2018 Ford Fusion vs Mazda6

The 2018 Ford Fusion and the Mazda6 are two top-selling midsize sedans. Both seat five passengers, offer a sporty ride and have plenty of features and value, but which one is the better choice for you?

Drivers in Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg can explore the key differences between these two vehicles with our in-depth, side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Ford Fusion and the Mazda6. Read more about each vehicle's performance and features here, then learn where you can go to test drive the winner.


The 2018 Fusion is equipped with a base 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 175 horsepower, a turbo four-cylinder that produces 231 horsepower and a twin-turbo V-6 that produces 325 horsepower. The Mazda6 is only equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 184 horsepower.

The 2018 Mazda6 may have slightly more power with the base engine, but it doesn't offer high-performance engine options. The Mazda6 is also only offered in front-wheel drive, whereas the Fusion has front-wheel drive standard and optional all-wheel drive, as well as a AdvanceTrac electronic stability control, which makes it a far more capable vehicle on slippery roads and in inclement weather.

In addition, the Fusion's more powerful engine lineup perfectly complements its nimble handling and precise steering, unlike the Mazda6's sluggish ride.

Style, Space and Comfort

Both midsize sedans have attractive interiors with high-quality builds and materials, though the Fusion has more supportive seating and plush fabrics. The Fusion also offers two more inches of combined head- and legroom than the Mazda6, which improves its overall ride comfort and better accommodates its five-passenger capacity.

The Ford Fusion also has a full two cubic feet of cargo capacity, which means more gear for the driver and passengers. It's also usable storage space as well, with the Fusion's wide-opening trunk and unobstructed trunk space.


The Fusion and the Mazda6 offer similar features and technology, though the Fusion has the advantage here. Ford's MyKey customization system is standard with the Fusion, which allows the driver to monitor and limit the stereo volume and speed, among other things. This technology is useful for individuals with teenager drivers or others who will be borrowing the car. There is no Mazda equivalent technology.

The Fusion also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration standard, which aren't available for the Mazda6.

For safety, the Fusion includes a rear parking aid standard, and offers a suite of active safety features available with Ford's SYNC 3 system, such as automatic high beams, lane keep assist, pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection and other advanced technologies. To get similar features for the Mazda6, you'd have to spring for a much higher trim level.

Test Drive the 2018 Ford Fusion at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg

With its ample space, high performance, enhanced traction and impressive array of convenience and safety technology, the 2018 Ford Fusion outperforms the Mazda6.

Drivers in Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg can experience the 2018 Fusion for themselves by visiting Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg to schedule a test drive. Contact us today!

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