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Compare Volkswagen Passat B5.5 [1.6] vs Mazda 3 BN Sedan [1.5 SkyActiv-D] vs Mazda 6 GG1 facelift Sedan [1.8]

Reviews

Neo score
62%
35%
38%
Pros
  • Very interesting W8 and VR5 engine options
  • Multi-link suspensions all-around
  • Good 0.27 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
  • Good exterior and interior design
  • Down to very low 3.8L/100km fuel consumption
  • Good towing capacity
  • Good towing capacity
  • Interesting Mazdaspeed6 option
Cons
  • No powerful engine options
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Somewhat sterile inside
  • Base engines are lethargic

Price

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Variants

1.6
1.8T 150hp
1.8T 150hp AT
1.8T 170hp
1.8T 170hp AT
1.9 TDI 100hp
1.9 TDI 100hp AT
1.9 TDI 130hp 4Motion
1.9 TDI 130hp 5MT
1.9 TDI 130hp 6MT
1.9 TDI 130hp AT
2.0
2.3
2.3 4Motion
2.3 AT
2.5 TDI 4Motion
2.5 TDI 4Motion AT
2.8 4Motion
2.8 4Motion AT
4.0 4Motion
4.0 4Motion AT
1.5 SkyActiv-D
2.0 SkyActiv-G
2.0 SkyActiv-G AT
2.2 SkyActiv-D
2.5 SkyActiv-G
2.5 SkyActiv-G AT
1.8
2.0
2.0 AT
2.0D 121hp
2.0D 143hp
2.3
2.3 AT
Mazdaspeed6 (MPS)

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
475 L / 16.8 cu-ft ~ 800 L / 28.3 cu-ft
419 L / 14.8 cu-ft
501 L / 17.7 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
7.0 L / 7.4 qt
6.5 L / 6.9 qt
8.0 L / 8.5 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
3.8 L / 4.0 qt
4.5 L / 4.8 qt
6.4 L / 6.8 qt
Fuel Capacity
62.0 L / 16.4 gal
51.0 L / 13.5 gal
64.0 L / 16.9 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
613 kg / 1351 lbs
523 kg / 1153 lbs
520 kg / 1146 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Disc
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Disc
Disc
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Trailing arm, Torsion
Multi-link
Tire Size
Front wheel tires: 195/65 R15 Rear wheel tires: 195/65 R15
205/60 R16, 215/45 R18
195/65 R15 H
Turning Circle
11.4 m / 37.4 ft
10.6 m / 34.8 ft
10.8 m / 35.4 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
155 mm / 6.1 in
130 mm / 5.1 in
Size | Height
1462 mm / 57.6 in
1450 mm / 57.1 in
1435 mm / 56.5 in
Size | Length
4703 mm / 185.2 in
4580 mm / 180.3 in
4690 mm / 184.6 in
Size | Width
1746 mm / 68.7 in
1795 mm / 70.7 in | 2053 mm / 80.8 in (mirror unfolded)
1780 mm / 70.1 in
Track Width | Front
1515.0 mm / 59.6 in
1554.0 mm / 61.2 in
1550.0 mm / 61.0 in
Track Width | Rear
1515.0 mm / 59.6 in
1560.0 mm / 61.4 in
1550.0 mm / 61.0 in
Weight
1277.0 kg / 2815.3 lbs
1265.0 kg / 2788.8 lbs
1305.0 kg / 2877.0 lbs
Wheel Size
6J x 15
16 in, 18 in
15 in
Wheelbase
2703 mm / 106.4 in
2700 mm / 106.3 in
2675 mm / 105.3 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
12.7 sec
11.0 sec
10.7 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
12.1 sec
10.5 sec
10.2 sec
CO2 Emission
185 g/km
99 g/km
184 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.27
0.30
Fuel Economy
7.7 L/100km / 30.5 MPG (combined) | 10.7 L/100km / 22.0 MPG (urban) | 6.0 L/100km / 39.2 MPG (highway)
3.8 L/100km / 61.9 MPG (combined) | 4.3 L/100km / 54.7 MPG (urban) | 3.5 L/100km / 67.2 MPG (highway)
7.7 L/100km / 30.5 MPG (combined) | 10.8 L/100km / 21.8 MPG (urban) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
192.0 km/h / 119.3 mph
186.0 km/h / 115.6 mph
197.0 km/h / 122.4 mph
Towing Capacity
650 kg / 1433 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1200 kg / 2646 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
600 kg / 1323 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
550 kg / 1213 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 4
Euro 6
Euro 4
Engine
ALZ
PY-VPS
Engine | Bore
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
76.0 mm / 3.0 in
83.0 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.3:1
14.8:1
10.8:1
Engine | Displacement
1.6 L / 97.3 cu-in / 1595.0 cc
1.5 L / 91.5 cu-in / 1499.0 cc
1.8 L / 109.7 cu-in / 1798.0 cc
Engine | Power
102.0 hp / 76.1 kW @ 5600 rpm
105.0 hp / 78.3 kW
120.0 hp / 89.5 kW @ 5500 rpm
Engine | Redline
6800 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
63.9 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in
70.0 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
66.7 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
77.4 mm / 3.0 in
82.6 mm / 3.3 in
83.1 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Torque
148 Nm / 109.2 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
270 Nm / 199.1 lb-ft @ 1600-2500 rpm
165 Nm / 121.7 lb-ft @ 4300 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 SOHC engine with 2 values per cylinder
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
5-speed
6-speed
5-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual
Manual
Manual

Production

Availability
2000 ~ 2005
2016 ~ 2018
2005 ~ 2008
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