upgraded powerplant develops 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The Sonata’s most powerful engine is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that only makes 180 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque.
You’ll get better handling and a more engaging ride from the Mazda6 than you will with the Hyundai Sonata. U.S. News & World Report stated that the Mazda6 features nimble handling, calling it “one of the most enjoyable sedans in its class to drive.” The magazine found the Sonata’s handling to be unenthusiastic.
The 2020 Mazda6’s features standard G-Vectoring Control Plus. When the Mazda6 takes tight turns or corners, this system aids handling by applying light brakeforce to the vehicle’s outer wheel and shifting its weight forward to improve traction. There’s no similar system in the Hyundai Sonata.
The Mazda6 provides plenty of room for the driver and passengers to stretch out and get comfortable. The Hyundai Sonata’s cabin has been described as tight and cramped. The Mazda6’s supportive backseats will allow customers to relax and enjoy the ride. Passengers in the rear will enjoy 3.9 inches more legroom than the backseat passengers in the Sonata.
If you’re looking for a luxurious interior, you’ll choose the 2020 Mazda6 over the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. The top-line Signature trim ramps up the amenities, with genuine Sen wood accents, Nappa leather seating and simulated suede dash trim. You won’t find this level of sophistication in any Sonata trim level.
The Mazda6 and Sonata are safe cars, but while the Sonata was named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, the
Mazda6 received the agency’s highest designation of Top Safety Pick+.
The 2020 Mazda6 gets standard blind-spot monitoring in all trim levels. This important safety feature
detects objects hidden by the vehicle’s blind spot. Blind-spot monitoring is only standard on the Sonata’s
more expensive upper trim levels.
In the End
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata is a good car, but when you hold it up against the 2020 Madza6, it’s easy to
see that the Sonata is outclassed. The Mazda6 has a more powerful engine, better handling and better
safety scores than the Sonata.