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Mazda 6 vs. Hyundai Sonata

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Mazda 6

2016 Mazda Mazda6
$430
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata
$438
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Overall Reliability Rating

Excellent

The Mazda 6 Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 5th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $430 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are lower than other vehicles, so the 6 is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.

Excellent

The Hyundai Sonata Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $438 which means it has excellent ownership costs. Repairs are less severe than average, and the frequency of these issues is average, so major repairs are not common for the Sonata.

Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
Average annual repairs total
$430
inexpensive
very expensive
$438
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.3
not often
way too often
0.4
not often
way too often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
9%
minor issues
major issues
9%
minor issues
major issues

Overall Car Ratings & Details

(47 Reviews)
(68 Reviews)
Rating Details
5 star
(1)
4 star
(22)
3 star
(15)
2 star
(8)
1 star
(0)

The Mazda Mazda6 ranks highest in suspension and ranks lowest in electrical.

Read more detailed reviews here.

“Hello everyone, im not here to write a review. im here to seek some help. I have this really nice looking Mazda 6, % speed manual transmission just sitting in my yard. family member of mine got was...”

Rating Details
5 star
(15)
4 star
(29)
3 star
(17)
2 star
(4)
1 star
(0)

The Hyundai Sonata ranks highest in engine and ranks lowest in body.

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“I am the original owner of a silver sonata (V6) with 138,000 miles on it. I have done all the recommended repairs like belt changes, tune-up, oil and fluid changes and of course brakes and tires. T...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Hyundai Sonata and the Mazda6 are both midsize four-door sedans. They each come with front-wheel drive. 

A comparison of their engines shows that the Hyundai Sonata and the Mazda6 have similar outputs. The Sonata’s standard engine has 185 horsepower, and the Mazda6’s has 184 horsepower. The Sonata’s optional engine has 245 horsepower, and the Mazda6 has 250 horsepower. There’s very little difference here, but the Sonata does offer hybrid and plug-in hybrid power systems.

The Hyundai Sonata’s 106.1 cubic feet of interior space comes in ahead of the Mazda6’s 99.7 cubic feet. The Sonata also wins in the trunk space race, with its 16.3 cubic feet outdoing the 14.7 cubic feet of the Mazda6. The Sonata has more space everywhere.

One more advantage offered by the Hyundai Sonata is its exceptional warranty. This includes a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, plus a five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. This provides great peace of mind if you plan on a long-term ownership experience.

A unique benefit provided by the Mazda Mazda6 is its exceptional blend of ride, handling and fun-to-drive qualities. The Mazda6 is definitely the driver’s choice in the midsize sedan category. 

What’s more important to you: space and warranty coverage, or passion behind the wheel? The choice is yours.

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